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Online parliamentary election campaigns in Scotland: a decade of research. (2013)
Journal Article
BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2013. Online parliamentary election campaigns in Scotland: a decade of research. eJournal of eDemocracy and open government [online], 5(2), pages 107-127. Available from: https://doi.org/10.29379/jedem.v5i2.210

Over the last ten years, the authors have conducted a series of investigations into the use of the Internet by political parties and individual candidates during parliamentary election campaigns in Scotland. These are the only such studies which have... Read More about Online parliamentary election campaigns in Scotland: a decade of research..

Do online election campaigns sway the vote? A study of the 2011 Scottish Parliamentary election. (2013)
Journal Article
BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2013. Do online election campaigns sway the vote? A study of the 2011 Scottish parliamentary election. Libri [online], 63(3), pages 190-205. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1515/libri-2013-0015

This paper reports the results of a study which investigated the use of social media by political parties and candidates in Scotland as part of their campaign for election to the Scottish Parliament in 2011, and which compared this to the situation e... Read More about Do online election campaigns sway the vote? A study of the 2011 Scottish Parliamentary election..

Voters' information behaviour when using political actors' web sites during the 2011 Scottish Parliament election campaign. (2013)
Journal Article
BAXTER, G., MARCELLA, R., CHAPMAN, D. and FRASER, A. 2013. Voters' information behaviour when using political actors' web sites during the 2011 Scottish Parliament election campaign. Aslib proceedings [online], 65(5), pages 515-533. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/AP-09-2012-0073

Purpose “ The purpose of this paper is to report the results of a study of voters' online behaviour conducted during the 2011 Scottish parliamentary election campaign. Design/methodology/approach “ The study used an interactive, electronically-assist... Read More about Voters' information behaviour when using political actors' web sites during the 2011 Scottish Parliament election campaign..

The critical incident technique as a tool for gathering data as part of a qualitative study of information seeking behaviour. (2013)
Conference Proceeding
MARCELLA, R., ROWLANDS, H. and BAXTER, G. 2013. The critical incident technique as a tool for gathering data as part of a qualitative study of information seeking behaviour. In Ramos, I. and Mesquita, A. (eds.) Proceedings of the 12th European conference on research methodology for business and management studies (ECRM 2013), 4-5 July 2013, Guimaraes, Portugal. Sonning Common: Academic Conferences and Publishing International, pages 247-253.

Since devised by Flanagan in 1954 as a tool to explore what people do to achieve an organisational aim, the critical incident technique (CIT) has been used in various disciplines as a method of understanding human behaviour. This paper provides an ov... Read More about The critical incident technique as a tool for gathering data as part of a qualitative study of information seeking behaviour..

Open for business? (2013)
Presentation / Conference
BAXTER, G. 2013. Open for business? An historical, comparative study of public access to information about two controversial coastal developments in North-east Scotland. Presented at the 4th Information: interactions and impact conference (i3 2013), 25-28 June 2013, Aberdeen, UK.

This study looks at two controversial coastal developments in north-east Scotland. It aims to identify the information was made publicly available and what impact this may have had on public engagement around planning and decision-making processes in... Read More about Open for business?.

Bravehearts or tim'rous beasties? (2013)
Conference Proceeding
BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2013. Bravehearts or tim'rous beasties? A decade of research into online election campaigns in Scotland. In Parycek, P. and Edelmann, N. (eds). Proceedings of the 2013 International conference for e-democracy and open government (CeDEM13), 22-24 May 2013, Krems, Austria. 2nd ed. Krems: Edition Donau-Universit├Ąt [online], pages 75-87. Available from: http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/imperia/md/content/department/gpa/zeg/bilder/cedem/cedem13_2nd_ed_final_version.pdf

Over the last ten years, the authors have conducted a series of investigations into the use of the Internet by political parties and individual candidates during parliamentary at the Scottish political arena. This paper provides an overview of the re... Read More about Bravehearts or tim'rous beasties?.

Goin' Holyrood? (2013)
Journal Article
BAXTER, G., MARCELLA, R., CHAPMAN, D. and FRASER, A. 2013. Goin' Holyrood? A study of voters' online information behaviour when using parties' and candidates' websites during the 2011 Scottish Parliament election campaign. Procedia: social and behavioral sciences [online], 73: proceedings of the 2nd International conference on integrated information (IC-ININFO 2012), 30 August - 3 September 2012, Budapest, Hungary, pages 209-216. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.02.043

This paper reports the results of a study of voters' online behaviour conducted during the 2011 Scottish Parliamentary election campaign. Here, 64 citizens of Aberdeen, North-east Scotland, were observed and questioned while they searched for, browse... Read More about Goin' Holyrood?.