by Francisca Borquez

3B Bots Building Bridges research presented at the ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference, and at the University of Queensland

The 8th Biennial Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Incorporated (ACSPRI) Social Science Methodology Conference was held on 23-24 November, 2022 (online), providing an opportunity for multidisciplinary researchers to discuss current challenges around social science methodologies.

Under the stream ‘Research technology and tools’, Rob Ackland presented ‘Characterising Political Discussion Networks on Twitter’, joint work with colleagues from Bielefeld University and Zeppelin University. The presentation provided an overview of a Twitter conversation data collection and sampling approach, and outlined some preliminary findings regarding the deliberative nature of Twitter activity during the first 2020 US presidential debate, constructing a measure of deliberation involving the depth and breadth of conversation tree networks.

The same research was presented at a research seminar organised by the Digital Societies Research Cluster of the School of Social Science, at the University of Queensland, Australia, on 15-16 November 2022.