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Voting Advice Applications and Public Opinion Research Online

Elections
Internet
Methods
P465
Kostas Gemenis
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies – MPIfG
Fernando Mendez
University of Zurich

Friday 17:40 - 19:20 (09/09/2016)

Building: Faculty of Law Floor: 2 Room: FL243

Abstract

Although VAAs resemble online public opinion surveys, research on VAAs has not been very well connected to the developments in the area of online survey research. The goal of this panel is to address this gap by linking current research on VAAs with well-established theories and insights from public opinion research. Papers for this panel should generally fall under one of the following two sub-themes: a) Papers that use VAA data to study public opinion in ways which would not be possible using standard public opinion datasets (e.g. election studies), and b) papers that use insights from public opinion research methodology to improve the design of VAAs from a data collection perspective. What are the opportunities and challenges (e.g. representativeness, weighting schemes) of using VAA data to answer substantive research questions? What is the effect of statement formulation, response categories, and VAA promotion campaigns on the quality of data? These are some questions that could be addressed in this panel. Papers employing cross-national comparisons, experiments, and advanced multivariate techniques will be particularly welcome.

Title Details
Who do we follow? Analyzing the Behavioral Variance of Twitter Users in Spain View Paper Details
Detecting biased and redundant statements in voting advice applications View Paper Details
What Voting Advice Applications can teach us about Voters and Elections View Paper Details
Testing the mode effect hypothesis: A comparison of the response styles of traditional survey respondents and online (VAA) respondents View Paper Details
VAAs in Poland: The Media component View Paper Details