Social Media - Developing Understanding, Infrastructure & Engagement (Social Media Enhancement)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Aberdeen
Department Name: Computing Science

Abstract

There is now a broad consensus that new forms of social data emerging from people’s day-to-day activities on the web have the potential to transform the social sciences. However, there is also agreement that current analytical techniques fall short of the methodological standards required for academic research and policymaking and that conclusions drawn from social media data have much greater utility when combined with results drawn from other datasets (including various public sector resources made available through open data initiatives).



In this proposal we outline the case for further investigations into the challenges surrounding social media data and the social sciences. Aspects of the work will involve analysis of social media data in a number of contexts, including:






  • transport disruption around the 2014 Commonwealth Games (Glasgow)


  • news stories about Scottish independence and UK-EU relations


  • island communities in the Western Isles.




 



 



Guided by insights from these case studies we will:






  • develop a suite of software tools to support various aspects of data analysis and curation


  • provide guidance on ethical considerations surrounding analysis of social media data


  • deliver training workshops for social science researchers


  • engage with the public on this important topic through a series of festivals (food, music, science).




 



 



 



 

Planned Impact

Key beneficiaries include:

1. Academic researchers who are considering use of social media data in their research plans.

2. Policy makers who have difficulty understanding the validity of findings from social media analytics;

3. Public transport operators and agencies who currently struggle to develop coherent social media strategies;

4. Market research organisations who would benefit from more sophisticated analysis, including perceived pros and cons, identification of claims that hold widespread support, and arguments that are found to be convincing;

5. Developers of tools for social media analytics;

6. Members of the public who may be frustrated by the ways in which social media are used by commercial organisations and agencies.

How will they benefit?
1. Through the availability of training events, ethical guidelines, case studies and data (where possible).

2. Via a series of case studies we will highlight the potential and pitfalls of social media analysis, and will share these experiences with a range of academic and non-academic audiences.

3. By harnessing the potential for social media to be used constructively both as a means to develop more effective intervention strategies and as a platform for public communication, transport operators and agencies will enhance the effectiveness of their operations as well as influencing public perception of their sector.

4. Argumentation mining software offers clear benefits to policy makers and industry sectors such as market research. At present, sentiment (or opinion) mining tools, which identify positive and negative opinions on topics of interest, enjoy widespread success. Companies use sentiment analysis over social media routinely to understand public opinion about their products. Argumentation mining would allow more sophisticated forms of analysis.

5. Through the development of new prototype tools (for argument mining, qualitative modelling, dataset annotation) we will advance the state of the art in aspects of social media analytics, and data management.

6. The public will have the opportunity to engage directly with the social media data agenda and to influence both the direction of the research and its outcomes; in particular, ethical guidelines will emerge that reflect public concerns.
 
Title Fieldwork Visual Documentation 
Description Collection of photographs from Commonwealth Games 2014 as part of fieldwork activities associated with work on social media and transport disruption. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact Visual documentation of transport disruption during the Games 
 
Description The project achieved the following:

Production of a number of novel open-source software tools to aid researchers (and others) with collection and analysis of social media data. These include: an interactive tool designed to guide social scientists in collecting, linking, coding and annotating social media data; software to identify and cluster points made in online political debates; code to analyse online texts to determine likely purchase intentions; a Web-based tool able to assess research methodology descriptions in papers/reports and then guide authors to ensure that their research using social media data has been sufficiently well-documented for it to be reproducible by others.

Investigated the use of social media data as a means to study society - via a number of datasets/scenarios: Twitter data relating to transport disruption during the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games; Twitter data gathered during the run-up to the Scottish Independence Referendum 2014; Twitter discussions during the UK General Election campaign of 2015; Goodreads online book reviews, recommendations and purchase intentions. Findings from these studies included:

- The coordinated approach to Twitter used by a consortium of transport providers during the Commonwealth Games revealed both the extent to which social media may be used to communicate cohesive, reliable information to travellers, and the trust in that information revealed by public interaction.

- While economic factors appeared to play an underlying role in mobilising public opinion during the Independence Referendum and General Election, contrary to many assumptions, identity and nationalist sentiments were much more central. There also appeared to be a significant focus on discontent over rising economic inequality, a factor potentially reflected in both support for the SNP's social democratic agenda in Scotland and support for Corbyn amongst younger left leaning voters in England.

Developed a set of ethical guidelines for research using social media data, for use by students, researchers, and institutional ethics committees. Issues considered within the framework include: platform-specific legal obligations, user privacy, risk, data sharing and re-use. The guidelines have already been communicated widely to audiences including the International Sociological Association, Social Research Association, and Academy of Social Sciences.

Supported the development of analytical capabilities within two cohorts of social science researchers through the delivery of social media data training workshops for early career researchers (April 2016) and doctoral students (June 2016). These events mixed presentations from researchers working on the grant, with discussions (on data ethics, data provenance, and curation); participants also gained hands-on experience using a range of analytical tools.

Delivered an extensive programme of public engagement events and activities that between them reached nearly 3000 members of the public across the UK. These explored a range of themes including the role of social media in political discourse, issues of trust and privacy surrounding social media data, and the role of such data in understanding and communicating transport disruption. Our experience in planning and delivering the programme of events featured in an invited ESRC blog post entitled "Public Engagement and Social Media".
Exploitation Route Several outcomes have the potential to be taken forward or used by others:

Open source software tools to support various aspects of social media data analytics have been made available for download - either for use or further development. For example, the summarisation and point extraction tools could be applied to responses collected from online policy consultations by government agencies. 

A number of social media datasets (and associated collections reflecting attitudes to social media data) have been made available; these could be used for further research or to support teaching activities. The web site http://indyref.abdn.ac.uk/ was established to visualise the topics extracted from the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum and 2015 UK General Election datasets, and to make these results more accessible to the public.

Findings from the analysis of social media data in areas such as transport disruption, online political discourse, and consumer reviews can be utilised by researchers, politicians, policy makers, and business.

The framework for social research ethics has already been shared with a sizeable audience, and has the potential to be adopted by a wide community - both within the social sciences and beyond.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Retail,Security and Diplomacy,Transport,Other
 
Description Project findings (outcomes) are already being used by a number of different stakeholders: - Results from the work analysing the Scottish independence referendum (2014) and UK General Election (2015) Twitter data have been communicated to various groups within the Scottish National Party. A paper was circulated around regional constituencies where there was significant interest in the electoral and policy implications of the findings. This was accompanied by three, very well received, invited presentations attended by party activists as well as local and national politicians. - Work undertaken with respect to the use of social media platforms (in particular, Twitter) for purposes of communication between public transport operators and passengers has been presented to employees of FirstGroup, a major public transport company, who have indicated interest in adopting 'lessons learned' into their social media practices. First in Aberdeen subsequently modified their social media practice as a result of this interaction. - Work on opinion mining and methodological provenance is being used in collaboration with Foods Standards Scotland to build a Food Sentiment Observatory - a software platform designed to investigate policy issues associated with food safety and food crime. - The social media ethics framework is already gaining traction, and has been adopted by a number of academic and professional groups. - Researchers who participated in the two social media training workshops will have benefitted through their exposure to analytical tools and methods. - A significant project activity involved engaging nearly 3000 members of the public with agendas related to social media and its use in society. While it is difficult to directly assess our impact on individuals, feedback from post-event surveys indicated that our engagements were often the first time when people began to consider issues such as personal privacy and social media.
First Year Of Impact 2015
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Government, Democracy and Justice,Transport,Other
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services
 
Description Participation in Defra Vision25 Environment launch event #openenvironment
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Participation in Singapore Government Foresight study on Future Urban Transportation and Mobility
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description BBC News Lab
Amount £21,333 (GBP)
Organisation British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2015 
End 07/2017
 
Description EPSRC First Grant
Amount £100,749 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P005810/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2017 
End 02/2018
 
Description InnovateUK End-to-End Journey Competition
Amount £237,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of the UK 
Department Innovate UK
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 07/2016 
End 12/2017
 
Description New and Emerging Forms of Data - Policy Demonstrator Projects
Amount £160,644 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/P011004/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2017 
End 02/2018
 
Description Ways of being in a digital age: a systematic review
Amount £2,774 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/P003109/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2016 
End 02/2017
 
Title British Science Week School Twitter Datasets 
Description During British Science Week 2015, 4 Aberdeen City and Shire schools were visited and 7 workshops took place. As part of this work searches were conducted of twitter of names of schools, the tweets copied and analysed using WordItOut (http://worditout.com/) to create wordclouds that were used in presentations and as discussion starters. Tweets from up to 1 year old (1 March 2014 - 15 March 2015) were collected to make the wordclouds and common linking words and abbreviations were removed when creating the wordclouds. Each school had its own wordcloud and therefore its own search terms. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None yet known 
URL http://pure.abdn.ac.uk:8080/portal/en/datasets/british-science-week-school-twitter-datasets(8d604c84...
 
Title Effects of uncertain inferential reasoning on risks of data sharing - Researcher Survey & Responses 
Description Survey instrument and responses collected as part of a study into how people perceive likelihood and risk of inferring sensitive information from social media data when injecting conflicts and uncertainty. Electronic files include XLS spreadsheet of collected survey responses, and pdf versions of the online survey instrument. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None yet known. 
 
Title Provenance of Social Media Data - Researcher Survey & Responses 
Description Survey instrument and responses collected as part of a study into the level of documentation (provenance) associated with projects using (analysing) social media data. Attached electronic files include XLS spreadsheet of collected survey responses, and pdf versions of the Google Forms online survey instrument. Each PDF file denotes one possible survey path that depended on the response of a participant to the question "What level of experience do you have using data from social media platforms as part of your research?" 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Too early to evaluate. 
 
Title Social Media ethics framework 
Description Flow chart for determining ethical problems in social media research. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact To date it has been taken up by publisher (Sage) and Market Research Association; was disseminated to a number of UK Social Science researchers through social media training workshops and other events. 
URL http://www.dotrural.ac.uk/socialmediaresearchethics.pdf
 
Title Social scientists user requirements for capturing and analysing social media data 
Description Coded transcripts from 10 semi structured interviews with social scientists working with social media data. Interview agenda focused on user requirements for capturing and analysing social media data in addition to challenges with existing approaches and methods used. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The results of this study were used to guide the development of a software tool designed to assist social scientists with capturing and analysing social media data. 
 
Title TMI - Commonwealth Games Transport 
Description Collection of Tweets associated with Commonwealth Games transport collected via the TMI interface developed at the University of Aberdeen. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact All impacts associated with the twitter and transport project have relied in part upon the underlying data 
 
Title Twitter Data for Scrutable Feature Sets for Stance Classification 
Description 607761 tweets gathered from 05.09.2014 to 22.09.2014 about the Scottish Independence Referendum. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None to date. 
 
Title Twitter Data for UK General Election 
Description We have collected Twitter data during the 2016 UK General Election based on a series of keywords. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact We have used the Twitter data collected to analyse topics discussed during 2015 UK General Election and how these topics are related to those on the Scottish Independence Referendum, the data of which have been obtained from a previous project. The above results have been published in the following paper: Bone, JD., Emele, CD., Abdul, AO., Coghill, GM. & Pang, W. (2016). 'The social sciences and the web: From 'Lurking' to interdisciplinary 'Big Data' research'. Methodological Innovations, vol 9, pp. 1-14. 
URL http://pure.abdn.ac.uk:8080/portal/en/datasets/twitter-data-for-scottish-independence-referendum-and...
 
Title el-capitan-reviews 
Description This dataset includes 4363 customer reviews on the Mac OS X version 10.11 (El Capitan) from 6 English speaking countries, i.e. Australia, Canada, Ireland New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States. This dataset can be used to test and evaluate the topic models and sentiment analysis methods. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None yet known 
 
Title goodreads-reviews 
Description This dataset includes 30190 reviews on the most popular books listed on the Goodreads website. It also include comments made on those reviews and the social relationships among the reviewers and those who made the comments. This dataset can be used to test and evaluate the topic models and sentiment analysis methods. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None yet known 
 
Description Data Mining in Information Network - Jilin University 
Organisation Jilin University
Country China, People's Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Wei Pang co-supervises an MSc student, who is carrying out research relevant to this project.
Collaborator Contribution The partner is the main supervisor of the student, and responsible for monitoring the research progress of the student.
Impact One paper accepted. Not multi-disciplinary
Start Year 2014
 
Description Twitter and Transport - Commonwealth Games 2014 
Organisation Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Engagement with marketing/social media representatives of Commonwealth Games 2014.
Collaborator Contribution Engagement via interviews.
Impact Interview data.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Twitter and Transport - First Group 
Organisation FirstGroup
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Engagement with operations and media representatives
Collaborator Contribution Engagement via interviews and presentation attendance
Impact Interview data.
Start Year 2014
 
Description User requirements for social scientists collecting and linking social media (user requirements interview study) 
Organisation Robert Gordon University
Department Department of Communication, Marketing and Media
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have increased awareness of what tools are available for capturing social media data and what computational approaches may support and expand social scientists existing approaches towards analysing social media data. In addition we have outlined the limitations of existing tools and provided a tool to match their intial requirements for capturing and analysing social media data
Collaborator Contribution We have increased awareness of what tools are available for capturing social media data and what computational approaches may support and expand social scientists existing approaches towards analysing social media data. In addition we have outlined the limitations of existing tools and provided a tool to match their intial requirements for capturing and analysing social media data
Impact We have developed an open source extensible software architecture to support social scientists working with social media data. This tool was designed based on the feedback and analysis of the participants we interviewed listed on this page.
Start Year 2015
 
Description User requirements for social scientists collecting and linking social media (user requirements interview study) 
Organisation Robert Gordon University
Department Department of Information Management
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have increased awareness of what tools are available for capturing social media data and what computational approaches may support and expand social scientists existing approaches towards analysing social media data. In addition we have outlined the limitations of existing tools and provided a tool to match their intial requirements for capturing and analysing social media data
Collaborator Contribution We have increased awareness of what tools are available for capturing social media data and what computational approaches may support and expand social scientists existing approaches towards analysing social media data. In addition we have outlined the limitations of existing tools and provided a tool to match their intial requirements for capturing and analysing social media data
Impact We have developed an open source extensible software architecture to support social scientists working with social media data. This tool was designed based on the feedback and analysis of the participants we interviewed listed on this page.
Start Year 2015
 
Description User requirements for social scientists collecting and linking social media (user requirements interview study) 
Organisation Robert Gordon University
Department Department of Management
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have increased awareness of what tools are available for capturing social media data and what computational approaches may support and expand social scientists existing approaches towards analysing social media data. In addition we have outlined the limitations of existing tools and provided a tool to match their intial requirements for capturing and analysing social media data
Collaborator Contribution We have increased awareness of what tools are available for capturing social media data and what computational approaches may support and expand social scientists existing approaches towards analysing social media data. In addition we have outlined the limitations of existing tools and provided a tool to match their intial requirements for capturing and analysing social media data
Impact We have developed an open source extensible software architecture to support social scientists working with social media data. This tool was designed based on the feedback and analysis of the participants we interviewed listed on this page.
Start Year 2015
 
Description User requirements for social scientists collecting and linking social media (user requirements interview study) 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have increased awareness of what tools are available for capturing social media data and what computational approaches may support and expand social scientists existing approaches towards analysing social media data. In addition we have outlined the limitations of existing tools and provided a tool to match their intial requirements for capturing and analysing social media data
Collaborator Contribution We have increased awareness of what tools are available for capturing social media data and what computational approaches may support and expand social scientists existing approaches towards analysing social media data. In addition we have outlined the limitations of existing tools and provided a tool to match their intial requirements for capturing and analysing social media data
Impact We have developed an open source extensible software architecture to support social scientists working with social media data. This tool was designed based on the feedback and analysis of the participants we interviewed listed on this page.
Start Year 2015
 
Title PRISM Ontology 
Description Ontology (semantic knowledge base) used to support semantic annotation of descriptions of research that uses social media data. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2016 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact None to date. 
URL https://github.com/socialmediaprov/ontologies
 
Title Python library for Goodreads Web API (pygoodreads) 
Description A Python library for accessing the Web API provided by the Goodreads website. It also implements the functionality of retrieving the full text all of the reviews and comments. In addition, it can crawl the social relationships such as following/friendship among the GoodReads users. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2016 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact This the first full-functional Python library wrapping the GoodReads API and has been made publicly available in GitHub . 
URL https://github.com/linron84/pygoodreads
 
Title SMRDC - Social media research description checker 
Description An online tool to assist social scientists with creation of textual descriptions of the use of social media data in their research. Users are directed through a series of prompts to ensure that descriptions of their work include sufficient information to enhance understanding and enable reproducibility by other researchers. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2016 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact None to date. 
URL https://github.com/socialmediaprov/smrdc
 
Title Social media data capture tool and annotation tool 
Description The product is a Publish Subscribe design pattern which provides an interactive GUI to handle the publish and subscribers available to the system. A user would be able to create a topic based on a search term with multiple publishers and subscribers. Publishers in this case represent sources of social networking data. The subscribers perform actions on that data be it displaying the data in the GUI or performing analysis on that data. The system provides a default subscriber that stores and maintains the data whilst providing annotation features in the applications GUI. The GUI is a tabbed layout where each tab represents a topic (search term). This tool satisfies the primary requirement of social scientists working with social media who we interviewed as part of our ongoing research activities for this project. Existing means of capturing social media data are typically licensed and acquiring data through api access is not suitable for social scientists lacking the technical knowledge required to capture social media data. We anticipate that this tool we improve the means by which social scientists (specifically participants we interviewed for this project) are able to collect, link / code/ annotate social media data as part of their research. In addition, due to the extensible nature of the software we have developed, we anticipate that this tool will have further impact by making available more sophisticated and advanced forms of analysis, utilising machine learning techniques such as text classification for sentiment analysis. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2016 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact None yet known 
URL https://github.com/ptravers/fsc
 
Title Software for intention analysis 
Description This is a java jar file that takes an English sentence as input and outputs its intention type of 'purchase', 'inform' or 'other'. For purchase intention, the agent and object are also analysed. License: CC BY 4.0 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2015 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact None yet known. 
URL http://pure.abdn.ac.uk:8080/portal/en/datasets/intention-analysis-jar(06919a01-5332-4b19-bba4-73dfd4...
 
Title Software for summarising the points made in online political debates 
Description The software processes text to produce 'points', which are subject-verb-(object) constructions; essentially, they are simple propositions extracted from the text. Points that are about the same topic are clustered; points that are contrastive (e.g. pro and con) are related. The points are presented to users as an easy to read summary about the information in the corpus. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2015 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact None to date. 
URL https://github.com/charlieegan3/standpoint
 
Description Argumentation in Social Media: The case of the Scottish referendum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

Publicity about the talk led to media requests.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description CW MeCCSA keynote 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote address at MeCCSA (Media Communications and Cultural Studies) conference (January 7th 2016) followed by discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.meccsa2016.co.uk/keynotes.html
 
Description Caitlin Cottrill a Guest on Talking Science, Shmu FM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Caitlin Cottrill was interviewed on her work on Social Media and Transport.

None known to date
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Christ Church Canterbury Centre for Culture and Community 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to members of Christ Church Canterbury University; raised awareness of ethical issues for cross-disciplinary research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Connecting data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A report directed towards policy makers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.raeng.org.uk/publications/reports/connecting-data-driving-productivity
 
Description Data + Technology = Better Transport talk by Caitlin Cottrill 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk by Dr Caitlin Cottrill about various transport projects at the University of Aberdeen (Digital Economy and Social Media) and talk from Martin Hill of the Transport Systems Catapult. Talk sparked questions and discussion.

None yet known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.abdn.ac.uk/events/7862/
 
Description Digital Leaders Programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented and discussed social media ethics framework to local leaders interested in digital participation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ESRC Blogpost - Public Engagement & Social Media 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Jennifer Holden (Public Engagement lead) was invited to write a blogpost for the ESRC blog: Public Engagement in Social Media about engagement at Festivals.

None yet known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blog.esrc.ac.uk/tag/jennifer-holden/
 
Description Focus group with University of Aberdeen researchers in social media 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussed social media ethics framework with researchers at the University of Aberdeen to raise awareness of ethical issues surrounding social media data analytics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GIS Research UK (GISRUK) conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation at a national conference. Resulting conversations will lead to project improvements.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://leeds.gisruk.org/
 
Description Guest Lecture by Dr Jeff Pan at the in the Master Course on 'Qualitative Methods' in the School of Social Science at the Unviersity of Aberdeen 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Guest Lecture by Dr Jeff Pan (titled 'Constructing Social Media Knowledge Graphs with Social Scientists') at the in the Master Course on 'Qualitative Methods' in the School of Social Science at the Unviersity of Aberdeen, which sparked detailed discussions on how knowledge graphs can be useful for social scientists. Many of the postgraduate students are interested in the opportunity of working with us during their master projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Huntly Hairst 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact At a stall in the Huntly Mart during the Sunday of the Huntly Hairst researchers ran a public engagement activity related to using twitter to examine online political arguments and remote streaming of cultural events. This was visited by around 200 attendees of all ages at the event.

Too early to tell.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description IAMCR 2015 Conference Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A talk on risk perception in social media data use and re-use including information on the public engagement approach was given in the "Ethics of Digital Communication Session" at the International Association of Media and Communication Research in Montreal, Canada, 13th July 2015. The talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards, including via email and requests for more information on the public engagement approach taken.

After the talk several participants reported that they would be incorporating more public engagement activities in their academic work (in Canada, Mexico, Germany and Brazil).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description IATBR Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at an international conference, with approx. 30 people in the audience; questions and further conversations emerged
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.iatbr2015.org.uk/index.php/iatbr/iatbr2015
 
Description Invited presentations to SNP constituency associations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Three invited presentations to Scottish national party constituency associations - 17th August; 4th and 21st September 2016.
Led to offer from SNP Member of Scottish Parliament to collaborate on further research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Jennifer Holden presented at PechaKucha Aberdeen November 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Jennifer Holden presented a PechaKucha (20 slides of 20 seconds each) about perception of risk related to digital hazards at the Belmont Filmhouse Cinema, Aberdeen. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

None yet known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/aberdeen/events/55d1e232bfb6ff6966000004
 
Description Lodestar Festival Public Engagement 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Leanne Townsend, Jennifer Holden and Amy Johnston participated in the Lodestar Festival (attended by approx 5000 people) in Cambridgeshire 4-6 September 2015. We were the first public engagement with research activity ever at the Festival. We had a space in the Village Green area hosting Sidestalls of Social Meda, three activities designed to engage people with issues around social media use for research, by industry, and other organisations alongside issues of privacy, trust and risk. The activities sparked questions and discussion amongst festival attendees.

None yet known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MeCCSA Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop with fellow academics on social media ethics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meccsa 2016 presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk followed by questions and discussion on "Online communication practices by three Christian groups in Aberdeen"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description New Directions in Humanities Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented project to academics (approx 12)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description On the use of social media in transport and its potential to complement traffic sensor data in identifying road traffic congestion (UTSG2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at an international conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.utsg.net/web/uploads/UTSG%2049th%20Annual%20Conference.pdf
 
Description One-Day NLP/NLG Workshop at the University of Aberdeen 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This one-day NLP/NLG workshop brings together researchers from both academia and industry with an aim to highlight recent work on natural language processing and generation. There were 6 invited speakers (from across the UK and Europe) and around 30 participants attended the workshop, which stimulates discussions, collaborations, and networking afterwords. Workshop participants were highly interested in the talks and the social media research from Aberdeen. The workshop organiser Dr Chenghua Lin has also been invited by some participants to give talks at Manchester University and Aston University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://homepages.abdn.ac.uk/chenghua.lin/pages/
 
Description Online communication practices presentation (MeCCSA 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Talk followed by discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Orkney International Science Festival Family Fun Day 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact David Corsar and Paul Gault hosted a stand at the Orkney International Science Festival Family Fun Day. The stand involved two activities designed to engage the public with social media use by different groups such as academics and engage with the research process. The activities sparked questions and discussion.

None yet known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Orkney Science Festival Family Fun Day 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We had a stall at the Orkney Science Festival Family Fun Day talking about Social Media twitter use for investigating transport disruption during the Commonwealth Games and smart logistics for rural food businesses. We interacted with around 100 people throughout the day mostly families.

Too early to report, but invited back to participate in 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Participated in public defence of thesis about digital margins at University of Groningen. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Engaged in debate about social media ethics during public defence of thesis about digital margins at University of Groningen.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participation in Letters to a Pre-Scientist Activity 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Jennifer Holden participated in the Letters to a Pre-Scientist activity for school year 2015-2016. Letters to a Pre-Scientist is a collaboration between educators and scientists who want to show school children a more personal view of science, beyond their typical classroom lessons. This involved exchanging letters with a student (and their class) in Los Angeles. Letters to a pre-scientist is focussed on schools in deprived areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description Participation in May Festival 2015 Hall of Mayhem 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Researchers Xiwu Han and Liang Chen along with Amy Johnston participated in the Hall of Mayhem at the University of Aberdeen's May Festival (31 May 2015). Activities included illustrating and explaining using twitter to tell the story of the festival, fishing for tweets and sentiment analysis. This drop in activity sparked questions and discussions from participants of all ages.

None yet known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation at the Human-Like Computing Machine Intelligence Workshop (MI20-HLC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation (Helping Social Scientists to Collect and Understand Social Media Data) focused on how our work on this project demonstrates how manual construction of knowledge graphs with social scientists can be further supported using more automated tools for analysis and presentation of data. Demonstrated how our research represents a novel application of human like computing, utilising social scientists expertise in areas which are initially challenging for applying more automated analytical tools and how the knowledge graph approach offers a middle ground between disciplines for deriving greater insights into topics discussed on social media.
PAPER: http://mi20-hlc.doc.ic.ac.uk/short_presentations/Pan.pdf
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://mi20-hlc.doc.ic.ac.uk/programme.html
 
Description Presentation at the Sustainable Urban Mobilty Workshop, Edinburgh Napier University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at an international workshop. Resulting conversations will lead to project improvements
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation by Dr Caitlin Cottrill at Convening on Urban Data April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk given by Dr Caitlin D Cottrill at the Convening on Urban Data event at the University Chicago, the talk "Privacy and Urban Sensing" was followed by questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.urbanccd.org/urbandataconven
 
Description Presentation by Prof Pete Edwards at Convening on Urban Data Science April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Pete Edwards gave a talk "Who? What? How? Why? Four Questions for Urban Sensing and The IoT" at Convening on Urban Data at University Chicago. The talk drew on research at the University of Aberdeen and forthcoming work. The talk was followed by questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.urbanccd.org/urbandataconven
 
Description Presentation of social media ethics framework to International Sociological Association Conference, Vienna 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We presented information in several workshops at one of the largest international sociological gatherings in the world. There were approximately 20-50 people at each of the workshops where we presented. Many people asked for our social media ethics framework leaflet.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to Permanent Secretary for the DfT 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation to DfT staff and internal partners. Discussions led to interest and potential future engagement by DfT
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.abdn.ac.uk/ctr/news/8680/
 
Description Presentation to Siemens/Aberdeen City Council SmartCities Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Pete Edwards gave a talk on Smart Cities research to the day arranged by Siemens Consultancy for Aberdeen City Council, this was followed by questions, discussion and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Press Release - Social Media Enhancement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The ESRC Social Media Enhancement award to the dot.rural Digital Economy Hub formed a substantial part of a press release.

None yet known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.esrc.ac.uk/news-events-and-publications/news/news-items/social-media-enhancements-to-rcuk...
 
Description Press release: Tweeting Traffic 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Provided a mechanism to provide information on the project

None to date
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.abdn.ac.uk/news/6544/
 
Description Prof Pete Edwards talk ESRC/ICCSSP Underpinning the development data revolution: Social Media Data and Research in London January 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Pete Edwards gave a talk at the Underpinning the development data revolution: Social Media Data and Research event in London to researchers from India and the UK. The talk was used to frame discussions concerning potential future research collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Royal Society's Accessing the evidence: scientists in Westminster reception (Wei Pang) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Met Kirsty Blackman MP in the House of Commons; established initial contact with her; described our research on the Social Media project and discussed future possible opportunities for working together.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description School visit Greenbrae Primary P7 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Workshop delivered to 22 P7 (aged 10-12 years) children and 2 teachers. In the 75 minute sessions issues covered include what research is, interdisciplinarity, social media, provenance, trust, ethics, technical issues and the children became researchers. The activities sparked questions, discussion and further deeper thinking by the pupils.

Verbal and written feedback from the pupils and teachers was very good. The lead teacher expressed an interest in further interactions. Pupils reported that they had learnt more about science, social media and their views on what science is had broadened.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description School visit Skene Square P5/6 and P6 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Workshop delivered to 24 P6 (aged 9-11 years) children and their teacher and to 23 P5/6 (aged 8-11 years) children and 2 teachers. In the 90 minute sessions issues covered include what research is, interdisciplinarity, social media, provenance, trust, ethics, technical issues and the children became researchers. Issues around remote observation of the day's solar eclipse were covered. The activities sparked questions, discussion and further deeper thinking by the pupils.

After the talks discussions were held with teachers about continuing involvement and CPD opportunities including SCRATCH and other programming activities. All verbal and written evaluations from teachers and pupils were very positive, with pupils enjoying the interactive elements, reported learning more about social media, science and how research works and happen.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description School visit Westpark Primary P5/6M and S 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Two 1h20 workshops were delivered to two P5/6 classes (ages 9-11 years), a total of 46 pupils and 4 teachers. This included introduction to two projects, what university was like, interdisciplinarity and ways of working. Activities included individual, group and whole class work with lots of questions and discussion. Activities were bespoke designed for the classes fitting into previous work on ICT safety and what is a scientist.

After the talk teachers expressed interest in further visits and interactions. Evaluations from pupils (written and verbal) indicate that their thinking of what science and scientists are has broadened and they are interested in finding out more.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description School visit to Kingswells P7 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Workshop delivered to two P7 (aged 10-12 years) classes (total of 41 children) and 3 teachers. In the 945 minute sessions issues covered include what research is, interdisciplinarity, social media, provenance, trust, ethics, technical issues and the children became researchers. The activities sparked questions, discussion and further deeper thinking by the pupils.

All verbal and written evaluations from teachers and pupils were very positive, with pupils enjoying the interactive elements, reported learning more about social media, science and how research works and happen. Potential return visits were discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Science is for Everyone 18 May 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Jennifer Holden spoke at the Science is for Everyone organised by Aberdeen Science Grrl. The talk spoke about science careers and was followed by question and answers sparking discussions about careers in science, university options and being a female in science.

None yet known.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/science-is-for-everyone-science-grrl-careers-night-tickets-1687342888...
 
Description Scientist on the Stage - National Museum of Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Brief talk by Jennifer Holden in the Grand Gallery (15 minutes) sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

None yet known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.nms.ac.uk/media/641703/eisf_15_dailyleaflets_single-a5-9th-13th_hr.pdf
 
Description Side Stalls of Social Media, Einstein's Garden, Green Man Festival 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact At the established Einstein's Garden science programming strand at the Green Man Festival (20,000 capacity, 4 day event, Brecon Beacons) the grant had a marquee containing three public engagement activities. Over the 4 days the team (3 researchers, 1 assistant) interacted with over 1200 people of all ages around issues of social media data use, re-use, trust and privacy. The three activities allowed participants to fish for twitter data to see how academic researchers investigate diverse topics such as travel disruption at major sporting events, UK-EU relations and the Scottish Independence Referendum. At the Social Media Spying Pool people discovered how national security agencies used fake social media accounts to investigate people. They could add to the Treasure Chest of gold coins search terms that they would use on social media sites and tell the story of the Green Man Festival 2014.

Too early to tell.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.greenman.net/artist/dotrural-digital-economy-hub
 
Description Social Media Data workshop for Early Career Researchers April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We designed and delivered a two day training workshop on social media data research for early career researchers across the UK. The talks and practicals were based on real life experiences from the ESRC Social Media Enhancement. Attendees reported that they found the workshop really useful and are keen to develop the skills and apply them in their own work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Social Media Data workshop for PhD students June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact We designed and delivered a two day training workshop on social media data research for PhD students from across the UK. The talks and practicals were based on real life experiences from the ESRC Social Media Enhancement. Attendees reported that they found the workshop really useful and are keen to develop the skills and apply them in their own work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Social Media Ethics Workshop - Aberdeen 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Brought together experts to construct and test a social media ethics framework.
Participants included social media experts from cultural studies, sociology, politics and ESRC representatives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Social Media Ethics Workshop - London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Described social media ethics framework at Social Research Association/Academy of Social Science and sought feedback. Raised awareness of this research outcome with relevant organisations. Our framework (http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_487729_en.pdf) was subsequently adopted by the Association for Market Researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Social Media Hubs Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Collaborators from 3 social media hubs met to discuss work and potential emerging engagement with various projects.

Follow up discussion of related topics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Social Media Workshop - Transport for New South Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation given on Social Media and Transport to Transport for New South Wales (Australia). Discussions led to interest and potential future engagement by TfNSW.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Social Media talk at Edinburgh International Science Festival 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Social Media: Spying?Sentiment?Source of Data? was an event including talks, Q&A and demos. The four talks from Jennifer Holden, Paul Gault, David Emele and Chenghua Lin sparked many indepth questions and discussion afterwards. Positive reactions on the talks were received via twitter.

None yet known.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/event-details/social-media-spying-sentiment-source-of-data
 
Description Social Media: Who are we talking to talk by Leanne Townsend 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk by Leanne Townsend focussed on ESRC Social Media project work sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

None yet known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.abdn.ac.uk/events/7867/
 
Description Sporting triumphs, transport tribulations and twitter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Project presentation resulted in discussion and engagement.

None yet known.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.abdn.ac.uk/engage/public/festival-of-social-science-205.php
 
Description T&T at Aberdeen PechaKucha 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation where event spectators were invited to ask questions during the break and after the event, this involved follow up discussion of related topics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Technology & Data Driven Transport Presentation - Manila 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Over 200 people attended the presentation, which was organised by the British Embassy Manila, and it has resulted in ongoing discussion regarding potential further engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Twitter & Transport UTSG Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation about Twitter & Transport project followed by discssion and has resulted in follow-on engagement from other attendees
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Twitter and Transport - University of Aberdeen May Festival 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Festival-goers were invited to engage with researchers via a variety of activities designed to stimulate interest and raise questions.

None to date
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description http://indyref.abdn.ac.uk/ 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Website containing findings from project, visualisations and real-time information,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
URL http://indyref.abdn.ac.uk/