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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..

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..

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..

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?.

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 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..

Exploring the benefits of user surveys. (2003)
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MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2003. Exploring the benefits of user surveys. Presented at the 12th Annual conference of the European Information Association: surviving EU information: strategies for skills for sucess, 31 March - 1 April 2003, Cambridge, UK.

This conference paper discussed the methodologies that might be used in investigating citizens' European information needs. In so doing, the authors shared their own experiences of using large-scale surveys, interviews, focus groups and observation i... Read More about Exploring the benefits of user surveys..

The impact of ICTs on the communication of parliamentary information in the UK: results of a pilot project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. (2003)
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MARCELLA, R., BAXTER, G. and MOORE, N. 2003. The impact of ICTs on the communication of parliamentary information in the UK: results of a pilot project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Presented at the 2003 Congress of the European Communication Association, 24-26 March 2003, Munich, Germany.

This paper presented the key results of a study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, which investigated the impact of technology on the communication of parliamentary and devolved assembly information to the general public in the UK.... Read More about The impact of ICTs on the communication of parliamentary information in the UK: results of a pilot project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council..

Citizenship information research at the School of Information and Media. (2000)
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MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2000. Citizenship information research at the School of Information and Media. Presented at the 7th Information for Scotland conference, 16 November 2000, Edinburgh, UK.

Discusses recent and current research into citizenship information needs at the School of Information and Media, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Reviews the most important results from two large-scale, nation-wide surveys (funded by the Briti... Read More about Citizenship information research at the School of Information and Media..