Journal articles

Henman, P., Ackland, R. and T. Graham (2014), "Networks of communities and communities of networks in online government," Electronic Journal of e-Government, 12(2), 117-131.

Wu, L. and R. Ackland (2014), "How Web 1.0 Fails: The Mismatch Between Hyperlinks and Clickstreams," Social Network Analysis and Mining, 4(1). (download pre-print)

Book chapters

Ackland, R. and J. Shorish (2014), "Political Homophily on the Web," in M. Cantijoch, R. Gibson and S. Ward (eds) Analysing Social Media Data and Web Networks, Palgrave Macmillan. (download pre-print)

Refereed conference papers

P. Henman, R. Ackland and T. Graham (2014), "Social Policy on the Web: The Online Institutional Structure of Social Policy Domains in the UK," In: Alexandru Ionas (ed), Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on eGovernment. ECEG 2014: 14th European Conference on eGovernment, Braşov, Romania, (126-134). 12-13 June, 2014.

P. Henman, R. Ackland and T. Graham (2014), "Community Structure in e-Government Hyperlink Networks," In: Alexandru Ionas (ed), Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on eGovernment. ECEG 2014: 14th European Conference on eGovernment, Braşov, Romania, (135-143). 12-13 June, 2014.

Other publications

Ackland, R. (2014), "Book Review of Oxford Handbook of the Digital Economy (eds. M. Peitz and J. Waldfogel; Oxford University Press)", Economic Record, Volume 90, Issue 289, 249-251.

Grants

ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences Internal Grants Scheme for "Obtaining new insight from big data: Humanities and social science research at scale", (R. Ackland, K. Bode, R. Broadhurst, D. Halpin, P. Kelly, J. Lamond, G. Roe, J. Simpson, G. Smith, C.Travis; $9,990)

Seminar/workshop presentations

March 2014 - Mathieu O'Neil (University of Canberra) presented on "Online fields and issue diffusion" at the Smart Sensing & Big Data Analytics: Governing through Information symposium, ANU, 3-4 March.

March 2014 - Robert Ackland presented on "Exploring the structure of government on the web" at the Smart Sensing & Big Data Analytics: Governing through Information symposium, ANU, 3-4 March.

April 2014 - Robert Ackland presented on "Frames and Fields on Twitter" at the Department of Communication, UC Davis (3 April) and the School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University (9 April).

April 2014 - Robert Ackland presented on "Social Media & Big Data: Opportunities and Challenges for Social Scientists" at the “Increasing Research Impact: Innovations in Digital
 Humanities & Social Sciences” workshop held at University of Sydney, 28 April 2014.

August 2014 - Robert Ackland and Jiaying Zhao (ADSRI) presented on “A Web Analysis of HIV Information Delivery in China” at the Studying the Chinese Web workshop, ANU, 31 July & 1 August 2014.

August 2014 - Wai Yip Ho (Hong Kong Institute of Education) and Robert Ackland presented on “A Preliminary Analysis of Muslim Networking on the Chinese Web” at the Studying the Chinese Web workshop, ANU, 31 July & 1 August 2014.

August 2014 - Wai Yip Ho (Hong Kong Institute of Education) and Robert Ackland presented on “A Preliminary Analysis of Muslim Networking on the Chinese Web” at the ADSRI staff seminar, 22 August 2014.

September 2014 - At the “Social Media and Social Movements” workshop, Laboratory for Internet Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics, St Petersburg, 18-19 September 2014:

  • Robert Ackland gave a keynote presentation on "Online Social Movements: From Web 1.0 to Twitter"
  • Cecilie Perez presented on "Tweeting the Frame: Frames and Fields in the Age of the Networked Individual" (joint work with R. Ackland and M. O'Neil)

October 2014 - Mathieu O'Neil and Robert Ackland co-presented "Towards a Theory and Empirics of Networked Publics: Strategic Action in Online Activist Fields" at the "New forms of Digital Communication and Political Organisation" workshop at University of Canberra, 9 October 2014.

December 2014 - At the ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference, University of Sydney, 7-10 December 2014:

  • Robert Ackland gave a keynote presentation on "The Social Scientist's Role in the Era of Big Data" (download presentation)
  • Mahin Raissi presented on "Gender homophily in Facebook personal networks of older adults" (joint work with R. Ackland)
  • Kyosuke Tanaka presented on "A mask tells us more than a face: Self-disclosure and network formation in an online community"
  • Timothy Graham and Robert Ackland presented on (joint work with Paul Henman): "Supervised machine learning for automated coding of websites: an exploratory pilot study of government hyperlink networks", "Adaptive sampling from large-scale government hyperlink networks", "Identifying Communities within Hyperlink Networks: An approach to mapping and analysing government on the web"

Events organised

March 2014 - The Smart Sensing & Big Data Analytics: Governing through Information symposium was held at the ANU, 3-4 March 2014.  The symposium was co-organised by Dr Gavin Smith (School of Sociology) and Dr Robert Ackland.

August 2014 - The Studying the Chinese Web workshop was held at the ANU, 31 July and 1 August 2014.  The workshop was co-hosted by ADSRI and the Australian Centre on China in the World, and was co-organised by Robert Ackland, Dr Wai Yip Ho, Dr Sarah Logan and Mr Ryan Manuel.  The keynote presenter was Professor Jonathan Zhu (City University of Hong Kong) who presented on “Charting the Landscape of Chinese Social Media: What We Know and What We Don’t Know from Existing Research”.

Training programs

July 2014 - Robert Ackland ran a 5-day course on "Social Media Analysis" at the Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Incorporated (ACSPRI) Winter Program, 7-11 July, University of Queensland.

August 2014 - Robert Ackland ran a 1-day course on "Social Media Analysis" at the Studying the Chinese Web workshop, held at the ANU, 31 July and 1 August 2014.

September 2014 - Robert Ackland ran a 1/2 workshop on the VOSON software at the “Social Media and Social Movements” workshop, Laboratory for Internet Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics, St Petersburg, 18-19 September 2014.

Visitors

Dr Wai Yip Ho, Hong Kong Institute of Education, May - September (under an Endeavour Fellowship)

Professor Jonathan Zhu, City University of Hong Kong, August (keynote presenter at the Studying the Chinese Web workshop)