The second of the
seven articles that I recently co-authored for the has now been published as an Jo urnal of Librarianship and Information Science (JoLIS) OnlineFirst paper. The article is entitled ‘ Job search information behaviours: an ego-net study of networking amongst young job-seekers‘.
Through the analysis of a set of egocentric networks of young job-seekers, my co-authors
John Mowbray, Professor Robert Raeside, Pete Robertson and I reveal the key informational role of network contacts in job-seeking as one that extends beyond the simple diffusion of information about employment opportunities.
In the article we develop some of the findings from
John Mowbray‘s ESRC/Skills Development Scotland funded doctoral study that were presented as a conference paper at in June last year ( Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2017 slides; liveblog). The full manuscript of the article is also available to download from the Edinburgh Napier repository. Continue reading
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The first of the seven articles that I recently co-authored for the has now been published as an Jo urnal of Librarianship and Information Science (JoLIS) OnlineFirst paper, with the option to download it as a PDF.
In the paper entitled ‘
Practices of community representatives in exploiting information channels for citizen democratic engagement‘ my co-authors Pete r Cruickshank and Bruce Ryan and I explore how elected (yet unpaid) community councillors in Scotland exploit information channels for democratic engagement with the citizens that they represent. Continue reading
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Registration is open for the next Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN) Scotland meet-up which takes place on the evening of Monday 7th May at the Edinburgh Napier University Merchiston campus (room E17). Doors open 17:30, talks start 18:00, and the event is expected to finish around 20:00. The event is organised by Centre for Social Informatics colleagues Peter Cruickshank and Dr Bruce Ryan. Continue reading
Established in 2011, iDocQ is the longest-running UK colloquium for doctoral students in Information Science and related subjects. iDocQ takes place this year in . All PhD students in Information Science and related subjects are invited to Edinburgh at Edinburgh Napier University on Thursday 3rd May 2018 register (free of charge) for an exciting programme that includes opportunities for them to: Continue reading
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Tagged Alicja Pawluczuk, Bruce Ryan, doctorate, Edinburgh Napier University, iDocQ, iDocQ2018, iDocQ8, information science, Laura Muir, PhD, research |
My co-authored article with Peter Cruickshank and Bruce Ryan ‘Long-term community development within a researcher network: a social network analysis of the DREaM project cadre’ is now available from Emerald as an EarlyCite paper for . Those with subscription access can download the full Journal of Documentation pdf. There is also a full text version available to view free of charge.
article we present the results from a study that investigated the extent to which an intervention to develop a community of library and information science (LIS) researchers – the Developing Research Excellence and Methods (DREaM) project – was successful in meeting its main objective three years after its implementation. Of particular interest are factors that support or hinder network longevity. Continue reading
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Tagged AHRC, Arts and Humanities Research Council, Bruce Ryan, cadre, Developing Research Excellence and Methods, DREaM, EarlyCite, Edinburgh Napier University, Emerald, Journal of Documentation, Peter Cruickshank, research, SNA, social network analysis |
Each year the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS), of which Edinburgh Napier University is part, offers a number of 3-month full-time internships for PhD students. These provide opportunities for second and third year PhD students to develop a range of transferable skills, enhance their employability, and gain experience of working within a public sector organisation in a short (funded) break from their PhD studies. Continue reading
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