A sample design proposal for the analysis of Twitter in political communication

Percastre-Mendizábal, Salvador and Pont-Sorribes, Carles and Codina, Lluís A sample design proposal for the analysis of Twitter in political communication. El profesional de la información, 2017, vol. 26, n. 4, pp. 579-588. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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English abstract

Based on an analysis of several sampled political discussions on Twitter, a new methodology is proposed that allows researchers to obtain a significant, replicable, and manageable data sample from a universe of Twitter metadata. The proposal is a new model called Top discussion indicator (TDI). The aim of TDI is to assist researchers in obtaining a representative set of text from Twitter that includes the minimum amount of information needed to generalize the results.

Spanish abstract

A partir del análisis de diversos ejemplos de discusiones en procesos de comunicación política en Twitter, se hace una propuesta metodológica para la obtención de una muestra de datos significativa, replicable y manejable de un universo de metadatos de Twitter, en investigaciones acerca de la comunicación política. La propuesta se basa en un nuevo modelo denominado Top discussion indicator (TDI) o Indicador de la máxima discusión. Su objetivo es ayudar a los investigadores a obtener un conjunto representativo de un universo que, aunque pueda superar cientos de miles de registros, incluya la mínima información que permita generalizar los resultados.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Communication, Political communication, Twitter, Elections, Methodology, Metrics, Inputs, Interactions; Comunicación; Comunicación política; Twitter; Elecciones; Metodología; Métricas; Inputs; Interacciones.
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BJ. Communication
B. Information use and sociology of information > BC. Information in society.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BG. Information dissemination and diffusion.
Depositing user: Salvador Percastre-Mendizábal
Date deposited: 12 Oct 2018 09:56
Last modified: 12 Oct 2018 09:56
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/33523

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