Key Parameters of Internet Discussions: Testing the Methodology of Discourse Analysis

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The results of current authors’ research on the role of Internet discussions in processes of political e-participation are represented in the article. The investigators discover and evaluate fundamental parameters of socio-political discussions’ quality from their deliberative point of view on basis of profound content analysis of 11 online discussions on Russian pension reform. The study of such parameters allows to formulate essence of discourse participants’ opinions towards various social issues (for example, support or denial of pension reform). As a result, data sets combining original author’s text of posts and generalized opinion are formed. Henceforth, it lets predict a type of opinion in dependence of text content, find out plurality and ambiguity of opinions on up-to-date theme. Such parameters as argumentation and civility are extensively analyzed in the article. The research methodology, based on conception of J. Habermas, that can be used in further similar investigations is revealed in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Transformation and Global Society - 5th International Conference, DTGS 2020, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsDaniel A. Alexandrov, Alexander V. Boukhanovsky, Andrei V. Chugunov, Yury Kabanov, Olessia Koltsova, Ilya Musabirov
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783030652180
ISBN (Print)9783030652173
StatePublished - 2020
Event5th International Conference on Digital Transformation and Global Society: 5th International Conference - ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 17 Jun 202019 Jun 2020
Conference number: 5

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


Conference5th International Conference on Digital Transformation and Global Society
Abbreviated titleDTGS 2020
CountryRussian Federation
CitySt. Petersburg
Internet address

Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)


  • Deliberative standard
  • Discursive parameters
  • Internet deliberations
  • Discourse analysis methodology
  • Argumentation
  • Civility


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