On Tuesday and Wednesday this week (April 26 and/or April 27, 2022, depending on where you are in the world), the ASIS&T 24-Hour Global Conference is coming to a screen near you! Themed “Networking, Sharing, and Learning: Challenges and Opportunities”, the ASIS&T 24-Hour Global Conference provides a platform for discussions of the means by which … Continue reading “A participative approach to understanding the hidden curriculum” to be presented at the ASIS&T 24-Hour Global Conference
The survey deployed as part of my PhD data collection - the Scottish Career Information Survey - has been open for nearly two months now. I am happy to report that the response from secondary schools and young people has been overwhelmingly positive so far, and that the target number of participants has been reached … Continue reading The Scottish Career Information Survey: last chance to have your say!
This year's iConference is fast approaching: over the course of next week (between the 28th of February and the 4th of March), scholars from all around the world will meet online to explore the conference theme "Information for a better world: Shaping the global future". Hosted by University College Dublin, Kyushu University, and the University … Continue reading Preparing for the 2022 iConference
Earlier this year, I compiled some of my notes on best practices in peer reviewing (in a handy format). After sharing these with colleagues, I thought it best to make them available more widely, so here they are! A peer review checklist Have you been invited to peer review an article? If so, then this … Continue reading A peer review checklist
The autumn/winter issue of the 2021 National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC) Journal is here, and I am glad to announce that my supervisory team and I have contributed an article to it! The title of our contribution is "The role of information in career development". In it, we provide an overview of … Continue reading “The role of information in career development” now available on the Napier Repository
Earlier this month, I hosted my very own Skills Development Scotland (SDS) seminar. SDS seminars are recurring knowledge exchange events that bring PhD students on the ESRC/SDS collaborative studentship together with various stakeholders who are interested in their research. These include, but are not limited to PhD students from the same cohort, SDS sponsors, members … Continue reading Knowledge exchange and the role of SDS seminars
Yesterday was the last day of the ECIL 2021 conference, which took place between 20-23 September in a range of virtual locations such as Tallinn, Prague, Istanbul, Saint-Malo, and Dubrovnik. Coincidentally, these are all locations where the conference has taken place in-person before – it’s a nice touch by the conference organisers to name the … Continue reading ECIL2021: Information literacy in a post-truth era
Some time ago, my supervisors and I wrote a paper entitled "New information literacy horizons: Making the case for career information literacy" following the successful receipt of our corresponding abstract for the ECIL 2021 conference. I am pleased to announce that the full-text version of this paper has now been selected for inclusion in the … Continue reading New publication: “New information literacy horizons: Making the case for career information literacy”
Over the last two weeks, I managed to achieve quite a lot: I attended two Summer Schools – the SGSSS Summer School, hosted by the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science, and the European Doctoral Programme in Career Guidance and Counselling (ECADOC), hosted by the NICE Foundation – and I presented five times: once at … Continue reading It’s Summer School season!
This blog post is the second part of a series of three blog posts on the topic of literature searching and writing a literature review for a PhD. Some of the advice presented here might also be applicable to students doing research at postgraduate level or any researchers undertaking large-scale research projects. Blog post 1 … Continue reading Making sense of the literature as a PhD student, Part 2: Inclusion criteria, exclusion criteria, and everything in between