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Persistence and non-linearities in macroeconomic time series

Professor Gabriel Talmain | Economics | 01 September 2003

This proposal continues the development of results recently obtained by the authors, partially supported by esrc grant r000236627 (ended in 1998) and to appear in the review of economic studies this year. Macroeconomists typically assume "the represe ...

Burial policy and the management of death in england, 1939-79

Dr Julie Rugg | Economic & Social History | 01 July 2003

This study uses detailed analysis of burial policy during the period 1939-79 in england to understand death culture during that time. Principally the research addresses aries broad summation: that during the second half of the twentieth century, the ...

Affiliation and disaffiliation in interaction: language and social cohesion

Professor Walter Drew | Interdisciplinary Studies | 01 April 2003

This proposal is made under the terms of the esfs scheme european collaborative research projects in the social sciences in collaborations with teams from 5 other countries (denmark, finland, germany, italy and sweden). The project as a whole is a mu ...

Postdoctoral fellowships

Dr Tim Jacoby | Political Science and International Relations | 01 October 2002

The proposed fellowship will be spent on developing my thesis, which focuses on the comparative history of the turkish state, into a book manuscript and publishing four articles in eminent, peer-referenced journals. It will also be used disseminate r ...

Research evidence and public service effectiveness

Professor Peter Smith | Economics | 01 October 2002

This fellowship seeks to develop a more secure evidence base for developing policy for public services under two important themes: formula funding and performance management. Formula funding is used as the basis for financing many public sector organ ...

Dynamic connectionist models of knowledge acquisition

Dr Philip Quinlan | Psychology | 22 July 2002

One way of understanding how humans acquire knowledge is to develop computer models that are assumed to embody the same principles of learning. Over the past twenty years that has been an explosion in interest in so-called connectionist or neural net ...

Living with undiagnosed illness: an exploratory sociological study

Professor Sarah Nettleton | Sociology | 01 July 2002

There is virtually no sociological research into the issue of undiagnosed illness. The aim of this exploratory study is to examine the experiences of adults who suffer from chronic illness but who do not receive a diagnosis for their symptoms. To und ...

Effective consultations with patients: a comparative multidisciplinary study

Dr Sarah Collins | Interdisciplinary Studies | 30 April 2002

The importance of effective communication in health care consultations is increasingly highlighted, and is receiving close attention from a number of viewpoints: research, policy, clinical practice, patient organisations. Alongside expectations that ...

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