School of Informatics

Informing the EU debate

Cutting-edge techniques developed in Informatics are being used to gauge public opinion on the EU referendum.

As reported on the main University website, the Imagine Europe project is using research methods developed in our School, to explore how people are using social media to debate the EU, in the run-up to the vote on 23 June 2016.

Researchers from the University’s Neuropolitics Research Lab have been tracking Twitter to gain a different perspective from the opinion polls.

By monitoring the use of hashtags and the location of tweets, the daily data updates provide a real-time insight into how Twitter is being used to voice opinion about the upcoming referendum.

Useful links

Read the story on the University website

Imagine Europe project

Neuropolitics Research Lab