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Introduction to the Special Issue Information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D) is a multi-/interdisciplinary research area focusing on the interactions among information (I), communication (C), technology (T), and development (D) (Thapa and Sæbø, 2014; Walsham et al., 2007). To date, ICT4D is a loosely defined term that refers to a wide range of socio-technical…

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Introduction to the DDI Metadata Standard (DCMI) In this presentation, we will discuss the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) standard for describing the data produced by surveys and other observational methods in the social, behavioral, economic, and health sciences. We will spend the bulk of our time highlighting DDI-Codebook and DDI-Lifecycle. DDI-Codebook is a more light-weight…

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