Publications

One of our main purposes is to educate and share learning in methods, evaluation and research. Our work on real world problems that impact on real people gives us unique insights into the importance of action research and real world evaluation. We try to disseminate learning and improve practice through our publications.

Early Evaluation of the Organisational Implications of CSCW Systems

Evaluation of Computer Systems which Support Cooperative Work (CSCW) Abstract: 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. Over the past twenty years there has been a tradition of […]

Psychological Processes in the Use of Electronic Journals

Paper presented at the UKSG 23rd Annual Conference, Keele, April 2000 Abstract: 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 […]

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. Abstract: 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 […]

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. Abstract: 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 […]

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. Abstract: The increasing number of elderly people in need of health and social care is putting pressure on current […]

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’ Abstract: 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 […]