Leveraging conventional and non-traditional data sources
AIR can carry out all forms of data collection using novel and well-established methods. We have access to highly reputable data and leverage emerging technologies and software to extract data from less structured websites and sources that would otherwise be unavailable to traditional researchers.
We leverage these conventional and unconventional data sources to gain more nuanced insights. We can identify, obtain, and transform data from surveys, administrative sources, websites, social media platforms, sensors, and other sources. To maximize the value of open data initiatives, we work with different interfaces to automate the collection and sharing of information within and across organizational lines. At the same time, we maintain a keen understanding of the limitations of emerging data sources for research and evaluation.