Top ten thesis downloads in January #StirTopTenTheses

In January, 1,237 theses in our research repository STORRE were downloaded 16,771 times. The top ten downloaded theses were: 1. Assessment practices and their impact on home economics education in Ireland. By McSweeney, Kathryn http://hdl.handle.net/1893/21804 Downloads: 1,528 2. Towards A Novel Unified Framework for Developing Formal, Network and Validated Agent-Based Simulation Models of Complex Adaptive […]

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Unprecedented Facebook URLs Dataset now Available for Academic Research

A gigantic and unique Facebook dataset has been made available to researchers to study questions related to the effects of social media on democracy and elections. Jesse Blumenthal, Director of Technology and Innovation for the Charles Koch Institute, issued a statement saying that the availability of this dataset is:  “an important step in addressing society’s […]

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Windows 7 Switch off

You are probably aware that Windows 7 is now out of support and that as a result the operating system is no longer being kept updated and secure. In order to maintain our Cyber Essentials accreditation, and ensure the University network is as secure as possible, we cannot allow unsupported devices onto our network. We have been in […]

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New Stirling theses added to Research Repository in December and January #StirNewTheses

Congratulations to our Postgraduate Research students who submitted their theses to the University’s research repository, STORRE, during December and January.  Some of the theses are available for reading immediately: Ex-Servicemen and Crime in Interwar Scotland. By Cameron McKay http://hdl.handle.net/1893/30502 Rethinking Multicultural Education: How might shi (勢)–inflected thinking enhance practice? By Anne Lawrie http://hdl.handle.net/1893/30677 An Investigation of […]

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Top ten papers from our Research Repository in January #StirTopTenPapers

During January there were 44,836 downloads from our University repository, STORRE, covering 6,022 research publications. The top ten downloaded items were: 1. A Systematic Review of the Impact of Summative Assessment and Tests on Students’ Motivation for Learning. By Harlen, Wynne; Crick, Ruth Deakin; Broadfoot, Patricia; Daugherty, Richard; Gardner, John; James, Mary; Stobart, Gordon http://hdl.handle.net/1893/19607 Downloads: […]

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Top Ten Thesis downloads in December #StirTopTenTheses

During December 1,265 theses in our repository, STORRE, were downloaded a total of 16,033 times. The top ten downloaded theses were: 1. Towards A Novel Unified Framework for Developing Formal, Network and Validated Agent-Based Simulation Models of Complex Adaptive Systems. By Niazi, Muaz A K http://hdl.handle.net/1893/3365 Downloads: 863 2. Assessment practices and their impact on […]

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Top ten papers from our Research Repository in December #StirTopTenPapers

During December there were 46,343 downloads from our University repository, STORRE, covering 6,826 research publications. The top ten downloaded items were: 1. A Systematic Review of the Impact of Summative Assessment and Tests on Students’ Motivation for Learning. By Harlen, Wynne; Crick, Ruth Deakin; Broadfoot, Patricia; Daugherty, Richard; Gardner, John; James, Mary; Stobart, Gordon http://hdl.handle.net/1893/19607 […]

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Finding Free Articles – Open Access plugins to make it easier

A third to a half of articles have a free Open Access version, although finding them isn’t always easy – but there are now a growing number of browser extensions that can help. CORE Discovery Open Access Button Unpaywall Kopernio Google Scholar button See our handy ‘OA plugins’ guide for more details: https://libguides.stir.ac.uk/oaplugins Clare AllanSenior Research […]

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