Research Areas

Open Evidence Research conducts applied research in behavioural and social science using a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods, including social computing techniques. Open Evidence as a research group is to deepen in the understanding of the interaction between technological, economic, social and cultural factors within the current societal structure with special focus on the impact of all these factors in individuals and institutions.

Besides the many differences in distinct fields, we believe that there are strong coincidences in how governance, economic, health and educational institutions have been impacted and shaped by the current societal structure, including the digital revolution, how they are transforming themselves to adapt their mission and functioning, and how citizens and institutions are establishing new ways of interaction and decision-making process.

We address the following research areas:

Behavioural economicsĀ 

Producing a new understanding of the collaborative/sharing economy, a renaissance of (platform) cooperativism and the new ways firms and consumers interact within the current regulatory and legal framework, including experimental research decision-making.

Governance and citizenship

Producing a transformation in norms, legitimation and power balances through the appropriation of ICTs as politics 2.0, e-participation, e-government and open government and the powerful area of technopolitics..


Producing an important shift from teaching to learning, from e-learning to personal learning environments and heutagogy, an including ICTs in schools, instructional technology and educational innovation.


Producing a new field labelled as e-Health that deals with the use of ICTs by all the actors within the health system.

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