Telematics and Informatics published our research about Japanese candidates’ adoption of online media services (website, Facebook, Twitter, weblog
I thank Leslie Tkach-Kawasaki and Junku Lee for their collaboration on this study. The study can be found here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tele.2020.101399.
This study was made possible by a grant provided to Maurice Vergeer by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) International Research Fellows Program (Grant ID: L17568).
- Candidates adopted online media services in a consistent order;
- Multiple Correspondence Analysis and Mokken analysis are useful scaling techniques to measure adoption of technology;
- Individual and contextual characteristics both explain adoption of online media services;
- Candidates on the PR list adopted more online media services than those in districts;
- Incumbent candidates adopted more online media than new and former candidates;
- Younger candidates adopt more online media for campaigning than older candidates;
- In densely populated areas, candidates adopted more online media services for campaigning.