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The critical incident technique as a tool for gathering data as part of a qualitative study of information seeking behaviour. (2013)
Conference Proceeding
MARCELLA, R., ROWLANDS, H. and BAXTER, G. 2013. The critical incident technique as a tool for gathering data as part of a qualitative study of information seeking behaviour. In Ramos, I. and Mesquita, A. (eds.) Proceedings of the 12th European conference on research methodology for business and management studies (ECRM 2013), 4-5 July 2013, Guimaraes, Portugal. Sonning Common: Academic Conferences and Publishing International, pages 247-253.

Since devised by Flanagan in 1954 as a tool to explore what people do to achieve an organisational aim, the critical incident technique (CIT) has been used in various disciplines as a method of understanding human behaviour. This paper provides an ov... Read More about The critical incident technique as a tool for gathering data as part of a qualitative study of information seeking behaviour..

Open for business? (2013)
Presentation / Conference
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?.

Bravehearts or tim'rous beasties? (2013)
Conference Proceeding
BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2013. Bravehearts or tim'rous beasties? A decade of research into online election campaigns in Scotland. In Parycek, P. and Edelmann, N. (eds). Proceedings of the 2013 International conference for e-democracy and open government (CeDEM13), 22-24 May 2013, Krems, Austria. 2nd ed. Krems: Edition Donau-Universit├Ąt [online], pages 75-87. Available from: http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/imperia/md/content/department/gpa/zeg/bilder/cedem/cedem13_2nd_ed_final_version.pdf

Over the last ten years, the authors have conducted a series of investigations into the use of the Internet by political parties and individual candidates during parliamentary at the Scottish political arena. This paper provides an overview of the re... Read More about Bravehearts or tim'rous beasties?.

Goin' Holyrood? (2013)
Journal Article
BAXTER, G., MARCELLA, R., CHAPMAN, D. and FRASER, A. 2013. Goin' Holyrood? A study of voters' online information behaviour when using parties' and candidates' websites during the 2011 Scottish Parliament election campaign. Procedia: social and behavioral sciences [online], 73: proceedings of the 2nd International conference on integrated information (IC-ININFO 2012), 30 August - 3 September 2012, Budapest, Hungary, pages 209-216. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.02.043

This paper reports the results of a study of voters' online behaviour conducted during the 2011 Scottish Parliamentary election campaign. Here, 64 citizens of Aberdeen, North-east Scotland, were observed and questioned while they searched for, browse... Read More about Goin' Holyrood?.

Does Scotland 'like' this? Social media use by political parties and candidates in Scotland during the 2010 UK general election campaign (2012)
Journal Article
BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2012. Does Scotland 'like' this? Social media use by political parties and candidates in Scotland during the 2010 UK general election campaign. Libri [online], 62(2), pages 109-124. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1515/libri-2012-0008

This paper reports the results of a study which investigated the use of social media by political parties and candidates in Scotland as part of their campaign for election to the UK Parliament in 2010. The study consisted of an analysis of the conten... Read More about Does Scotland 'like' this? Social media use by political parties and candidates in Scotland during the 2010 UK general election campaign.

Multiple arenas, multiple populations: counting organized interests in Scottish public policy. (2011)
Book Chapter
HALPIN, D., BAXTER, G. and MACLEOD, I. 2012. Multiple arenas, multiple populations: counting organized interests in Scottish public policy. In Halpin, D. and Jordan, G. (eds.) The scale of interest organization in democratic politics: data and research methods. London: Palgrave Macmillan [online], pages 118-140. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230359239_6

The basic premise of this book is that counting populations of organized interests is a worthwhile activity. The opening chapter - not to mention many of the contributions - provides numerous persuasive reasons. In this chapter, all this is taken for... Read More about Multiple arenas, multiple populations: counting organized interests in Scottish public policy..

The use of the internet by political parties and candidates in Scotland during the 2010 UK general election campaign. (2011)
Journal Article
BAXTER, G., MARCELLA, R. and VARFIS, E. 2011. The use of the Internet by political parties and candidates in Scotland during the 2010 UK general election campaign. Aslib Proceedings [online], 63(5), pages 464-483. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1108/00012531111164969

Purpose “ This paper seeks to report the results of a study, which investigated the use of the internet by political parties and individual candidates in Scotland as part of their campaign for election to the UK Parliament in 2010. Design/methodology... Read More about The use of the internet by political parties and candidates in Scotland during the 2010 UK general election campaign..

Does Scotland 'like' this? (2011)
Presentation / Conference
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?.

Organisational information behaviour in the public consultation process in Scotland. (2010)
Journal Article
BAXTER, G., MARCELLA, R. and ILLINGWORTH, L. 2010. Organisational information behaviour in the public consultation process in Scotland. Information research [online], 15(4), paper 442. Available from: http://www.informationr.net/ir/15-4/paper442.html

This study explored the information behaviour of representative groups in responding to Scottish Government consultations. It investigated how organizations find out about relevant consultations, how they go about gathering information in preparation... Read More about Organisational information behaviour in the public consultation process in Scotland..

The 'main street' in Kirkwall: a pilot research projects. (2010)
Report
BAXTER, G., GRAY, D., MORRISON, K., REID, P.H., VERGUNST, J., WILLIAMS, D. 2010. The 'main street' in Kirkwall: a pilot research projects. Draft report. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

In July 2010, researchers from Robert Gordon University, in collaboration with the University of Aberdeen, conducted a pilot research project which investigated the role of the main street (i.e. Bridge Street, Albert Street, Broad Street and Victoria... Read More about The 'main street' in Kirkwall: a pilot research projects..