[Air-L] political web sites

Erhardt Graeff erhardt at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 06:37:23 PST 2010

Paul Ferber at Rochester Institute of Technology did a number of surveys of
state legislature websites in the past decade:



On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 9:12 AM, anna <annclub1 at rambler.ru> wrote:

> Dear all,
> I am doing my research in the field of political studies. My first project
> was the analysis of language in a BBC forum using concordance and
> statistical programs. Having done that, I am now starting a new project
> which is going to be bigger and which is to result in a PhD thesis. As I
> still want to be in this field, I am thinking about analyzing political web
> sites, i.e. it can be official sites of presidents, political parties, etc.
> It would be interesting to see how these sites are constructed, what
> language is used there, and how the "ideology" of a party/politician is
> transmitted through these sites. I am not sure if I have been clear about my
> idea, but I would love to get your feedback and/or experience in doing
> similar research. Also, if you think that this idea isn´t worth working,
> tell me that! I am more than open for any kind of public opinion at this
> period of my research life!
> Thank you very much,
> Anna Ivanova
> PhD Candidate, University of Seville, Spain
> ivanova.re at gmail.com
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