Posted: Thu, 22/12/2016 - 17:16

At the end of October we sent out an email request to SiDE Pool members with email addresses.

We asked them to complete a survey regarding their motivations for taking part in research...

Research Projects

Current Research

Here are descriptions of research projects that are currently in progress. This gives you an idea of the kind of studies we recruit participants for. We are always interested in new participants.


Posted: Mon, 05/09/2016 - 15:23

Our new project  BESiDE (Built Environment for Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy) has been in the news.

The various press releases below report on our successful award of...
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Social Networking: keeping in touch with friends and family

Posted: Thu, 08/01/2015 - 10:14

Loneliness and isolation have been identified as being significant factors influencing the health and wellbeing of people of all ages. It is of particular significance for older adults as their...
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Does age affect your ability to search for information online?

Posted: Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:41

Is AGE significant in the ability to search for online information ?

Over 60 user pool members worked in three studies with Mike Crabb, contributing 150 hours of...
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Posted: Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:11

Much of the research tended to be concerned with finding out what people found difficult with new techologies so that our researchers might understand how to make things more accessible. However...
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BBC Moral Maze - Next Stage of Study

Posted: Tue, 12/08/2014 - 17:17

A call for more people to help Rolando Medellin out with his research. 

If you are a regular radio user you may have noticed that more programmes are keen to have listeners take part...
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Interacting with the Moral Maze

Posted: Mon, 14/04/2014 - 10:01

The Moral Maze is a BBC Radio 4 programme in which controversial topics of the day are debated and discussed with the public able to get involved,  often through phoning in. However in recent...
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Care Homes in 2013: BESiDE (Built Environment for Social Inclusion in the Digital Economy) Research

Posted: Mon, 23/09/2013 - 09:42

With the growth in the UK population of older adults, the increase in dementia related conditions and the increase in extended families living further away; the demand for care homes is projected...
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BBC Research Study - Do you shout at the TV?

Posted: Thu, 28/03/2013 - 17:14


Have you ever shouted back at the radio or TV?

Lots of us get frustrated at the biased, simplistic or just plain wrong views expressed in the media, and it often touches a...
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Tools for Supporting your Health!

Posted: Fri, 22/02/2013 - 12:13


We are looking for people to complete a short survey online. 

This survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. 

It will involve reading about...
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Social Networking Sites and Older Adults

Posted: Thu, 07/02/2013 - 14:16


As part of his PhD work, Chris Norval is currently conducting a study which aims to establish recommendations for web developers on how to make social websites, such as Facebook and...
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