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Rapid demographic change and livelihood sustainability in rural thailand

Professor Huw Jones | Human Geography | 01 September 2002

The research aims, firstly, to assess the adaptability and sustainability of rural livelihood and family support systems in northern thailand under dislocating pressures of rapid demographic change (out-migration, substantial fertility decline, high ...

Developmental aspects of social identity

Professor Fabio Sani | Psychology | 01 August 2002

As adults, our sense of ourselves comes both from what we take to be our unique, personal attributes (i am happy-go-lucky and friendly, most of the time) and our membership of collectivities (i am a socialist and a briton). The aim of our research is ...

Reading acquisition and disability in european orthographies

Professor Philip Seymour | Psychology | 01 August 2002

The project is part of a larger investigation in which a comparison is made of rates of basic literacy acquisition and the characteristics of dyslexia in european languages which differ in syllabic structure (incidence of consonant clusters and close ...

Disciplinary interactions: ontological commitments and regulation

Dr Alison Reeves | Interdisciplinary Studies | 02 April 2002

This study focuses on the interactions of science and law in the context of the development of environmental regulation, in particular the development of environmental standards. Aims and objectives the aim of the project is to contribute to a better ...

Development and testing of a corpus of eye movement data in english and french

Professor Robert Alan Kennedy | Psychology | 01 December 2001

Skilled reading involves the execution of innumerable small eye movements, or saccades (eg 100,000 or more for a short novel). Typically, each saccade shifts the eyes about 7-8 characters forward and is followed by a period of steady fixation lasting ...

Economic learning through hypothesis testing and analogy

Dr Martin Jones | Economics | 01 November 2001

Learning is a basic capability of agents in an economy. Agents need to discover information so that they can make fully informed choices about what goods to consume, what jobs to take, what wage to hold out for etc. However, learning has only relativ ...

Embodied geographies of inclusion: placing difference

Dr Hester Parr | Human Geography | 01 January 2004

This aim of this research programme is to critically evaluate how people with mental health problems and people who experience illness and physical disability achieve social stability and inclusion in their everyday lives. A strategic approach to thi ...

A developmental investigation of stereotype variability

Professor Mark Bennett | Psychology | 01 November 2003

Amongst both psychologists and lay persons, stereotypes are typically thought of as things, that is, mental descriptions of groups of people that we carry around in our heads. In contrast, we believe that stereotypes are more complex than this, and r ...

Understanding the processes involved in localised managerial innovations

Mr Coopey | Management and Business Studies | 01 October 1993

Application abstract: whereas the area of innovation in organisations has received much attention in recent years, the innovations of individual managers in their immediate work environments tend to have been neglected. Our study sets out to build on ...

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