The work of the institute is best appreciated through the resources provided her in the form of Methods and Publications. It is important to note that these resources are representative of our areas of interest but are in no way comprehensive. It is our intention to develop these resources as we engage in new areas of work. We will also increase the depth of coverage by including more of our previous work and by referring to the work of other people that we find interesting and useful. In this way we would hope that these Resources become useful in sharing and disseminating a better understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of knowledge development in the 21st Century.

Early Evaluation of the Organisational Implications of CSCW Systems

Evaluation of Computer Systems which Support Cooperative Work (CSCW)

Computer systems which support cooperative work will undoubtedly change the way people interact with one another in a working setting. In stimulating these changes, the CSCW system will be a force for organisational change.… Read more >

Psychological Processes in the Use of Electronic Journals

Paper presented at the UKSG 23rd Annual Conference, Keele, April 2000

Evidence of user behaviour with electronic journals from the SuperJournal project is reviewed to identify the psychological processes being employed. The article reviews patterns of use, the dominance of browsing as the means of seeking information, the depth, breadth and range of use and the tendency to print.… Read more >

The Use and Usefulness of Functions in Electronic Journals: The Experience of the Superjournal Project

Value to users of a range of functions of electronic journals and their usefulness in the specific context of the SuperJournal Project.

For the evaluation of each of the functions three types of data were analysed in relation to each other and in light of other contextual data: logged data of usage, survey data on user satisfaction, and survey data on the perceived importance of the function.… Read more >

Patterns of Use of Electronic Journals

This paper classifies a spectrum of user behaviour with electronic journals into a typology of eight categories of user/use.

On the basis of a twenty‐two month transaction log of SuperJournal and using K‐Means cluster analysis, this paper classifies a spectrum of user behaviour with electronic journals into a typology of eight categories of user (or eight patterns of use): the searcher, the enthusiastic user, the focused regular user, the specialised occasional user, the restricted user, the lost user, the exploratory user and the tourist.… Read more >

Patient Safety in Community Care: e-health systems and the Care of the Elderly at Home

Handbook of Research on Patient Safety and Quality Care through Health Informatics

This chapter reviews a number of technologies used for remote care: telecare, telehealth, telemedicine, electronic patient record systems, and technologies to support mobile working.

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The Sociotechnical Challenge of Integrating Telehealth and Telecare into Health and Social Care for the Elderly

Published in ‘Healthcare Administration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications’

Telehealth and telecare have been heralded as major mechanisms by which frail elderly people can continue to live at home but numerous pilot studies have not led to the adoption of these technologies as mainstream contributors to the health and social care of people in the community.… Read more >