Date and Time
12th Apr 2016 10:00 –– 13th Apr 2016 16:30
Edinburgh Napier University

This advanced training programme will bring together doctoral students from across Scotland and is being run in collaboration with two  leading academics from Ionian University in Greece, Petros Kostagiolas and Christina Banou. The sessions will be of great benefit to Information Science Scotland Students and those from other pathways seeking to develop their skills in: theoretical and practical research skills, research impact, conducting research in organisations and academic publishing. The programme (below) has been designed over two days and includes interactive workshops and will also be opportunities for informal networking and social activities between academics and students. The event will be suitable for doctoral students at all stages of their studies.


Tuesday 12 April

10.00 onwards tea/coffee available

10:30 1st session: "Frameworks for studies of information behaviour and use" by Dr Diane Pennington followed by a lecture from Dr Petros Kostagiolas on “A research approach for explaining distance outcomes of information needs satisfaction through Wilson’s macro model of ISB”

13:30 lunch

14:15 2nd session: "Measuring impact and evaluation of research" by Dr Elizabeth Tait, followed by “Information services performance/quality/value/impact/benefit: a. concepts and implications; b. projecting library performance/quality in “time”";  by Dr Petros Kostagiolas (there will be a 25 minutes break in the middle for tea/cake.)

17:00 drinks reception


Wednesday 13 April 

09:00 onwards tea/coffee available

09:30  3rd session: "Researching organisations and case studies" by Prof Hazel Hall, followed by “A research agenda for the management of intellectual capital” by Dr Petros Kostagiolas.

12:30 lunch

13:15  4th session: Information retrieval/archives research, led by Dr Frank Hopfgartner followed by a session on academic publishing by Dr Christina Banou

16:30 end



Please note that the event takes place in the Sighthill campus of Edinburgh Napier University. The campus is located some distance outside the city centre of Edinburgh, and participants are advised to make travel plans accordingly. More information is available on the Edinburgh Napier University website


To book a place on this training event, please go to Eventbrite.

Last updated 23 Feb 2016 3:57pm