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Youth digital participation: Measuring social impact

  Current scholarly debate around digital participatory youth projects and approaches to their evaluation are examined in this article. The analysis of the literature presented here reveals (1) an over-reliance on traditional evaluation techniques for such initiatives, and (2) a scarcity of models for the assessment of the social impact of digital participatory youth projects. It is concluded that the challenges and limitations of social impact evaluation practice in digital participatory youth projects should be addressed through the adoption of alternative, participant-centred approaches. These issues are discussed in reference to a current ongoing study that seeks to identify solutions for enhancing social impact evaluations of participatory digital initiatives by young people.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    17 May 2018

  • Publication Status:

    In Press

  • DOI:

    10.1177/0961000618769975

  • Cross Ref:

    10.1177/0961000618769975

  • ISSN:

    0961-0006

  • Library of Congress:

    HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    362 Social welfare problems & services

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded

Citation

Pawluczuk, A., Webster, G., Hall, H., & Smith, C. (in press). Youth digital participation: Measuring social impact. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000618769975

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Keywords

digital participation, digital youth, youth participation, social impact, social impact evaluation, participatory evaluation

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