Kiran Arabaghatta Basavaraj

Advanced Quantitative Methods

PhD Researcher in Advanced Quantitative Methods (ESRC 1+3)
Q-Step Centre, College of Social Sciences and International Studies, University of Exeter

Start date: September 2017

Research topic: Data Democracy and Policy-Making in the Digital World

My research focuses on inter-linkages between digital technologies and democracy, and investigates the dynamics of social-media, digital listening, governance and policy-making, with a case of industrial strategy of UK. Current literature indicates increase in information flows has increased transparency, but when it comes to policy making, the betterment of access to information hasn’t resulted in a conversation with the policy makers and the stakeholders. Technologies by itself would not do the trick, but requires set of actors to retrieve the available distributed information (big data) and use it in decision making.

Research supervisors: Professor Susan Banducci

Professional memberships/Positions held:

Member, Political Studies Association (PSA)