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Exploring the socio-cultural impact of Scottish island airports. (2021)
Journal Article
BAXTER, G., BLOICE, L. and GRAY, D. 2021. Exploring the socio-cultural impact of Scottish island airports. Scottish affairs [online], 30(3), pages 311-336. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3366/scot.2021.0372

This paper explores the social importance of small, local airports to Scottish island communities, and the roles that they might play in maintaining cultural identity and a sense of place. It draws upon studies conducted in three communities: Benbecu... Read More about Exploring the socio-cultural impact of Scottish island airports..

User engagement with political 'facts' in the context of the fake news phenomenon: an exploration of information behaviour. (2019)
Journal Article
MARCELLA, R., BAXTER, G. and WALICKA, A. 2019. User engagement with political ‘facts’ in the context of the fake news phenomenon: an exploration of information behaviour. Journal of documentation [online], 75(5), pages 1082-1099. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-11-2018-0180

Purpose. The purpose of this paper is to present the results of a study that explored human behaviour in response to political ‘facts’ presented online by political parties in Scotland. Design/methodology approach. The study consisted of interactive... Read More about User engagement with political 'facts' in the context of the fake news phenomenon: an exploration of information behaviour..

Scottish citizens' perceptions of the credibility of online political 'facts' in the 'fake news' era: an exploratory study. (2019)
Journal Article
BAXTER, G., MARCELLA, R. and WALICKA, A. 2019. Scottish citizens’ perceptions of the credibility of online political 'facts' in the 'fake news' era: an exploratory study. Journal of documentation [online], 75(5), pages 1100-1123. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-10-2018-0161

Purpose:- The purpose of this paper is to present the results of a study that explored public perceptions of the credibility of 'facts and figures' contained within five social media posts produced by political parties in Scotland. Design/methodology... Read More about Scottish citizens' perceptions of the credibility of online political 'facts' in the 'fake news' era: an exploratory study..

Debating the research agenda around fake news. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2018. Debating the research agenda around fake news. Presented at the 2018 This is not a fake conference!, 5 June 2018, London, UK.

This paper presented a review of the kinds of research being undertaken into fake news, together with some of the results of the authors’ current and proposed research into fact response, fact checking and the journey of the fact. The presentation co... Read More about Debating the research agenda around fake news..

The social and cultural role of small, remote airports in the Northern Periphery. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
BLOICE, L., BAXTER, G. and GRAY, D. 2017. The social and cultural role of small, remote airports in the Northern Periphery. Presented at the 2017 University of the Artic rectors' conference and forum conversations from the north conference: scholars of many disciplines and inhabitants of many places in dialogue with one another, with animals and plants, and with the land, 27-29 August 2017, Aberdeen, UK.

This paper presented the key themes emerging from Work Package 7.1 of the project entitled Smart Peripheral and Remote Airports (SPARA) 2020. Work Package 7.1 consisted of qualitative research that explored the social and cultural importance of small... Read More about The social and cultural role of small, remote airports in the Northern Periphery..

Voters' online information behaviour and response to campaign content during the Scottish referendum on independence. (2017)
Journal Article
BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2017. Voters' online information behaviour and response to campaign content during the Scottish referendum on independence. International journal of information management [online], 37(6), pages 539-546. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2017.05.013

Research into the public's motivations for, and barriers to, the use of referendum campaign sites was carried out in the final weeks before the 2014 vote on Scottish independence. As a qualitative study, drawing on 54 interactive, electronically-assi... Read More about Voters' online information behaviour and response to campaign content during the Scottish referendum on independence..

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..

Report on the social and cultural importance of remote and peripheral airports. (2017)
Report
BLOICE, L., BAXTER, G. and GRAY, D. 2017. Report on the social and cultural importance of remote and peripheral airports. Aberdeen: SPARA Project, Deliverable 7.1.

This report presents the results of qualitative research conducted as Activity 7.1 within Work Package 7 of the SPARA 2020 project. It specifically explores the social and cultural importance of remote and peripheral airports, the effects of losing a... Read More about Report on the social and cultural importance of remote and peripheral airports..

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)?.

Local heroes or village idiots? (2015)
Working Paper
BAXTER, G. 2015. Local heroes or village idiots? Press portrayal of opponents of two controversial coastal developments in North-east Scotland. Aberdeen Business School working paper series, 8(2).

This paper examines press coverage, at the local, regional and national (i.e. Scottish) levels, of two controversial coastal developments in Northeast Scotland: the building of a North Sea gas reception terminal in the 1970s, and the current developm... Read More about Local heroes or village idiots?.

Hooray for Holyrood? (2015)
Presentation / Conference
BAXTER, G. 2015. Hooray for Holyrood? Twelve years of research into the use of the internet by political actors in Scotland. Presented at the Scottish info polity seminar, 30 October 2015, Edinburgh, UK.

This presentation was delivered at a seminar that formed part of the "Informing the Good Society (InGSoc)" project (https://www.informingthegoodsociety.com/). The presentation provided an overview of the key results of a longitudinal series of studie... Read More about Hooray for Holyrood?.

Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) on Twitter: constituency champions or party animals? (2015)
Presentation / Conference
BAXTER, G., MARCELLA, R. and O'SHEA, M. 2015. Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) on Twitter: constituency champions or party animals? Presented at the 5th information: interactions and impact conference (i3 2015), 23-26 June 2015, Aberdeen, UK.

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. While there was some evidence of MSPs on... Read More about Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) on Twitter: constituency champions or party animals?.

Twitter response to televised political debates in Election 2015. (2015)
Book Chapter
PEDERSEN, S., BAXTER, G., BURNETT, S., MACLEOD, I., GOKER, A., HERON, M., ISAACS, J., ELYAN, E. and KALICIAK, L. 2015. Twitter response to televised political debates in Election 2015. In Jackson, D. and Thorsen, E. (eds.) UK election analysis 2015: media, voters and the campaign: early reflections from leading UK academics. Poole: Bournemouth University, centre for the study of journalism, culture and community [online], page 73. Available from: http://www.electionanalysis.uk/uk-election-analysis-2015/section-6-social-media/twitter-response-to-televised-political-debates-in-election-2015/

The advent of social media such as Twitter has revolutionised our conversations about live television events. In the days before the Internet, conversation about television programmes was limited to those sitting on the sofa with you and people you m... Read More about Twitter response to televised political debates in Election 2015..

Backchannel chat: peaks and troughs in a Twitter response to three televised debates during the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum campaign. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
PEDERSEN, S., BAXTER, G., BURNETT, S., GOKER, A., CORNEY, D. and MARTIN, C. 2015. Backchannel chat: peaks and troughs in a Twitter response to three televised debates during the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum campaign. In Parycek, P. and Edelmann, N. (eds). Proceedings of the 2015 International conference for e-democracy and open government (CeDEM15), 20-22 May 2015, Krems, Austria. Krems: Edition Donau-Universität [online], pages 105-118. Available from: http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/imperia/md/content/department/gpa/zeg/bilder/cedem/cedem15/cedem15_oa_proceedings.pdf

This paper identifies the peaks and troughs in Twitter usage during three televised Scottish Independence Referendum debates in Autumn 2014 and identifies the topics that were the foci of such peaks and troughs. We observe that the issues that caught... Read More about Backchannel chat: peaks and troughs in a Twitter response to three televised debates during the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum campaign..

The use of photo elicitation to explore the role of the main street in Kirkwall in sustaining cultural identity, community, and a sense of place. (2015)
Working Paper
BAXTER, G., COOPER, K., GRAY, D., REID, P.H, VERGUNST, J. and WILLIAMS, D. 2015. The use of photo elicitation to explore the role of the main street in Kirkwall in sustaining cultural identity, community, and a sense of place. Aberdeen Business School working paper series, 8(1).

This paper explores the value of photo elicitation as a method for investigating the role played by small town main streets in Scottish island communities in sustaining cultural identity, community, and a sense of place. In particular, it critically... Read More about The use of photo elicitation to explore the role of the main street in Kirkwall in sustaining cultural identity, community, and a sense of place..

Backchannel chat: peaks and troughs in a Twitter response to three televised debates during the Scottish Independence Referendum campaign 2014. (2014)
Working Paper
PEDERSEN, S., BAXTER, G., BURNETT, S., GOKER, A., CORNEY, D., and MARTIN, C. 2014. Backchannel chat: peaks and troughs in a Twitter response to three televised debates during the Scottish Independence Referendum campaign 2014. Aberdeen Business School working paper series, 7(2).

Social-networking services such as Twitter offer users the potential to participate in public debate. When used whilst watching a television programme, Twitter allows backchannel discussion and debate in real time, which can add a new dimension and p... Read More about Backchannel chat: peaks and troughs in a Twitter response to three televised debates during the Scottish Independence Referendum campaign 2014..

Rough justice? Exploring the relationship between information access and environmental and ecological justice pertaining to two controversial coastal developments in North-east Scotland. (2014)
Journal Article
BAXTER, G. 2014. Rough justice? Exploring the relationship between information access and environmental and ecological justice pertaining to two controversial coastal developments in North-east Scotland. Cosmopolitan civil societies: an interdisciplinary journal [online], 6(2), pages 94-116. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5130/ccs.v6i2.3914

This paper explores the relationship between information access and environmental and ecological justice through an historical comparison of two controversial coastal developments in Aberdeenshire, North-east Scotland: the building of a North Sea gas... Read More about Rough justice? Exploring the relationship between information access and environmental and ecological justice pertaining to two controversial coastal developments in North-east Scotland..

The 2014 Scottish independence referendum: a study of voters' online information behaviour. (2014)
Journal Article
BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2014. The 2014 Scottish independence referendum: a study of voters' online information behaviour. Information research [online], 19(4, Supplement): proceedings of the 2014 Information behaviour conference (ISIC 2014), 2-5 September 2014, Leeds, UK, paper number isicsp5. Available from: http://www.informationr.net/ir/19-4/isic/isicsp5.html

Introduction. The paper will present the preliminary results of a study of voters' online information behaviour being conducted during the 2014 Scottish independence referendum campaign. The referendum provides a rare opportunity to explore politicia... Read More about The 2014 Scottish independence referendum: a study of voters' online information behaviour..