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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 explosion i ...

Pathways between education and health: a causal modelling approach

Professor Tarani Chandola | Sociology | 01 October 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 ...

Quantitative methods for behavioural mechanism design

Professor Steffen Huck | Economics | 01 October 2003

This project is concerned with quantitative methods for analysing mechanism design issues using either experimental or field data. The project will contribute to the development of these techniques, to their use in specific applied problems, and to t ...

Surnames as a quantitative evidence resource for the social sciences

Professor Paul Longley | Human Geography | 01 October 2003

Although it now over 30 generations ago that our ancestors would have first been assigned a family name, the geographical distribution of surnames is still extremely regional, such has been the lack of geographic mobility of the majority of the worki ...

Trust in advisors: origins, effects, and implications for risk communication

Professor Nigel Harvey | Psychology | 01 October 2003

It is now well recognised that trust in sources of advice is important for effective risk communication. To maintain some influence over peoples opinions and risk-taking behaviours, government departments, medical bodies and other agencies must endea ...

Perceptual causality and its relation to animacy/agency in development

Dr Anne Schlottmann | Psychology | 01 August 2003

We propose experimental studies on how the perception of cause-and-effect relations in simple schematic events develops. If square a moves towards square b which moves upon contact, adults and children as young as 3 years see this as a launching b, t ...

Co-evolving roles and technologies in the nhs: barriers and forces for change

Professor Ann Blandford | Psychology | 01 February 2003

Various health it programmes (eg the uk national programme for it) have spearheaded a move towards the digitisation of health information. In this project, we applied qualitative methods to study the interrelationships between technology design and d ...

Language specific effects on mental representations of objects and events

Professor Gabriella Vigliocco | Psychology | 01 February 2003

This research proposal investigates whether language specific syntactic properties affect speakers’ mental representations of objects and events in the world. Italian and english are chosen as target languages because words corresponding to objects a ...

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