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Title:Developing computational supports for frame reflection
Author(s):Baumer, Eric P.S.; Polletta, Francesca; Pierski, Nicole; Celaya, Chris; Rosenblatt, Karen; Gay, Geri K.
Subject(s):political framing
human-computer interaction
quantitative data analysis
frame reflection
natural language processing
information visualization
Abstract:As the number and variety of sources for political information increase, it can become difficult to attend to the complexities of political issues. This difficulty lies not only in understanding what is being said, i.e. the content of an issue, but also how it is being said, i.e., the framing of the issue. This paper presents a prototype visualization tool designed to encourage attention to, and critical reflection about, the ways in which a political issue is framed. The tool visually presents linguistic analysis of documents about the issue of cap and trade. Results show that tool use interacted with participants' prior views in affecting their ability to suggest novel framings of the issue, one potential indicator of frame reflection. Tool use also mediated participants' exposure to different viewpoints. These findings help provide insights on how the design of tools for civic participation can help promote thoughtful, reflective political engagement.
Issue Date:2013-02
Citation Info:Baumer, E. P. S., Polletta, F., Pierski, N., Celaya, C., Rosenblatt, K., & Gay, G. K. (2013). Developing computational supports for frame reflection. iConference 2013 Proceedings (pp. 1-14). doi:10.9776/13126
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright © 2013 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-01-30

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