A Revealing Analysis of the Internet Shutdown in Ethiopia

For most of July, Ethiopia experienced a nationwide internet shutdown. The shutdown began on June 30, following protests in response to the murder of Haacaaluu Hondessa, on June 29. Haacaaluu was one of Ethiopia’s biggest music stars and a prominent Oromo activist. He used his music to highlight Oromo marginalization, historical injustice and advocate for

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Conducting Surveys During COVID-19

In times of economic crises, conducting surveys can be an effective tool to gauge the exact impact of a situation, like COVID-19, on businesses. Mandated social distancing and lockdowns have made physical surveys a challenge, and these physical limitations are likely to remain in place for a while. Online surveys, in this regard, make for

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Pandemic Lockdowns: Grudging Acceptance, Doubt Remains

Around the world, there are an increasing number of protests, some recurring weekly, against government-instituted lockdowns and other restrictions.  These demonstrations do not seem to be related to any given country’s performance in managing COVID-19, comparing the number of protests with the number of reported cases and the number of deaths in each country.  In

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Will You Accept this Rose?

Come February 14 people in the United States and around the world are sharing their love with flowers, candy and other products from consumer goods companies. Every Valentine’s Day consumers spend a significant chunk of change in the United States on Valentine’s Day, and this year seems to be no different—the NRF is predicting record

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7 Tips for Designing a Great Survey

Surveys are a great way to gather reliable and usable data. They can provide valuable insight into almost any topic. When you create a survey you should always go through a few rounds of edits and testing to ensure the survey design is appropriate. Here are a few tips to help you design your next

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