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An exploration of the relationship between post-truth politics and Scottish citizens' information behaviour. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R 2017. An exploration of the relationship between post-truth politics and Scottish citizens' information behaviour. Presented at the 6th Information: interactions and impact conference (i3 2017), 27-30 June 2017, Aberdeen, UK.

This conference paper presented the emerging findings of research which explored the relationship between post-truth politics and Scottish citizens' information behaviour. The research consisted of two key elements. Firstly, an online survey (538 res... Read More about An exploration of the relationship between post-truth politics and Scottish citizens' information behaviour..

Information search engagement and 'fake news'. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2017. Information search engagement and 'fake news'. Presented at a workshop of the University of Westminster's Centre for the Study of Democracy: democracy in a post-truth age, 8 June 2017, London, UK.

This conference paper presented the emerging results of research which explored the relationship between fake news and Scottish citizens' information behaviour. The research consisted of two key elements: an online survey (538 responses) that gathere... Read More about Information search engagement and 'fake news'..

#alternativefacts? Citizens' perceptions of the reliability of 'facts' presented online by political parties in Scotland. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2017. #alternativefacts? Citizens' perceptions of the reliability of 'facts' presented online by political parties in Scotland. Presented at Staffordshire University Library Teachmeet: information literacy and making judgements: from Brexit to The White House, 4 May 2017, Stoke-on Trent, UK.

This conference paper presented the emerging findings of research which explored the relationship between post-truth politics and Scottish citizens' information behaviour. The research consisted of two key elements. Firstly, an online survey (538 res... Read More about #alternativefacts? Citizens' perceptions of the reliability of 'facts' presented online by political parties in Scotland..

How high can you bounce? [Newspaper article] (2017)
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MARCELLA, R. 2017. How high can you bounce? Press and journal: business [online], 16 January 2017. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/1133641/rita-marcella-high-can-bounce/

I was intrigued and a little surprised recently to be told by a colleague that I was resilient. It wasn?t a label that I would necessarily have ever thought of or aspired to for myself. But it set me thinking about the nature of resilience, why it mi... Read More about How high can you bounce? [Newspaper article].

Popular careers as seen on screen. (2016)
Other
MARCELLA, R. 2016. Popular careers as seen on screen. Press and journal: business [online], 19 December 2016. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/1109679/rita-marcella-popular-careers-seen-screen/

Over many years in academia I have pondered how and why particular careers seem overwhelmingly attractive to young people, in particular of course university applicants, while others seem to languish and require constant efforts on the part of well-m... Read More about Popular careers as seen on screen..

Politics and the era of uncertainty. (2016)
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MARCELLA, R. 2016. Politics and the era of uncertainty. Press and journal: business [online], 21 November 2016. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/1082017/rita-marcella-politics-era-uncertainty/

And so again this month many of us woke to an unexpected election outcome: and the deep irony is not that you and I did not expect it but that governments, pollsters and political experts all over the world did not expect it. As with Brexit, we woke... Read More about Politics and the era of uncertainty..

Ten tips for working the network. (2016)
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MARCELLA, R. 2016. Ten tips for working the network. Press and journal: business [online], 17 October 2016. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/1051727/rita-marcella-ten-tips-working-network/

We all have networks - they are natural phenomena that we encounter from our earliest days, membership of which begins in early childhood and is nurtured (though also sometimes damaged) through participation in nursery, at dance classes, in Brownies... Read More about Ten tips for working the network..

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..

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)?.