TASCHA is hiring an undergraduate research assistant

January 17, 2017

The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) has an outstanding opportunity for an undergraduate student to work on one of our research projects, the Regional Study and Resource Center Evaluation. Undergraduate Research Assistant – Digital Survey Development for Evaluation of Namibia’s Libraries Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Location: UW Information School – Seattle Campus…

Join the U.S. Impact Study at the American Library Association annual conference

June 24, 2015

The American Library Association (ALA) is holding their annual conference June 25-June 30, 2015 in San Francisco. This year, TASCHA collaborators Samantha Becker and Stacey Wedlake from the U.S. Impact Study group will be attending and highlighting some of their great work on library measurement and evaluation. So, if you’re heading to ALA, be sure to join them as they represent two of their projects, the Impact Survey and the Edge Initiative.

Evaluating regional libraries in Namibia

January 22, 2015

New regional libraries have been introduced in Namibia. Officially called Regional Study & Resource Centers, the Government of Namibia, with support from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), has launched three of these libraries in different regions of Namibia. The MCC has commissioned TASCHA to conduct an ongoing performance evaluation of these centers. Over the past several months, TASCHA researchers have been developing and refining the project’s research design and evaluation methods (download the evaluation design report here). TASCHA will work closely with local research teams in Namibia to carry out the field research, which will begin in February 2015 and continue through 2017.

New TASCHA research projects

April 30, 2014

It’s finally spring here in the Northern Hemisphere, and we decided to celebrate by highlighting some of our new research at TASCHA. From crunching big data on mobile money and developing new resources based on research findings to travelling around the world and working with new partners in the field, we’ve accomplished quite a bit in 2014 so far! Here’s a snapshot of a few new TASCHA research projects.

ICTD Evaluation 20/20: Voices from Around the World

April 21, 2009

On April 18, 2009, TASCHA participated in a panel at ICTD2009 — ICTD Evaluation 20/20: Voices from Around the World — that highlighted evaluation issues and sparked debate among experts representing practice, technology, academia, and funders.