How to Get Involved!

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How does PuzzledbyPolicy work?

                                                                                    

 

Just click the Register button at the top of the page. 1) If you have a Facebook account, then click at the Facebook Connect button. This will automatically synchronise your account settings and your Facebook login details will serve as your login details for PbP. 2) If you do not want to use your Facebook account or if you do not have one, press on the Register button, follow the instructions and create your PbP account.

How to login?
If you registered using your Facebook account, click on the Facebook login button. If you registered manually, use your user name and password to login in.  

In which language can I enter the platform?
The Language selection options allows you to enter each one of the five PbP instances, English, Hungarian, Spanish, Italian or Greek, by clicking on the relevant country flag icon.

How to use the PbPolicy Profiler?
->By clicking the “Start” button of the 1st image in the Home page of the platform you will be  redirected to the Policy Profiler page.
-> Select the country (“Choose your country” option) with the stakeholders of which you wish to compare views and preferences.
-> By clicking the “Start” button in the Policy Profiler page you start answering the quizzes by making use of a 5-point scale that runs from ‘completely disagree’ to ‘completely agree’ (plus the “No opinion” option). Moreover, the importance of each question can be rated by you through the relevant 3-stars choice on the left.
-> After answering all questions, you will be  provided with a different page in which you are prompted to optionally enter demographic data. After fill in the relevant fields you should press the “Submit” button in order your data to be saved, alternatively you can skip the page and be redirected to the Results page. Those data will be used only for statistical reasons within the project but they are very important for evaluation purposes.

At the end, you will obtain a consolidated graphical representation of your policy preferences. This is accomplished with the use of three types of charts.

  • 1st chart: A scatter chart displays your position and the stakeholders with respect to the selected categories of questions. Also the user has the option to compare his/her position with International Stakeholders.
  • 2ndchart: A bar chart provides the matchings of the users' views and the stakeholders' positions in the form of percentages with 100% matching meaning absolute co-identity.
  • 3rdchart: Finally, a last diagram is being displayed showing the position of all users with respect to the immigration status. Also, you can view the positions of the users per country (Spain, Hungary, Greece, Italy).

Can I share my results?
Your results can be shared to your social media accounts, e.g. the matching percentages of the bar chart can be posted in your  wall in Facebook.

How can I save my results?
You have the option to register to the PbP platform and save your replies which will enable you to modify them in a later time and avoid answering the same questions again and again. However, registering in the PbP platform is not mandatory in order to be able to complete the questionnaire. You can also restart the questionnaire by clicking the relevant button.
Your results can be shared to your social media accounts, e.g. the matching percentages of the bar chart can be posted in your  wall in Facebook. You have the option to register to the PbP platform and save your replies which will enable you to modify them in a later time and avoid answering the same questions again and again. However, registering in the PbP platform is not mandatory in order to be able to complete the questionnaire. You can also restart the questionnaire by clicking the relevant button.

What is the purpose of the pop-up window appearing in the last page?
Upon completion of the questionnaire the system proposes the debates that would most likely interest you. The proposed debates belong in the category in which you have provided the most extreme positions.  If all your positions are moderate or neutral, the system will propose one of the current most discussed debates and display a relevant message.
By clicking in the relevant button you will be redirected to the u-debate threads. The main subjects of the u-debate are similar to the categories of questions appearing in the PP. Through this way, you are provided with debates relevant to the questions you have just answered in PP.

How to use the PbP u-debate?
In the Home page of the u-debate the flag icons are also available to you. By clicking the relevant flag you can view menus, data and content in the preferred language. You can navigate in the u-debate, read discussions, view statistics (number of Topics, Threads, posts, etc) and the users that are currently online. In order to participate in the u-debate and post comments, the registration is mandatory.  Five buttons on the top of the u-debate main page allow you to view the topics of each pilot site by selecting the relevant country. It must be noticed that more than one selections are possible simultaneously, thus making all topics visible together (e.g. Greek and Italian).

How to join a debate?
Click here to see how you can contribute to the discussions.

How to edit my profile?
In order to edit your profile, click on your "user name" link. You can view all relevant personal information (name, birthplace, etc.) and activity (My Messages). By clicking the "Edit profile" button, you can change any personal data (First name, Last name, Country of Residence, Age, Gender password, photo, etc.). Also, you have the option to unregister from the platform.

How to evaluate the platform?
By moving the mouse on the top-right corner of the Home Page you can fill in an evaluation questionnaire, relevant to the usage of the PbP platform. This option is also available in every page of the platform.

How to use the PbP Widget?
The PbP Widget works as a small website and aims the dissemination of the main two tools of the PbP Platform, namely the PP questionnaire and u-debate, across Europe. Click here to see how you can install it.