Publication
Title
Voting aid applications and the effect of statement selection
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Abstract
Voting Aid Applications (VAA) helping voters make their decision at the ballots have become more popular throughout Western Europe. They typically consist of a number of statements that are used to match voters with parties. Drawing on a large-scale simulation of 500,000 different configurations of 36 statements and on a random sample of Belgian voters, the paper shows that many of these combinations produce diverging information for the participants. The study establishes that the specific selection of statements has a considerable impact on the 'voting advice' that is produced: some configurations favour certain parties, other configurations benefit other parties.
Language
English
Source (journal)
West European politics. - London, 1978, currens
Publication
London : 2009
ISSN
0140-2382 [print]
1743-9655 [online]
Volume/pages
32:6(2009), p. 1161-1180
ISI
000273342700005
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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