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Proposed Experiment

[Proposed Experiment]: Fuel Fiji - A Case Study - January 2018

In order to successfully begin to illustrate the benefits of the products or services we introduce into the communities we work with, we must conduct case studies that measure how customers interact with our new products or services.

As Jack Whaley stated in a previous post, in order to measure impact, benefits, detriments and possible improvements, we must begin to collect qualitative and quantitative evidence from our early adopters (https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/466022).

We cannot use case studies as conclusive proof of the scientific benefit of our products or services, but they are extremely effective in illustrating the way customers perceive the value of what they have paid for and allow us to determine user experience and collect anecdotal evidence.

For reference, this is how we have structured the template for the case study for Fuel Sustainability (see screenshot below).

We will post updates on our progress and welcome feedback.

edited on 6th September 2018, 01:09 by Justin Hakeem

Jessica Stephanie Arvela Jan 8, 2018

There are two of these studies required for Timor over Jan and Feb - this is a good outline to go off - I am thinking ERS and Ag (with where Bec is taking it)

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Scott Jucius Jan 8, 2018

With regards to the quantitative data for ‘reduction in household emissions’, what emissions are you planning on measuring? e.g. are you measuring carbon monoxide levels with the use of stove compared to previous cooking methods?

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Ciaran Hoare Jan 8, 2018

http://www.designkit.org/methods

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Kaushik Bilimoria Jan 9, 2018

A good skeleton, however, adding to Scott's comment it would be interesting to see exactly what data points the team is planning on collecting (and how)..

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Lily Partridge Jan 11, 2018

The structure is great and all the factors well considered. Something else to think about is the influence of cognitive bias on the feedback you will be receiving during the case study and information gathering. For example, if you identify the primary features of the new stove before assessing the current stove, they will generally focus on issues or benefits related to the features of the new one you've previously outlined. Try to ensure that you start each with a clean a slate as possible to get viable information. When it comes to sales then use the cognitive bias to your advantage based on what has previously been identified. Really interested to see how these case studies run in practice!

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Cris Birzer Jan 25, 2018

There is a standard water boiling test regime. Paul Medwell and I can help with all of that next week when we arrive (Paul represents Australia with the ISO in writing that international standard).
Emissions classifications in field will be difficult, even if you had the right (and really expensive) equipment. We are just trying to free up time in our lab with the prototype burner June/July's team made. However, there is a backlog of work in our lab.

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Wade Tink Jun 30, 2018

Status label added: Proposed Experiment

Was this 'experiment' completed and if so what were the results?

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Jimmy Bayssari Jun 30, 2018

Not complete as of yet.

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