Main story of the project is to help individuals keep track of their expenses and bills.
Who are the people or communities in need of help?
Certain individuals such as tenants, store owners or any person who spends more amount of money or receive.
What problem happened to them?
Most of them find it difficult to manage or track their expenses when they need them the most to review it accordingly.
When did the problem take place?
All of them face this when they want to calculate or track their expenses week or month or year wise.
Where did the problem take place?
In all the areas where several stores, individuals are present without a proper application to check their income or spending’s on items.
Why means the possible causes and/or origin of the problem?
By tracking the expenses people get to know where they are spending there money more and can appropriately adjust the spending on more necessary items.
How: If you would like, you can add a dimension of how. How did it happen? Sometimes, the answer to how can be covered by what, when, and where.
I see lot of people, including ourselves difficult to keep track of our spending’s on items weekly or monthly and cannot compare those expenses manually when we need to see the difference on spending’s as time goes on.
Data of the project
Who is the data set about? Who were sampled in this data set? Who were oversampled or under-sampled? Are they representative of the main characters in the story? Is there any identifiable information, or is there any risk of disclosing identifiable information? This is fundamentally about the sampling issue and anonymity
Data set is about people who want to track their expenditures and income. Sampled data set is self-curated and some of the reference is taken from city wise daily,weekly,monthly expenditure of numerous families. Nobody will be oversampled or under sampled. There is no identifiable information that is at risk by disclosing above dataset information as it is self-curated.
What events, activities, behaviors, and observations, etc. are recorded by the data set? Does the data set recorded the targeted events, activities, behaviors, etc. in the story? This is fundamentally about the variables.
Mainly recorded event are expenditure and income, this data set contains targeted events ,activities , behaviors like type of items(General,clothes,entertainment,fuel,sports,travel) on which money is spent on a particular day and is recorded.
When did the event, activity, behavior, and observation, etc. take place? When were the data collected? Is it longitudinal or cross-sectional? Are they real-time data? How old or fresh are the data? To what extent can generalization be made across time to inform the story? This is fundamentally about the temporal structure of the data set and the external validity of the data set across time.
These activities take place depending on the need of a certain person. Data collected is real time depending on the person and all the expenses and income are tracked. As data entered and stored is real time it becomes old as time goes on and new data is added. Generalization can be done on daily,weekly,monthly basis.
Where did the event, activity, behavior, and observation, etc. take place? Where were the data collected if the information is available? What does the geographical coverage of the data set look like? Does the data set contain geographical information (GIS)? Is this a local, regional, national, or global data set? To what extent can generalization be made across settings to inform the story? This is fundamentally about geographic variables in the data set and the external validity of the data set across settings.
As it is self-curated data, we can assume that activity took place with one of the people working on this project. If possible, the whole data can be compared or analyzed with other data sets of the individuals that are nearer to him/her. It can be used as local or regional or national data set taking some of the dataset variables into account.
- Who are the people or communities in need of help?
- What problem happened to them?
- When did the problem take place?
- Where means two things: 1) The environment and settings that the people or the community is living in, and 2) the place/location where the problem take place.
- Why means the possible causes and/or origin of the problem.
- How: If you would like, you can add a dimension of how. How did it happen? Sometimes, the answer to how can be covered by what, when and where.