Research related news from Robert Gordon University.
07, June, 2017 Women’s issues stimulate debate on Twitter
Researchers from RGU have continued their analysis of Twitter response to the televised leaders’ debates with an evaluation of over 22,000 tweets sent during last night’s STV debate. Tweets using the #scotdebates hashtag were collected and analysed.
A trio of Computing Science students at RGU's School of Computing Science and Digital Media have been awarded the sought after Carnegie Vacation Scholarship to allow them to conduct research over the summer.
RGU has received a Stories, Stones and Bones grant of £8,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a project on the suffragettes in North-east Scotland.
20, April, 2017 Fake news survey extended to election day
A team from RGU carrying out a survey to determine if fake news and alternative facts are a feature of Scottish politics have extended the closing date until election day on June 8. Initial survey results show there is a lack of trust in Scottish political parties’ ‘facts’
13, April, 2017 RGU survey explores fake news and alternative facts
The terms ‘post-truth’, ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’ have become commonly used in recent months, particularly in relation to national and international politics. A team from RGU is now carrying out research to determine if they are a feature of Scottish politics.