Online Sampling: Collecting Data related to Political Online ...
The possible use of local political online forums to engage young people in local politics. Kerill Dunne Overview
Background / definitions Criteria / forum type Methodology Sampling strategy Data entry Concepts Findings Political disengagement ! & Young People Participatory budgeting Hazel Blears (the new communities
secretary) 10 pilot projects allowing citizens to direct local spending Local Political Online Forums What is political? What is an online forum? Criteria Political criteria Online fora criteria
1 Necessary public action required Situated on the English speaking World Wide Web. 2 There has to be public choice on local issues. Do not require registration to read posts
3 Absence of independent ground i.e. conflicting viewpoints The general layout is not that of a blog or a listserv or email list (unless list has achieved threads). There must be (the potential for) more than one contributor, each providing distinct, signed input, which remains on a message / discussion / bulletin threaded board.
4 Issues which affect all participants Moderated or un-moderated 5 Forums which are exclusionary i.e. the republicans forum will not be collected. Nor will
forums which are set up for one single issue i.e. environmentalism. A rules based framework Criteria con 6 There must be a thread dedicated to a village, town or city; not just threads for province, state or international
issues. However, forums set up exclusively for local issues may contain some wider issues. In the most general sense provides a format for citizens to participate in local / national decision making or input into policy formation 7 All citizens, private organisations and government officials must be allowed participate within.
8 Can be independently, privately or governmentally run. Design East Harlem Online Discussion Forums - po wered by vBulletin East Harlem Online Discussion Forums P olitics Oxfordshire Forums Oxfordshire Forums - Abingdon
Analytic Induction Analytic induction is an approach to the analysis of data in which the research seeks universal explanations of phenomena by pursuing the collection of data until no cases that are inconsistent with a hypothetical explanation (deviant or negative cases) of a phenomena are found (Bryman, 2004. p400) 5 sampling strategies tried & rejected
Random geographic sampling Quota (non-random) sampling Cluster Random numbers Random numbers with Googles omitted results Sampling strategy used 5 search phrases were developed
Internet as a whole focused on Googles most relevant search result pages used All pages & forums examined This sample has an under representation of sites with few links to them Phrase Number of forums
Number of Google pages 1 Online political discussion forum 814 82 2 Local politics discussion forum
440 44 3 Community online discussion forum 859 86 4 Local government council online forum
Software and commissioners influence Not much activity Influence on local government Moderation / administration Posts 3333. Users 1411 Preliminary findings con.. Deliberation Evidence Preliminary findings con..
Political Model Participatory type Deliberative form Conclusion Questions?
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