Using a multi-location, longitudinal focus group method to conduct qualitative research into the role of public libraries
Appleton, L., & Hall, H. (in press)
Using a multi-location, longitudinal focus group method to conduct qualitative research into the role of public libraries. In 13th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference
The purpose of this paper is to present the experiences of using a longitudinal focus group method in a library and information science research project. This was developed an...
Democratic Participation through Crocheted Memes.
Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, C. F., & Smyth, M. (2018)
Democratic Participation through Crocheted Memes. In SMSociety '18 Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Social Media and Society, (178-186). https://doi.org/10.1145/3217804.3217910
In a UK city, various crocheted protest banners have appeared, containing political statements concerning planned developments in their locations. Photos of these banners are ...
UK public library roles and value: a focus group analysis
Appleton, L., Hall, H., Duff, A., & Raeside, R. (2018)
UK public library roles and value: a focus group analysis. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 50(3), (275-283). ISSN 0961-0006
Findings from a study of the advantages and disadvantages accrued by individuals from their public library use, and the impact of this on citizenship at individual and communi...
Smart Cities: Metrics for a Future Internet-based Governance of Urban and Regional innovation Systems
Deakin, M. (2018)
Smart Cities: Metrics for a Future Internet-based Governance of Urban and Regional innovation Systems. Scienze Regionali-The Italian Journal of Regional Science, 17(1), 39-56. https://doi.org/10.14650/88816
This paper summarizes the outcomes of a literature review on smart cities and goes on to provide an overview of the critical insights it offers. Bypassing mainstream academic ...
The Communities of Practice model for understanding digital engagement by hyperlocal elected representatives
Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2016)
The Communities of Practice model for understanding digital engagement by hyperlocal elected representatives. In M. Janssen, M. A. Wimmer, Ø. Sæbø, T. A. Pardo, P. Panagiotopoulos, M. Gascó, …E. Tambouris (Eds.), Electronic Government and Electronic Participation, 11-18. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-570-8-11
There has been much research into citizens’ engagement with their representatives. This paper offers an approach to understanding sustained take-up of internet technologies by...
Digital engagement workshops for Community Councils and Registered Tenant Organisations
Ryan, B. & Cruickshank, P. (2016)
Digital engagement workshops for Community Councils and Registered Tenant Organisations. Scotland: Scottish Government
In October and November 2015 Edinburgh Napier University (Napier) hosted a series of workshops on digital engagement for Community Councillors and representatives of Registere...
digiCC workshop outcomes report
Ryan, B. & Cruickshank, P. (2015)
digiCC workshop outcomes report. Edinburgh Napier University: Edinburgh Napier University
A workshop on digital engagement by Community Councils (CCs) was hosted by Edinburgh Napier University on 30 January 2015 to which members from 35 CCs came. Facilitated sessio...
E-Consultation, Controversy and Youth
Macintosh, A., Smith, E., & Whyte, A. (2005)
E-Consultation, Controversy and Youth. In M. Cunningham, & P. Cunningham (Eds.), Innovation and the Knowledge Economy: Issues, Applications, Case Studies, 730-737. IOS Press
This paper presents the results of a completed research study the aim of which was to identify ICT tools suitable for engaging with young people in dialogue on a complex polic...
Young People and e-Democracy: Creating a Culture of Participation
Masters, Z., Masters, Z., Macintosh, A., & Smith, E. (2004)
Young People and e-Democracy: Creating a Culture of Participation. In R. Traunmuller (Ed.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Electronic Government. , (15-22). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-30078-6_3
Research originally suggested that new technologies, particularly the Internet, provided a useful mechanism for engaging young people - an otherwise largely disenfranchised gr...