Posts By / Phil Stocks

Student fund launched for travel to Dorset History Centre

In order to assist students wishing to travel to Dorset History Centre for the purposes of accessing collections, Dorset Archives Trust has made a fund available for suitably accredited students to travel to Dorchester.  For more information and conditions, please see the information here.

Please share this information with students whom you may feel would benefit from this.

Webinar: Using app-based and sensing methods for social science research

This free webinar, hosted by the UK Data Service and methods@manchester, is designed for anyone interested in or involved with using app-based and sensing tools to collect data for social science research. We focus specifically on use of these methods to study people’s perceptions of place and crime, but they are applicable to a wide variety of topics. We will discuss the merits of these emerging methodological approaches, illustrate the new insights that can be gained by the data they collect, outline approaches to research design incorporating them, and discuss limitations, ethical concerns, and directions for the future. The webinar will consist of 50 minutes of presentations and 10 minutes for Q&A.

Thursday 21 March 2019, 10:00 – 11:00 GMT: Booking


Reka Solymosi is a lecturer in quantitative methods focused on making use of new forms of data to gain insight into people’s behaviour and subjective experiences, particularly focusing on crime, transport, and spatial research. She is also interested in promoting data literacy.

Michael Chataway is a lecturer at the School of Justice, Queensland University of Technology. His research focuses on measuring and responding to fear of crime using mobile technologies. Michael’s other research interests include social geography, environmental psychology, and digital methods.

BORDaR – a new dedicated research data repository.

Thursday 8 February saw the launch of BORDaR (Bournemouth Online Research Data Repository), Bournemouth University’s new research data repository, which provides a secure and open access home for data emanating from BU’s world leading research projects.

Our support for Research Data Management (RDM) begins here and is complemented by a RDM Library Guide which has been developed specifically for BU staff.  Use this guide to help you deposit your data Open Access as mandated by your research funder and to increase your research impact for REF 2021 – you can find guidance on developing a Data Management Plan, managing, documenting, depositing, sharing and securing your data.  You can also email with your query.

Back in November a repository naming competition was held and from the Faculty of Science & Technology, Paul Cheetham’s suggestion of BORDaR was chosen as the winner by BU’s RDM Steering Group.  As his prize Paul received a much cherished copy of Armin Schmidt’s Earth resistance for archaeologists, from Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor (Research and Innovation), John Fletcher.