Addressing Barriers to Engaging with Marginalized Communities: Advancing Research on Information, Communication, and Technologies for Development – ICTD (Panel)

Researchers’ inability to address challenges related to planning, collecting, or interpreting data collected from marginalized communities is one of the main reasons for the failure of projects using information, communication, and technologies for the development (ICTD) of marginalized communities. This panel consists of information science experts who have conducted research with marginalized communities like women earning less than a dollar a day in slums in India, farmers, Latino community in the Midwest, racial minorities, and visually impaired population. Panelists will share various challenges that they encountered while planning, collecting, and interpreting data collected from marginalized communities; and will also provide guidance, advice, lessons learnt, and tips for addressing the challenges encountered during data collection with marginalized communities in the developing and developed world. This panel will inform information science researchers for better engaging with marginalized communities.

Panel Sessions
Date: November 1, 2017 Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am Denice Adkins Rakesh Babu Nicole Cooke Devendra Dilip Potnis