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Research Methods & Data Sources
Transcript of Research Methods & Data Sources
Hanzada Abou Youssef
Gabriel Rodriguez International Data Sources To eliminate poverty around the world, especially in poor countries. What is their objective? Global growth and economic stability What kind of information is available? Policy
Macroeconomic data Why is it being used? Trends
Risk analysis How is it presented? Grouped within the categories: IMF Financial Data, Global Data, Exchange Rates, Real Sector Statistics
Further data available through the eLibrary
Publications and reports
WEO Database can be downloaded Hans Rosling
Prof. International Health Over 500 data sets
And more! Sustainable
Development What is the goal? What kind of data is available? Why is it being used? How is it presented? Who uses it? Governments
Ratings agencies 188 countries and 3000 categories
From economics to environmental
Agricultural and rural development
Economic policy and external debt
Poverty Academic Scholars
International Trade Organizations What is their objective? Governments
Embassies Promotes strategies to help improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. What kind of information is available? How is the Data presented? Various fields of economic and social development
Citizens' information of their expenditure, lifestyle and social security User Focused
Transparency and Accountability
World Bank data sets, databases, pre-formatted tables, reports, and other resources
Surveys and other qualitative databases Conclusions Monthly and Quarterly reports
Annual Report that includes videos of experts analyzing the issues and suggesting solutions World Development Indicators 331 Indicators
1960-2011 What is their objective? What kind of information is available? Why is it being used? How is it presented? source: www.wto.org source: www.wto.org - International business community
- Export agencies
- Parliamentarians/Policy makers
- NGOs 1. Trade Topics
- WTO council & committees, trade agreements
trade monitoring, tariffs, rules of origin
2. Documents & Resources
- Legal texts, statistics, economic research, analysis,
official publications, working papers, multimedia
3. WTO Membership
- Member countries' key facts & figures, country
trade data Mostly Free
Vast amount of data and cases
High quality and reliable
Can try out new perspectives on old data
Useful in mixed methods
Cannot design the question
Is general and not targeted
Used for different purposes
Not exclusive Categorization Why is it being used? Because it serves as indicator of exploring drivers of countries' development.
Used by international investors, development analysts and academics. "Highly informative and equally persuasive"Adam Przeworski, Professor of Politics, NY University.
"Should be required reading by all who publish or use governance indicators" John D. Sullivan, Executive Director, Center for International Private Enterprise