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Negotiating sleep: gender, age and social relationships amongst couples

Professor Sara Arber | Sociology | 01 October 2003

Until very recently sociology has shut its eyes on the study of sleep. This is not that surprising when definitions of our dormancy invariably include a state which has little in common with our waking life (harrison 1994:4), a perceptual hole in tim ...

Stigma controllability: a fresh look at attribution theory

Dr Peter Hegarty | Psychology | 01 September 2003

Social psychologists have always been interested in why people have negative attitudes toward members of stigmatized groups such as gay men and lesbians, obese people, the mentally ill, and people with learning disabilities. One theory - attribution ...

The ethnography of cyberscience: information in contemporary science

Dr Christine Hine | Sociology | 01 August 2003

The proposed research is an investigation of the role played by information and communication technologies in scientific research. This research is particularly timely for two reasons, one empirical and one theoretical. The empirical timeliness of th ...

Using public environmental knowledge in industry

Dr Kate Burningham | Sociology | 30 January 2003

This project will explore how experts within industry conceptualise, access and take account of lay environmental knowledges. The sustainable development agenda with its aim of incorporating social, economic and environmental aspects into decisions a ...

The development of children's conceptions of mental illness

Dr Eithnie Buchanan-Barrow | Psychology | 20 January 2003

This research aims to examine childrens thinking about mental and physical illness, and in particular to investigate whether childrens understanding about these areas is theory-like. It will involve interviewing 120 children, aged 5-11. The children ...

Paradigms in use

Professor Dunstan Brown | Linguistics (General) | 01 January 2003

The nature of the relationship between frequency of use and grammar in natural language is poorly understood. In order to understand this relationship better, we propose to look at textual frequency distributions in a language which encodes a reasona ...

Towards a social psychology of sustainable consumption

Professor Tim Jackson | Interdisciplinary Studies | 01 January 2003

Consumer behaviour is key to the impact that society has on its environment. The actions that people take and the choices they make – to consume certain products and services or to live in certain ways rather than others – all have direct and indirec ...

Attitudes to genomics

Professor Richard Shepherd | Psychology | 01 November 2002

This research will provide a better understanding of people's attitudes to developments in genomics. It will examine the way these attitudes change, how they relate to other attitudes, what difference knowledge about genomics makes and why these atti ...

Computer-assisted qualitative data analysis (caqdas) networking project

Professor Nigel Fielding | Social Stats., Comp. & Methods | 01 November 2002

For most of the time social science has existed, technology to support the analysis of qualitative (textual, audio-visual) data has amounted to little more than a good filing system and a way of cutting up data extracts from fieldnotes, interview tra ...

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