Voting Advice Applications

Course Information
TitleΗλεκτρονικοί Σύμβουλοι Ψήψου / Voting Advice Applications
FacultySocial and Economic Sciences
SchoolPolitical Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorIoannis Andreadis
Course ID100001510

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīma Politikṓn Epistīmṓn 2023-sīmera

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
An Introduction to Voting Advice Applications - The Content and Formulation of Statements in Voting Advice Applications - Methods for Estimating Parties’ Positions in Voting Advice Applications - How Voting Advice Applications Produce Voting Recommendations - VAAs’ Interactions with Parties, Media and Voters - Data Quality and Data Cleaning - Profiling Users - The Impact of Voting Advice Applications on Electoral Participation - The Impact of Voting Advice Applications on Vote Choice -Using VAA-Generated Data for Mapping Partisan Supporters in the Ideological Space - Does the Electoral System Influence the Political Positions of Parties and Candidates? - Keeping Promises: Voting Advice Applications and Political Representation
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment150.5
Interactive Teaching in Information Center150.5
Written assigments150.5
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Report (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Garzia, D. Marschall, S. (2014) Matching Voters with Parties and Candidates. Voting Advice Applications in Comparative Perspective, ECPR Press, ISBN: 9781907301735 ΚΩΔΙΚΟΣ ΣΤΟΝ ΕΥΔΟΞΟ: 41963606
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