Homophily among VAA users: the case of Ecuador

@article{Manavopoulos2015HomophilyAV,
  title={Homophily among VAA users: the case of Ecuador},
  author={Vasilis Manavopoulos and F. Mendez and U. Serd{\"u}lt},
  journal={2015 Second International Conference on eDemocracy \& eGovernment (ICEDEG)},
  year={2015},
  pages={61-66}
}
Users who recommended a Voting Advice Application online platform to others in their social networks were “tied” to any individuals who elected to follow the recommendation, in order to form a network dataset. This study examines the homophily hypothesis, the tendency of Inviters and Invitees to be disproportionately similar in demographics, political orientation and attitudes for VAA-generated data, employing random y-permutation statistical techniques borrowed from Social Network Analysis… Expand

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