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Adolescent identity: a comparative study of economic and political socialisation

Prof Weinreich | Friday, July 1, 1988

Ethnography and religious education project

Professor Robert Jackson | Education | Monday, October 1, 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 | Saturday, September 1, 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 | Monday, September 1, 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 | Tuesday, October 1, 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

Wednesday, October 1, 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 | Wednesday, October 1, 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 | Wednesday, October 1, 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 | Wednesday, October 1, 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 | Wednesday, October 1, 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 | Wednesday, October 1, 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 | Wednesday, October 1, 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 | Wednesday, October 1, 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 | Wednesday, October 1, 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) | Wednesday, October 1, 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 | Wednesday, October 1, 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 | Wednesday, October 1, 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 | Wednesday, October 1, 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 | Wednesday, October 1, 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 | Wednesday, October 1, 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 | Wednesday, October 1, 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 | Wednesday, October 1, 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 | Wednesday, October 1, 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 | Wednesday, October 1, 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 | Wednesday, October 1, 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…

Genetics, religion and identity: a study of bangladeshi muslims in britain

Dr Sophie Gilliat-Ray | Interdisciplinary Studies | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

The practice of blood marriage (usually between cousins) within population groups that share a muslim religious identity remains common and with it, a disproportionate risk of recessively inherited genetic disorders. This interdisciplinary study…

Global environmental governance and local resistance

Professor Rosaleen Duffy | Political Science and International Relations | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

This project will examine the coherence and relevance of conceptual work on global governance through a detailed investigation of resistances to global regulation. It will use the examples of global environmental governance and the multiple responses…

Government stability in semi-presidential regimes

Dr P Schleiter | Political Science and International Relations | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

This proposal requests funding for the collection of a dataset on the timing, nature and potential causes of government changes in europes sixteen current semi-presidential regimes: austria, finland, france, iceland, ireland, portugal, bulgaria,…

How do users interpret probabilistic pregnancy screening information?

Dr R Bramwell | Psychology | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Health care policy emphasises the importance of users having information and choice. Modern health technologies are often presented as meeting these needs and thereby empowering patients. For instance, genetic and other medical screening procedures…

Individuality and social identity: from small groups to social categories

Professor Tom Postmes | Psychology | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

This proposal seeks funding to round off an existing programme of research, and start a new one. For 10 years, the applicant has studied how members of small groups exert influence on each other in making group decisions, in communicating, in…

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…

Object processing in the two hemispheres in hearing and deaf adults

Dr Allegra Cattani | Psychology | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Sign language is a visual-gestural language used by the deaf community. It is officially recognised in several countries (uk included). Some important basic parameters common to all sign languages are: position, location, orientation, and…

Organizational learning and dynamic capabilities

Professor Mark Easterby-Smith | Management & Business Studies | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

 the main aim of this project was to extend the concept of dynamic capabilities through the addition of recent insights from the field of organisational learning. Empirically, this involved gathering case studies from three european…

Pathways between education and health: a causal modelling approach

Professor Tarani Chandola | Sociology | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

People in britain and elsewhere with fewer educational qualifications have poorer health in terms of lower life expectancy and poorer mental and physical health. However, the ways in which education and health are related are open to debate. This is…

Political demography: the northern ireland census, discourse and territoriality

Professor James Anderson | Human Geography | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

As in other divided societies, discourse about demography in northern ireland is often politically polarised. Segregation and ratios of protestants and roman catholics as markers of political identity are the focus of popular accounts which are often…

Portfolio diversification in extreme markets

Professor Daniella Acker | Economics | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

The aims of this project are (a) to estimate how closely international equity returns move together during periods of market turbulence; and (b) to consider how investors should react to the degree of co-movement when deciding their portfolios. An…

Postdoctoral fellowship: examining the organisation of business and management practices of private military companies

Dr Christopher Kinsey | Political Science and International Relations | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

This article sets out to examine the organisational structure of a different breed of security providers: uk private security companies (pscs).  by means of organisational theory, the article analyses the organisational structures of this new…

Postdoctoral fellowship: home-education: rationales, practices and outcomes

Dr P Rothermel | Education | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

This is the first uk study to be conducted with home-educated children and their families incorporating diverse methodologies, broad aims and large samples, and directed at understanding the aims and practices of home-educating families throughout…

Postdoctoral fellowship: from knowledge fusion to social choice theory

Dr Gabriella Pigozzi | Interdisciplinary Studies | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

The project explored the application of formal methods from logic and artificial intelligence (knowledge fusion) to aggregation problems in social choice theory. Standard social choice models study the aggregation of individual preferences in…

Postdoctoral fellowship: legal consciousness and legal change: an anthropological study of law in contemporary bhutan

Dr Richard Whitecross | Social Anthropology | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

The focus of this study is an analysis of data collected during fieldwork in bhutan, nepal and west bengal between 1999 and 2002. The study is contextualised by the announcement that a constitution is to be created and that political parties will…

Postdoctoral fellowship: new labour's new localism. Regional economic development in the north west and south east regio

Dr Steven Musson | Human Geography | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Regional government has developed rapidly under successive labour governments since 1997. Aside from high-profile plans to create elected regional assemblies, the argument that the regional institutions - in particular the regional development…

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