Big Policy Canvas Research Roadmap

[...] * Moreover according to Höchtl et al. (2016, p. 159) governments can identify emergent topics early and to create relevant agenda points collecting data from social networks with high degrees of participation and identifying citizens’ policy preferences
fokusianer
this can be misleading in that those who participate or are the most verbal in social networks are not representative of society as a whole, therefore, the relevance of topics can be easily over- or underestimated based on social media data
fokusianer, 26/06/2019 16:30
Emvol Trompev
Social networks are one source. I trust that dedicated discussion spaces (e.g. Opinion Space in the past) ensure better quality. But you still have to ensure participation.
Emvol Trompev, 22/07/2019 14:40
Anthi Fyta
Let's suppose they can. Is it among their priorities to do so? Or (micro)politics are higher in their agenda?
Anthi Fyta, 24/07/2019 21:11
Vagelis Karakolis
In order to extract a reliable opinion from social media, fake and paid accounts should somehow be excluded. Additionally as fokusianer mentioned, the users that post more will have a stronger opinion. So, in order to extract a reliable opinion a thorough analysis should be performed.
Vagelis Karakolis, 01/08/2019 14:26