Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tele.2012.06.001
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dc.titleThe structural features and the deliberative quality of online discussions
dc.contributor.authorZhang, W.
dc.contributor.authorCao, X.
dc.contributor.authorTran, M.N.
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-01T10:13:12Z
dc.date.available2016-06-01T10:13:12Z
dc.date.issued2013-05
dc.identifier.citationZhang, W., Cao, X., Tran, M.N. (2013-05). The structural features and the deliberative quality of online discussions. Telematics and Informatics 30 (2) : 74-86. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tele.2012.06.001
dc.identifier.issn07365853
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/124265
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the quality of online political discussions from the perspective of deliberative democracy. Reason-giving and mutual respect are two important principles of deliberative democracy and, therefore, deemed indicators of the deliberative quality of online discussions. A content analysis of discussion threads about the 2004 US presidential election randomly selected from eight online spaces during the last month of the election was conducted to assess the relationships between the structural features of the spaces - diversity and moderation - and the deliberative quality of the discussions. The results showed that the relationship between moderation and the discussion quality was conditioned on the diversity of the spaces. The finding indicates that the structural features of online spaces may shape the deliberative quality of political discussions and, thus, deserve further scholarly attention. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectDeliberative democracy
dc.subjectDiversity
dc.subjectInternet
dc.subjectModeration
dc.subjectMutual respect
dc.subjectOnline political discussions
dc.subjectReason-giving
dc.subjectStructural features of online spaces
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentCOMMUNICATIONS AND NEW MEDIA
dc.description.doi10.1016/j.tele.2012.06.001
dc.description.sourcetitleTelematics and Informatics
dc.description.volume30
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.page74-86
dc.description.codenTEINE
dc.identifier.isiut000312913700003
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