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Electing john bull: the changing face of british elections, 1895-1935

Dr Jon Lawrence | Economic & Social History | 01 October 2003

Unlike today, late nineteenth-century election meetings were genuinely open affairs, since their purpose was to demonstrate the support of an active and free citizenry. The project studied 11 randomly chosen english constituencies at four general ele ...

How do users interpret probabilistic pregnancy screening information?

Dr R Bramwell | Psychology | 01 October 2003

Health care policy emphasises the importance of users having information and choice. Modern health technologies are often presented as meeting these needs and thereby empowering patients. For instance, genetic and other medical screening procedures i ...

The spanish-moroccan security relationship and the euro-mediterranean context

Professor Richard Gillespie | Political Science and International Relations | 01 October 2003

Spanish-moroccan relations have been framed historically by the spanish seizure of territory in north-west africa, including the former spanish (now western) sahara, and the spanish towns of ceuta and melilla, claimed by morocco. Diplomatic initiativ ...

Housing the mentally vulnerable: the role of charities

Mr Warren Barr | Socio Legal Studies | 01 September 2003

Over the last two decades, the care of the mentally vulnerable has been subject to significant change. Hospital based care has been replaced by the provision of care in the community environment. Unfortunately, it was not recognised that housing woul ...

Methods for reducing bias in ecological studies

Dr Gillian Lancaster | Social Stats., Comp. & Methods | 06 May 2003

Ecological studies are a useful preliminary way of investigating associations between risk factors and disease outcomes, and are used in many areas of social and health research. They are carried out at a small area level, for example, electoral ward ...

The perception of space in bounded scenes: mirrors, pictures and apertures

Dr Marco Bertamini | Psychology | 01 May 2003

Visual perception investigates the manner in which visual information is processed and stored by the brain. One interesting phenomenon from the area of visual perception is that known as boundary extension. When people are shown a picture of a scene ...

Constructivist theory and sampling constraints in wh-question acquisition

Professor Caroline Rowland | Psychology | 01 April 2003

The majority of research into language acquisition involves analysing the speech produced by children in normal, everyday interactions. Although the use of such naturalistic data has its advantages, a major problem is that many analyses are based on ...

Community and locality - examining community networks in boulder, colorado

Dr Karen Evans | Sociology | 28 February 2003

Research background and themes: in his most recent work the internet galaxy, castells explores a number of debates which have developed around the significance of community in late modern society. He cites the work of wellman (1979) and fischer ( ...

Esrc/office of the deputy prime minister & dft postdoctoral fellowship

Dr Suet Ying Ho | Environmental Planning | 01 November 2002

In britain, the partnership approach remains the key to regeneration. The purpose of the research was to establish the factors leading to effective and inclusive partnerships. With the introduction of local strategic partnership (lsp), a ‘partnership ...

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