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Interaction and engagement with an anxiety management app: Analysis using large-Scale behavioral data (2018)
Journal Article
Matthews, P., Topham, P., & Caleb-Solly, P. (2018). Interaction and engagement with an anxiety management app: Analysis using large-Scale behavioral data. JMIR, 20(10), e58. https://doi.org/10.2196/mental.9235

© Paul Matthews, Phil Topham, Praminda Caleb-Solly. Background: SAM (Self-help for Anxiety Management) is a mobile phone app that provides self-help for anxiety management. Launched in 2013, the app has achieved over one million downloads on the iOS... Read More about Interaction and engagement with an anxiety management app: Analysis using large-Scale behavioral data.

Data literacy conceptions, community capabilities (2016)
Journal Article
Matthews, P. (2016). Data literacy conceptions, community capabilities. Journal of Community Informatics, 12(3),

To delineate and describe the data literacy concept, a core set of data competencies are identified, and a further four varieties – each with a different focus of attention – are described. These are named research (an academic focus), classroom (a s... Read More about Data literacy conceptions, community capabilities.

Going meta: Norm formation and enactment on the stack exchange network (2016)
Presentation / Conference
stack exchange network. Paper presented at World Wide Web Conference 2016, Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Social Machines

This paper presents research into the way norms are developed, expressed and enforced on sites that are part of the Stack Exchange (SE) social question-answering network. This network has a number of topical knowledge exchange communities using simil... Read More about Going meta: Norm formation and enactment on the stack exchange network.

Mental health app design – a journey from concept to completion (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Topham, P., Caleb-Solly, P., Matthews, P., Farmer, A., & Mash, C. (2015, August). Mental health app design – a journey from concept to completion. Paper presented at MobileHCI2015: 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services

The development of a mental health app, one with significant potential for impacting on and transforming peoples’ lives, requires a diligent approach for integrating and delivering clinical expertise which is to be used by a vulnerable user group. T... Read More about Mental health app design – a journey from concept to completion.

Use of credibility heuristics in a social question-answering service (2015)
Journal Article
Matthews, P. (2015). Use of credibility heuristics in a social question-answering service. Information Research, 20(1),

Introduction.This study looked at the effect of community peripheral cues (specifically voting score and answerer's reputation) on the user's credibility rating of answers. Method. Students in technology and philosophy were asked to assess the credi... Read More about Use of credibility heuristics in a social question-answering service.

Search delegation, synthesists and expertise on social media (2014)
Journal Article
Matthews, P. (2014). Search delegation, synthesists and expertise on social media. LIBRES: Library and Information Science Research Electronic Journal, 24(2), 97-107

Background. Social media often adds a layer of intermediation between sources and information consumer, with users outsourcing some of the information work to others. Social media “synthesists” have been identified as a group of volunteer information... Read More about Search delegation, synthesists and expertise on social media.

Knowledge fixation and accretion: Longitudinal analysis of a social question-answering site (2014)
Journal Article
Matthews, P. (2014). Knowledge fixation and accretion: Longitudinal analysis of a social question-answering site. Journal of Documentation, 70(5), 711-733. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-04-2013-0050

© 2014, Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate longitudinal features of an established social question-answering (Q&A) site to study how question-answer resources and other community features change ov... Read More about Knowledge fixation and accretion: Longitudinal analysis of a social question-answering site.

Evaluating and enriching online knowledge exchange: A socio-epistemological perspective (2012)
Book Chapter
Matthews, P., & Simon, J. (2012). Evaluating and enriching online knowledge exchange: A socio-epistemological perspective. In A. Lazakidou (Ed.), Virtual Communities, Social Networks and Collaboration, 35-59. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3634-8_3

We apply approaches from social epistemology and social psychology to the study of knowledge in online communities. We first provide a descriptive analysis of knowledge behaviours informed by social psychology and in particular Arie Kruglanski’s lay... Read More about Evaluating and enriching online knowledge exchange: A socio-epistemological perspective.

Interactive multimedia ethnography: Archiving workflow, interface aesthetics and metadata (2012)
Journal Article
Matthews, P., & Aston, J. (2012). Interactive multimedia ethnography: Archiving workflow, interface aesthetics and metadata. Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage, 5(4), Article 14. https://doi.org/10.1145/2399180.2399182

Digital heritage archives often lack engaging user interfaces that strike a balance between providing narrative context and affording user interaction and exploration. It seems nevertheless feasible for metadata tagging and a "joined up" workflow to... Read More about Interactive multimedia ethnography: Archiving workflow, interface aesthetics and metadata.

Sociable knowledge sharing online: Philosophy, patterns and intervention (2010)
Journal Article
Stephens, R., Matthews, P., & Stephens, R. (2010). Sociable knowledge sharing online: Philosophy, patterns and intervention. Aslib Proceedings, 62(6), 539-553. https://doi.org/10.1108/00012531011089667

Purpose – This paper seeks to outline a social epistemological and ethical warrant for engaging in knowledge exchange on the social web, and to emphasise sociocognitive and emotional factors behind motivation and credibility in communities supported... Read More about Sociable knowledge sharing online: Philosophy, patterns and intervention.

A Malawian school library: Culture, literacy and reader development (2010)
Journal Article
Anderson, J., & Matthews, P. (2010). A Malawian school library: Culture, literacy and reader development. Aslib Proceedings, 62(6), 570-584. https://doi.org/10.1108/00012531011089685

Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the success and suitability of a Western-donated school library in furthering the aims of literacy and reader development in Malawi. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative, case study approach was taken usi... Read More about A Malawian school library: Culture, literacy and reader development.

Human-in-the-loop topic modelling: Assessing topic labelling and genre-topic relations with a movie plot summary corpus
Conference Proceeding
Matthews, P. Human-in-the-loop topic modelling: Assessing topic labelling and genre-topic relations with a movie plot summary corpus. In ISKO-UK Conference: The Human Position in an Artificial World: Creativity, Ethics and AI in Knowledge Organisation

A much-used but not yet mainstream text analysis approach, topic modelling allows the identification of lexical themes for a document collection. Against principles for interpretable AI and sociotechnical design, there are definite strengths from its... Read More about Human-in-the-loop topic modelling: Assessing topic labelling and genre-topic relations with a movie plot summary corpus.


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