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Chapters in Books and Symposia

  • Burkell, J.A. (2010). What is ‘new media’, anyway? In L. Shade (Ed.), Mediascapes 3: New Patterns in Canadian Communication, Toronto, Ontario: Nelson Education Ltd.
  • Kerr, I., Barrigar, J., Burkell, J., and Black, K. (2009). Soft surveillance, hard consent: The law and psychology of engineering consent.  In Ian Kerr, Valerie Steeves, and Carole Lucock (Eds.), Anonymity, Identity and Privacy: Lessons from the ID Trail (pp 5-22). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Carey, R., and Burkell, J.A. (2009). A Heuristics Approach to Understanding Privacy-Protecting Behaviors in Digital Social Environments. In Ian Kerr, Valerie Steeves, and Carole Lucock (Eds.) Anonymity, Identity and Privacy: Lessons from the ID Trail (pp 65-82). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Burkell, J. and Kerr, I.R. (2006). Hatred, Ridicule and Contempt: Electronic miscommunication and the defamatory sense. In B. Krause and U. Scheck (Eds.), Emotions and Cultural Change. Tubingen, Germany: Stauffenburg Verlag.
  • Burkell, J.A. (1998). Woman abuse in Huron County. In S. Kudchedkar and S. Al-Issa (Eds.), Violence Against Women, Women Against Violence. Delhi, India: Pencraft International.
  • Burkell, J.A., Schneider, B. and Pressley, M. (1990).  Chapter 7: Mathematics.  In M. Pressley and Associates, Cognitive Strategy Instruction That Really Improves Children’s Academic Performance.  Cambridge, MA: Brookline Books.


Papers in refereed journals

  • Steeves, V., Bailey, J., Burkell, J., and Regan, P. (accepted). From “bicycle face” to Facebook: negotiating with gender stereotypes on social networking sites. Journal of  Communication Inquiry.
  • Burkell, J., Chandler, J, and Shemie, S. (accepted). Attitudes toward reciprocity systems for organ donation and allocation for transplantation. Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law.
  • Chandler, J., Burkell, J., and Shemie, S. (2012). Priority in organ allocation to previously registered donors: Public perceptions of the fairness and efficacy of priority systems. Progress in Transplantation, 22(4), 413-422.
  • Mckenzie, P.J., Burkell, J., Wong, L., Whippey, C., Trosow, S.E., and McNally, M. (2012). User-generated content 1: Overview, current state, and context. First Monday, 17(6), June 2012.
  • McNally, M., Trosow, S.E, Wong, L., Whippey, C, Burkell, J., and McKenzie, P.J. (2012). User-generated content 2: Policy implications. First Monday, 17(6), June 2012.
  • Kamal, A., and Burkell, J. (2011). Addressing uncertainty: When information is not enough. Canadian Journal of Library and Information Science, 35(4), 174-187.
  • Shemie, S.D., Hornby, L., Chandler, J., and Burkell, J. (2011). Lifetime probabilities of needing and organ transplant versus donating and organ after death. American Journal of Transplantation, 11(10), 2085-2092.
  • Rubin, V.L., Burkell, J., and Quan-Haase, A. (2011). Facets of serendipity in everyday chance encounter: A grounded theory approach to blog analysis. Information Research, 16(3).
  • Burkell, J.A., and Carey, R. (2011). Personal information and the public library: Compliance with Fair Information Principles. Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, 35(1), 1-16.
  • Micheti, A., Burkell, J., and Steeves, V. (2010). Fixing broken doors: Strategies for drafting privacy policies young people can understand. Bulletin of Science, Technology, and Society, 30(2), 130-143.
  • Hayes, K.C., Wolfe, D., Trujillo, S., and Burkell, J. (2010) On the interaction of disability and aging: Accelerated degradation models and their influence on projections of future care needs and costs for personal injury litigation. Disability and Rehabilitation, 32(5), 424-428.
  • Burkell, J.A. (2008) Deciding for Ourselves: Some Thoughts on the Psychology of Assessing Reasonable Expectations of Privacy. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 50(4), 307-330.
  • Carey, R.F., and Burkell, J.A. (2007). Revisiting the four horsemen of the infopocalypse: Representations of anonymity and the Internet in Canadian newspapers. First Monday, 12(8) August 2007. URL:
  • Burkell, J.A., Wolfe, D., Potter, P., and Jutai, J. (2006) Information seeking and information sources of individuals living with spinal cord injury. Health Information and Libraries Journal, 23(4), 257-265.
  • Barrigar, J., Burkell, J.A. and Kerr, I. (2006) Let’s Not Get Psyched Out of Privacy: Reflections on Withdrawing Consent to the Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information. Canadian Business Law Journal, 44, 54-71.
  • Burkell, J.A. (2006). Anonymity in Behavioural Research: Not Being Unnamed, but Being Unknown. University of Ottawa Law and Technology Journal, 3(1), 189-203.
  • Burkell, J.A. and Campbell, D.G. (2005). “What Does This Mean?”  How Web-Based Consumer Health Information Fails to Support Information Seeking in the Pursuit of Informed Consent for Screening Test Decisions. Journal of the Medial Library Association. 93(3), 363-373.
  • Burkell, J.A. (2004) Health information seals of approval: What do they signify? Information, Communication, and Society, special issue on e-health, 7(4), 491-509.
  • Potter, P.J., Wolfe, D.L., Burkell, J.A., and Hayes, K.C.  (2004) Challenges in Educating Individuals with SCI to Reduce Secondary Conditions. Topics in Spinal Cord Rehabilitation, 10(1), 30-40.
  • Burkell, J.A. (2004). What are the chances? Evaluating risk/benefit information in consumer health materials. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 92(2), 200-208.
  • Burkell, J.A. (2003). The dilemma of survey nonresponse. Library and Information Science Research, 25(3), 239-263.
  • Swartzman, L.C., Harshman, R.A., Burkell, J., & Lundy, M.E. (2002) What accounts for the appeal of complementary/alternative medicine and what makes complementary/alternative medicine ‘alternative’? Medical Decision Making, 22(5), 431-450.
  • Wathen, C.N., and Burkell, J.A. (2002). Believe it or not: Factors influencing credibility on the web. Journal of the American Society for Information Sciences, Special Issue on Web Research, 53(2), 134-144.
  • Burkell, J.A., and Kerr, I.R. (2000) .The protection of reputation in the electronic milieu. Canadian Journal of Law and Society, 15(1), 81-110.
  • Swartzman, L, and Burkell, J. (1998). Expectations and the placebo effect in clinical trials: Why we should not turn a blind eye to unblinding, and other cautionary notes. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 64(1), 1-7.
  • Burkell, J.A., and Pylyshyn, Z.W. (1997).  Searching through selected subsets of visual displays: A test of the visual indexing hypothesis. Spatial Vision, 11(2), 225-258.
  • Burkell, J., Wright, A., Hoffmaster, B., and Webb, K. (1996).  A decision-making aid for long-term care waiting list policies: Modelling first-come, first-served vs. needs-based criteria. Healthcare Management Forum, 9(1), 35-39.
  • Vingilis, E., and Burkell, J. (1996).  A critique of an evaluation of the impact of hospital bed closures in Winnipeg Canada: Lessons to be learnt from evaluation research methods. Journal of Public Health Policy, 17(4), 409-425.
  • Pylyshyn, Z., Burkell, J., Fisher, B., Sears, C., Schmidt, W., and Trick, L. (1994). Multiple parallel access in visual attention. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 48(2), 260-283.
  • Logan, G.D. and Burkell, J.A. (1986). Dependence and independence in responding to double stimulation. A comparison of stop, change, and dual-task paradigms. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 12(4), 549-563.
  • Kahneman, D., Treisman, A., and Burkell, J. (1983). The cost of visual filtering. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 9(4), 510-522.
  • Treisman, A., Kahneman, D., and Burkell, J. (1983). Perceptual objects and the cost of visual filtering. Perception and Psychophysics, 33(6), 532-537.


Refereed Conference Proceedings – Full Papers

  • Rubin, V. L., Burkell, J., and Quan-Haase, A. (2010). Everyday Serendipity as Described in Social Media. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting:  Navigating Streams in an Information Ecosystem, October 22–27, 2010, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. (ASIS&T 2010)
  • Burkell, J., Campbell, G.D., and Peltier, C. (July, 2004). The art of informing: How information and communication technologies can empower the decision maker. Joint meeting of the International Conference on Politics and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications (PISTA 2004) and the International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications (CITSA 2004), Orlando, USA.