Social Media: From Members to Ambassadors

As the fitness industry continues to produce a great variety of exercises and programmes, and increases the number of clubs in every market, getting connected with current and prospective members is more important than ever. One of the best ways to (organically) create strong connections with members is through social media – which has become… Read More

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American Civil War Veterans & Social Networks

Research Paper Title Persistent Social Networks: Civil War Veterans Who Fought Together Co-Locate in Later Life. Background The researchers demonstrate the long reach of early social ties in the location decision of individuals and in their older age mortality risk using data on Union Army veterans of the US Civil War (1861-5). Methods The researchers… Read More

Are Armed-conflict Risks Enhanced by Climate-related Disasters in Ethnically Fractionalised Countries?

Research Paper Title Armed-conflict risks enhanced by climate-related disasters in ethnically fractionalised countries Abstract Social and political tensions keep on fueling armed conflicts around the world. Although each conflict is the result of an individual context-specific mixture of interconnected factors, ethnicity appears to play a prominent and almost ubiquitous role in many of them. This overall state… Read More

Modelling Social Structures in the Regular Combat Arms Units of the British Army (2002)

Research Paper Title Social Structures in the Regular Combat Arms Units of the British Army: A Model. Abstract An original model is presented for describing, analysing, and predicting soldiers’ behaviour in current regular combat arms units in the British Army. It was derived, using social anthropological techniques, during participant observation by a serving British Army officer, and… Read More

Understanding the Impact of British Military Foreign Postings on Accompanying Spouses

Research Paper Title The Impact of British Military Foreign Postings on Accompanying Spouses. Abstract In this thesis, Gillan Blakely reports an investigation into the psychological, emotional and social impact of British military foreign postings on accompanying spouses. An ethnographic methodology was adopted utilising a four phase mixed method approach consisting of one quantitative and three… Read More

Does Smartphone Use Undermine Enjoyment of Face-to-Face Social Interactions?

Research Paper Title Smartphone use undermines enjoyment of face-to-face social interactions. Background Using a field experiment and experience sampling, the researchers found the first evidence that phone use may undermine the enjoyment people derive from real world social interactions. Methods In Study 1, the researchers recruited over 300 community members and students to share a meal at… Read More