Data Documentation

The rapid expansion of the Internet has major social implications that present long-term questions for scholars across disciplines, including researchers interested in activism and social movements. This CAREER project focuses on the important relationship between the Internet and social movements by examining under what conditions activism and social movements may be affected by Internet use and what mechanisms may lead to such effects.

The purpose of this page is to provide an overview and explanation of the data being released for limited access.  The five following links lead to brief videos that explain the goals of the project and relevant coding practices:

A narrated slideshow explaining the project's data collection procedures can be viewed by clicking on the following link:


And finally, a document providing descriptions of all variables coded in the project can be accessed by downloading the PDF attached below: