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LRA Most Accessed Research April 2011

Posted by gazjjohnson on 6 May, 2011

  1. Facebook, social integration and informal learning at university: ‘It is more for socialising and talking to friends about work than for actually doing work’ (Madge, Clare et al)
  2. The Impact of Labour Turnover: Theory and Evidence from UK Micro-Data (Garino, Gaia et al)
  3. Social inclusion, the museum and the dynamics of sectoral change (Sandell, Richard)
  4. Writing up and presenting qualitative research in family planning and reproductive health care (Pitchforth, Emma et al)
  5. Educational Leadership: an Islamic perspective (Shah, Saeeda J.A.)
  6. The propagation of VHF and UHF radio waves over sea paths (Sim, Chow Yen Desmond)
  7. Authenticity in ELT Task Design: A Case Study of an ESP Project-Based Learning Module (Choi, Lai Kun)
  8. A cross-cultural study of predictors of self-handicapping in university students (Pulford, Briony D. et al)
  9. Optimal Number of Response Categories in Rating Scales: Reliability, Validity, Discriminating Power, and Respondent Preferences (Preston, Carolyn C. et al)
  10. Thomas C. Schelling’s psychological decision theory: Introduction to a special issue (Colman, Andrew M.)

The same paper as last month tops the charts for April, and sets a new record high for accesses (1019 accesses!); clearly a hot topic for the moment. Overall this month there has been a rise in all the items appearing in the chart; even while as a whole access to the LRA were down this month. However, the Easter extended shutdown likely affected the levels. Countrywise the same top ten countries continue to show up as last month.

  1. United Kingdom
  2. United States
  3. India
  4. Australia
  5. Canada
  6. Germany
  7. China
  8. Malaysia
  9. France
  10. Italy

In other news the LRA Annual report for 2010 is now available online for consultation.  One thing is very clear – this month’s top item scored almost as many accesses as last year’s annual top item.  It seems the use of research shared on the LRA just continues to rise month on month to new heights, which is a real credit to the LRA Administration team for making it possible!

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Most used repository items for October 2010

Posted by gazjjohnson on 2 November, 2010

Here are the results of the most regularly accessed items in the LRA for the month of October.

  1. Social inclusion, the museum and the dynamics of sectoral change Sandell, Richard  (Article)
  2. Advanced control of photovoltaic converters Liu, Ying (Thesis)
  3. Writing up and presenting qualitative research in family planning and reproductive health care Pitchforth, Emma et al (Article)
  4. Female Fandom in an English ‘Sports City’: A sociological study of female spectating and consumption around sport Pope, Stacey Elizabeth (Thesis)
  5. The Impact of Labour Turnover: Theory and Evidence from UK Micro-Data Garino, Gaia et al (Report)
  6. Lead-free soldering alloys: microstructure optimization for electronic applications Belyakov, Sergey (Thesis)
  7. “There’s a coat peg with his name on it”: investigating the training implications to support the inclusion of pre-school children with special educational needs Harwood, Zoe  (Thesis)
  8. Profcasting: a pilot study and guidelines for integrating podcasts in a blended learning environment Edirisingha, Palitha et al (Article)
  9. Thomas C. Schelling’s psychological decision theory: Introduction to a special issue Colman, Andrew M. (Article)
  10. A Study of Solidification Structure Evolution during Investment Casting of Ni-based Superalloy for Aero-Engine Turbine Blades. Dai, Huijuan (Thesis)
  11. Teaching presentation skills to undergraduates: Students’ evaluations of a workshop course Colman, Andrew M. (Article) (10th equal)

Theses continue to be a richly accessed resource, but for the first time in a few months we’ve seen a lot of new items coming to the top of the heap; only three of this month’s top ten were in last month’s list.  In terms of countries of by levels of access, very little change – although the number 10 slot has changed for a new country this month (it was Malaysia last month).

  1. United Kingdom
  2. United States
  3. India
  4. Australia
  5. Germany
  6. Canada
  7. China
  8. Italy
  9. France
  10. Iran

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Tweeting in a pedagogical kinda of way

Posted by gazjjohnson on 12 June, 2009

I see that Leicester’s Beyond Distance Research Alliance (BDRA) is thinking about exploring twitter for pedagogical and learning activities.  Excellent, this is really good news.  Let’s hope that those of us twitter veterans here already can support them and help welcome them into the community.  As we’ve explored and discussed on this blog (and elsewhere) more than a few times, twitter has been a great tool for us.

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