The latest issue of published this week includes two papers that draw on research from the Information Research Centre for Social Informatics. I was a co-author on both:
Buunk, I., Hall, H., & Smith, C.F. (2017).
Tacit knowledge sharing: the determination of a methodological approach to explore the intangible. Information Research, 22(1).
Mowbray, J., Hall, H., Raeside, R., Robertson, P. (2017).
The role of networking and social media tools during job search: an information behaviour perspective. Information Research, 22(1). Continue reading
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This coming week I am the guest of the
Departamento de Engenharia de Produção da Polit at the échnica University of São Paulo in Brazil. During my visit I am making a presentation at a research symposium. The focus of this is the work of colleagues in the School of Computing who are members of the Centre for Social Informatics. The slides for my presentation are provided below, along with a summary of the main points that I will be making when I take the stage on Wednesday.
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Do (did/would) you love your PhD? Last week a number of Edinburgh Napier University PhD students celebrated Valentine’s Day by explaining why they are passionate about their doctoral research. Amongst them was one of the students that I supervise: John Mowbray. Continue reading
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As a PhD supervisor I have often been asked ‘How long do you think it will take me to write up my thesis?’ My answer always begins ‘It depends…’ We then continue the conversation with an audit of material already drafted that may contribute (in edited format) to the final thesis. These include the initial literature review from the first year transfer report, and posters, conference papers and journal articles presented and/or published from the on-going work.
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Next week I will be attending the 2016 Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) Annual meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. On the evening of Tuesday 18th October there will be a University reception at the conference. I have created a flyer to distribute at this event with Frances Ryan (one of my PhD students, whose participation at the conference is supported by the John Campbell Trust). The flyer provides details about the Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) at Edinburgh Napier University. Continue reading
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A postcard and some presents, featuring (l to r) Lyndsey Jenkins, Iris Buunk, Frances Ryan, and John Mowbray
The research students from the
Centre for Social Informatics who participated at Information Seeking in Context (ISIC) 2016 from 20th to 23rd September returned to the office this week.
As well as enthusiastic tales of the Croatia and the conference itself,
Iris Buunk, Lyndsey Jenkins, John Mowbray, and Frances Ryan also brought back to Edinburgh some rather delicious goodies and a fun selfie postcard of the four of them enjoying the sunshine on the Adriatic.
All four students have now reviewed the
conference and associated doctoral workshop on their blogs. To find out more, please see: