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Modelling attitude stability and change using repeated measures data

Professor Peter Smith | Social Stats., Comp. & Methods | 01 October 2003

The proposed work is a substantively focused project that addresses important methodological questions. The project aims to develop new methodology and to improve the skills of social scientists involved in longitudinal research, particularly the ana ...

The fragility versus robustness of narcissistic identity

Professor Constantine Sedikides | Psychology | 01 October 2003

(note: numbers in parentheses in non-technical summary refer to the sections in the technical summary where the assertions made are elaborated upon). The narcissistic personality (1) is characterised by excess of self-esteem (1. 1) and an abrasive in ...

Membership change in small groups: investigating group resilience

Professor Mark Van Vugt | Psychology | 01 September 2003

Membership changes are common to all formal and informal groups. People enter a group, they participate in the group activies for a certain period of time, and then they leave the group. Given the ubiquity of membership changes, there is surprisingly ...

Multiquantile models for small area estimation

Professor Raymond Chambers | Social Stats., Comp. & Methods | 01 May 2003

Small area estimation techniques typically rely on regression models that use both covariates and random effects to explain variation between the areas. However, such models also depend on strong distributional assumptions, require a formal specifica ...

Exploring vulnerability to rapid climate change in europe

Professor Nigel Arnell | Interdisciplinary Studies | 01 April 2003

The most recent assessment of the intergovernmental panel on climate change projected an increase in global average temperature of between 1. 4 and 5. 8oc over the period 1990 to 2100, a rate of increase without precedent over at least the last 10,00 ...

Development of a tutor training system for early intervention with autism

Professor Bob Remington | Psychology | 01 February 2003

Autism is a devastating developmental disorder that impacts overwhelmingly on an individuals cognitive abilities, language skills, and capacity to function within a social environment. It is estimated that autism currently affects more than one in ev ...

Development of classroom language learning oral corpus

Professor Rosamond Mitchell | Linguistics | 08 November 2002

Computers are bringing great benefits to different kinds of language research, because they make it possible to analyse both written and spoken language use on a much greater scale than before. For example, the new discipline of corpus linguistics is ...

Non-monotonic externalities

Professor Robin Mason | Economics | 01 October 2002

This project aims to analyse situations of economic relevance which have indeterminate outcomes. More precisely, when do economic models have a definite (unique) prediction about how economic agents will behave, and when are they able ...

Development of criticality among undergraduates in two academic disciplines

Professor Rosamond Mitchell | Education | 01 July 2002

The belief that university graduates should be autonomous, critical thinkers is widely held, but there is little clear agreement about the nature of ‘criticality’, and how it develops during the course of a university education. This project is desig ...

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