Get ready for some insights into discourse changes during electoral campaigns! In this week’s TLDR, we’ll dive into the juiciest bits of a recent study published in the Party Politics Journal. It’s all about understanding how politicians communicate during election campaigns. So, let’s cut right to the chase and see what the study uncovered!
Research Context and methods
Researchers have long been interested in understanding the dynamics of political communication during campaign periods. A comprehensive examination of the differences in communication patterns between campaign and non-campaign periods, has been carried out with the help of Twitter data. It mobilised a vast dataset comprising millions of tweets posted by members of national parliaments across the European Union (EU) from February 2018 to February 2020.