A sample design proposal for the analysis of Twitter in political communication

Percastre-Mendizábal, Salvador, Pont-Sorribes, Carles, Codina, Lluís
Based on an analysis of several sampled political discussions on Twitter, a new methodology is proposed that allows researchers to obtain a significant, replicable, and manageable data sample from a universe of Twitter metadata. The proposal is a new model called Top discussion indicator (TDI). The aim of TDI is to assist researchers in obtaining a representative set of text from Twitter that includes the minimum amount of information needed to generalize the results.
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