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Technical inefficiency in uk manufacturing

Professor D Mayes | Economics | 01 October 1988

Aims and methods (as at end of award) : the objective of the research was to explain the sources of technical inefficiency in uk industry at a detailed level and to provide the basis for comparison with similar analyses of inefficiency in the us, jap ...

Labour market decisions in low income households

Professor Simon James | Sociology | 01 September 1988

This project is a qualitative study of labour market decisions in poor households containing children and with reference to the discussions and negotiations (if any) between the parties over choices. In particular, we are investigating the part playe ...

Infants detection of object structure and unity from object movement

Dr Alan Slater | 01 July 1988

The major emphasis of the research is the young infants ability to detect and extract object structure, form and unity from moving and changing stimulus displays. The methods used involve measuring young infants (in the age range birth to 6 months) a ...

Children's conceptions of health and illness

Professor John Eiser | 01 January 1988

Aims and methods (as at end of award) : the purpose of this research is to examine the development of childrens beliefs about health and illness. The work has considerable practical implications both for educating school ...

Intelligent tutoring tools for second language teaching

Mr Yazdani | 01 November 1987

The perfect way to learn a foreign language is to spend some time with the native speakers of that language. However, this is too costly and sometimes unpractical for many people. Many approaches to second language teaching have been tried so far, ea ...

Differential provision for special educational needs in secondary schools

Professor S Bennett | 01 November 1986

The warnock report and the subsequent 1981 education act focused attention on the education of children with special educational needs. The evidence available shows that school provision could have a marked impact on the way in which special needs ar ...

Local governance in historical context : the evidence of two centuries of change

Mr Stanyer | Political Science and International Relations | 01 September 1993

Application abstract: local governance occupies a central place on the contemporary political agenda but the main source of comprehensive and substantial evidence relating to competing fashionable theories is the past, particularly the successive per ...

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