open government - Freddy Mariñez Navarro (38 pages)
Among the types of studies that might be used
dichotomous: Micro and Macro Levels
(Roberta W. Walsh, 2006):
Micro: would focus on specific aspects
of governance primarily leadership,
Macro: This level gives us the
opportunity to provide more detail and
complexity that appear multiple actors
and multiple levels of government that
put the areas multifaceted discussion
of the decision-making.
Seminar discussions: Are meetings for the
students and visiting researchers, have a space
that allows them to present their research
progress, thereby fosters a dynamic feedback
between the exhibitor and his companions,
which in turn results in not only support for
doctoral students but at the same time causes an
integration between students.
It builds on existing legislation.
Easier to identify and develop opportunities for
No need of large coalitions of interests to
implement access mechanisms or systems.
Easier users to interpret the concrete benefits of
implementing policies or mechanisms.
Increased flexibility to measure results.
Source: own construction
We see then that while the discussion seminar takes advantage dynamic debate between an
expert and students, the case study takes its importance because:
The make students active participants and not receptacles, and therefore the lesson are
The emphasize the political nature of public decision-making and the forms of
The facilitate the process of learning by discovery, whereby the general principles of
public administration, management and policy analysis are derived from cases
cited by Ayee, 2010).
Stake (1995, cited by Barzelay and Cortázar Velarde, 2004) gives instrumental argument in cases
when he states that the study of a singular experience makes sense because it allows us to
respond to a concern, question or problem that exceeds the experience in question. In this sense,
"the researcher or teacher's concern goes beyond the intrinsic value of the experience, but also
requires the same analysis to generate knowledge and learning on questions or topics in order to
develop a systematic body of professional knowledge" (Barzelay and Cortázar Velarde, 2004: 8).