Policy Labs in Europe: Political, innovation, structure and content analysis on twitter

Romero-Frías, Esteban and Arroyo-Machado, Wenceslao Policy Labs in Europe: Political, innovation, structure and content analysis on twitter. El profesional de la información, 2018, vol. 27, n. 6, pp. 1181-1192. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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English abstract

Recent years have seen a veritable boom in the creation of policy labs. These institution-based innovation laboratories aim to open up the processes of public policy design to the social stakeholders involved. In 2016, the European Union Policy Lab commissioned a report that identified 64 such laboratories in Europe. In the present study, we use network analysis to reveal the structure of the relationships between the 42 of these labs that have a presence on Twitter. We then conduct a content analysis of their tweets to identify the topics of interest. Our results describe a fragmented, country-based network and the principal concepts and key issues addressed by these institutions.

Spanish abstract

En los últimos años ha proliferado la creación de policy labs, laboratorios institucionales de innovación que tienen por objetivo abrir los procesos de diseño de políticas públicas a los diversos actores sociales implicados. En 2016 el Policy Lab creado por la Unión Europea promovió un informe en el que se identificaban 64 laboratorios de este tipo en Europa. El presente trabajo emplea análisis de redes para desvelar la estructura de las relaciones entre los 42 labs con presencia en Twitter. Posteriormente efectúa un análisis de contenido de los tuits publicados con el fin de conocer las temáticas de interés. Los resultados muestran una red fragmentada por países, así como los conceptos y temas clave de estos organismos.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Twitter; Policy labs; Social networks; Text mining; Content analysis; Redes sociales; Minería de textos; Análisis de contenidos.
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BA. Use and impact of information.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BD. Information society.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BF. Information policy
B. Information use and sociology of information > BH. Information needs and information requirements analysis.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HT. Web 2.0, Social networks
I. Information treatment for information services > IB. Content analysis (A and I, class.)
I. Information treatment for information services > IE. Data and metadata structures.
Depositing user: Miss J.N. Armitage
Date deposited: 20 Jul 2020 09:11
Last modified: 23 Jul 2020 06:42
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/40163


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