Mobile Research Project – State of the Union Address

The 2011 State of the Union is upon us, and we’re excited to be collaborating with The Huffington Post, Personal Democracy Forum, UMass- Amherst, and others to share with you a unique opportunity – the development of a mobile community for research.

The explosive growth of smart phones, coupled with its inherentlocation-based underpinnings make these devices the perfect platform to collect real-time, participatory feedback during live events. Mobile smart phones have access to identity as well as location data inherently and we think this represents a huge opportunity to engage with our constituents in unique ways.

We’ve recently launched a mobile platform — SurveySwipe — that gives everyone the power to create instant feedback communities on any mobile phone. Now, any size organization–whether it’s a blog publication, a small town, or a large government agency–can quickly and easily create a community to support live “pulse” polling for an event as well as pre- and post polling. We’ve partnered with UMass Political Science professor Stu Shulman and will be leveraging his 10 year NSF-funded text analytics research tool to analyze the data from social networks using DiscoverText.

Here’s where you come in:  we’re inviting a select group of users to participate in mobile panel to collect feedback on the 2011 State of the Union address. Everyone that creates a community for the State of the Union will have access to their own data, as well as an aggregate view of data across all communities.

Interested in learning more? If you’d like to take part, please contact any of the following:

Rob Hoehn – IdeaScale

rob@ideascale.com

Vivek Bhaskaran – Survey Analytics

vivek.bhaskaran@surveyanalytics.com

Dr. Stu Shulman

stu@polsci.umass.edu

 

More info: http://surveyanalytics.com/sotu

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