Digital Curation and Digital Heritage
Qualitative user requirements analysis and usability evaluation of information systems, documentation methods for user requirements and usability evaluation.
Project Links: Social Science Data Archives: History and Sustainability
Information and Digital Literacy
Information literacy and digital literacy are distinct, yet overlapping concepts, which encompass a broad spectrum of skills, practices, attributes and behaviours, in personal, professional, educational and everyday life situations, and across multiple cultural, social and political contexts.
Human Computer Interaction
Our school researches the role that the users play in the design and impact of new technology. In particular our work focuses on how technology impacts users behaviours and attitudes as well as how to design technology to better suit the user.
Communication and Technology
The school conducts a significant amount of research on how technology shapes how we communicate with each other, as well as how we communicate with a number of language based devices.
Scholarly Communication and Research Evaluation
Scholarly Communication and Research Evaluation explores the use of bibliometrics, data, peer review processes, and funding models in relation to research practices and research policies in universities, funding agencies, and research councils. Ethnographic, qualitative, and mixed methods are used to inquire the complexity of the dynamic interrelationship between research practices and research evaluation.
Critical Information Studies
Critical Information Studies examines information-related phenomena from a critico-social perspective. This research approach can be used to study a wide range of topics, including philosophy of information, culture and communication, information infrastructures, and so on. Conceptual and historical analyses are the primary apparatuses in this approach.
Information behaviour explores the multiple ways in which we interact with information, including finding, evaluating, communicating, organising, creating, utilising (or not using) information in a variety of contexts, such as our leisure, everyday, and work lives. Research in this field encompasses cognitive, affective, physical, and technological factors, as well as passive and active approaches to information among individuals and groups of people.
Data Journalism uses Social Science, Information Science and Data Analytics techniques in conjunction with journalism and storytelling to find and produce compelling data-driven stories.
Researcher: Dr Bahareh Heravi
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