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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 prac ...

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

Dr P Rothermel | Education | 01 October 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 th ...

Multispeed cities and the logistics of living in an information age

Professor Michael Crang | Human Geography | 01 June 2003

This project examines the relationships of information and communication technologies (icts) with social polarisation, and whether they enable different paces of life in different communities. While an established literature discusses the differentia ...

Middle class environmental values in india: an inter-disciplinary dialogue

Dr Emma Mawdsley | Interdisciplinary Studies | 01 April 2003

Indias middle-classes are not only numerically massive (somewhere between the population of germany or that of the entire usa, depending on ones definition), they also consume a disproportionate amount of the countrys resources, and dominate its publ ...

Children's 'don't know' responses in eyewitness & police interviews

Dr Amanda Waterman | Psychology | 01 February 2003

In previous research we have found that young children often attempt to answer questions that do not make sense to them. Young children are also likely to speculate - in other words they will often give an answer to a question even when they do not h ...

The isonymic analysis of historical data: irish migration in britain, 1851-1901

Dr Malcolm Smith | Economic & Social History | 13 January 2003

Isonymy is a statistical method for analysis of the genetic structure of populations, based on the distribution and frequency of surnames. It has been developed, tested and widely applied in human population genetics and biological anthropology. The ...

The role of the party in intergovernmental relations after devolution

Professor Martin Laffin | Political Science and International Relations | 01 October 2002

The study is examining how the political parties are changing post-devolution and their role in relations between central government and the devolved administrations. The main focus is on the labour party, given its present dominance in westminster a ...

Developmental outcomes of joint attention and maternal mind-mindedness

Professor Elizabeth Meins | Psychology | 01 April 2002

Government-funded initiatives, such as the ‘sure start’ schemes currently running in disadvantaged areas around the uk, have highlighted the relation between poverty and developmental delay. However, the reasons for a link between social and economic ...

Changes to autobiographical memory in adolescence

Professor Martin A. Conway | Psychology | 02 January 2002

By the age of 18 to 20 years most young adults can recall and describe detailed autobiographical memories from across their lifespan, they have a sense of ‘personal’ history, and can order their memories chronologically and thematically. Requests suc ...

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