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Our coding system is decentralized, meaning that it relies on individual participants carrying out singular tasks in a technologically coordinated collaborative effort; generating the necessary amount of redundancy in the work's content analysis. These small contributions slowly build the entire framework, and are crosschecked by small working groups. This decentralized method helps curb and account for bias.




Users are assigned tasks randomly and maintain a degree of anonymity when their works are inter-coded and reviewed by other users. Although you can reach higher-ranking Tiers within the system based on your participation, participants will remain anonymous in order to defend against corruption, collusion, and bias towards acquaintences, friends, or Tier status.



To inter-code is to cross-check content using the same tools as other users. We require a certain level of redundancy in our coding in order to account for differences in interpretation of content. Conflicts created by mismatched codes are treated as a case and are moved up a Tier for review, while the participants yield or defend their interpretation. See White Paper for more details.


"Public participatory framework"

The Internet Government is open for public participation at every stage of content analysis. New participants start out at the lowest Tier; based on a participant's successful inter-coding contributions (or defense against inter-coded conflicts), they move up the Tiers and are granted roles with greater weight and responsibility. Ultimately, participants can work up to the ultimate decision making Tier (the top Tier) based on their level of contribution to the system (via inter-coding). 



"internet Government"

Refers to the operations of federal, legislative processes; focused specifically on persisting human rights and resource issues. 



"Content Analysis" 

Content analysis is a research technique in which textual materials are coded in



"social organization"


spatiotemporal cohesion



"Political Socialization"

is a research technique used to make replicable and valid inferences by interpreting and coding textual material.