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Framing the basic income : an experimental study of how arguments and metaphors influence individuals’ opinion formation

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Using an experimental design, this paper tackles the question of the framing impact of metaphors by focusing on the opportunity to implement a basic income (BI) system in a given polity. We take advantage of the preliminary stage of the BI debate in Belgium to study the influence of discursive strategies on the opinion formation process of individuals, since carefully choosing the arguments employed to address this question can help increase its psychological feasibility. Our experiment aims at determining to what extent the confrontation of individuals to metaphors illustrating the BI system impacts the way they apprehend its implementation. We show that very light variations in an informative text can induce major differences in the opinion formation process of the participants. BI proponents should thus pay attention to which metaphors are put forward in the public debate, as this could modify its outcome.
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basic income, experiment, framing, metaphors, political discourse, CITIZENS REPRESENTATIONS, POLITICAL IMPACT

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Legein, Thomas, et al. “Framing the Basic Income : An Experimental Study of How Arguments and Metaphors Influence Individuals’ Opinion Formation.” BASIC INCOME STUDIES, vol. 13, no. 2, 2018.
APA
Legein, T., Vandeleene, A., Randour, F., Heyvaert, P., Perrez, J., & Reuchamps, M. (2018). Framing the basic income : an experimental study of how arguments and metaphors influence individuals’ opinion formation. BASIC INCOME STUDIES, 13(2).
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Legein, Thomas, Audrey Vandeleene, François Randour, Pauline Heyvaert, Julien Perrez, and Min Reuchamps. 2018. “Framing the Basic Income : An Experimental Study of How Arguments and Metaphors Influence Individuals’ Opinion Formation.” BASIC INCOME STUDIES 13 (2).
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Legein, Thomas, Audrey Vandeleene, François Randour, Pauline Heyvaert, Julien Perrez, and Min Reuchamps. 2018. “Framing the Basic Income : An Experimental Study of How Arguments and Metaphors Influence Individuals’ Opinion Formation.” BASIC INCOME STUDIES 13 (2).
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Legein T, Vandeleene A, Randour F, Heyvaert P, Perrez J, Reuchamps M. Framing the basic income : an experimental study of how arguments and metaphors influence individuals’ opinion formation. BASIC INCOME STUDIES. 2018;13(2).
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T. Legein, A. Vandeleene, F. Randour, P. Heyvaert, J. Perrez, and M. Reuchamps, “Framing the basic income : an experimental study of how arguments and metaphors influence individuals’ opinion formation,” BASIC INCOME STUDIES, vol. 13, no. 2, 2018.
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  abstract     = {Using an experimental design, this paper tackles the question of the framing impact of metaphors by focusing on the opportunity to implement a basic income (BI) system in a given polity. We take advantage of the preliminary stage of the BI debate in Belgium to study the influence of discursive strategies on the opinion formation process of individuals, since carefully choosing the arguments employed to address this question can help increase its psychological feasibility. Our experiment aims at determining to what extent the confrontation of individuals to metaphors illustrating the BI system impacts the way they apprehend its implementation. We show that very light variations in an informative text can induce major differences in the opinion formation process of the participants. BI proponents should thus pay attention to which metaphors are put forward in the public debate, as this could modify its outcome.},
  articleno    = {20180010},
  author       = {Legein, Thomas and Vandeleene, Audrey and Randour, François and Heyvaert, Pauline and Perrez, Julien and Reuchamps, Min},
  issn         = {2194-6094},
  journal      = {BASIC INCOME STUDIES},
  keywords     = {basic income,experiment,framing,metaphors,political discourse,CITIZENS REPRESENTATIONS,POLITICAL IMPACT},
  language     = {und},
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  title        = {Framing the basic income : an experimental study of how arguments and metaphors influence individuals’ opinion formation},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/bis-2018-0010},
  volume       = {13},
  year         = {2018},
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