This project has taken an explorative methodological approach in which ‘co-creation of knowledge’ is a fundamental tenet.
Drawing on ethnographic and anthropological methodologies, our researchers have employed a variety of methods to create knowledge together with individual, group and institutional informants. Individual interviews and focus groups were, for instance, frequently used methods.
While we have used the overall explorative approach and qualitative methodology as a basis, the different work packages have made their own methodological choices based on the respective research contexts.
At the same time, the approach and methods employed allowed for comparisons across research areas. Comparison between cases has been a key feature of the ICT4COP project, especially as regards crosscutting themes such as gender relations or technological development.