Is council spend on a service proportional to the social media <3 it receives?
Steps could be:
Take the budget figures for a specific council service (eg Fakeshire Council Llibrary Service)
Collect all mentions of Fakeshire's Library Service across various social media channels, extracting the user sentiment ie happy; unhappy.
Do the same for all Library Services across England.
Produce a sliding scale of happiness with the services based on funding & sentiment.
Could possibly use CIPFA annual library stats:
& sentiment analysis API's:
NB: I know this isn't a strict scientific investigation, but it would be interesting to see what the results are.