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Information Science Scotland. Advanced Collaborative Training Event

Scottish Graduate School of Social Science

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Scotland-based Postgraduate Research Student Free  

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The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science welcomes postgraduate research students to the following advanced training event:


Information Science Scotland. Advanced Collaborative Training Event

12-13 April 2016


This advanced training programme will bring together doctoral students from across Scotland and is being run in collaboration with two  leading academics from Ionian University in Greece, Petros Kostagiolas and Christina Banou. The sessions will be of great benefit to Information Science Scotland Students and those from other pathways seeking to develop their skills in: theoretical and practical research skills, research impact, conducting research in organisations and academic publishing. The programme (below) has been designed over two days and includes interactive workshops and will also be opportunities for informal networking and social activities between academics and students. The event will be suitable for doctoral students at all stages of their studies.

Tuesday 12 April

10.00 onwards tea/coffee available

10:30 1st session: "Frameworks for studies of information behaviour and use" by Dr Diane Pennington followed by a lecture from Dr Petros Kostagiolas on “A research approach for explaining distance outcomes of information needs satisfaction through Wilson’s macro model of ISB”

13:30 lunch

14:15 2nd session: "Measuring impact and evaluation of research" by Dr Elizabeth Tait, followed by “Information services performance/quality/value/impact/benefit: a. concepts and implications; b. projecting library performance/quality in “time”";  by Dr Petros Kostagiolas (there will be a 25 minutes break in the middle for tea/cake.)

17:00 drinks reception


Wednesday 13 April 

09:00 onwards tea/coffee available

09:30  3rd session: "Researching organisations and case studies" by Prof Hazel Hall, followed by “A research agenda for the management of intellectual capital” by Dr Petros Kostagiolas.

12:30 lunch

13:15  4th session: Information retrieval/archives research, led by Dr Frank Hopfgartner followed by a session on academic publishing by Dr Christina Banou

16:30 end




Please note that the event takes place in the Sighthill campus of Edinburgh Napier University. The campus is located some distance outside the city centre of Edinburgh, and participants are advised to make travel plans accordingly. More information is available on the Edinburgh Napier University website

Do you have questions about Information Science Scotland. Advanced Collaborative Training Event? Contact Scottish Graduate School of Social Science


Edinburgh Napier University
Room 5.B.14 Sighthill campus
EH11 4BN Edinburgh
United Kingdom


Scottish Graduate School of Social Science

The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science is the UK's largest facilitator of funding, training and support for doctoral students in social science. By combining the expertise of sixteen universities across Scotland, the school facilitates world-class PhD research. The school is funded jointly by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Scottish Funding Council.

SGSSS is a highly attractive environment for doctoral research. Not only do our partner universities offer an excellent research environment, we also offer comprehensive and world-class research training in a number of discipline-specific and interdisciplinary pathways. In addition, the school manages a programme of advanced training courses and an annual summer school which together offers our students further opportunities to develop their research, knowledge exchange and transferable professional skills.

At the heart of the SGSSS is the Doctoral Training Partnership (formerly the Doctoral Training Centre) in Scotland. The SGSSS was established in 2011 and is the biggest of 14 Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) accredited DTPs in the United Kingdom. The bid for renewed funding has been successful and from 1 October 2017 the SGSSS will be one of the ESRC's 14 Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP)

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