You, a quantitative researcher, may feel a certain affinity towards computers and, by extension, the cloud. You’re wrong. For a true geek-out, an ethnographic approach is required.
As previously reported on this blog, my PhD student and I are doing a CATI survey on European Identities. Here is how it worked out for us.
Thanks to the generosity of the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, we are fielding a telephone survey on European and national identities. Our CATI studio runs on open source software, in the cloud. No, we are not exactly risk-adverse.