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Interpreters, the asylum process and critical contexts for developing practice

Dr Moira Inghilleri | Linguistics (General) | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

A previous esrc-funded project have researched into ‘interpreting examined interpreters’ work’ across a range of contexts in the asylum system, eg, solicitors’ offices, the home office, and the immigration appeals authority. It found that…

Interviewing to detect deception

Professor A Vrij | Psychology | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

The first major aim of the research is to investigate truth tellers and liars verbal and nonverbal responses under varying interview style conditions. (for example, in study 2 participants will be asked to recall the event either in chronological…

Laddishness and self-worth protection

Professor Carolyn Jackson | Education | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Recent data suggest that in england girls performances at gcse surpass those of the boys, although there are variations in patterns of achievement according to curriculum area and according to social class background, race and ethnicity. Explanations…

Managers' roles in the evolution of business knowledge

Professor John Storey | Sociology | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

  1. This research project builds on ideas from knowledge management and dynamic capabilities in order to reveal their practical potential at strategic levels.

  2. In recent years there has been a

Media consumption and the future of public connection

Professor Nick Couldry | Sociology | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

This interdisciplinary project ran from october 2003 to march 2006 and aimed to provide qualitatively rich but also reliably representative research into whether and how people's practices of media consumption sustain an orientation to a world of…

Medical school: applications, admissions and progression

Professor Sowmya (Wiji) Arulampalam | Economics | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

In a periodic report in 1997, the uk medical workforce standing advisory committee (mwsac) made a number of key recommendations to the secretary of state for health (mwsac, 1997). In the context of what the report described as a significant imbalance…

Meeting basic needs? exploring the survival strategies of displaced migrants

Professor Peter Dwyer | Social Policy | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Against the backdrop of increasing numbers of asylum applications from displaced migrants arriving in britain, and a number of important legislative changes to their welfare rights in the last decade, the research considers if the basic housing and…

Modelling attitude stability and change using repeated measures data

Professor Peter Smith | Social Stats., Comp. & Methods | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

The proposed work is a substantively focused project that addresses important methodological questions. The project aims to develop new methodology and to improve the skills of social scientists involved in longitudinal research, particularly the…

Negotiating sleep: gender, age and social relationships amongst couples

Professor Sara Arber | Sociology | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Until very recently sociology has shut its eyes on the study of sleep. This is not that surprising when definitions of our dormancy invariably include a state which has little in common with our waking life (harrison 1994:4), a perceptual hole in…

New rural-urban and class divides? youth in rural altai

Dr Anthony Glendinning | Sociology | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

The study looks at the situation for youth in post-soviet siberia, against a backdrop of new and emerging urban-rural and social divides, following the major dislocations of the 1990s, by looking at health inequalities and the social well-being of…

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