Participants: Professor Mark Graham, Dr Stefano De Sabbata, Nicolas Friederici, Dr Christopher Foster, Sanna Ojanperä, Dr Mohammad Amir Anwar, Dr Fabian Braesemann, Michel Wahome
This research project is examining the geographies, drivers, and effects of Sub-Saharan Africa's emerging information economies at a time of changing connectivity and Internet access across the region.
Participants: Prof Mark Graham, Dr Martin Dittus
As digital augmentations of our world become ever more embedded into everyday life, this project asks where they are, what they are, and who owns, controls, and can shape them.
Participants: Dr Kathryn Eccles, Dr Chico Camargo
This project seeks to use social media data to enhance our understanding of ‘playful’ behaviour across Oxford’s gardens, libraries, and museums, looking for new types of visitor engagement.
SciShops: Enhancing the Responsible and Sustainable Expansion of the Science Shops Ecosystem in Europe
Participants: Professor Ralph Schroeder
This project aims to expand and build upon the Science Shop ecosystem that currently exists in Europe and beyond.
Participants: Professor Andrew Przybylski
This project seeks to improve fundamentally the evidence stakeholders will depend on when crafting youth technology policy in the UK in order to address the current gap between research and policy.
Participants: Professor Rebecca Eynon, Dr Huw Davies
This project seeks to discover the potential of artificial intelligence to personalise informal learning opportunities for adults across the life course.
Participants: Dr Taha Yasseri, Mary Sanford
This project uses computational social science to understand the dissemination and reception of narratives of sustainable food consumption on Social Media.
Participants: Professor Helen Margetts, Dr Scott Hale, Dr Chico Camargo, Dr Myrto Pantazi, Professor Peter John
This project seeks to quantify trends and changes in the volatility of public opinion before and after widespread use of social media, and to study how social information can drive public opinion.
Participants: Dr Jonathan Bright, Dr Bharath Ganesh
The VOX-Pol research project is designed to comprehensively research, analyse, debate, and critique issues surrounding violent online political extremism (VOPE).
Participants: Dr Scott A. Hale, Dr Jonathan Bright, Dr Graham McNeill, Chico Camargo
This project seeks to utilise newly available data to help urban policy makers improve transport infrastructure to cope with growing and increasingly mobile populations.
Participants: Dr Cohen R. Simpson
Using data on face-to-face friendship between adult residents of dozens of rural villages in China, this project investigates whether the expression of mechanisms of network formation (e.g., reciprocity and transitivity) varies across environments.
Skills formation and skills matching in online platform work: Practices and policies for promoting crowdworkers’ continuous learning (CrowdLearn)
Participants: Professor Vili Lenhdonvirta, Professor Anoush Margaryan, Dr Huw C. Davies, Laura Larke, Sian Brooke, Julian Albert
Despite the rapid growth of online platform labour, little is known about how crowdworkers acquire and develop their skills. This project seeks to address this important gap in our knowledge.
Understanding the Psychological Well Being of Disadvantaged Children across the UK in the Digital Age
Participants: Professor Andrew Przybylski, Dr Amy Orben
This project explores whether vulnerable and less privileged children are more or less likely to be adversely affected by digital technology use. This combines the analysis of large-scale datasets with that of longitudinal datasets to examine causality.
Participants: Professor Helen Margetts, Dr Tobias Escher, Dr Nir Vulkan, Dr Scott A. Hale, Ingrid Boxall, Professor Peter John, Lucy Bartlett
Oxford eXperimental Laboratory is undertaking laboratory-based experiments (eg information-seeking tasks) on networked computers in two disciplines: Economics (interactive decision making) and Political Science (evaluating government information online).
Participants: Dr Victoria Nash, Dr Monica Bulger, Dr Vera Slavtcheva-Petkova
Work and activities by OII faculty and associates on issues surrounding online child safety and protection.
Participants: Professor Eric T. Meyer, Dr Heather Ford, John McManus, Shireen Walton, Dr William Kelly
OxDEG, the Oxford Digital Ethnography Group, comprises students and faculty members from Oxford University who discuss and share ideas about the evolution of ethnography in a heavily mediated world.
Participants: Professor Helen Margetts, Dr Scott A. Hale, Dr Jonathan Bright
This site collects elections research at the OII. We are interested in exploring the extent to which data from the social web can be used to predict interesting social and political phenomena, especially elections.
We are a contributing department to the Alan Turing Institute (ATI), which will place the UK at the forefront of world-wide research in data science.
Participants: Professor William H. Dutton, Dr Grant Blank
The World Internet Project (WIP) carries out panel surveys in over twenty countries to help understand how individuals adopt and use the Internet and other technologies, as well as the resulting social, economic, political and everyday-life implications.
Participants: Professor Helen Margetts, Dr Tobias Escher, Dr Scott A. Hale, Simon Bastow, Professor Patrick Dunleavy, Oliver Pearce, Jane Tinkler
Research dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of e-government and the impact of web-based technologies on government.