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Analysing public debate in political science

Watch a Q&A episode where a particular political issue is being discussed. Identify the problem and the solution being proposed by the different players. Analyse the twitter feed for the episode to identify the topics of debate being introduced through this medium. Students can then work in small groups to critically evaluate the issue and relate the topic to what has been studied in the subject.

Students could alternatively develop their own twitter feeds including setting up an account on a given topic looking at this in relation to everyone else's feed.