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Redefining the concept of social work/life balance. (2016)
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MARCELLA, R. 2016. Redefining the concept of social work/life balance. Press and journal: business [online], 15 August 2016. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/997021/rita-marcella-redefining-concept-social-worklife-balance/

As we might have expected 30 years ago, the Internet, the proliferation of electronic means of communication and the advent of social media have revolutionised how we live life today. I can vividly remember giving a breakfast presentation then to a l... Read More about Redefining the concept of social work/life balance..

Parenting and digital media: from the early days of the web to contemporary digital society. (2016)
Journal Article
LUPTON, D., PEDERSEN, S. and THOMAS, G.M. 2016. Parenting and digital media: from the early days of the web to contemporary digital society. Sociology compass [online], 10(8), pages 730-743. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/soc4.12398

Parents have accessed websites, online discussion forums and blogs for advice, information and support since the early days of the World Wide Web. In this article, we review the literature in sociology and related social research addressing the ways... Read More about Parenting and digital media: from the early days of the web to contemporary digital society..

Nurturing supportive and engaging induction environments for distance-learning students. (2016)
Journal Article
MARTZOUKOU, K. and KEMP. V. 2016. Nurturing supportive and engaging induction environments for distance-learning students. Procedia: social and behavioral sciences; proceedings of the 2nd international conference on higher education advances (HEAd'16), 21-23 June 2016, Valencia, Spain [online], 228, pages 535-540. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2016.07.082

Distance learning (DL) students typically learn with very limited or no requirements for physical presence and this often means that learning may be perceived as a more isolating or less 'natural' experience. Postgraduate (PG) DL students are particu... Read More about Nurturing supportive and engaging induction environments for distance-learning students..

Members of the Scottish Parliament on Twitter: good constituency men (and women)? (2016)
Journal Article
BAXTER, G., MARCELLA, R. AND O'SHEA, M. 2016. Members of the Scottish Parliament on Twitter: good constituency men (and women)? Aslib journal of information management [online], 68(4), pages 428-447. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/AJIM-02-2016-0010

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to explore the use of Twitter by Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) for the provision of constituency-related information, or in support of their constituency service work. Design/methodology/approach - C... Read More about Members of the Scottish Parliament on Twitter: good constituency men (and women)?.

Break-point for Brexit? (2016)
Book Chapter
MORRISON, J. 2016. Break-point for Brexit? How UKIP's image of 'hate' set race discourse reeling back decades. In Jackson, D., Thorsen, E. and Wring, D. (eds.) EU referendum analysis 2016: media, voters and the campaign: early reflections from leading UK academics. Poole: Bournemouth University, centre for the study of journalism, culture and community [online], pages 66-67. Available from: http://bit.ly/EUReferendumAnalysis2016_Jackson-Thorsen-and-Wring_v1

This article argues that the Grassroots Out Breaking Point poster was the crystallisation of a moral panic narrative framed around negative stereotypes of foreigners that had echoes of similarly racialized moral panics of the 1960s and 1970s. The pos... Read More about Break-point for Brexit?.

The direct and mediated effects of customer relationship management (CRM) systems usage as service delivery channels on consumer buying behaviour: an empirical appraisal of the context of the Nigerian banking industry. (2016)
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OMOGE, A.P. 2016. The direct and mediated effects of customer relationship management (CRM) systems usage as service delivery channels on consumer buying behaviour: an empirical appraisal of the context of the Nigerian banking industry. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Ample evidence from the literature suggests that in recent years, banks have been heavily investing in customer relationship management (CRM) systems. The reasons for this are traced to banks' emergent need to gain and sustain competitive advantage t... Read More about The direct and mediated effects of customer relationship management (CRM) systems usage as service delivery channels on consumer buying behaviour: an empirical appraisal of the context of the Nigerian banking industry..

Press response to women politicians: a comparative study of suffragettes and contemporary Scottish Parliament leaders. (2016)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S. 2018. Press response to women politicians: a comparative study of suffragettes and contemporary Scottish Parliament leaders. Journalism studies [online], 19(5), pages 709-725. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2016.1200953

Celebrity culture and the personalisation of both politics and the media in the last few decades has exacerbated the media's focus on the appearance of women politicians. However, this article argues that we can see a similar approach to women politi... Read More about Press response to women politicians: a comparative study of suffragettes and contemporary Scottish Parliament leaders..

Problems of involvement and detachment: a critical approach to researching live event experiences. (2016)
Book Chapter
TURNER, D. and PIRIE, E. 2016. Problems of involvement and detachment: a critical approach to researching live event experiences. In Lamond, I.R. and Platt, L. Critical event studies: approaches to research. London: Palgrave Macmillan [online], pages 17-35. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-52386-0_2

Despite being central to the foundation of a critical leisure studies tradition (see Elias & Dunning, Society and leisure, 2:50-85, 1969; Mennell, 2006), due to the sport-focused work of the Leicester School (see Dunning, 1971, 1999; Mennell, 1989) t... Read More about Problems of involvement and detachment: a critical approach to researching live event experiences..

The development of digital literacy and inclusion skills of public librarians. (2016)
Journal Article
MARTZOUKOU, K. and ELLIOTT, J. 2016. The development of digital literacy and inclusion skills of public librarians. Communications in information literacy [online], 10(1), pages 99-115. Available from: http://www.comminfolit.org/index.php?journal=cil&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=v10i1p99

This paper examines the extent to which public librarians are successfully prepared to engage the community in digital literacy and inclusion. A qualitative, multiple case study research design was chosen, using an analysis of policy documents and ex... Read More about The development of digital literacy and inclusion skills of public librarians..