Research Repository

See what's under the surface


Citizen science and the professional-amateur divide: lessons from differing online practices (2019)
Journal Article
Dowthwaite, L., & Sprinks, J. (2019). Citizen science and the professional-amateur divide: lessons from differing online practices. JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 18(01), doi:10.22323/2.18010206

Online citizen science platforms increasingly provide types of infrastructural support previously only available to organisationally-based professional scientists. Other practices, such as creative arts, also exploit the freedom and accessibility aff... Read More

Young people's policy recommendations on algorithm fairness (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Perez, E., Koene, A., Portillo, V., Dowthwaite, L., & Cano, M. (2017). Young people's policy recommendations on algorithm fairness. doi:10.1145/3091478.3091512

This paper explores the policy recommendations made by young people regarding algorithm fairness. It describes a piece of ongoing research developed to bring children and young people to the front line of the debate regarding children's digital right... Read More

How relevant is copyright to online artists? A qualitative study of understandings, coping strategies and possible solutions (2016)
Journal Article
Dowthwaite, L., Houghton, R. J., & Mortier, R. (2016). How relevant is copyright to online artists? A qualitative study of understandings, coping strategies and possible solutions. First Monday, 21(5), doi:10.5210/fm.v21i5.6107. ISSN 1396-0466

Online copyright law is a major issue for many in the creative industries. Independent artists often rely on sharing their work across social media and content-sharing sites, leaving them open to having their work stolen or misused. This paper discus... Read More