• A Museum Without Walls: Realising the Potential of Crowdsourcing in the Arts

    Participants: Dr Kathryn Eccles

    This AHRC funded project will study the impact of an innovative crowdsourcing initiative on Your Paintings, an important new digital art collection hosted by the BBC.

  • Access Denied: A Qualitative Study of Inadequate Broadband Access in Rural Britain

    Participants: Dr Anne-Marie Oostveen, Dr Bianca Reisdorf

    By using interviews and focus groups this project will focus on how people living and working in rural areas are affected by the unavailability of adequate Internet connections.

  • Accessing and Using Big Data to Advance Social Science Knowledge

    Participants: Professor Ralph Schroeder, Professor Eric T. Meyer, Dr Linnet E. M. Taylor, Josh Cowls

    The project will follow 'big data' from its public and private origins through open and closed pathways into the social sciences, and document and shape the ways they are being accessed and used to create new knowledge about the social world.

  • An Ethical Framework for the New Civic Responsibilities of Online Service Providers

    Participants: Professor Luciano Floridi, Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo

    This project aims to analyse the new civic responsibilities of Online Service Providers, and the policies regulating them.

  • Between Text and Object: Digital Transformation of Teaching through Objects

    Participants: Dr Kathryn Eccles, Dr Giovanna Vitelli, Professor Howard Hotson, Dr Silke Ackermann, Jamie Cameron

    This project will develop and test a digital platform to support the integration of museum and library collections into Oxford’s world-class teaching.

  • Big data and election prediction: analysing online information seeking during the European Parliament elections

    Participants: Dr Taha Yasseri, Dr Jonathan Bright, Eve Ahearn

    This project investigates the extent to which the characteristics of different political systems (for example, the number of major political parties) affect patterns of online information seeking behaviour which take place during election time.

  • Big Data for Advancing Dementia Research

    Participants: Professor Ralph Schroeder, Professor Eric T. Meyer, Ulrike Deetjen

    The aim of this study is to undertake an in-depth examination of the practices in data sharing to advance the science of dementia and other age-related neurodegenerative diseases.

  • Big Data: Demonstrating the Value of the UK Web Domain Dataset for Social Science Research

    Participants: Professor Helen Margetts, Professor Eric T. Meyer, Dr Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon, Dr Scott A. Hale, Tom Nicholls, Dr Taha Yasseri, Dr Jonathan Bright

    This project aims to enhance JISC's UK Web Domain archive, a 30 TB archive of the .uk country-code top level domain collected from 1996 to 2010. It will extract link graphs from the data and disseminate social science research using the collection.

  • Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities

    Participants: Professor Ralph Schroeder, Professor Eric T. Meyer, Josh Cowls

    The Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities project works with data derived from the UK domain crawl from 1996 to 2013, in order to develop a framework for the study of web archive data and produce a major history of the UK web space.

  • Breaking Barriers to e-Government

    Participants: Professor William H. Dutton, Professor Helen Margetts, Professor Rebecca Eynon

    Investigating the legal, organisational, technological and other barriers to expanding effective eGovernment services using the Internet and to define possible solutions at a European level to overcome such obstacles.

  • Broadband Internet in Oxfordshire schools

    Participants: Peter Birmingham, Chris Davies, Richard Pring

    Studying innovations in learning and education tied to the implementation of broadband infrastructures in Oxfordshire schools, leading to broader questions about the factors shaping e-innovation at all levels of education and learning.

  • Campaigning in cyberspace: 2005 general election online

    Participants: Dr Steve Ward

    Research on the role and use of new ICTs in the 2005 UK election campaign, drawing on data from both a top-down party perspective and bottom-up voter perspective using qualitative and quantitative methods.

  • Civil society participation in the World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS)

    Participants: Professor William H. Dutton, Dr Victoria Nash, Dr Sonia Liff, Professor Stephen Coleman

    Achieving a deeper understanding of the nature, extent and potential of civil society groups' participation in the 2003 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and ICT policy making by establishing a cross-sector academic / practitioner dialogue.

  • Clinical and psychological characteristics of Internet gamblers: web-based survey

    Participants: Professor William H. Dutton, Dr Victoria Nash, Joanne Lloyd, Professor Robert D. Rogers, John Geddes, Guy Goodwin

    Expanding our understanding of online gambling by undertaking a web-based survey of users of Internet gambling sites, covering areas such as demographic and occupational characteristics, psychological characteristics, and attitudes to risk.

  • Collective Memory in the Digital Age: Understanding “Forgetting” on the Internet

    Participants: Dr Taha Yasseri, Dr Ruth Olimpia García Gavilanes, Dr Milena Tsvetkova

    "The Internet doesn't forget", but people do. Internet has had strong impacts on memory and the processes of remembering and forgetting. In this project we use data collected from the web to quantitatively study how people remember and forget past events.

  • College Connect

    Participants: Dr Bernie Hogan, Joshua Melville, Dr Nicole Ellison, Dr Christine Greenhow

    College Connect is webpage that visualizes social networks automatically from Facebook and puts them to work for the user. The target market of the application is prospective college students as well as those just entering college or university.

  • Companions: Intelligent, Persistent, Personalised Multimodal Interfaces to the Internet

    Participants: Professor Yorick Wilks

    This project developed a virtual conversational 'Companion': an agent that stays with the user for long periods of time, develops a relationship and 'knows' its owner's preferences and wishes, communicating primarily by using and understanding speech.

  • Conceptualising interaction and learning in MOOCs

    Participants: Professor Rebecca Eynon, Dr Chris Davies, Dr Isis Hjorth, Dr Taha Yasseri, Nabeel Gillani

    The overarching goal of this project is to propose a typology that describes the nature of learner interactions in MOOCs that develops our understanding of how learning takes place in such settings.

  • Cyber-humour: the end of humour as we know it?

    Participants: Dr Limor Shifman

    Combining quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate the implications of the Internet on humorous communication (eg political, technology and gender based humour) starting from the senders of humorous messages and ending in receiving procedures.

  • Cybertrust: The tension between privacy and security in an e-society

    Participants: Professor William H. Dutton

    Perceptions of trust in online activities are significant factors influencing the kinds and extents of Internet use and interactions: this work draws on Oxford Internet Survey (OxIS) data to explore and refine key social determinants of cybertrust.