Outline of the research activities to be conducted by IFRA-Nigeria
1. Transcripts from in-depth, face-to-face interviews.
IFRA-Nigeria will interview 50 persons of various socio-demographical backgrounds for at least one hour each , repeated twice in a period of 3 months. IFRA-Nigeria is in charge of recruiting these persons, obtaining their legal agreement for the use of their personal data, and transcribing the interviews. The interview (two phases) will be conducted in an environment that ensures adequate quality for sound recording. The original recordings will be delivered to Sciences Po in digital format, as well as the transcripts. The interviews will follow the guidelines provided by Sciences Po. The Sciences Po team is in charge of discussing and testing these interview protocols in order to guarantee the relevance of the questions to the local environment.
2. Collection of quantitative data
IFRA-Nigeria will collect quantitative data from logs retrieved from the mobile phones of the 50 people interviewed. This collection of data will be performed following a specific protocol that will be tested and validated, scientifically as well as technically, by Sciences Po. Extraction of data will be achieved through the use of Oxygen Forensic Suite 2012. Sciences Po will analyse these data and send a report which will serve as a basis for the second interview with each participant.
3. Case studies
IFRA-Nigeria will document 5 specific local case studies on mobile phone or online personal data uses. These case studies will be proposed by IFRA-Nigeria and agreed upon by Sciences Po prior to their realization. Each of these studies will be presented as short essays, between 5 and 10 pages long, and all the associated relevant data will be provided. What is looked for is originality in the cases, without any concern for sampling.
4. National report on mobile environment
IFRA-Nigeria will provide Sciences Po with the basic figures and features, specific to the country, for the uses of mobile phones and with data on issues concerning privacy—(numbers of subscriptions and prepaid sales, diffusion of terminals, ARPU for each telco, market shares, changes in recent years, legal specificities concerning privacy, etc.). These data must be collected from the sources available and do not require any new investigation or computation. The collection of the data will include charts, diagrams, and any other material that could be useful to interpret the interviews correctly.
5. Habitele Workshop
To promote scientific cooperation, 2 members of the IFRA-Nigeria research team will attend a 2-day workshop in Paris, planned for Spring 2013.