Research Repository

See what's under the surface

An exploration of the relationship between post-truth politics and Scottish citizens' information behaviour.

Baxter, Graeme; Marcella, Rita

Authors

Graeme Baxter

Rita Marcella

Abstract

This conference paper presented the emerging findings of research which explored the relationship between post-truth politics and Scottish citizens' information behaviour. The research consisted of two key elements. Firstly, an online survey (538 responses) gathered citizens' opinions on the reliability of five images containing various 'facts and figures' that had been posted on social media by Scotland's five main political parties. Secondly, 23 extended interviews with citizens explored their response to information explicitly presented as he facts' on the websites of the five main Scottish parties.

Presentation Conference Type Lecture
Start Date Jun 27, 2017
Publication Date Jun 30, 2017
Institution Citation BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R 2017. An exploration of the relationship between post-truth politics and Scottish citizens' information behaviour. Presented at the 6th Information: interactions and impact conference (i3 2017), 27-30 June 2017, Aberdeen, UK.
Keywords Post truth politics; Citizens' information behaviour; Scotland

Files




You might also like


Downloadable Citations