By Bruce Ryan (Associate Researcher in the Centre for Social Informatics)
A long time ago, I did a PhD in organic chemistry. During that time, I also started a career in educational publishing. I left that in 2011, to take an MSc in Information Systems Development. Along the way, I developed an interest in the way humans use technology to do democracy. Because research in this area calls for very different skills to those used in physical science, I’m always on the lookout for ways to augment my research skills. So I was happy to spend three days this week at Edinburgh Napier’s Researcher Skills Forum. Here’s the programme and the following is just some of what I learnt and enjoyed.