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Evaluating New Digital Technologies Through a Framework of Resilience

Roberts, Elisabeth; Farrington, John; Skerratt, Sarah


Liz Roberts
Research Fellow (Creative Economy Exchange Unit)

John Farrington

Sarah Skerratt


© 2015 The Author(s). Published by Taylor & Francis. This paper explores how an evaluative framework of resilience might be utilised to assess the impact of new digital technologies. This paper outlines key themes and indicators from recent literature on community-level and rural resilience and incorporates insights from work on digital inclusion and rural information and communication technologies to build a framework of rural community resilience. It then highlights a successful case study carried out by the Digital Engagement and Resilience project and describes some of the methodological challenges that can be encountered in cross-cutting evaluative work in a digital economy context. Finally, it contextualises this work in the current policy climate of rural digital agendas to stress the growing need for holistic and critical approaches to ‘resilience’.


Roberts, E., Farrington, J., & Skerratt, S. (2015). Evaluating New Digital Technologies Through a Framework of Resilience. Scottish Geographical Journal, 131(3-4), 253-264.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 30, 2015
Online Publication Date Oct 16, 2015
Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Deposit Date Aug 15, 2019
Publicly Available Date Aug 15, 2019
Journal Scottish Geographical Journal
Print ISSN 1470-2541
Electronic ISSN 1751-665X
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 131
Issue 3-4
Pages 253-264
Keywords resilience, digital inclusion, rural broadband, ICTs
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