I want to cover the main points of my paper in this presentationAnd also make this more of a discussion about some of the issues and limitations that I came across.Because I think this topic is really fascinating, but there is a ton of research out there on voting behavior, young voters, and the internet but it also seems like it’s impossible to get a straight answer sometimes.
Mary Chu<br />HIB: 12/7/09<br />Young Voter Information Seeking &The Political Websphere<br />
Highlights of my Paper<br />Why do people choose to vote or not vote? <br /><ul><li>“A moral obligation,”
- “Rational Participation” or maybe… Principle of Least Effort? (Brunk, 1980)</li></ul>The internet…<br />- The issue of education – 2000 election (Saeki, 2005)<br /><ul><li>-Chicken vs .Egg </li></ul>& The Young Voter (18- 29)<br /><ul><li>Political Efficacy (Straub, 2009)</li></li></ul><li>Dole for President 1996<br />
Limitations/Issues<br />I know I just said…<br />“Likewise, using online interactive services has nothing to do with turnout.”- Han, G. (2008)<br />Standard convenience samples– who are your research participants?<br />The internet is evolving but the research can not keep up or seems outdated for its audience<br />Politicians have shown surprisingly little indication of adapting to the shifting world of political communication as young people are creating and experiencing it.<br /> --- Xenos, M. (2007)<br />