A Special Issue of Asian Journal of Communication: Social-political Polarization in Asia: Political Communication, Social Media and Digital Governance, Volume 32, Issue 2 (2022) was published online on March 30, 2022

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Research papers published by TIGCR team members:
  • Huang, Chi (黃紀), and Tzu-ching Kuo (郭子靖). 2022. "Actual and Perceived Polarization on Independence-Unification Views in Taiwan." Asian Journal of Communication. DOI: 10.1080/01292986.2021.2022174.
  • Lin, Jhih-Syuan (林芝璇). 2022. "The Effect of Exposure to Heterogeneous Perspectives on Political Participation in the Age of Algorithms." Asian Journal of Communication. DOI: 10.1080/01292986.2021.2022175.
  • Lin, Trisha T. C. (林翠絹). 2022. "Online Opinions and News Framing of Polarized Nuclear Policy in Taiwan: A Mix-method Approach." Asian Journal of Communication. DOI: 10.1080/01292986.2021.2022728.
  • Tsai, Chia-hung (蔡佳泓), and Tsung-han Tsai (蔡宗漢). 2022. "Explaining Change in Independence/Unification Views in Taiwan: Application of Within-between Model." Asian Journal of Communication. DOI: 10.1080/01292986.2022.2034903.



The panel survey for the fourth wave of the TIGCR-PPS2021 focus group panel survey started on April 16 and successfully ended on September 3. In response to the nationwide level 3 epidemic alert, a mixed-mode survey was adopted for the first time. During the epidemic alert period, four survey methods, including video, telephone, and Internet surveys, were implemented, as well as face-to-face interviews.

For this year’s survey, a total of 2,678 valid samples were obtained, with a 93.57% completion rate of follow-up surveys. A total of 2,104 valid samples were obtained via face-to-face interviews, 417 valid samples via video surveys, 31 samples via telephone surveys, and 126 via Internet surveys.

Four waves of panel surveys have been completed thus far. The fifth wave of the TIGCR-PPS 2022 survey and government bureaucrats (TIGCR-TGBS 2022) will be conducted in early June 2022.

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The Center for Survey Research (CSR) of Academia Sinica and Taiwan Institute for Governance and Communication Research (TIGCR) will hold an international conference on method triangulation on 18-19 August 2022.

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