Ed De Quincey

Ed De Quincey
Keele University · School of Computing and Mathematics

PhD Computer Science

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Introduction
I have researched and taught in the area of online human behaviour for 18 years, looking into the design, usability and impact of digital products as well as uses of the information that they collect. I have worked at Keele since 2014 in the School of Computing and Mathematics, holding the roles of Programme Director and Director of Education. My work has received funding of around £1.67 million equivalent from funders such as the AHRC, EPSRC, HEFCE, OfS and KTP.
Additional affiliations
October 2009 - August 2014
University of Greenwich
Position
  • Principal Lecturer
October 2008 - September 2009
City, University of London
Position
  • Researcher

Publications

Publications (48)
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Some areas of clinical practice are still required to access and utilise clinical information that is inefficient or restrictive. Therefore, mobile device information delivery is becoming a key factor. However, recommendations on presenting clinical information on mobile devices are limited or not optimised for modern mobile design. Results from us...
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This chapter reports an investigation into the use of learning data to inform annual curriculum/module review and the curriculum development process. Utilising a user-centred design approach to understand current processes and stakeholders needs, 41 contextual interviews were undertaken across 9 subject areas. Thematic analysis of these interviews...
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Objective To elicit what information and clinical decision-making processes physiotherapists use in the assessment and management of paediatric shoulder instability. Design Qualitative study. A modified nominal focus group technique, involving three clinical vignettes, was used to elicit physiotherapists’ decision-making processes. Setting Physio...
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The aim of this study was to elicit physiotherapists clinical decision-making processes and develop a concept map for a future DDSS in paediatric shoulder instability.
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Background Currently the diagnosis of shoulder instability, particularly in children, is difficult and can take time. These diagnostic delays can lead to poorer outcome and long-term complications. A Diagnostic Decision Support System (DDSS) has the potential to reduce time to diagnosis and improve outcomes for patients. The aim of this study was t...
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Background: Currently the diagnosis of shoulder instability, particularly in children, is difficult and can take time. These diagnostic delays can lead to poorer outcome and long-term complications. A Diagnostic Decision Support System (DDSS) has the potential to reduce time to diagnosis improve outcomes for patients. The aim of this study was to d...
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This paper describes the development of a point of care clinical guidelines mobile application. A user-centred design approach was utilised to inform the design of a smartphone application, this included: Observations; a survey; focus groups and an analysis of popular apps utilised by clinicians in a UK NHS Trust. Usability testing was conducted to...
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The Smart Meter Rollout Programme in the UK has required energy suppliers to offer new smart meters to customers to provide near real-time energy use information and enable two-way communication between the meter and the central system. The provision was expected to result in meaningful energy reductions, but recent estimates suggest that these red...
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This article sets out findings from a project focused on #stopIslam, a hashtag that gained prominence following the Brussels terror attack of 2016. We initially outline a big data analysis which shows how counter-narratives – criticizing #stopIslam – momentarily subverted negative news reporting of Muslims. The rest of the article details qualitati...
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Technology enhanced education has been recently established as a new approach for all stages of education. However, among these new IT media it is computer games playing the central role in delivering education in particular to children and teenagers, however, real world sound evaluation is often given little attention. The EU funded e-Bug project...
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Current Learning Analytics (LA) systems are primarily designed with University staff members as the target audience; very few are aimed at students, with almost none being developed with direct student involvement and undertaking a comprehensive evaluation. This paper describes a HEFCE funded project that has employed a variety of methods to engage...
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This paper sets out quantitative findings from a research project examining the dynamics of online counter-narratives against hate speech, focusing on #StopIslam, a hashtag that spread racialized hate speech and disinformation directed towards Islam and Muslims and which trended on Twitter after the March 2016 terror attacks in Brussels. We elucida...
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Web server logs have been used via techniques such as user profiling and recommendation systems to improve user experience on websites. The data contained within server logs however has generally been inaccessible to non-technical stakeholders on website development projects due to the terminology and presentation used. We describe a process that u...
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The increasing volume of malicious content in social networks requires automated methods to detect and eliminate such content. This paper describes a supervised machine learning classification model that has been built to detect the distribution of malicious content in online social networks (ONSs). Multisource features have been used to detect soc...
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The interaction and interface design of Learning Analytics systems is often based upon the ability of the developer to extract information from disparate sources and not on the types of data and interpretive needs of the user. Current systems also tend to focus on the educator’s view and very rarely involve the user in the development process. From...
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Background Social media promotion is increasingly adopted by organizers of industry and academic events; however, the success of social media strategies is rarely questioned or the real impact scientifically analyzed. Objective We propose a framework that defines and analyses the impact, outreach, and effectiveness of social media for event promot...
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Background: Since the introduction of the systematic review process to Software Engineering in 2004, researchers have investigated a number of ways to mitigate the amount of effort and time taken to filter through large volumes of literature. Aim: This study aims to provide a critical analysis of text mining techniques used to support the citation...
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This paper describes a longitudinal study that has collected and analysed over 512,000 UK geolocated tweets over 2 years from June 2012 that contained instances of the words "hayfever" and "hay fever". The results indicate that the temporal distribution of the tweets collected in 2014 correlates strongly (r=0.97, p
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This paper describes a longitudinal study that has collected and analysed over 512,000 UK geolocated tweets over 2 years from June 2012 that contained instances of the words “hayfever” and “hay fever”. The results indicate that the temporal distribution of the tweets collected in 2014 correlates strongly (r=0.97, p<0.01) with incidents of hay fever...
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In this demo paper, we describe a novel model for real-time recommender systems within popular UK tourist attractions using Canterbury Cathedral as a case study. A mobile application has been developed for tourists that support access to filtered information of places within the attraction such as artefacts, custom guides, maps, shop information an...
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Teaching and learning health and social care in a digital age produces many challenges for students and their teachers. A common hurdle for healthcare students and practitioners is the sheer amount of information that they have to make sense of. Another challenge is where this information is captured and stored, with people utilising personal, as w...
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Web server log analysis is being increasingly used to evaluate the user behaviour on healthcare resource web sites due to the detailed record of activity that they contain. This study aimed to use this information to evaluate the e-Bug web site, a healthcare resource that provides a range of educational resources about microbes, hand and respirator...
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The increase in the number of online health resources and in particular medical digital libraries has made a wealth of information available to health professionals. Previous research has mainly concentrated on the usability and development of the resource but often, the continued promotion of the site and how to increase the levels of usage over a...
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Early warning systems for the identification and tracking of infections disease outbreaks have become an important tool in the field of epidemiology. While government lead initiatives to increase the sharing of surveillance data have improved early detection and control, along with advanced web monitoring and analytics services, the recent swine fl...
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Epidemic Intelligence is being used to gather information about potential diseases outbreaks from both formal and increasingly informal sources. A potential addition to these informal sources are social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. In this paper we describe a method for extracting messages, called “tweets” from the Twitter website...
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Technology enhanced education has been recently established as a new approach for all stages of education. However, among these new IT media it is computer games playing the central role in delivering education in particular to children and teenagers, however, real world sound evaluation is often given little attention. The EU funded e-Bug project...
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Web server logs have been used via techniques such as user profiling and recommendation systems to improve user experience on websites. The data contained within server logs however has generally been inaccessible to nontechnical stakeholders on website development projects due to the terminology and presentation used. We describe a process that us...
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Semantically-enriched browsing has enhanced the browsing experience by providing contextualized dynamically generated Web content, and quicker access to searched-for information. However, adoption of Semantic Web technologies is limited and user perception from the non-IT domain sceptical. Furthermore, little attention has been given to evaluating...
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Tasks. all the evaluation tasks for Group A1 and Group A2.
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Questionnaires. all the pre-questionnaires, post-task questionnaires, and post-questionnaires for both Group A1 and Group A2.
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Appendix D: notes from semi-structured interviews, Group A1. notes from all the semi-structured interviews for Group A1.
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Appendix E: notes from semi-structured interviews, Group A2. notes from all the semi-structured interviews for Group A2.
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Semi-structured interviews. the questions given to all the interviewers to guide the semi-structured interviews.
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There is a need for greater attention to triangulation of data in user-centred evaluation of Semantic Web Browsers. This paper discusses triangulation of data gathered during development of a novel framework for user-centred evaluation of Semantic Web Browsers. The data was triangulated from three sources: quantitative data from web server logs and...
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A perceived limitation of the current Web is that it is comprised of static links with no connection to any underlying domain knowledge. The Semantic Web is seen as a potential solution to this problem by delivering semantically related information to users dynamically. However, the benefit to users is rarely questioned and there have been few real...
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Web server logs have been used via techniques such as user profiling and recommendation systems to improve user experience on websites. The data contained within server logs however has generally been inaccessible to nontechnical stakeholders on website development projects due to the terminology and presentation used. We describe a process that us...
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... Early Warning and Outbreak Detection Using Social Networking Websites: The Potential of Twitter Ed de Quincey and Patty Kostkova City eHealth Research Centre, City University Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB ed . de . quincey @city.ac.uk Abstract. ...
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Page 1. PPIG Newsletter -- September 2006 A gentle overview of software visualisation Marian Petre (1) and (2) (1) Centre
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1. Introduction Software design is a realm of messy or ``wicked'' problems that are often too big, too ill-defined, and too complex for easy comprehension and solution (DeGrace and Stahl, 1998). Software itself is created, complex, abstract, and difficult to observe. ...

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Detect spam URLs that spread over online social networks, in particular, Twitter.