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Is it Friday yet? (2014)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S. 2014. Is it Friday yet? Mothers talking about sex online. Cyberpsychology: journal of psychosocial research on cyberspace [online], 8(2), article 4. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5817/CP2014-2-4

Inspired by the media furore over penis beaker gate (October 2013), this article investigates the discussion of sex on the UK parenting website Mumsnet. It asks why there was such shock at finding mothers discussing sexual matters online, what types... Read More about Is it Friday yet?.

Towards an organizational folklore of policing: the storied nature of policing and police use of storytelling. (2014)
Journal Article
SMITH, R., PEDERSEN, S. and BURNETT, S. 2014. Towards an organizational folklore of policing: the storied nature of policing and police use of storytelling. Folklore [online], 125(2), pages 218-237. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/0015587X.2014.913853

For police officers, much of the working day consists of telling stories about everyday policing and events. Although the study of narrative and storytelling in organizational contexts is an expanding area of research, the same cannot be said of the... Read More about Towards an organizational folklore of policing: the storied nature of policing and police use of storytelling..

UK young adults' awareness online: is it a 'girl thing'? (2013)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S. 2013. UK young adults' awareness online: is it a 'girl thing'? Journal of youth studies [online], 16(3), pages 404-419. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2012.710741

This article reports on a recent research project undertaken in the UK that investigated young adults' perception of potentially risky behaviour online. The research was undertaken through the use of an online survey associated with the UK teen soap... Read More about UK young adults' awareness online: is it a 'girl thing'?.

Mothers with attitude: how the Mumsnet parenting forum offers space for new forms of femininity to emerge online. (2013)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S. and SMITHSON, J. 2013. Mothers with attitude: how the Mumsnet parenting forum offers space for new forms of femininity to emerge online. Women's studies international forum [online], 38, pages 97-106. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2013.03.004

This paper investigates the motivations and online behaviour of the users of Mumsnet, a UK online parenting community. The Mumsnet discussion forum is characterised by its difference to other mothering websites in its language use, its celebration of... Read More about Mothers with attitude: how the Mumsnet parenting forum offers space for new forms of femininity to emerge online..

Motivations for police blogging and how fear of being 'outed' can force a blogger to cease. (2012)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S., BURNETT, S., SMITH, R. and NEILL, A. 2013. Motivations for police blogging and how fear of being 'outed' can force a blogger to cease. Selected papers of internet research [online], 13: selected papers from the 13th Association of Internet Researchers conference (IR 13.0), 18-21 October 2012, Salford, UK, article number 8219. Available from: https://spir.aoir.org/o.../spir/article/view/8219

There is an expanding literature on the police use of storytelling, but very little has been written in a policing context in relation to the contemporary practice of blogging. Consequentially, this paper reports on an ongoing research project into t... Read More about Motivations for police blogging and how fear of being 'outed' can force a blogger to cease..

Learning from e-family history: online research behaviour and strategies of family historians and implications for local studies collections. (2012)
Thesis
FRIDAY, K. 2012. Learning from e-family history: online research behaviour and strategies of family historians and implications for local studies collections. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The massive expansion of electronic resources has been identified as one of the major drivers behind the explosion in the popularity of family history, which bring ease, convenience and accessibility to some parts of the research process. Amongst thi... Read More about Learning from e-family history: online research behaviour and strategies of family historians and implications for local studies collections..

Storytelling through blogging: a knowledge management and therapeutic tool in policing. (2011)
Report
BURNETT, S., PEDERSEN, S. and SMITH, R., 2011. Storytelling through blogging: a knowledge management and therapeutic tool in policing. SIPR Research Summary. Dundee: Scottish Institute for Policing Research, Scool of Social Sciences, University of Dundee [online]. Available from: http://www.sipr.ac.uk/P...Research_Summary_13.pdf

Narrative and storytelling play an important part in knowledge management in policing and criminal justice contexts. As probationary constables and young officers, officers learn the job from listening to the stories of others, and for this reason pa... Read More about Storytelling through blogging: a knowledge management and therapeutic tool in policing..

Women bloggers seeking validation and financial recompense in the blogosphere. (2010)
Book Chapter
PEDERSEN, S. 2010. Women bloggers seeking validation and financial recompense in the blogosphere. In Dumova, T. and Fiordo, R. (eds.) Handbook of research on social interaction technologies and collaboration software: concepts and trends. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, volume 1, chapter 25, pages 281-291.

Previous researchers investigating motivations for blogging have suggested mainly intangible benefits: for instance, documenting the authors life, providing commentary and opinions, expressing deeply felt emotions, working out ideas through writing,... Read More about Women bloggers seeking validation and financial recompense in the blogosphere..

Membership and activity in an online parenting community. (2010)
Book Chapter
PEDERSEN, S. and SMITHSON, J. 2010. Membership and activity in an online parenting community. In Taiwo, R. (ed.) Handbook of research on discourse behavior and digital communication: language structures and social interaction. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, volume 1, chapter 5, pages 88-103.

Recent studies have shown that British women, especially mothers of young children, spend a particularly large amount of time online. Many are logging on to parenting websites. This chapter investigates Mumsnet, a large British parenting site, and ev... Read More about Membership and activity in an online parenting community..

Female form in the media: body image and obesity. (2010)
Book Chapter
PEDERSEN, S. 2010. Female form in the media: body image and obesity. In Tsichlia, G. and Johnstone, A. (eds.) Fat matters: from sociology to science. Keswick: M and K Publishing, chapter 1, pages 5-12.

Can we blame the media for the ‘thin ideal’? Many commentators suggest that the media’s influence on body image stems from the 1920s when the illustrations in fashion magazines changed from drawings to photographs. Readers could now see, and aspire t... Read More about Female form in the media: body image and obesity..