有位 University College London 的研究生 Megan Ballesty 希望能夠收集不同時期的 vTaiwan 參與者對於 vTaiwan 的想法，歡迎有興趣的朋友填寫問卷:party_parrot:（期限 23rd August ）： https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUuy5zkZ8s2C_JkkbvVUZ7m0g1fLBQx5iBT1BjVoU_JFNheA/viewform
FW from vTaiwan mail box:
My name is Megan Ballesty, I am a public policy scholar from University College London currently researching the impact of e-democratic tools, and specializing in the case study of vTaiwan.
Given that innovation and democracy are big topics, it took me quite some time to narrow down my questions to be able to finally write to you, apologies about that. Because of this, I am now working on tighter deadlines, so I’ve designed a multiple-choice questionnaire that should only take about 15 minutes to respond. Please feel free to look at the questionnaire and confirm to me if you would be willing to answer it according to your best knowledge and opinion. You can reply through this link or if you prefer, I can either send you the word version so you can complete it offline, or we can arrange a call to go through them at your earliest convenience.
Following a research good practice, my idea is to run these questions through someone who works in the project, also through someone that has done research on the project (so I am looking for a researcher as well), and finally through a user. The people replying will be kept anonymous and my article will not be published (this would require the written consent of the interviewees).
A little bit of background on my research on the vTaiwan case: after reading a lot of literature on digital participation, vTaiwan stroke me as one of the most impressive platforms available, so I picked it for my dissertation case study. There are obviously many factors that explain this success, particularly the service and design provided by g0v, but my research explores the role of two specific factors:
(A) The institutional background of Taiwan, and whether this provided an enabling role in the success of vTaiwan.
(B) The issue of representativeness, that is, the extent to which different social groups are represented, and if this is an issue to be addressed.
You will notice that the questionnaire addresses questions related to both factors. The questions may not be easy to reply objectively, but that is perfectly fine, I aim for the best knowledge of the interviewee.