Andrea Sciandra

Andrea Sciandra
Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia | UNIMO · Department of Communication and Economics

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Social Research Methodology: Machine Learning for Social Sciences, Text Mining & Opinion Analysis, Social Network Analysis, Structural Equations Modeling. Sociology: Internet Skills, Social Inclusion, Social Capital, Civil Culture

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In 2015, the United Nation General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals aiming at ending all forms of poverty, fighting inequalities, and tackling climate change. We collected Twitter data about the 2030 Agenda from May 9th to November 9th, 2018. The aim of this work is to obtain a cl...
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In this paper we aim to analyze the Italian social media communication about COVID-19 through a Twitter dataset collected in two months. The text corpus had been studied in terms of sensitivity to the social changes that are affecting people's lives in this crisis. In addition, the results of a sentiment analysis performed by two lexicons were comp...
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The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has emerged as one of the most dramatic health crises of recent decades. This paper treats mainstream news about the current pandemic as a valuable entry point for analyzing the relationship between science and politics in the public sphere, where the outbreak must be both understood and confronted through appropriate public...
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In this paper we describe the participation of the WordUp! team in the VaxxStance shared task at IberLEF 2021. The goal of the competition is to determine the author's stance from tweets written both in Spanish and Basque on the topic of the Antivaxxers movement. Our approach, in the four different tracks proposed, combines the Logistic Regression...
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Purpose This paper focuses on the influence of social, cultural and religious factors on investors' attention. In particular, the authors examined if the attention-grabbing mechanism works on Sundays, that is, if the Italians' Sunday activities and habits lead to a lower attention to second-hand financial news, compared to Saturdays. Design/method...
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This article concerns an example of statistical analysis of a large diachronic corpus, including 100 works of Italian fiction, with the aim of recognizing prototypical trends in words frequencies and identifying clusters of words that share similar temporal patterns. Starting from the insights of literary scholars, this study tries to test the hypo...
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The low propensity of social workers operating in community service to use the results of scientific studies in their daily work, as well as actively participating in social research, is a criticism of the profession detected in different realities European and international. To respond to this issue, fruitful collaborations between professionals a...
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In line with the attention grabbing theory, the publication of articles dealing with the profile of single listed companies along with financial analysts' recommendations is followed by significant increases when the recommendation is positive. In this paper, we tried to understand what happens when analysts' recommendations are missing. We estimat...
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This study examined the social representation (SR) of nanotechnologies and its relationships with those of science and technology. It aimed to understand the role of pre-existing and neighbouring forms of shared knowledge in orienting the way laypeople autonomously develop ideas about an unfamiliar issue, and related implications for its perceived...
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In this contribution we describe the system (i.e. a statistical model) used to participate in Evalita conference 2020, SardiStance (Tasks A and B) and Haspeede2 (Tasks A and B). We first developed a classifier by extracting features from the texts and the social network of users. Then, we fit the data through an extreme gradient boosting, with cros...
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The study analyses Mediterranean and Latin American municipalities according to City Prosperity indicators. It focuses on Quality of Life; and on Equity and Social Inclusion, identifying a shift toward a post-materialist perspective.
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The focus of this paper is to understand whether the words contained in a text corpus improves the explained variance of stock returns better than the use of the polarity of the same texts, obtained through a sentiment analysis using a generic ontological dictionary. The empirical analysis is based on the content of a weekly column in the most impo...
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Recent studies indicate that Internet skills have a positive impact on academic achievement. This article presents a national study that seeks to validate an Inter-net skills scale that was already tested in other EU countries (the Netherlands and the United Kingdom) to understand the competence level of the population as a whole as well as across...
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BackgroundA secure attachment style could promote more intimacy in romantic relationships, while an insecure attachment style could be correlated with less positive romantic relationships in adulthood. Numerous studies have noted that a secure attachment to parents was correlated with lower levels of aggression, whereas insecure attachments were as...
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This study investigated the role of co-parenting alliance in mediating the influence of parents’ trait anxiety on family system maladjustment and parenting stress. A sample of 1606 Italian parents (803 mothers and 803 fathers) of children aged one to 13 years completed measures of trait anxiety (State Trait Anxiety Inventory—Y), co-parenting allian...
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The concept of social capital owes much of its success to the work of R. Putnam (1993; 2000), who holds that social capital consists of trust, reciprocity, networks of associations and civic engagement. This view of the concept has been widely criticized, for example by Portes (1998), who highlighted Putnam's circular reasoning through which social...
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In this study, we explore the psychometric characteristics of Zimbardo's Stanford Time Perspective Inventory, using a representative sample made up of 1517 Italian adolescents, aged 15-19 years. The results show marked differences with respect to preceding studies conducted in the United States and Italy. In particular, the scale of the present for...
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This paper explores various strategies for self-presentation used on Facebook, among a sample of 1330 Italian students aged 14-19 years. Based on two social network site practices, the production of text material and the publication of personal photos, we have constructed a model embracing four types of categories and behaviors. We examined the cat...
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This paper shows the results of part of an empirical study which was developed in the sphere of the PACT EU project (Pathways for Carbon Transitions). The performed analysis concerns the social capital of young Europeans in terms of trust, size of personal networks, volunteering activities and usage of social network sites (SNS). The purpose of the...

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