Category Archives: Social Sciences

The Potential of SNS Use in Government 2.0: RAA #4

Article Wills, David and Stuart Reeves (2009). “Facebook as a Political Weapon: Information in Social Networks.” British Politics 4 (2): 265-281.  DOI: 10.1057/bp.2009.3 http://www.palgrave-journals.com/bp/journal/v4/n2/pdf/bp20093a.pdf (Also Available at Purdue) Purpose of the Research In today’s political environment in the US and UK, … Continue reading

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Does Internet Use Affect Political Engagement? RAA #3

Article Boulianne, Shelley. 2009. “Does Internet Use Affect Engagement? A Meta-Analysis of Research.” Political Communication 26 (2): 193-211. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10584600902854363 Purpose of the Research In the previous Research Article Analysis, I looked at Schlozman, Verba, and Brady (2010) and their take … Continue reading

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Research Update 2

This week has been fairly slow on my research progress. I am still in the data analysis stage where I am going through all of the Tweets I have collected and extracting data. I’ve moved further along with the data … Continue reading

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The Internet and US Voter Participation: RAA #2

Article Schlozman, Key Lehman, Sidney Verba, and Henry E. Brady. (2010). “Weapon of the Strong? Participatory Inequality and the Internet.” Perspectives on Politics 8 (2): 487-510. Accessed at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=7804317. DOI: 10.1017/S1537592710001210 NOTE: This article is available at Purdue! Purpose of … Continue reading

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Reading Socially: The Washington Post Integration into Facebook

I have been an avid reader of The Washington Post  since my high school research project about the Watergate scandal. So to no surprise, when The Washington Post introduced a new social reading app on Facebook recently, I signed up … Continue reading

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Internet Calling: Social Science and the Next Frontier

This week’s Tech 621 class is about self-organizing and online protest. It has me thinking, once again about the state of social science research and the Internet. This past spring, the Arab Spring has made it clear that the Internet … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing Revisited

Last week’s class in Tech 621, was about crowdsourcing and collective work done on social networking sites. Prior to class, I wrote a post about how I felt that this phenomenon occurred outside of the construct of the Internet. After … Continue reading

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