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Adolescent identity: a comparative study of economic and political socialisation

Prof Weinreich | 01 July 1988

Ethnography and religious education project

Professor Robert Jackson | Education | 01 October 1990

Although religious educators often refer to religion in the lives of children and young people, and recommend that religious education draw on this experience in their teaching, little research has been done in the area. Using techniques developed…

Race ethnicity and the english middle class 1833-68

Prof Hall | Sociology | 01 September 1990

This research is located within the tradition of british social history but uses interdisciplinary approaches to investigate its central object of study - the english c19 middle class. The project aims to investigate the ethnic and gendered…

Policing cultural change and 'structures of feeling' in post-war england

Socio-Legal Studies | 01 September 1997

This research will investigate public and professional understandings of policing in relation to english social history since 1945. It will examine how policing has been officially represented in the post-war period; how different sections of the…

Centre for organisation and innovation (coi)

Dr T Wall | Psychology | 01 October 1996

The main objective of the centre is to develop a research programme on the economic and social aspects of effectiveness and innovation at work. The research will advance understanding of how work organisation influences the effective use of new…

Evaluating diagnostic tests for cross section econometric models

01 October 1986

The motivation for this research derives from the pressing need to assess the reliability of econometric models for cross-section data. The potentially large amount of information now available in cross-section surveys has led to a recent…

An ogsa component-based approach to middleware for statistical modelling

Professor Robert Crouchley | Social Stats., Comp. & Methods | 01 October 2003

The main aim of this project was to demonstrate the effectiveness of an open grid services architecture (ogsa) component-based approach to middleware for handling one of the large-scale statistical modelling problems currently confronting e-social…

Centre on migration, policy and society (compas)

Professor Steven Vertovec | Sociology | 01 October 2003

The mission of the centre is to provide a strategic, integrated approach to understanding contemporary and future migration dynamics across sending areas and receiving contexts in the uk and eu.

Children's linguistic and compositional processes in writing

Professor Debra Myhill | Education | 01 October 2003

The research will firstly analyse the language features of samples of secondary childrens writing in order to describe qualitative differences according to ability, gender or age. The analysis will focus upon how the writing text is organised in…

Collective learning in knowledge economies: milieu or market?

Professor Philip Cooke | Human Geography | 01 October 2003

The fundamental aim of this research is to understand the processes technology intensive firms deploy in transforming scientific and technological knowledge into commercial products and services. Focusing on the information and communications, and…

Constituting markets and transnational social networks

Dr Ruth Fletcher | Socio Legal Studies | 01 October 2003

A socio-legal study of the cross-border support network which has helped irish women to access abortion in britain since 1992

Corporate history, narrative and business knowledge

Professor Michael Rowlinson | Management & Business Studies | 01 October 2003

A study of corporate history produced by large business organisations including a survey of the webpages, annual reports and directories

Developing multilevel models for realistically complex social science data

Professor Harvey Goldstein | Social Stats., Comp. & Methods | 01 October 2003

Multilevel modelling has become widely accepted as a tool for the analysis of complex hierarchical data in the social, health and other research areas. The methodological literature has expanded with many international statisticians contributing to…

Development of a school-based tool for assessing working memory

Dr Tracy Alloway | Psychology | 01 October 2003

The project has two primary objectives. The first aim is to develop a computerized tool for assessing short-term and working memory for use with children aged four to eleven years (automated working memory assessment, awma). This tool provides a…

Dialogue dynamics i: a pilot project

Professor Dov Gabbay | Linguistics (General) | 01 October 2003

The project aims to check the feasibility of a new grammar formalism (dynamic syntax) as the basis for studying dialogue, before engaging in an in-depth formal study. The grammar, which is designed to reflect left-to-right parsing, will be tested…

Diverging paths of post-communist regimes

Professor Richard Rose | Political Science and International Relations | 01 October 2003

This research aims to:

  1. Compare how post-communist citizens in 13 central, east european and post-soviet countries evaluate their new systems of government;
  2. Test competing hypotheses about why citizens differ in

Diversity training and research: putting theory into practice

Dr Louise Pendry | Psychology | 01 October 2003

There is a large body of theory and empirical research on why we stereotype and are prejudiced, under what conditions we stereotype and are prejudiced, and how to best change stereotypes and prejudice (brown, 1995). There is also a growing literature…

Dominant ethnicity and social change - with a focus on the orange order

Dr Eric Kaufmann | Political Science and International Relations | 01 October 2003

This project encompasses three related themes: 1) the orange order in the 20th century : a study in social change - a book and two articles are planned which seek to comprehend the forces which cause the loyal orange institution (orange order ) to…

Econometric modelling of energy and soft commodity prices with applications

Dr S Satchell | Economics | 01 October 2003

The behaviour of energy and soft commodity prices (eg sugar, cocoa, coffee, et cetera) should be of particular interest to financial economists. Financial economists have been concerned, usually, with the behaviour of stock prices, testing for market…

Electing john bull: the changing face of british elections, 1895-1935

Dr Jon Lawrence | Economic & Social History | 01 October 2003

Unlike today, late nineteenth-century election meetings were genuinely open affairs, since their purpose was to demonstrate the support of an active and free citizenry.

The project studied 11 randomly chosen english constituencies at four…

Endogenous network formation and informal networks in village economies

Dr Pramila Krishnan | Economics | 01 October 2003

A common criticism by non-economists of orthodox economic theories is that they fail to take account of the social context in which individual economic agents act. Economic agents are also social beings. The mesh of interpersonal and community…

From public service to artificial insemination: animal breeding science 1890-1951

Dr S Wilmot | Economic & Social History | 01 October 2003

From public service to artificial insemination: animal breeding science in britain, 1890-1951 the project focuses on the early history of one reproductive technology: artificial insemination (ai) as applied to cattle between 1890 and 1951. It will…

Gaining places: stagnation and growth in the proportion of women in universities

Professor Carol Dyhouse | Economic & Social History | 01 October 2003

Women students now outnumber men in uk universities. Given the current interest in access to higher education, as well as concern about whether girls are outperforming boys, it is surprising that the chronology of, and reasons for this trend have not…

Gender mainstreaming

Professor Sylvia Walby | Sociology | 01 October 2003

The seminar series explored the concept and practice of gender mainstreaming.  gender mainstreaming is an essentially contested concept, yet has been in active use in policy making.the seminar series explored the productive tensions in the…

Gender role boundary theory: structure of the male and female representations

Dr Alison Lenton | Psychology | 01 October 2003

Gender role boundary theory suggests that the male gender role is more narrow and rigid than the female gender role. That is, the male role is less likely to be linked with traditionally feminine characteristics than is the female role to be…

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