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Completed project

Prevalence of hate speech: Methodological challenges and a proposal for research design

Project period July 2017 - December 2017
Project employer Barne,- ungdoms- og familiedirektoratet (Bufdir)
Project nr. 10253
Project leader Marjan Nadim
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Project Purpose

The main purpose of the project was to discuss opportunities and challenges for measuring the prevalence of hate speech with various methodological approaches.

Project Approach

We discussed in the use of survey methods and content analysis for studying hate speech, and examine in particular the possibilities for using automatic analysis of Big data to analyse the prevalence of hate speech.

In addition, the project resulted in a proposal for a research design to empirically study the prevalence of hate speech.


Nadim, Marjan; Fladmoe, Audun & Enjolras, Bernard (2018). Måling av omfang av hatefulle ytringer: Metodiske muligheter og utfordringer. Report - Institute for Social Research. 2018:1.

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Bernard Enjolras PhD Research Professor, Director Center for research on civil society and voluntary sector +47 976 89 237 Send e-mail
Audun Fladmoe PhD Senior Research Fellow +47 924 82 023 Send e-mail
Marjan Nadim PhD Research Professor +47 916 09 108 Send e-mail
Tags: Digitalization, Gender Equality, Migration
Published Sep. 27, 2017 12:39 PM - Last modified July 4, 2018 10:51 AM