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'If your mother says she loves you, check it out': citizens' approaches to evaluating the credibility of information provided online by political actors in Scotland. (2019)
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BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2019. 'If your mother says she loves you, check it out': citizens' approaches to evaluating the credibility of information provided online by political actors in Scotland. Presented at the 2019 Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association annual conference (MeCCSA 2019), 9-11 January 2019, Stirling, UK.

This paper provided an overview of developments in online information credibility evaluation over the previous 25 years, relating these to the results of two studies conducted by the authors in 2017: 1) an online survey of the general public (n = 538... Read More about 'If your mother says she loves you, check it out': citizens' approaches to evaluating the credibility of information provided online by political actors in Scotland..

Blood has been spilt on that spot: exploring the relationship between the supernatural and the library and information sciences. (2018)
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LOCKERBIE, H. and BAXTER, G. 2018. "Blood has been spilt on that spot”: exploring the relationship between the supernatural and the library and information sciences. Presented at the 2018 Supernatural in contemporary society conference, 23-24 August 2018, Aberdeen, UK.

This paper explored the relationship between the supernatural and the library and information sciences. This relationship was considered in terms of five distinct facets: 1) the portrayal of libraries and librarians in relation to the supernatural, i... Read More about Blood has been spilt on that spot: exploring the relationship between the supernatural and the library and information sciences..

Debating the research agenda around fake news. (2018)
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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)
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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..

An exploration of the relationship between post-truth politics and Scottish citizens' information behaviour. (2017)
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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)
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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)
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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..

Hooray for Holyrood? (2015)
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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)
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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?.

Rough justice? Information access and environmental justice relating to two controversial coastal developments in North East Scotland. (2014)
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BAXTER, G. 2014. Rough justice? Information access and environmental justice relating to two controversial coastal developments in North East Scotland. Presented at the 2014 Socio-Legal Studies Association annual conference (SLSA 2014), 9-11 April 2014, Aberdeen, UK.

This proposed paper will explore the relationship between information access and environmental justice through an historical comparison of two controversial coastal developments in North East Scotland: the construction of a gas terminal by the Britis... Read More about Rough justice? Information access and environmental justice relating to two controversial coastal developments in North East Scotland..

Local heroes or village idiots? (2014)
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BAXTER, G. 2014. Local heroes or village idiots? Press portrayal of opponents of two controversial coastal developments in North East Scotland. Presented at the 2014 Media Communications and Cultural Studies Association annual conference (MeCCSA 2014), 8-10 January 2014, Bournemouth, UK.

This conference paper presented the main results of the comparative analysis of newspaper coverage of two controversial coastal developments in North East Scotland: the building of a North Sea gas reception terminal at St. Fergus in the 1970s; and th... Read More about Local heroes or village idiots?.

Open for business? (2013)
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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?.

Does Scotland 'like' this? (2011)
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BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2011. Does Scotland 'like' this? The use of social media by political parties and candidates in Scotland during the 2010 UK General Election campaign. Presented at the 3rd Information: interactions and impact conference (i3 2011), 20-23 June 2011, Aberdeen, UK.

This conference paper reported the main results of a study that examined the use of social media by political parties and individual candidates in Scotland during the five weeks preceding the 2010 UK General Election. The paper presented the key find... Read More about Does Scotland 'like' this?.

The best-laid schemes: the provision and accessibility of government consultation information in the UK. (2009)
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BAXTER, G. 2009. The best-laid schemes: the provision and accessibility of government consultation information in the UK. Presented at the 2nd Information: interactions and impact conference (i3 2009), 22-25 June 2009, Aberdeen, UK.

This conference paper presented the main results of a study that examined the provision and accessibility of information relating to Scottish Government public consultation exercises. It discussed the accessibility and communication of information at... Read More about The best-laid schemes: the provision and accessibility of government consultation information in the UK..

The use of the Internet by political parties and candidates as part of their campaign for election to the Scottish Parliament in 2007. (2007)
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MARCELLA, R., BAXTER, G. and CHEAH, S. 2007. The use of the Internet by political parties and candidates as part of their campaign for election to the Scottish Parliament in 2007. Presented at the 1st Information: interactions and impact conference (i3 2007), 25-28 June 2007, Aberdeen, UK.

This paper reports the results of a study which investigated the use of the Internet by political parties and individual candidates as part of their campaigns for election to the Scottish Parliament in 2007. This was a comparative, follow-up study to... Read More about The use of the Internet by political parties and candidates as part of their campaign for election to the Scottish Parliament in 2007..

Gender policies and flexible working opportunities in the Scottish creative industries. (2007)
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MARCELLA, R., ILLINGWORTH, L. and BAXTER, G. 2007. Gender policies and flexible working opportunities in the Scottish creative industries. Presented at the workshop 'This motley crew': managing creatives and the creative unit, 21 March 2007, Dundee, UK.

This paper presented the key results of two research projects, funded by the European Social Fund, which explored the gender policies and flexible working opportunities in the Scottish creative industries. The first project, 'Women in the Scottish Me... Read More about Gender policies and flexible working opportunities in the Scottish creative industries..

The media and communication industries: flexible friends or foes? (2007)
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MARCELLA, R., ILLINGWORTH, L. and BAXTER, G. 2007. The media and communication industries: flexible friends or foes? Presented at the 3rd Joint conference of the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) and Association of Media Practice Educators (AMPE), 10-12 January 2007, Coventry, UK.

This conference paper presented the key results of the research project 'Women in the Scottish Creative Industries', funded by the European Social Fund. This research explored the equality policy and practice in companies in the Scottish creative sec... Read More about The media and communication industries: flexible friends or foes?.

Gender barriers in the Scottish creative industries. (2006)
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MARCELLA, R., ILLINGWORTH, L. and BAXTER, G. 2006. Gender barriers in the Scottish creative industries. Presented at a seminar of the University of Glasgow's Centre for Cultural Policy Research, 13 February 2006, Glasgow, UK.

This paper presented the key results of two research projects, funded by the European Social Fund, which explored the gender policies and flexible working opportunities in the Scottish creative industries. The first project, 'Women in the Scottish Me... Read More about Gender barriers in the Scottish creative industries..

Glass ceilings and velvet ghettos? (2006)
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MARCELLA, R., BAXTER, G. and ILLINGWORTH, L. 2006. Glass ceilings and velvet ghettos? Women in the Scottish media and communication industries. Presented at the 2nd Joint annual conference of the Media Communications and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) and Association of Media Practice Educators (AMPE), 13-15 January 2006, Leeds, UK.

This paper reports the results to date of a research project, funded by the European Social Fund and currently in its second year, which is investigating the existence of any barriers facing women in the Scottish media and communication industries, i... Read More about Glass ceilings and velvet ghettos?.

The use of the Internet by candidates as part of their campaign for election to the Scottish Parliament in 2003. (2003)
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MARCELLA, R., BAXTER, G. and SMITH, S. 2003. The use of the Internet by candidates as part of their campaign for election to the Scottish Parliament in 2003. Presented at the 1st International politics and information systems: technologies and applications conference (PISTA'03), 31 July - 2 August 2003, Orlando, USA.

This paper reports the preliminary results of a study which investigated the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) by political parties and individual candidates as part of their campaign for election to the Scottish Parliament. Tw... Read More about The use of the Internet by candidates as part of their campaign for election to the Scottish Parliament in 2003..