Analyzing Political Communication with Digital Trace Data The Role of Twitter Messages in Social Science Research

This book offers a framework for the analysis of political communication in election campaigns based on digital trace data that documents political behavior, interests and opinions. The author investigates the data-generating processes leading users to interact with digital services in politically r...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Jungherr, Andreas
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2015, 2015
Edition:1st ed. 2015
Series:Contributions to Political Science
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: How to use Twitter in the Social Sciences
  • Twitter, Usage and Research
  • Twitter in the Analysis of Social Phenomena: An Interpretative Framework
  • Twitter as Political Communication Space: Publics, Prominent Users and Politicians
  • Sensor of Attention to Politics
  • The Media Connection
  • Predictor of Electoral Success and Public Opinion at Large
  • Conclusion: Twitter and the Analysis of Social Phenomena