Value profile

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Value profile is a list of values, preferences, and choices made and documented by a participant. Voting advice applications produce a kind of value profiles. The candidates answer questions about their values, worldviews, or decisions they would do if elected. The public can then answer the same questions and analyse which candidates share their values. Nowadays, such applications are routinely developed by all major media houses for every national election in Finland. However, these tools are not used to collect value profiles from the public between elections although such information could be used in decision support. Value profiles are mydata, i.e. data about which an individual themself may decide who is allowed to see and use it. This requires trusted and secure information systems.


What is a good structure for value profile information and how should it be implemented?


Value profile is a collection of an individual's value statements. How this set should be described and operationalised is not yet clear.


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