ALVA Update: Post-Beta Testing of Location Platform

October 24, 2018

Part 1 – The pre-launch work and learning One of the initial aims of the Advancing Library Visibility in Africa (ALVA) project is to collect basic data about libraries in multiple countries. Based off of our conversations and experiences working with partners, we had heard of or seen widespread gaps in information about public and…

New project explores mobile reading patterns across the globe

March 6, 2018

Starting last fall, a new project between between TASCHA, the Tableau Foundation, Worldreader, and the UW DataLab has been using big data analysis and visualization to unlock stories about mobile reading patterns across the globe. This dataset is particularly interesting to TASCHA, as we specialize in understanding how people are using new technological systems –…

Supporting data-driven decision making in Myanmar through Advanced Tableau training

May 26, 2017

From April 24th through 26th, 25 professionals from several government and non-profit organizations in Myanmar convened to participate in an Advanced Tableau training and discuss how data can best be collected, analyzed, and used for decision making. As part of TASCHA’s Data for Democracy (D4D) project, the event was made possible thanks to financial support…

TASCHA faculty to present on social media data analysis

March 5, 2015

On Tuesday, March 10, 2015, Maria will present to the Data Management Association of Puget Sound (DAMA of Puget Sound) on her research involving collecting and analyzing data from social media platforms. Using examples from her work investigating the role of Facebook in the Arab Spring and the use of Twitter as a collective voice in political protests, Maria will explore the challenges that researchers face when collecting and analyzing data from social media platforms.