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Researchers to compare Twitter opinions on climate change with real-world views Team hopes to create a transparent environment for social media hot topic debates

Posted: April 18, 2019

How do regional opinions on Twitter represent real-world attitudes toward climate change? A team of researchers will work to find out, thanks to a recent seed grant from the Social Science Research Institute at Penn State. Ting-Hao (Kenneth) Huang, principal investigator on the project is collaborating with Guangqing Chi, associate professor of rural sociology and demography and public health sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences, and John Yen, professor of information sciences and technology, on the project. The seed grant funding was awarded by SSRI, in collaboration with the College of Information Sciences and Technology and the Institute for CyberScience. This is one of six University projects this spring to receive SSRI funding for developing innovative research programs using Twitter data. The team is pursuing external funding to further advance the project.
Guangqing Chi, Ph.D.  Associate Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography and Public Health Sciences

Guangqing Chi, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography and Public Health Sciences