Crowdsourced crisis information site launched

Today we are launching Crowdsourced Crisis Information, a website that will be used to disseminate the results from our two EC funded research projects (CascEff and IMPROVER).

My Research Associate Dr Dimitrinka Atanasova and I will be posting updates on these projects on the CCI site over the next 18 months. We will also be sharing publications and details of the project deliverables at appropriate milestones during this period.

Many thanks to our Research Assistant Ashley Watson for all her hard work in the design of this website.

Article in Bournemouth University publication on UK General Election

Dr Filippo Trevisan (University of Glasgow) and I have an article in a new publication on the 2015 UK General Election edited by Dr Dan Jackson and Dr Einar Thorsen from Bournemouth University.

We analysed Google search trends for UKIP and the three main parties (Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats) in the three months prior to the UK General Election in May 2015. We also looked at the the volume of searches for UKIP leader Nigel Farage in comparison to the leaders of the other parties during this period.

The full reference for our article is:

Trevisan, F and Reilly, P. (2015) UKIP: The Web’s Darling? In Jackson, D and Thorsen, E. (eds) UK Election Analysis 2015: Media, Voters and the Campaign, The Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community, Bournemouth University,
Poole, England, pp.76-77.