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The Masks of the Political God by Luca Ozzano

Data Linkage and Triangulation in Survey Research

Social Media
Public Opinion
Survey Research
Panel Number
Panel Chair
Johan A. Elkink
University College Dublin
Panel Co-Chair
Kathrin Thomas
University of Aberdeen
Panel Discussant
Johan A. Elkink
University College Dublin

25/08/2018 11:00 - 12:40
Building: VMP 5 Floor: 2 Room: 2085
Alternative data sources, such as administrative data collected by public institutions, but also social media data, such as Twitter and Facebook, record individual and aggregated information (e.g., key characteristics for a particular geographical unit). These sources offer large numbers of data points for relatively little investment, but posing new methodological and ethical challenges. This includes issue of data linkage, e.g., studying contextual effects by adding country-level information, media content, or geographical and small area data allows to improve political research.
We invite contributions using alternative data to capture and study political phenomena and that validate (survey) data sources. In addition, we encourage scholars working on ethical, practical, and analytical issues regarding data linkage: Why to link? How to link? What to consider?

Paper List

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Voter Transitions in the 2015 British General Election: Combining Online Panels and Aggregate Data at the Constituency Level to Explain the Transition to Brexit View Paper Details
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