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Rates and nature of cognitive changes preceding death in later life

Professor Patrick Rabbitt | Psychology | 01 October 2003

Extending the census of death certificates from 1983 to 2002 will allow the first investigation of how cognitive changes predict mortality, and of the rates at which mental abilities change over periods 19 years preceding death

The role of ict based applications in business knowledge processes

Dr Christopher Westrup | Management & Business Studies | 01 October 2003

The objective of the research was to provide a framework for the understanding of the social conditions and consequences of the development and deployment of ict enabled approaches to the capture, codification, and diffusion of knowledge for its util ...

Masculinity and citizenship in modern britain

Dr Matthew Mccormack | Economic & Social History | 01 September 2003

This project seeks to demonstrate the importance of gender to georgian and victorian understandings of who was fit to be a citizen, a full member of the national political community. It will examine shifts in ideas and practices from critiques of pol ...

Modelling voter preferences: a multilevel, longitudinal approach

Professor Edward Fieldhouse | Political Science and International Relations | 01 September 2003

The proposed research using the british election panel study will examine how voter preferences vary and change over time and space. The research will be undertaken by an inter-disciplinary team of researchers, with expertise in the areas of voting b ...

Nonlinearity in the term structure of interest rates

Dr Dong Heon Kim | Economics | 01 July 2003

How well we describe the behaviour of the interest rate is of great interest for academic scholars as well as finanical specialists and central bankers. Previous literature has shown that the movement of the interest rate is a linear function of stat ...

The cost and quality of crown colony infrastructure, 1920-1960

Dr D Sunderland | Economic & Social History | 01 July 2003

An investigation of the finance and construction of crown colony infrastructure during the period 1920 to 1960. The project will investigate the importance of self-interest, networks and trust in the development process, and seek to determine what le ...

Verbal encoding in unfamiliar face recognition

Dr Lee Helenna Victoria Wickham | Psychology | 06 May 2003

Face recognition is an important skill, and eyewitnesses are often required to recognise faces of unfamiliar people that they saw for only a short time. When we see an unfamiliar face it is likely that we attempt to attach meaning to that face, by la ...

Social capital and consumption: promoting social network analysis

Professor Mike Savage | Sociology | 01 April 2003

The principal aims of the project are to promote social network analysis (sna) methods in the uk, recognising that sna in britain had fallen behind leading developments in north america and continental europe. The task is a remedial project of persua ...

The diffusion of cultures of consumption: a comparative analysis

Professor Alan Warde | Sociology | 01 April 2003

This project examines trends in patterns of consumption since the 1970s in five countries (usa, uk, france, italy and norway). This comparative analysis is designed to examine systematically whether there is an overall tendency in developed consumer ...

The interpretation of science and technology in non-western contexts

Dr Margaret Bolton | Social Anthropology | 01 March 2003

The proposed programme lies within the field of the anthropology of science but has interdisciplinary links to science studies, development studies and latin american studies. The programme responds to the global spread of science and technology and ...

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