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Building Research Capacity
Journal of the ESRC Teaching and Learning Research Programme RCBN,114,120,124
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Teenage Pregnancy in the United States 1950-1990 : Analysis Using Census Data and Contingency Table
This social science lab exercise uses Census data to examine teenage pregnancy in the United States over time and by socio-demographic variables. Students will learn how to access and interpre data as well as begin to think sociologically about teen pregnancy patterns and risk factors.
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Adult learners drop to lowest level under Labour
Newspaper article citing evidence from the Learning as Work TLRP research project,1740,1737,1726,24
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Session II: Explaining the Identified Victim Bias
7th Annual Program in Ethics and Health Conference: Identified vs. Statistical Lives - Ethics and Public Policy Session Chair: Stephen Resch, Ph.D. Deputy Director, Center for Health Decision Science, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health Deborah Small, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Marketing and Psychology, University of Pennsylvania Jennifer Lerner, Ph.D. Professor of Public Policy and Management, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Director, Harva
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The Early Years Transition and Special Educational Needs (EYTSEN) Project: Technical Paper 3 - the P
The Early Years Transitions and Special Educational Needs (EYTSEN) project builds on the work of the Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) project, a major longitudinal study of a national sample of young children's progress and development through pre-school and into primary school until the end of Key Stage 1 (age 3+ to 7 years). Both the EPPE and EYTSEN research studies are funded by the Department of Education and Skills (DfES). The EYTSEN study explores evidence of possible sp
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Circling the Square 1 - research and policymaking
This video features the opening keynote speech from http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/conference/fac-sci/circling-the-square/programme/keynotes.aspx Professor Brian Collins Director of the Centre for Engineering Policy at UCL and former Chief Scientific Advisor to two government departments (Transport 2006-11; Business Innovation and Skills 2009-11). Professor Collins covered a wide range of issues, including the Haldane principle (the idea that research funding should be independent of political
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11.208 Introduction to Computers in Public Management II (MIT)
Second of two modules facilitating a basic understanding of computing in planning and public management. Students develop problem-solving skills using computer-based tools for "what-if" analyses. Emphasis on spatial analysis using geographic information systems and database query tools.
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Subject Special: Citizenship

In this subject special on citizenship, we feature a selection of podcast channels from the citizenship and general studies category of our Podcast Directory for Educators. Listen to a selection of podcasts, including topics on making things happen in the community, important areas for debate and discussion,
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Inaugural Sir Douglas Hague Lecture: Lord Drayson
Lord Drayson is currently Minister of Science and Innovation in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. In this lecture he will reflect on the opportunities and challenges the next generation of post credit crunch entrepreneurs will face. Lord Drayson is currently Minister of Science and Innovation in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. His track record as a highly successful entrepreneur in both manufacturing and science based businesses speaks for itself. Although h
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Tower Poetry 2012: Maiden Voyage
Millie Guille reads her entry to the 2012 Tower Poetry Competition.
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NCPACS: Professor John Mueller – The Terrorism Delusion
The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies presents a public seminar discussing the 'decade of delusion' since the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001, in particular what Professor Mueller regards as the disproportionate response of the international community to the real threat presented by al-Qaeda. 29 January 2013.
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Tasting menu: September 11th 2015 edition
This week: a new human ancestor, a rift in Japan's Yakuza and the enduring effects of bank heists
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Safety Culture Needed to Tackle Climate Change
To get people to take climate change seriously, adopt the rituals of worker safety campaigns.
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3.3 A summary

I have shown that, while IT has no doubt had an impact on productivity, it is not clear whether this goes beyond the IT-producing sector, or whether the gains will outlast the boom period of the business cycle. With so much debate, whom should we believe? Perhaps, as is often the case, the truth lies somewhere in the middle. The optimistic view highlights the way that IT has transformed society, and how this transformation has in many instances led to growth through the productivity-enhancing
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5.5 Evaluating strategy and presenting outcomes

This stage of the framework focuses on identifying what you have achieved and how well you have achieved it. It involves you in evaluating your overall strategy and presenting the outcomes of your work. As you evaluate and assess your strategy, identify aspects of your IT skills that you want to develop further. At the end of this stage, use the records in your Skills File to complete the activity ‘Evaluating your use of IT strategy and presenting outcomes’ and pull together this final st
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Land Of The Tiger - Mountains Of The Gods, Part 3
This documentary, which is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students, explores the wildlife lives on and around the highest mountain range on earth (Himalayas). Run time 09:50.
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6.5 Military and humanitarian interventionism

While the ICC may be the most radical cosmopolitan effort at global justice institution-building so far, it is not the only one. The move towards cosmopolitan global institutions that extend beyond the UN's original goals and values has speeded up during the 1990s. Cosmopolitans would contend that international institution-building does not necessarily lead to more interventionism. Communitarians such as Chandler see as significant that in the field of international human rights interventioni
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2.1 Industrial revolutions and technological change

In this section I shall look at the way that technological innovations in previous eras, such as the invention of electricity in the early 1900s, radically affected the way society organised production and at how these changes spurred general economic growth. In many instances, the changes were so large that they defined an entire period, just as the rise of information technologies has led some to call the current era the ‘information age’.

The way that technological change can fun
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Computational biology of cancer
By: nsf Endometrial cancer affects 48,000 women per year in the United States. For patients with tumors greater than two centimeters in diameter, the effected organ(s) and lymph nodes may be surgically removed. Yet post-surgery analysis shows that only 22 percent of patients had metastasis, meaning 78 percent of these surgeries may have been unnecessary. How can doctors predict which patients need surgery? Mathukumalli Vidyasagar discusses how new computational algorithms from National Science
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