Masters graduation day for Social Informatics PhD students John Marshall and Marianne Wilson

John Marshall and Marianne WilsonCongratulations to Centre for Social Informatics PhD students John Marshall and Marianne Wilson, who will be awarded their MSc(R) degrees by the University of Edinburgh today. John and Marianne undertook this degree as the first funded year of their 1+3 ESRC/Skills Development Scotland doctoral programmes, awarded by the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science.

Study for the MSc(R) degree at the University of Edinburgh  comprises core training in social science research methods with modules on research design, data collection, and data analysis, and elective specialist modules specific to individuals’ research interests and needs.

All students on the programme then complete a dissertation. Marianne‘s was entitled An exploration of the potential roles of dialog systems in careers information, advice and guidance for young people, and John’s An investigation into the links between work-based learning and economic outcomes in Scotland.

John and Marianne started the PhD component of their 1+3 doctoral degree programmes within the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University a couple of months ago in October 2021. Marianne is supervised by Dr Peter Cruickshank (Director of Studies), Dr Dimitra Gkatzia and Professor Pete Robertson. On John‘s team are Dr Colin Smith (Director of Studies), Dr Peter Cruickshank, and Dr David Haynes.

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