Journal articles

Ackland, R. and D. Halpin (2017), "Assessing the (Changing) Structure of Interest Group Networks: Evidence from UK Public Policy Consultations," under review.

Ackland, R, O'Neil, M. and S. Park (2017), "Engagement with News on Twitter: Insights from Australia and Korea," under review.

Book chapters

Ackland, R. and A. Evans (2017), "Using the Web to Examine the Evolution of the Abortion Debate in Australia 2005-2015," in N. Brügger and R. Schroeder (eds), Web as History [OPEN ACCESS!]. London: UCL Press. (download chapter pre-print)

Graham, T. and R. Ackland (2017), "Do Socialbots Dream of Popping the Filter Bubble? The Role of Socialbots in Promoting Deliberative Democracy in Social Media",  in M. Bakardjieva and R. W. Gehl (eds) Socialbots and Their Friends: Digital Media and the Automation of Sociality. New York: Routledge. (download pre-print)

Other publications

Ackland, R. (2017), "Book Review of Economic Analysis of the Digital Economy (eds A. Goldfarb, S. Greenstein and C. Tucker; University of Chicago Press)," Economic Record, Volume 93, Issue 301, 334-336. 

Conference/workshop/seminar presentations


Training programs

6-10 February 2017 - "Big Data Analysis for Social Scientists" 5-day course held at the 2017 ACSPRI Summer Program, University of Melbourne (R. Ackland) (ACSPRI page) (course page)

26 June 2017 - "Big Data Analysis for Social Scientists" Masterclass held at National Chengchi University, Taipei (R. Ackland)

The following SocialMediaLab training workshops were run by R. Ackland as part of the UK National Centre for Research Methods International Visitor Exchange Scheme (IVES):

  • 30 June 2017 - University of Exeter Q-Step Centre
  • 4-5 July 2017 - University of Manchester, Methods@Manchester Summer School 2017
  • 6 July 2017 - University of Edinburgh

10-11 July 2017 - Big Data Analysis for Social Scientists Masterclass held at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) (R. Ackland)