Scope of Work
This study created and administered an on-line survey of digital government researchers. The survey was designed to elicit the experiences, opinions, preferences, and professional characteristics of individuals conducting digital government research. We compiled a purposive sample of digital government researchers from several lists including: (1) authors and co-authors of articles published in the top five academic journals in public administration, public policy, and management information systems between 1999 and 2003 (2) the attendees and presenters at the National Conference on Digital Government Research; (3) presenters in the e-government cluster at the annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS); and (4) all National Science Foundation (NSF) digital government grantees (principal investigators and co-investigators). These were selected because they are considered outlets for interdisciplinary research. A total of 458 participants were sent the online survey. We achieved a 41% response rate (n=188).
The survey data was analyzed and presented at the 2004 National Digital Government Research Conference (dgo.2004). Highlights were shared with respondents and the data is the basis for several forthcoming reports and articles.