Peer-reviewed journal articles

2017. Denisa Kostovicova and Aude Bicquelet. ‘Norm contestation and reconciliation: evidence from a regional transitional justice process in the Balkans’ (accepted) Ethnic and Racial Studies.

2017. Aude Bicquelet and Helen Addison. ‘Are Discretionary Referendums on EU Integration becoming ‘Politically Obligatory?’ The case of France and the United Kingdom’ Parliamentary Affairs (online version).

2017. Meghana Vagwala , Aude Bicquelet , Gabija Didziokaite and Ilina Singh. ‘Towards a Moral Ecology of Pharmacological Cognitive Enhancement in British Universities’ Neuroethics (1-15).

2017. Bicquelet Aude. ‘Using Online Mining Techniques to inform Formative Evaluations: An Analysis of YouTube Video Comments about Chronic Pain’ Evaluation (23:3).

2016. Bicquelet Aude, Helen Addison. ‘How to refuse a vote on the EU? The case against the referendum in the House of Commons’ (1974-2010) Quality & Quantity (1-22).

2012. Albert Weale, Bicquelet Aude, Judith Bara. ‘Debating Abortion: Deliberative Reciprocity and Parliamentary Advocacy’ Political studies  60(3): 643-667. (pdf)

2012. Bicquelet Aude, Albert Weale, Judith Bara. ‘In a Different Parliamentary Voice?’ Politics & Gender  8(1): 83-121. (pdf)

2011. Bicquelet Aude, Albert Weale. ‘Coping with the Cornucopia: Can Text Mining Help Handle the Data Deluge in Public Policy Analysis?’ Policy & Internet  3(4): 150-171. (pdf)

2007. Judith Bara, Albert Weale, Aude Bicquelet. ‘Analysing Parliamentary Debates with Computer Assistance’ Swiss Political Science Review  13(4): 577-605. (pdf)


2014. Martin Bauer, Ahmet Suerdem and Aude Bicquelet, eds. Textual Analysis: Four Volumes Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods. London: Sage.

Book EditedSummary: This four-volume book mines the extensive research of the past few decades into textual analysis. The editors have collated seminal papers which consider the key difference between content analysis and textual analysis, the conceptual starting point and the logic and the attitude of the research process, as well as the tension between reading a text and using a text, among other key issues. The carefully selected papers in this collection are put into context and analysed in a newly-written introductory chapter which charts the developments and looks at the future of the field.

Volume One: Basic philosophical considerations
Volume Two: Modalities of textual work
Volume Three: Reading Text Volume
Volume Four: Using Text


Introductory chapter. Text analysis: an introductory manifesto. In: Bauer, Martin W. and Bicquelet, Aude and Suerdem, Ahmet K., (eds.) Textual Analysis. SAGE Benchmarks in Social Research Methods , Sage, London. (pdf)


Policy Reports

2016. Young People’s Perceptions of Food Marketing and Obesity: Qualitative scoping work for the PRCP’s Youth Policy Surveys.
ScotCen Social Research; NatCen Social Research; Institute for Social Marketing, University of Stirling; and Policy Research Centre for Cancer Prevention, Cancer Research UK.

2016. Youth Policy Survey (YPS) Pilot Project on Alcohol: Results from a preliminary study of young people’s perceptions and experiences of drinking and alcohol marketing. Institute for Social Marketing, University of Stirling, ScotCen Social Research, NatCen Social Research and Cancer Research UK.

2016. Experiences of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for people with sensory loss.  Research Findings No. 54/Jan 2017 Published by Thomas Pocklington Trust. (pdf)

2015. Reading between the lines: analysis of free text responses to assisted dying consultation. Royal College of Physicians. Commentary. (pdf)

2011. Consultation Report on ‘Life Extending and End of Life treatments’. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

2009. Consultation Report on the ‘Value of Innovation’. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. 


2016. Mine your data: Why understanding online health communities matters. NatCen Blog. (10.11.2016)

2016. What can social media tell us about society? Presentation, Twitter Headquarters London. (08.11.2016)

2016. Why David Cameron had to call an EU referendum? The UK in a Changing Europe Blog. (19.07.2016)

2013. Can text mining help handle the data deluge in public policy analysis? The Policy and Internet Blog,
Oxford Internet Institute. (27.10.2013)

2010. ‘La battalla de las generaciones‘. Interview for Semana. (23.10.2010)


Under Review

Judith Bara, Aude Bicquelet and Vasiliki Tsagkroni: Establishing new ways of regulating parliamentary expenses: Dimensions of debates on the establishment of the IPSA.
Abstract: Informed by recent developments in deliberative theory and improved techniques of analysis this article examines whether the nature of debate on establishing new machinery to regulate financial propriety reflects partisanship or provides a truly ‘parliamentary’ opportunity to focus on providing for good conduct. It tracks parliamentary discourse in this area by means of computer assisted content analysis (CATA) and analyses the content of arguments presented in significant parliamentary debates which relate to establishing improved machinery for regulation of members’ expenses and allowances. The focus is on the key debate held on 29th June 2009, the second reading of the Parliamentary Standards Bill  which was first of several debates on consecutive days in the House of Commons which covered three stages of the passage of the Parliamentary Standards Act. This Act completed all stages by the end of July and enabled the establishment of a new Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) to be available for the new intake of MPs following the general election of 2010.