The Organizational Principles of Online Political Discussion: A Relational Event Stream Model for Analysis of Web Forum Deliberation
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香港中文大學研究人員

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摘要The structure of online political discussion has proven important to deliberative democracy. However, the organizational mechanisms of the structure receive little attention in scholarship. This study employed a random-effects relational event model to differentiate and examine the effects of a set of organizational principles in web forum discussions. By analyzing more than 175,000 forum replies, the study found that cross-ideological debate is an independent organizational mechanism even when accounting for the effects from common interests, opinion congruity, purely structural effects, and conversational norms. These findings differ from the selective exposure thesis and previous incidental claims of political disagreement. In addition, the findings indicate that endogenous mechanisms and opinion congruity could influence the tendency of cross-ideological debate to varying degrees.
著者Liang H
期刊名稱Human Communication Research
出版年份2014
月份10
日期1
卷號40
期次4
出版社WILEY-BLACKWELL
頁次483 - 507
國際標準期刊號0360-3989
語言英式英語
Web of Science 學科類別Communication

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