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Research Goals:
  • Derived from Mission
  • Quantitative Research: empirically sound, auditible, reproducible, statistically significant, generalizable
  • Qualitative Research: online community culture and customs, "field work" involving netizens, policy analysis
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Research

Research Projects:

Online Policy Organizations Survey
Survey of nonprofit organizations pursuing online policy work with a focus on their issue and activity coverage

Online Service Provider Assessment (OSPA)
Determine how fair, accurate, and inclusive online service providers are with respect to a variety of content topics and constituent communities

Online Oddities and Atrocities Museum
A visual collection of the malfunctions and bloopers of Internet blocking technology and other interesting topics

Schools and Libraries Project
Document real-life Internet access conditions in schools and libraries and offer assistance in handling blocking technology requirements and educating for effective Internet use

Blocking Technology Analysis
Survey, test, and provide additional resources related to Internet blocking technology products

Rating Systems Analysis
Detect any systematic bias in Internet content rating systems, such as the "child of RSACi"

Search Engine Analysis
Survey and test search engines and web directories

Research Corpus Project
Generate topic-based corpuses for use in further research

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