Cultures of health : a historical anthropolgy
This is a lively and fluid web site with a featured article spot, articles, research notes, posts and links to related sites for historically-minded scholars of medicine and health. There are many book recommendations and features and discussions on such topics as new approaches to VD treatment in Toronto, 1968-75 and smallpox eradication in Brazil, 1967. The site is maintained by the Department of History at the University of Windsor, Canada, and tackles ancient through to modern time periods o
The Participation Resource Centre provides this database of over 5,000 documents on participatory approaches to development, including rights, governance and citizenship. The documents are available to access at the Centre, and where available, details of other sources are given. The Resource Centre is located at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex.
Social Science Data Laboratory, University of Colorado, Boulder
The Social Science Data Laboratory (SSDL), sponsored by the Departments of Sociology and Political Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder, "provides a wide range of social scientific research and instructional support for faculty, students and staff, as well as broader academic and public communities". There are links to dataset websites and access to online methods resources, including an SPSSX starter kit
Turkey: IRI resources
This website is maintained by the International Republican Institute, a US based nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing democracy worldwide. It provides information about its work in Turkey from 2003 to the present day. This includes access to press releases and some full text reports and articles. Topics covered include; election observation reports; assessments of Turkish elections, political polls of the electorate and discussions of the state of democracy and human rights
This site is intended as a record of the political history, biography and achievements of John Major who was British Prime Minster from 1990-97. It provides a biography of the man, and an overview of the key political events during his administration from 1990-97. Also available are a small number of transcripts of his speeches, including his resignation speech, the full-text of the Conservative Party election manifestoes of 1992 and 1997 and a set of links to related Internet sites.
UK General election 2010: Political science resources
This excellent site is maintained by Richard Kimber, a former member of staff at Keele University. It provides links to websites relating to the UK 2010 general election. These include newspaper/ media sites, opinion polls, political party and candidate sites and full-text manifestos. There are links to Richard Kimber's main websites where directories of materials relating to earlier elections may be found.
Election 2010 blog
This blog was created by staff and researchers at the School of Politics and International Relations at The University of Nottingham. It contains political analysis and comment on the campaigns, politics and conduct of the UK 2010 general election.
Election 2010: BBC
This site was created by the BBC to provide coverage of the 2010 general election. In addition to news stories, comment and analysis from BBC journalists, it also includes some film footage from interviews and BBC programmes during the campaigns. Also offered are background guide to constituencies, parties, and a swingometer where member sofa the public can calculate the effect of political swings. Other features of the site are blogs from political commentators, opinion polls and a reality chec
Combined Harare Residents Association
This site is maintained by the residents association of Harare Zimbabwe. Although intended to give local residents a chance to voice their opinions and organise grass roots events, researchers may find it of value in providing an insight into living conditions in modern day Zimbabwe. It also includes some news, email discussion forums and comment on the political and land ownership policies of the government under Robert Mugabe. NB. The website has not been updated since 2009.
National Electoral Commission of Tanzania
This is the official website of the body which oversees the administration of parliamentary and presidential elections in Tanzania. Its website provides information on its role and recent activities. It includes background information about the electoral system, plus constituency maps, lists of registered political parties and full-text electoral legislation, guidelines and procedures.
National Election Commission Korea
This is the website of the Republic of Korea National Election Commission (NEC). The English language version of the website provides information on the role of the commission and its recent activities. It includes details of electoral laws, the Korean electoral systems and the registration and regulation of Korean political parties. The site also includes news updates and reports about recent and forthcoming parliamentary elections in Korea.
This site is maintained by the Australian government. It provides free access to information, and in many cases full text and downloadable files, of Australian official statistics, statistical indicators and public access datasets. These cover all areas of Australian political, economic and social policy. They include maps, electoral boundaries, national and regional statistical datasets and popilation files. The catalogue can be searched or browsed. Technical and copyright information is displa
The London DataStore is maintained by the Greater London Authority. It seeks to provide free open access to government statistical datasets relating to London. These include materials relating to business and the economy; political transparency and the work of the Greater London Assembly and Mayor of London (including expenses of the mayor and London Assembly members); crime; the population and demography of London; employment, health, housing and crime rates in London. The site includes statist
Google Public Data explorer
Google Public Data Explorer is a tool developed by Google Labs which enables members of the public to search for statistical data, explore it and visualize it in graphs and tables. It is intended to cover nations worldwide and all areas of social, economic, demographic and political data. The site is still in Beta with collections being added. It currently includes population data worldwide, some data from the World Bank, OECD and from American statistical agencies. Users should however, remembe
Fabian Society online archive
The Fabian Society online archive is maintained by LSE Archives, which is based at the London School of Economics and political Science. It provides free access to an online library of over 580 full text pamphlets, minute books and tracts from the Fabian Society. The items have been published from 1884-1997 and cover a wide range of topics relating to British social, economic and political history. They include: electoral reform; foreign policy (such as colonialism, the Cold War and relations wi
Government Response to Paul Roberts’ Report on Nurturing Creativity in Young People
The Government’s Response to the Roberts’ Report on Nurturing Creativity in Young People (2006) sets out the steps the government intends to take, through joint DCMS/DfES action. These two reports indicate substantial support for the creativity agenda and provide further evidence of a steady shift in government thinking towards more flexible and innovative approaches. However, they also beg significant questions about the nature and purpose of education.
Introduction This unit will introduce you to the law making process in Scotland. It is drawn from the Open University course W150 An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland. The Scottish legal system and many aspects of the law in Scotland are different from those in England and Wales. Like the law of England and Wales, Scots law today represents centuries of development and growth. Its evolution has been influenced by many factors, social and economic, the effects of war and religious change,
This unit will introduce you to the law making process in Scotland. It is drawn from the Open University course W150 An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland. The Scottish legal system and many aspects of the law in Scotland are different from those in England and Wales. Like the law of England and Wales, Scots law today represents centuries of development and growth. Its evolution has been influenced by many factors, social and economic, the effects of war and religious change,
Thinking skills in the early years: A literature review
The focus of this resource concerns the thinking skills specific to the early years of schooling.. The resource reports on the answers to three research questions and 1. Explores the pedagogical approaches currently used to develop generic thinking skills for three to seven year old children; 2. Identifies the demonstrable generic thinking skills of three to seven year old children; 3. Examines the relationship between the thinking capacities of young children and the pedagogical approache
Transferring a model for improving the ability of design & technology PGCE trainee teachers to teach
This project concerned trainees’ ability to teach designing. An earlier study fully reported elsewhere found that a curriculum intervention in the training programme enhanced PGCE students’ ability to teach designing. The earlier study also revealed that the enhancement was less effective for those students specialising in food technology or electronic and communication technology (ECT). The current project investigated the issue of designing within food technology and transfer of a curric
Secondary ICT - Personalised Learning with ICT 1: Managing Information and Content
A Teachers TV video lasting 15 minutes which examines two schools’ approaches to making use of ICT resources to support personalised learning. The first case study (Seven Kings High School) explores the school’s use of management data (attendance, records and reports) to track pupils’ progress and to support focused target setting. The second (Coopers Technology College) concentrates on the school’s use of its virtual learning environment (VLE) to provide detailed and personalised online