Leveraging conventional and non-traditional data sources
AIR is proficient in implementing all forms of data collection using both novel and well-established methods. In addition to using our access to highly reputable data, we 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 also 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 integrate different interfaces to automate the collection and sharing of information within and across organizational lines. At the same time, our work is informed by our keen understanding of the limitations of emerging data sources for research and evaluation.