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Posts Tagged ‘Data Collection’

Consistency and Collaboration for Data Collection around Niche areas of Commuunity

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I wrote previously about standardisation of data collection – being consistent on how data is collected, but now I’ve come across an interesting issue, not HOW  but WHAT data is collected. Working with Birmingham LGBT we were trying to find data that could help them to target their support, they were particularly looking for older members of […]

Using Open Data to Evidence Funding Applications

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Last week while working with BOSF as I was showing the open data communities deprivation map when suddenly Emma had a light bulb moment. They’ve been applying to different funding pots but struggling at times to evidence that they are eligible for it. They needed to show that they serve a deprived LSOA area, and they […]

Using free tools to survey community groups and then perhaps combining that with open data. An example from BOSF, part 2

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A few weeks ago we were working with Birmingham Open Spaces Forum to look at how they were collecting data and introduced them to Google Forms. Recently we returned to see how they were getting on and what we could help them with next. As a group they were looking to collect information on their […]