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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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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Welcome to Lyndsey Jenkins who has just joined us as a new research student within the
Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University. I am Lyndsey’s Director of Studies, with Professor Robert Raeside, Director of the Employment Research Institute at Edinburgh Napier University, as second supervisor. Lyndsey’s study is entitled Enhancing the capacity for workplace learning and innovation in Scotland.
This ESRC-funded research will investigate innovation and best practice in skills development in the workplace in Scotland, drawing comparisons with the rest of the UK and other countries. Lyndsey will explore how employee-led workforce learning can be encouraged to deliver innovation that leads to competitive advantage, employment growth, and increased productivity. The aims of the work are to:
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John Mowbray’s winning poster
We currently have eight research students undertaking doctoral studies in the
Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) working on a variety of projects. While the goal of our students is to complete their theses within the degree registration period, it’s also important that they share news of their work as it progresses. A number of our current students have recently been busy taking advantage of opportunities to disseminate their research. New work on success factors in information systems projects co-authored by a PhD graduate has also been accepted for publication.
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We are currently advertising a fully-funded PhD studentship within the
Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University. The studentship is advertised on the Edinburgh Napier University vacancies web site, and on jobs.ac.uk. The title of the study is Enhancing the capacity for workplace learning and innovation in Scotland.
Applications are due by Monday 20th April 2015.
Interviews are planned for Thursday 14th May 2015.
The studentship will start on Thursday 1st October 2015.
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