Marsouin is a research network in social sciences created in 2002 by the Britany Regional Council (France). It gathers scholars from the four universities of Bretagne and three prestigious schools. Marsouin consists of 16 labs, working on digital practices. About 200 scholars specialized in social sciences in the West are part of Marsouin.
The network works on scientific projects supported by the ANR, the MSHB, territorial authorities or other public and private actors. Marsouin is an active member of the World Internet Project. It is a collaborative international project which includes countries from all the regions of the world. The WIP conducts detailed research, generates a wealth of publications and holds annual conferences looking at the impact of these new technologies.
For those reasons, Marsouin is a research network composed of experts in digital technologies and its societal impacts.
A unique system in France
Its uniqueness lays on the networking of multidisciplinary teams in human and social sciences. They share the same interest in studying how digital tools are transforming our life and society. Marsouin gives its members the opportunity to pool their tools: their methodological skills in one hand and a financial support for the research on the other hand.
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Omni : the observatory
Omni couples academic resarch topics and surveys to produce original and meaningful analysis.
Methodology. Building questionnaires, sampling, through quotas to guarantee representativeness. Rigorous and up to date sampling in depth questionnaires.
Content. Pre-test, pilot studies, users needs.
Treatment. Cleaning database, statistical analysis (cross and frequency tab) specific treatment, multivariate analysis (typology, factorial analysis), econometrics.