We are more willing to trust tech companies with our sensitive data than the government

Contact tracing is a key mechanism for monitoring the evolution of communicable diseases. For instance, it is routinely used in the case of sexually transmitted diseases, to trace people who may have been infected, and to urge them to get tested and take precautions to avoid infecting others. Other applications include tuberculosis, measles, chicken pox, … Continue reading We are more willing to trust tech companies with our sensitive data than the government

“Gender and Money” project – Results released

This spring, I have been working on a very interesting project examining how men and women are represented with money in visual media. In this project, supported by Starling Bank, my colleague Shireen Kanji and I examined 600 images collected from the UK’s leading image banks: Getty, iStock and Shutterstock. We embarked on this project … Continue reading “Gender and Money” project – Results released

[Miscellany] Three interesting podcast episodes

I want to share with you three interesting podcasts that I came across recently. Daniel Kahneman on noisy decision making, and the need for algorithms Sandra Peter interviews psychologist / behavioural economist and Noble prize winner, Daniel Kahneman, for the Sydney Business Insights podcast. He discusses his famous book, Thinking Fast and Slow. But, most … Continue reading [Miscellany] Three interesting podcast episodes

Using online texts as sources of data in research

Even since I came across the blog post from Helen Kara, arguing that “researchers should make as much use of secondary data as possible before we even think about gathering any primary data”, that I have been looking for new opportunities to use pre-existing online data to complement, or even replace, fresh data collection efforts. … Continue reading Using online texts as sources of data in research

[Miscellany] Apple vs ad tracking industry, Online attention crisis, and eating out trends

I am getting the first part of my Covid-19 vaccine on Friday*. I heard that some people feel unwell a few hours later - so, I booked it for Friday morning, and cleared my diary for Friday afternoon and Saturday. I can't stop marvelling at how quickly scientists have come up with a vaccine for … Continue reading [Miscellany] Apple vs ad tracking industry, Online attention crisis, and eating out trends

The cultivation of digital resignation

I read two things recently that made me think about the New Media & Society paper by Draper and Turow, entitled ‘The corporate cultivation of digital resignation’. In this paper, published in 2019, Nora A Draper and JosephTurow look at the role of companies in sustaining or, at least, amplifying the phenomenon of digital resignation. … Continue reading The cultivation of digital resignation

Miscellany: Webinar video, research news, and GOV.UK updates

I have put together a short blog post with some odds and ends that I have been meaning to share with you. Webinar video – How to improve the world on a small budget To start with, here is the video from the talk on “How to improve the world, on a small budget” that … Continue reading Miscellany: Webinar video, research news, and GOV.UK updates

New paper: Stakeholders of the World, Unite!: Hospitality in the time of COVID-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc with many industries, but few have suffered more than the hospitality industry. Not only has leisure travel all but disappeared, but businesses, too, have cancelled all meetings, conferences and other bookings. And, with the lack of clarity about operating conditions, and about evolving customer preferences, hotels are facing an … Continue reading New paper: Stakeholders of the World, Unite!: Hospitality in the time of COVID-19

Video of LinkedIn Live “The Value of Customer Feedback”

Yesterday, I joined the entrepreneur (and a former student of mine!), Yekemi Otaru, for a LinkedIn Live show, to talk about the importance of Customer Feedback, and how to collect it. I really enjoyed chatting with Kemi. We covered a lot of ground on various aspects related to the importance of customer feedback for insight, … Continue reading Video of LinkedIn Live “The Value of Customer Feedback”

Join me this Thu, Mar 25th, 12 noon (UK), for a LinkedIn Live show on “The Value of Customer Feedback for Brands

This Thursday, March 25th, I am joining Yekemi Otaru for a LinkeIn Live show to explore “The Value of Customer Feedback for Brands”. We will discuss issues such as: How businesses can obtain, and use, customer feedback to drive better customer relationships Different ways of getting customer feedback, and the pitfalls and benefits of each … Continue reading Join me this Thu, Mar 25th, 12 noon (UK), for a LinkedIn Live show on “The Value of Customer Feedback for Brands