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The election forecasting 'industry' is a growing one, both in the volume of scholars producing forecasts and methodological diversity. In recent years a new approach has emerged that relies on social media and particularly Twitter data to predict election outcomes. While some studies have shown the method to hold a surprising degree of accuracy there has(More)
We examine the relationship between a candidate's gender and their electoral success, using data from all Federal elections to the Australian House of Representatives between 1903 and 2004. Controlling for party affiliation, incumbency, expected vote share and the number of candidates on the ballot, we find that the vote share of female candidates is 0.6(More)
This paper seeks to more clearly define and measure the phenomenon of e-participation, focusing specifically on the question of whether it is simply an extension of existing forms, differing only in mode, or whether it offers a new and qualitatively different form of political engagement. The analysis is timely since despite over a decades " worth of(More)
BACKGROUND Dietary acculturation may contribute to the increased burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in diasporic populations of African ancestry. OBJECTIVE To assess nutritional composition and the contribution that traditional foods make to the diets of native and UK-dwelling Ghanaian adults. DESIGN An observational study of Ghanaian adults(More)
Social networking sites are undeniably popular. Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are among the top ten most popular sites globally (Alexa, 2015). Facebook celebrated its tenth birthday with over one billion active users worldwide (Sedghi, 2014). In the United States, 72% of Internet users are on Facebook (Duggan, 2015). The impact of social media on political(More)
is dedicated to analyzing the interaction of the press, politics, and public policy-making. The editors invite submissions on topics reflecting a broad spectrum of intellectual disciplines and practitioner experience. Press/Politics welcomes articles, especially those on political communications; journalism and public policy; international news; race,(More)
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