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A Model of housing and credit cycles with imperfect market knowledge
The paper presents a model of housing and credit cycles featuring distorted beliefs and comovement and mutual reinforcement between house price expectations and price developments via credit expansion/contraction. Positive (negative) development in house prices fuels optimism (pessimism) and credit...
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Author : Kuang, Pei
Date : 2014
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Boom-Bust, Collateral Constraints, Learning, Leverage, Housing
Collection : Birmingham Business School Discussion Paper Series
A Note on learning in a credit economy
This paper studies the interaction of agents' collateral price beliefs, credit constraint and aggregate economic activity over the business cycle. Learning strengthens the role of collateral constraints in aggregate fluctuations. Under heterogeneous learning rules, numerical simulations illustrate t...
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Author : Kuang, Pei
Date : 2014
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Learning, Collateral Constraint, Bankruptcy, Heterogeneity
Collection : Birmingham Business School Discussion Paper series
Queuing up for justice : elections and case backlogs
We analyze the impact of prosecutor elections on case backlogs. Previous evidence has shown that re-election pressures result in more cases going to trial. Since trials require time and resources, one can expect an effect on the queue. Two competing theories are developed: one of signaling quality ...
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Author : Bandyopadhyay, Siddhartha and McCannon, Bryan
Date : 2014
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, University of Birmingham.
Keywords : case backlog, elections, prosecutor
Collection : Birmingham Business School Discussion Paper Series
Weighted House Price Forecasting with Factor Combinations
We take a computational approach to forecasting real and nominal house prices, comparing a large number of models varying by the choice of factors, ‘observable endogenous variables’ and the number of lags. We utilize various optimal model selection and model averaging techniques, comparing them agai...
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Author : Rahal, Charles
Date : 2014
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : House Prices, Forecasting, Factor Error Correction Models, FAVARs
Collection : Birmingham Business School Discussion Paper Series
Birmingham Environment for Academic Research : Case studies volume 2
The work within this case study was brought together to publicise the different types of work that was done on the University’s high performance computer called BlueBEAR2 and on the many systems that help researchers. This computer system is part of the University of Birmingham’s environment for aca...
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Author : Hemida, Hassan and Mottura, Alessandro and Bruma, Alina and Rastegarpanah, Alireza and Abdullah, Che Zulkhairi and Fintelman, Danielle and Smith, David and Ryan, David and Flynn, Dominic and Cutts, Geoffrey and Davies, Guy and Stevens, Ian and Cumby, James and Zhong, Jian and Eden, Jonathan and Morden, Kiyarash and Karunarathna, Kuruvita ADLP and Lui, Li and Read, Mark and Rowan, Mark and Mosleh, Tohidi and Jian, Nan and Winn, Peter and Sindall, Rebecca and Tuckett, Richard and Ryan, Ronan and Tian, Shuai and Wild, Simon and Price, Tony and Chang, Wei-Chih and Chen, Xudong and Ghumra, Aslam
Date : 2014
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : HPC research high performance computing databases cfd abaqus openfoam matlab cfx BlueBEAR HPCC
Collection : Birmingham Environment for Academic Research : Case Studies
Working for Ford Forty Years On
Huw Beynon’s Working for Ford achieved celebrity when published in 1973. An assessment 40 years later identifies the lasting value of the book. Though written from a clearly stated point of view, it did not present a biased account, and it included much information permitting alternative assessments...
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Author : Edwards, Paul
Date : 2014
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Beynon; car industry; Ford; social class; sociology of work; workplace industrial relations
Collection : Birmingham Business School Discussion Paper Series
A brave new world for voluntary sector infrastructure? Vouchers, markets and demand led capacity building
Frontline voluntary and community organisations are often argued to need capacity building support of various kinds, but, in a context of austerity, how should this be organised and funded? Policy makers and many funders are rethinking the ways in which such support might be delivered. There is incr...
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Author : Caron, Bembrick and Rob, Macmillan
Date : 2014
Source : Working Paper. Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC).
Keywords : Demand-led capacity building, voluntary sector, infrastructure, support, marketisation
Collection : Third Sector Research Centre Working Papers
Beyond the organisation and beyond the nation state .... and the employment relationship, same as it ever was? Global value chains and the challenges for Industrial Relations Research
Global value chain (GVC) analysis (e.g. Gereffi, 1994) has been developed to understand the potential for developing countries and companies to upgrade production processes and capture value. Theoretically pluralist, it provides a methodological framework for posing research questions about the nat...
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Author : Rainbird, Helen
Date : 2014
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Global value chain analysis, labour regulation, public and private standards, Industrial Relations research
Collection : Birmingham Business School Discussion Paper Series
Brand recognition and quality inferences
Could brands associated with mostly negative information-those with poor reputations-be perceived as superior to unrecognized brands? A reasonable consumer should value reputation; however, it is also sensible to put a heavyweight on brand recognition. To investigate this question, the authors stu...
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Author : Simonyan, Iveta
Date : 2014
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : inferences from memory, perceived brand quality, recognition, knowledge valence
Collection : Birmingham Business School Discussion Paper Series
Stairway to heaven or gateway to hell? A competing risk analysis of delistings from Hong Kong's Growth Enterprise Market
A competing risk hazard model is employed to examine the reasons for Hong Kong's Growth Enterprise (GEM) companies transferring to the Main Board (MB) in the period 2000-2012. In our sample during the period 21 companies or 15% of the original stock moved up to the MB. The modal life expectancy of...
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Author : Cressy, Robert and Farag, Hisham
Date : 2014
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : IPO, new listing, survival, delisting, GEM
Collection : Birmingham Business School Discussion Paper Series
Archived Academic Policy and Regulations Committee papers 2012-13
APRC minutes 2012-13 Meeting of 23 November 2012 APRC.12.11.00 Agenda for 23 November 2012 meeting APRC.12.11.01 Membership and Terms of Reference APRC.12.11.02 Minutes of Last Meeting (June 2012) APRC.12.11.03 Proposed amendments to Codes of Practice on Primary Appeals Procedures, Senate Revi...
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Author : Holland, H
Date : 2014
Source : Documentation. University of Birmingham.
Fifty at fifty: long term patterns of participation and volunteering
Fifty at Fifty (50 at 50) combined longitudinal quantitative data from the 1958 British Birth Cohort Survey, i.e. the National Child Development Study (NCDS), with qualitative biographical interview data from the associated Social Participation and Identity Study (SPIS) to investigate long term patt...
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Author : Brookfield, Katherine and Parry, Jane and Bolton, Vicki
Date : 2014
Source : Working Paper. Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC), Birmingham.
Keywords :
Participation, volunteering, non-participants, longitudinal research, mixed methods, motivations, barriers, life-course, pathways, National Child Development Study, Social Participation and Identity S...
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Collection : Third Sector Research Centre Working Papers
Musiche concertate (Venice, 1619)
An introduction to and critical commentary on the edition of "Musiche concertate" by Giovanni Valentini, Venice, 1619, including a brief biography of Valentini, a description of the original source, texts and translations. Contents: Acknowledgments The Madrigals of Giovanni Valentini Perform...
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Author : Valentini, Giovanni
Date : 2013
Source : Documentation. University of Birmingham.
A review of rural community organising in England
Author : Derounian, James
Date : 2013
Source : Other. Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC).
Support for all in the UK Work Programme? Differential payments, same old problem...
The UK has been a high profile policy innovator in welfare-to-work provision that has led in the Coalition government's Work Programme to a fully outsourced, ‘black box’ model with payments based overwhelmingly on job outcome results. A perennial fear in such programmes is providers’ incentives t...
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Author : Rees, James and Whitworth, Adam and Carter, Eleanor
Date : 2013
Source : Working Paper. Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC).
Keywords : Welfare-to-work, employment services, creaming and parking, conditionality, Work Programme, payment by results.
A Possible Change of Hand in L638 (Athos, Dionysiou 19)
IGNTP Working Paper 2013/1 Details of identification of a second hand in Greek New Testament lectionary 638 between foll. 231r and 261v.
Author : Myshrall, Amy C.
Date : 2013
Source : Working Paper. International Greek New Testament Project (IGNTP).
Community capital and the role of the state : an empowering approach to personalisation
Personalisation was a key element in reform to the Adult and Social Care system in England exploring long-term funding options in response to demographic change where people are increasingly living longer with complex conditions and needs (Department of Health, 2007). Personal budgets are central to...
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Author : Jones, Patricia A.
Date : 2013
Source : Working Paper. Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC), Birmingham.
Keywords : Social/community capital, the state, asset-based approach, personalisation
Measuring impact : how can third sector organisations make sense of a rapidly expanding marketplace of tools?
There is a growing interest in methods of impact measurement as a means of demonstrating the achievements of third sector organisations (TSOs) (Ógáin et al, 2012). A large number of different tools have been developed to support third sector impact measurement work and organisations are faced with t...
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Author : Metcalf, Lindsey
Date : 2013
Source : Working Paper. Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC), Birmingham.
Keywords : Impact, measurement tools, social value, Third Sector
Patterns of social capital, voluntary activity and area deprivation in England
This study uses data from the 2005 and 2007 Citizenship Survey to map broad differences in levels of volunteering and social capital between ninety different types of place in England, characterised by their regional location and level of deprivation. A measure of social capital in each type of plac...
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Author : McCulloch, Andrew and Mohan , John and Smith, Peter
Date : 2013
Source : Other. Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC), Birmingham.
Putting evaluations to use : from measuring to endorsing social value
This paper examines the concept of ‘social value’, emphasized in the recently implemented Social Value Act. It argues that evaluations can play an important role in advocating the status of social value. Evaluations highlight priorities and interests and can offer an important way of evidencing and ...
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Author : Arvidson, Malin and Kara, Helen
Date : 2013
Source : Working Paper. Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC), Birmingham.
Keywords : social value, evaluations, Third Sector Organisations (TSO), public services, commissioning
“Very small, very quiet, a whisper…” – Black and Minority Ethnic groups: voice and influence
The Black and Minority Ethnic Voluntary and Community Sector (BME VCS) in the UK has largely emerged and developed since the 1950s. This paper raises questions about the nature and coherence of a distinctive BME sector, if indeed it exists as such, and considers its voice and influence. The present ...
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Author : Ware, Phil
Date : 2013
Source : Working Paper. Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC), Birmingham.
Keywords : Black and Minority Ethnic, Voluntary and Community Sector, Voice and Influence.
The embedded nature of the retirement experience: a life course study
This paper reports the results of a qualitative life course study examining manual and administrative worker’ experiences of retirement. The research highlights the increasingly complex, changing and embedded nature of retirement and, as such, takes a life course approach in order to better underst...
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Author : Birkett, Holly
Date : 2013
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : retirement, life course, resources, bridging role, embedded.
Collection : Birmingham Business School Discussion Paper Series
Archived Academic Policy and Regulations Committee papers 2011-12
Chair's Action APRC.12.02.09 Chair's Actions taken between November 2011 and February 2012 APRC.12.04.07 Chair's Actions taken between February and April 2012 APRC.12.06.08 Chair's Action taken in May 2012 Meeting of 2 February 2012 APRC.12.02.00 Agenda for 2 February 2012 meeting APRC.12.02...
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Author : Holland, H
Date : 2013
Source : Documentation. University of Birmingham.
Decision Mode, Information and Network Attachment in the Internationalization of SMEs: A Configurational and Contingency Analysis
There has been limited attention to the internationalization of SMEs as a decision, and how the application of contrasting decision modes is associated with different information use and patterns of network attachment. This paper offers a new and systematic analysis of the likely associations betwee...
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Author : Child, John and Hsieh, Linda
Date : 2013
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : decision-making, information, SME knowledge domain, network attachment, internationalization.
Collection : Birmingham Business School Discussion Paper Series
Demystifying cultural intermediaries: Who are they, what do they do and where can they be found in England?
The object of this paper is to reconceptualise cultural intermediaries and cultural intermediation in a way that may not only allow a coherent understanding of the various functions associated with these actors, but may also enable systematic empirical analyses of their effects on other cultural, so...
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Author : De Propris, Lisa and Mwaura, Samuel
Date : 2013
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Cultural industries, cultural intermediation
Collection : Birmingham Business School Discussion Paper Series
Neuroscience and Reductionism: Some Realist Reflections
Organizational neuroscience (ON) is a rapidly emerging sub-field. Criticisms of its reductionism are common. Yet it is possible for practitioners and critics to engage. Such engagement is facilitated by realism. It agrees with the practitioners of ON that brain functions can in principle be measured...
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Author : Edwards, Paul
Date : 2013
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Emergence, Neuroscience, Organizational neuroscience, Realism
Collection : Birmingham Business School
The Role of Context in the Globalization of Chinese Firms
This paper argues that it is crucial to take account of both home and host country contexts in order adequately to understand their implications for Chinese enterprises investing into foreign countries. This calls for an analysis that is sensitive to both home and host country contexts, and that tak...
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Author : Child, John and Marinova, Svetla
Date : 2013
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Adaptation, China, Context, Firm, Government, Home country, Host country, Institutional capital, OFDI, Resource capital
Collection : Birmingham Business School Discussion Paper Series
The third sector in unsettled times: a field guide
The third sector, understood as a diverse group of charities, voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises, is facing a radical upheaval in its multiple political and economic environments. Drawing on data from Real Times, a qualitative longitudinal study of third sector organisa...
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Author : Macmillan, Rob and Taylor, Rebecca and Arvidson, Malin and Soteri-Proctor, Andri and Teasdale, Simon
Date : 2013
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Third sector, qualitative longitudinal research, fields, organisational change.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper
De-coupling the state and the third sector? The ‘Big Society’ as a spontaneous order
Despite a largely indifferent and otherwise sceptical public reception, the ‘Big Society’ has remained a central feature of the Conservative-led Coalition’s project, with David Cameron referring to it as his passion. However, the Big Society has been a rather elusive concept. Academics and commentat...
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Author : Macmillan, Rob
Date : 2013
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Third sector, Big Society, Coalition Government, Hayek, spontaneous order, independence.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper
IGNTP guidelines for XML transcriptions of New Testament manuscripts
Guidelines for converting plain text transcriptions of New Testament manuscripts created by the International Greek New Testament Project (IGNTP) into XML according to the TEI P5, and specifications for transcriptions made directly in XML. Version 1.4 (replacing all earlier versions). This ver...
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Author : Houghton, H.A.G.
Date : 2013
Source : Manual. International Greek New Testament Project.
Impact measurement practice in the UK third sector: a review of emerging evidence
This paper reviews emerging evidence about how the UK third sector is measuring its performance and impact. Impact measurement has become an increasingly important activity for third sector organisations in recent years, yet impact – and how to measure it – remain contested issues in policy, researc...
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Author : Harlock, Jenny
Date : 2013
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Impact, performance, social impact, social value, third sector.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper
Personalisation: a new dawn or the end of the road for third sector support for carers?
Personalisation is the latest dynamic in the long and complex relationship between the third and public sectors who work within the field of social care. It has been seen as both an opportunity for third sector organisations (TSOs) to have the freedom to deliver the more flexible and holistic suppor...
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Author : Miller, Robin and Larkin, Mary
Date : 2013
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Third sector, personalisation, carers, commissioners, adult social care.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper
Information asymmetry and the structure of loan syndicates
This study explores the impact of information asymmetry between lenders and borrowers on loan syndicate structure. Using a sample of 17,839 loans raised by 8,701 US firms between January 1986 and August 2007, we confirm existing evidence that lead arrangers form concentrated syndicates when borrower...
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Author : Chaudhry, Sajid and Kleimeier, Stefanie
Date : 2013
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : syndicated loans, syndicate structure, information asymmetry, reputation. JEL codes: D82, G21.
Collection : Birmingham Business School Discussion Paper Series
Revealing gaps in the project management literature: an application of multi-paradigm review to explanations of megaproject governance
A multi-paradigm literature review methodology, ‘interplay’, is applied to alternative explanations of megaproject governance and performance. A two-fold categorisation of explanations, functionalist and interpretivist, is employed. The key insight is that despite important differences in epistemolo...
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Author : Sanderson, Joseph
Date : 2013
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : multi-paradigm review; paradigm interplay; functionalism; interpretivism; megaprojects; governance
Collection : Birmingham Business School Discussion Paper Series
Tagger's delight? Disclosure and liking in Facebook: the effects of sharing photographs amongst multiple known social circles
The present work identifies the relationship between sharing photographs with different depictions in Facebook on relationship quality, which varies depending on the type of target sharing the photographs. With over 1 billion active users, disclosure on Facebook is frequent, considered a norm of onl...
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Author : Houghton, David and Joinson, Adam and Caldwell, Nigel and Marder, Ben
Date : 2013
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Facebook, personal relationships, sharing behaviour
Collection : Birmingham Business School Discussion Paper Series
The Sociology of Work: From Industrial Sociology to Work, Employment and the Economy
The paper reviews the progress of the sociology of work in Britain since 1945. It identifies two long-standing influences, Marxism and Weberian analysis, and a third more recent approach shaped by post-modernism. It disputes claims associated with the last, that the field suffers from fragmentation ...
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Author : Edwards, Paul
Date : 2013
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : economic sociology, sociology of work, work and employment
Collection : Birmingham Business School Discussion Paper Series
Why do companies delist voluntarily from the Stock Market?
We analyse the motives and market valuation of various forms of stock market delisting. We show that firms that delist voluntarily are likely to have come to the market to rebalance their leverage rather than to finance their growth opportunities. During their public life, their leverage remained ve...
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Author : Pour, Elinaz Kasefi and Lasfer, Meziane
Date : 2013
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Small firms; AIM; London Stock Exchange; Leverage; Delisting; IPO; JEL classification: G14, G32
Collection : Birmingham Business School Discussion Paper Series
The making of an innovative multinational firm: Chinese capability development through the acquisition of MG-Rover
This paper examines the transfer, replication and adaption of knowledge, assets and capabilities in MG Rover from the British workforce to the new Chinese owners and employees at Nanjing Automotive Corporation (NAC). The study explores the intra-organisational processes adopted to integrate knowledg...
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Author : Collinson, Simon
Date : 2013
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : take-overs, inter-organisational processes, knowledge flows
Collection : Birmingham Business School Discussion Paper Series
Oil and water rarely mix: exploring the relative stability of nonprofit revenue mixes over time
This paper explores whether nonprofits are increasingly adopting mixed revenue strategies, and the sustainability of these strategies over time. We constructed a panel using NCCS (National Centre for Charitable Statistics) data from 1998 and 2007, and divided nonprofits into three groups: commercial...
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Author : Teasdale, Simon and Kerlin, Janelle and Young, Dennis and In Soh, Jung
Date : 2013
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Hybridity, modern portfolio theory, nonprofit, revenue, sustainability.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper
Doing Emotion, Doing Policy; the emotional role of “grassroots” community activists in poverty policy-making
This paper examines different understandings of the emotional role played by activist or ‘grass-roots’ participants for those involved in policy-making. Drawing on findings from an ethnographic study of an interrelated cluster of anti-poverty policy-making forums in Scotland it considers both what i...
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Author : Anderson, Rosie
Date : 2013
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Participation, policy making, community activist, emotion, grass roots organisations.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper
Volunteering and employability in the UK
There is considerable support in the literature for the idea that volunteering helps improve employability and acts as a route to employment. Policy initiatives are consistent with this message. We analysed longitudinal evidence from the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) to test this theory. Our...
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Author : Ellis Paine, Angela and McKay, Stephen and Moro, Domenico
Date : 2013
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Volunteering, employability, retention, unemployment, employment, progression.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper
Roma Civil Society: Deliberative Democracy for Change in Europe
This paper focuses on the potential for deliberation and partnership between Roma communities and Roma civil society, national governments and European institutions and the research community. The authors argue that inclusive community development can have transformative potential by promoting a ‘So...
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Author : Acton, Thomas and Ryder, Andrew
Date : 2013
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Roma, Gypsy, Traveller, European Union, deliberative democracy, community development, inclusion, ‘Social Europe’.
Collection : TSRC Discussion Paper
Scaling-up or Going-viral? Comparing self-help housing and community land trust facilitation
This paper explores two sector-based case studies of social innovation in community-led housing that have taken root in the last ten years: community land trusts (CLTs) set up to ensure access to affordable homes in perpetuity and self-help housing organisations set up to bring empty homes back into...
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Author : Moore, Tom and Mullins, David
Date : 2013
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Community-led housing; facilitation; innovation; localism; community land trust (CLT); self-help-housing.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper
An investigation into the ways that nurses in dialysis sessions promote the uptake of home haemodialysis
Previous research suggests for patients who are able and willing, it is cheaper and better health-wise to do their haemodialysis at home than for it to be done by nurses in a centre. Patients doing some of their own dialysis in centres (self management) could be a stepping stone to dialysing at home...
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Author : Davison, Ian and Cooke, Sandra and Gutteridge, Robin
Date : 2013
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Investigation into the effect of Y, Yb doping in Ba2In2O5: determination of the solid solution range and co-doping with phosphate
In this paper we examine the effect of Y, Yb doping in Ba2In2O5, examining the solid solution range and effect on the conductivity and CO2 stability. The results showed that up to 35% Y, Yb can be introduced, and this doping leads to an introduction of disorder on the oxygen sublattice, and a corres...
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Author : Slater, Peter R. and Shin, J. Felix
Date : 2013
Source : Project Report. unpublished report.
Keywords : Perovskite, proton conductor, phosphate, indate, yttrium, ytterbium
Does sector matter? – understanding the experiences of providers in the work programme
Employment services, in the UK as elsewhere, are increasingly delivered outside of the traditional public sector, by organisations from the third, private and even by other constituent parts of the public sector. The Work Programme was launched in a policy environment in which the role of the third ...
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Author : Rees, James and Taylor, Rebecca and Damm, Chris
Date : 2013
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Employment services, welfare to work, supply chain, third sector, public sector, private sector, the Work Programme.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper
Making sense of the Big Society: perspectives from the third sector
The Big Society agenda has generated a great deal of critical comment in the media, in the third sector and amongst think tanks, and has stimulated some early analysis from the academic community. Despite strong backing from the Prime Minister, it has an unsettled presence and an uncertain future in...
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Author : Macmillan, Rob
Date : 2013
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Third sector, Big Society, narrative, field, positioning.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper
Seeing and doing: learning, resources and social networks below the radar
There is a growing interest in social networks and the potential that exploring them brings to understanding development and change in communities. Equally, there has been substantial investment over the past decade in community capacity building aimed at enabling communities to have a voice in deci...
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Author : McCabe, Angus and Phillimore, Jenny
Date : 2013
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Community groups; social networks, learning and resources.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper
Social innovation, co-operation and competition : inter-organisational relations for social enterprises in the delivery of public services
There is much rhetoric concerning the need for collaboration and partnership both from policy makers and those within the sector who see the social enterprise model as being more collaborative than the private sector. However, there is limited understanding of the processes by which trust is built u...
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Author : Lyon , Fergus
Date : 2013
Source : Working Paper. Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC), Birmingham.
Keywords : Social enterprise, collaboration, competition, public services
Secondo libro de Madrigali (Venice, 1616)
An introduction to and critical commentary on the edition of "Secondo libro de Madrigali" by Giovanni Valentini, Venice, 1616, including a brief biography of Valentini, a description of the original source, texts and translations. Contents: Acknowledgments The Secondo libro de Madrigali of 161...
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Author : Valentini, Giovanni
Date : 2012
Source : Documentation. University of Birmingham.
Scherzi Musicali (1632)
An introduction to and critical commentary on the edition of Monteverdi's Scherzi Musicali, 1632, including a brief biography of Monteverdi, a description of the original source, texts and translations. Contents: Acknowledgments The Scherzi Musicali of 1632 in context The Source Texts an...
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Author : Monteverdi, Claudio
Date : 2012
Source : Documentation. University of Birmingham.
IGNTP-INTF guidelines for the transcription of manuscripts using Unicode
Version 5: 2.10.2012
Author : Kevern, Rachel and Lakmann, Marie Luise and Morrill, Bruce and Parker, D.C.
Date : 2012
Source : Manual. International Greek New Testament Project - Institut für neutestamentliche Textforschung in Münster NTF.
Partnership working
This working paper summarises the findings of a research project into third sector partnerships for public service delivery. Earlier findings from an evidence review were reported in Working Paper 60. Partnership working in and with the third sector in the context of public service delivery reflects...
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Author : Rees, James and Mullins, David and Bovaird, Tony
Date : 2012
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Partnership, cross-sector, collaboration, public services, network governance, inter-organisational collaboration.
Collection : TSRC Research Report
‘Distinction’ in the third sector
Claims for the distinctiveness of third sector organisations are a relatively widespread and familiar feature of third sector commentary and analysis. This paper reviews relevant theoretical and empirical research to examine the idea of distinctiveness, arguing that such claims remain inconclusive. ...
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Author : Macmillan, Rob
Date : 2012
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Third sector, distinctiveness, Bourdieu, distinction, strategic unity.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper
Commissioning Across Government: review of evidence
This report sets out the results of an in-depth review in the first half of 2010 of the evidence in the academic, policy and government literature on current approaches to the commissioning of services to establish which ‘models’ were currently in use, the evidence (up to that time) on what their ef...
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Author : Bovaird, Tony and Dickinson, Helen and Allen, Kerry
Date : 2012
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Collection : TSRC Research Report
All Change? Surviving Below the Radar: community groups and activities in a Big Society
Over late 2009 and early 2010 the Below the Radar work stream at the Third Sector Research Centre undertook a range of interviews with national network groups, practitioners and academics to explore the role and nature of small community groups (Phillimore and McCabe: 2010). These sessions also exam...
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Author : McCabe, Angus and Phillimore, Jenny
Date : 2012
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Big Society, localism, community groups and activities, equalities, below the radar.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper
Exploring social media as a tool for knowledge exchange: the #btr11 experiment
This paper presents an evaluation of the experiments for knowledge exchange using social media during TSRC’s Beyond the Radar knowledge exchange work. Launched in July 2011, the “#btr11” experiment sought to trial, and learn from, new ways of engaging with people around ‘below the radar’ issues usin...
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Author : Burnage, Amy and Persaud, Roxanne
Date : 2012
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Collection : TSRC Discussion Paper
Hearing the voice of Gypsies and Travellers: the history, development and challenges of Gypsy and Traveller Tenants and Residents’ Associations
This paper seeks to give an overview of the origins and development of Tenants and residents’ associations (TRAs) amongst Gypsies and Travellers. As well as identifying good practice it outlines recent legal events which may stimulate further TRA development on Gypsy and Traveller sites. This Workin...
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Author : Ryder, Andrew
Date : 2012
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Gypsy and Traveller; tenants and residents’ associations; community development; social inclusion; empowerment.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper
The real Big Society: Gypsy Traveller Tenants and Residents' Associations and the role of social capital and empowerment in reversing exclusion
This discussion paper is linked to a TSRC Working Paper which gives an overview of the origins and development of tenants and residents’ associations (TRAs) amongst Gypsies and Travellers (TSRC Working Paper 84). This TSRC discussion paper discusses the obstacles which may impede community developme...
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Author : Ryder, Andrew
Date : 2012
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Gypsy and Traveller; tenants and residents’ associations; community development; social inclusion; empowerment.
Collection : TSRC Discussion Paper
Moving beyond ‘refugeeness’: problematising the ‘refugee community organisation’
This paper explores processes of change and development within asylum seeker and refugee-led associations in Glasgow. I argue that adopting a life-cycle approach to association emergence and continuity (Werbner 1991a: 15) provides a more rounded and sophisticated understanding of not only the factor...
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Author : Piacentini, Teresa
Date : 2012
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : RCOs; refugeeness; community life-cycle; community groups; sustainability; settlement and integration.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper
The Big Society: a new policy environment for the third sector?
This Working Paper updates the analysis of the Coalition government’s Big Society policy agenda first published in 2010. It explores the policy context for the Big Society initiative and the key features of the policy programme developed by the Coalition since 2010. It then outlines some of the cont...
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Author : Alcock, Pete
Date : 2012
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Big Society, third sector, policy, civil society, devolution.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper
From crisis to mixed picture to phoney war: tracing third sector discourse in the 2008/9 recession
The recession of 2008/09 threatened a crisis for the third sector and its beneficiaries. Amidst mounting concern for the sector’s future, national and horizontal infrastructure and government worked together to minimise potential impacts. This research report, based on media scoping, literature revi...
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Author : Taylor, Rebecca and Parry, Jane and Alcock, Pete
Date : 2012
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Third sector, voluntary sector, government, OTS, recession, downturn, economic crisis, infrastructure, policy, discourse
Collection : TSRC Research Report
A lifeline - the impact of attending stroke groups on stroke survivors and their family carers. Interim report.
This report summarises the initial findings of an evaluation regarding the development of stroke groups in Gloucestershire in relation to the impact on stroke survivors and their carers. From this research it appears that stroke survivors in Gloucestershire derive significant benefits from being mem...
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Author : Miller , Robin and Brown, Hilary
Date : 2012
Source : Working Paper. Health Services Management Centre: University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
A dimming of the ‘warm glow’? Are non-profit workers in the UK still more satisfied with their jobs than other workers?
Abstract Research has long shown that non-profit sector employees report a higher level of job satisfaction than workers in other sectors. This paper investigates trends in job satisfaction using longitudinal data from the British Household Panel Survey (1992-2008), through models which contain det...
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Author : Donegani, Chiara Paola and McKay, Stephen and Moro, Domenico
Date : 2012
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Non-profit sector, warm glow theory, job satisfaction, Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition technique.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper
Third sector leadership: vexing issues and the power of narrative
The third sector is experiencing a radical shift in its political and economic environment. It is possible that it may be undergoing a significant transformation in its shape, its role and its relationship with the state. However, much of the third sector’s conversation appears to be focused on ques...
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Author : Macmillan, Rob and McLaren, Vic
Date : 2012
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Third sector; leadership; strategic narrative; civil society.
Collection : TSRC Research Report
Birmingham Environment for Academic Research : Case studies volume 1
These case studies have been brought together to publicise the different types of work that have been carried out on the University of Birmingham’s high performance computing facility, known as BlueBEAR. This computer system is part of the Birmingham Environment for Academic Research (BEAR), which ...
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Author : Ghumra, Aslam and Winn, Peter J and Mavritsaki, Eirini and Boehme , Christophe and Rowat , Colin and Murgatroyd , Philip and Gabriele, Andrea and Cook, Andrew and Smith , David J and Wang , Gehao and Ou, Jianhua and Goudzovski , Evgueni and Hofinger, Julia and Jones , Benjamin H and Logsdail , Andrew and He, Dongsheng and Essa , Khamis and Gil, Nahia and Utomo, Adi
Date : 2012
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
What do we mean when we talk about ‘hybrids’ and ‘hybridity’ in public management and governance?
The public administration literature uses the concept of hybridity to describe situations where policy designs involve the interaction of government, business, civil society, and not-for-profits. Yet the concept lacks a theoretical context and poses the empirical problem of distinguishing between h...
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Author : Skelcher, Christopher
Date : 2012
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Institute of Local Government Studies.
Keywords : hybrid, management, governance, public
‘Wherever there is money there is influence’: exploring BIG’s impact on the third sector
Research by TSRC, in partnership with BIG, has explored the role and impact of BIG in the third sector. The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) represents a significant source of funding for the third sector. During the current period of public sector cuts its significance is likely to increase. BIG’s mission...
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Author : Ellis Paine, Angela
Date : 2012
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Third sector, BIG Lottery Fund, funding, impact, outcomes, relationship, engagement
Collection : TSRC Research Report
The third sector delivering employment services: an evidence review
The policy context surrounding the work of third sector organisations in employment services has undergone major changes since 1997. This review outlines the major developments in the field and collates the evidence pertaining to the third sector's experiences. It finds that the current situation ...
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Author : Damm, Chris
Date : 2012
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Public services, contracting, commissioning, prime contractors, employment services, the Work Programme, hardest to help, payment by results
Collection : TSRC Working Paper
Third sector partnerships for public service delivery: an evidence review
Partnership working has been driven by the policy of the last Labour administration, which aimed to make the third sector more efficient and aligned to the delivery of a range of public services. Since the election of a coalition government in 2010 these drivers have not lessened but have been re-as...
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Author : Rees, James and Mullins, David and Bovaird, Tony
Date : 2012
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Partnership, public service delivery, commissioning, network governance, inter-organisational relationships, mergers, third sector organisations.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper
First impressions: introducing the 'Real Times' third sector case studies
‘Real Times’ is the Third Sector Research Centre’s qualitative longitudinal study of third sector organisations, groups and activities. Over a three year period the study is following the fortunes, strategies, challenges and performance of a diverse set of fifteen ‘core’ case studies of third sector...
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Author : Macmillan, Rob and Arvidson, Malin and Edwards, Sobrina and Soteri-Proctor, Andri and Taylor, Rebecca and Teasdale, Simon
Date : 2011
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Real Times; qualitative; longitudinal; case studies; third sector organisations.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
Little big societies: micro-mapping of organisations operating below the radar
This paper reports on research to develop and implement an innovative methodology to find and map what lies beneath the third sector radar. By using and adapting tools used in the 1990s for the well-recognised work of LOVAS (Local Voluntary Activity Surveys) we sought to identify all community activ...
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Author : Soteri-Proctor, Andri
Date : 2011
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Below-radar groups, street-level mapping, mapping.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
The role of grassroots arts activities in communities: a scoping study
Over 2009-2010, the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC) undertook work to identify the current state of knowledge on small, below the radar, community groups and activities. This highlighted the lack of research into the contribution of grass-roots or amateur arts organisations make in communities....
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Author : Ramsden, Hilary and Milling, Jane and Phillimore, Jenny and McCabe, Angus and Fyfe, Hamish and Simpson, Robin
Date : 2011
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Amateur arts, communities, social and economic impact, grassroots organisations and activities.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
The marketisation of charities in England and Wales
Much has been written about the reasons for and impact of marketisation on charities, their clients, and wider civil society. A central component of the marketisation thesis is that charities are substituting grants and donations with commercial revenue. However there is no consensus in the existing...
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Author : McKay, Stephen and Moro, Domenico and Teasdale, Simon and Clifford, David
Date : 2011
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Charities, marketisation, nonprofit, crowding out, substitution effect.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
Transcribing Greek minuscule manuscripts (Chapters 5 & 6)
Chapters 5 & 6 of a tutorial created for volunteer transcribers for the International Greek New Testament Project. This continues Chapters 1 & 2 which are to be found at: http://epapers.bham.ac.uk/774/ and Chapters 3 & 4 at: http://epapers.bham.ac.uk/1480/
Author : Kevern, Rachel
Date : 2011
Source : Manual. International Greek New Testament Project.
Communities of practice
The aim of this part of the project is to develop a Community of Practice (CoP). It is to build upon the Designing for Enquiry Based Learning (DiBL) event design and related activities and will explore learner independence through enquiry. Part of the intention is to create a range of assets (digita...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2011
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : LIP,Learner independence project, Community of Practice, CoP, Designing for Enquiry Based Learning, DiBL, learner independence, assets, learning designs, WebCT, tasks pedagogical strategies,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
LIP in the School of Education: skills
The key aim of the project was to help establish independent learning in new students and to give them a sound start in the skills required to be independent learners. An initial evaluation of new students’ understanding of independent learning was undertaken through questionnaires and focus grou...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2011
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
LIP,Learner independence project, independent learning, new students, skills,independent learners, learners choosing method, embedding, student curriculum, research skills, group working, peer asses...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Literature review on the dynamics of social movements in fragile and conflict-affected states
This literature review assesses the available academic and policy-oriented literature on social movements in fragile and conflict-affected contexts. It examines who becomes involved in collective action and why, the barriers to mobilisation and, where social movements do emerge, how these are able t...
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Author : Earle, Lucy
Date : 2011
Source : Technical Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Social Movements, Fragile States, Conflict, Development
Collection : GSDRC Emerging Issues Papers
School of Computer Science re-thinking student induction
The transition from school/college to university life is one of the most challenging events in a student's life and can often mean the difference between successful completion of their studies and early withdrawal from studies. Therefore we must take student induction seriously and where possible im...
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Author : CLAD, CLAD
Date : 2011
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
student induction transition, induction, transition, institutional, disciplinary, engagement, communities of learners, formation of friendships, social networks, transition, independent, enquiry bas...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
School of Computer Science induction and linking academic skills to employability
This project is split into two facets: The first involved a teaching assistant working to develop a system that employs the University's iVLE as much as possible for getting into contact with students before they join the University. This consists of information explaining what the students can e...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2011
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
transition, retention, feedback, technical nature, standardised questionnaire, teaching assistant, iVLE, getting into contact with students, information explaining,Computer Science, study skills, focu...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Archived Academic Policy and Regulations Committee papers 2010-11
Zip file containing the following: Chair's Action APRC. 10.10.07 Chair’s Actions taken between June and September 2010 APRC.11.02.09 Chair’s Actions taken between October 2010 and February 2011 APRC 11.05.13 Chair's Actions taken between February 2011 and May 2011 APRC.11.06.12 Chair’s Actio...
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Author : Birmingham, University of
Date : 2011
Source : Documentation. University of Birmingham.
Keywords : Academic, Policy, Regulations, Committee, APRC
Humanities and Historical Studies Learner Independence Project
The project will result in the creation of a skills suite using WebCT, designed for use in conjunction with face-to-face learning in individual modules as appropriate, or as a supplement to conventional teaching contexts such as seminars and lectures. The project has successfully assessed the cur...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2011
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Humanities and Historical Studies, Skills4Arts, WebCT, learning, pre-induction, generic skills, skills, induction, LiP, retention,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Personalisation: what will the impacts be for carers?
Much has been written about personalisation and the potential that this agenda holds for change within welfare services. Although carers have been identified as an important group in translating personalisation into practice we know very little about how the third sector might support carers in orde...
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Author : Larkin, Mary and Dickinson, Helen
Date : 2011
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Personalisation; carers; impact; evidence.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
UK Gypsies and Travellers and the third sector
This paper explores the development of the UK Gypsy and Traveller third sector and details factors which have impeded development. This includes a lack of resources and skills but also illustrates how in recent years important progress has been made in community development. The paper concludes that...
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Author : Ryder, Andrew
Date : 2011
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Gypsies; Travellers; Roma; third sector; community groups; ethnogenesis.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
Transcribing Greek minuscule manuscripts (Chapters 3 & 4)
Chapters 3 & 4 of a tutorial created for volunteer transcribers for the International Greek New Testament Project. This continues Chapters 1 & 2 which are to be found at: http://epapers.bham.ac.uk/774/ and is continued by Chapters 5 & 6 (also on epapers). This is the revised version (25.8...
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Author : Kevern, Rachel
Date : 2011
Source : Manual. International Greek New Testament Project.
The black minority ethnic third sector: a resource paper
Contributing towards building a foundation of knowledge on the black minority ethnic (BME) third sector, this paper offers an introductory resource on research in this field. The paper begins with discussion on the (contested) concept of a BME third sector (BME TS) and the existing narrative of dist...
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Author : Mayblin, Lucy and Soteri-Proctor, Andri
Date : 2011
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Black minority ethnic, third sector, distinctiveness
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
Liberating the NHS: orders of change?
Ever since the NHS White Paper was published in July 2010, debate has raged as to whether this is a revolutionary or evolutionary policy programme. At the time, the government was keen to demonstrate the radical and innovative nature of its proposals, but as opposition has increased the language see...
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Author : Millar, Ross and Snelling, Iain and Brown, Hilary
Date : 2011
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Health Services Management Centre, Birmingham.
Keywords : NHS Reform
Collection : HSMC Policy Papers
Transcribing Greek minuscule manuscripts
A tutorial created for volunteer transcribers for the International Greek New Testament Project. Revised version of 23.3.2011
Author : Kevern, Rachel
Date : 2011
Source : Manual. International Greek New Testament Project.
Appendix to "Political budget cycles in the European Union and the impact of political pressures"
Author : Efthyvoulou, Georgios
Date : 2011
Source : Other. Public Choice.
Collection : Public Choice
School of Dentistry Skills and Virtual Patients Project
Learning Dentistry is challenging for young people who are expected to undertake a spectrum of learning encompassing academic, practical and professional skills. The pre-clinical/clinical interface is a transitional point within the course where the development of professional skills is most cr...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2011
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
virtual patients,1Learner Independence,LIP, Dentistry skills, Dentistry, transition, clinical environment, electronic interactive learning tools, role-play scenarios, self-assessment,knowledge, skills...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
School of Education - Using problem based learning to develop on-line resources for use in the professional development of specialist teachers of the visually impaired
The focus of this study was the design, development and evaluation of online problem-based learning resources for use with postgraduate teachers studying through distance education at the University of Birmingham. Following their participation in online problem-based learning within two modules of a...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2011
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
problem-based learning, PBL, problem based, online resources , professional development, specialist teachers, visually impaired Learner enhancement project, LEAP, leap, LeAP, on-line problem-based lea...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Seeing things differently? The promise of qualitative longitudinal research on the third sector
There has been a rapidly growing interest in longitudinal research methods and dynamic analysis in recent decades. A longitudinal research gaze offers the promise of seeing things differently, and of understanding the dynamic processes involved in social change, of what happens next and why. This pa...
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Author : Macmillan, Rob
Date : 2011
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Qualitative longitudinal research; third sector; time; relational account; strategic action
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
The vanguard of integration or a lost tribe? Care trusts ten years on
In the year 2000 the option of a single organisation leading on the commissioning and/or delivery of health and social care services was proposed in England in the form of care trusts. Overall the lesson from care trusts appears to be that structure can provide additional benefits but only if there ...
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Author : Miller, Robin and Dickinson, Helen and Glasby, Jon
Date : 2011
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Health Services Management Centre, Birmingham.
Keywords : Care Trusts; Health and social care; Commissioning; Joint working
Collection : HSMC Policy Papers
Development and enhancement of problem based learning in Biosciences
The project was designed to develop the School of Biosciences practice of providing problem-based Learning (PBL) for a minority of students, Biochemists, by integrating it into the curriculum for all cohorts. In aiming to give students a deeper understanding of the theories and principles of biosci...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2011
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
problem-based learning, small teams, curriculum, student-centred, student centred, active learning, deeper learning, transferable skills, didactic, traditional, student-led, Biosciences, student led, ...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Investigation of the introduction of enquiry-based learning in the School of Chemistry
The School of Chemistry Undergraduate Teaching Programme is largely research-led and teacher-centred. In order to move the ownership of learning more towards students, and therefore to foster independent learning. In order to achieve these objectives, it was decided to introduce students to enquiry...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2011
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Learner independence, LIP, enquiry-based learning, Chemistry, employability skills, Advisory Committee, research, teaching practice, curriculum, lecture, laboratory-based, teaching, EBL, Flexible ...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Self-help housing – towards a greater role. Case study findings summary to inform consultation at St George’s House, Windsor Castle, December 2010
Self-help housing ‘involves groups of local people bringing back into use empty properties that are in limbo, awaiting decisions about their future use, or their redevelopment. It differs from self-build housing which involves constructing permanent homes from scratch’. It responds to the bigger pic...
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Author : Mullins, David and Jones, Patricia A and Teasdale, Simon
Date : 2011
Source : Other. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : self-help housing
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
WebCT for MBA (IBF): Developing the use of communication tools
The first phase of this project aimed to enhance the learning experience of MBA (International Banking and Finance) students by utilising WebCT to develop an intranet based central learning support package. The project aimed to supplement paper-based course information traditionally given to studen...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2011
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Keywords, WebCT, learning support,Communications Tools, MBA, exercises, competitions, questionnaires, intranet, interactive, LEaP
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
All in this together? Making best use of health and social care resources in an era of austerity
This policy paper argues that something fundamental needs to change if health and social care are going to survive, adapt and ultimately prosper in the current financial context.What will not work is simply doing more of the same.
Author : Glasby, Jon and Dickinson, Helen and Miller, Robin
Date : 2011
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Health Services Management Centre, Birmingham.
Keywords : Health policy, Health & social care, Organisational change, Economic recession, Financial resources, Resource management
Collection : HSMC Policy Papers
Social enterprise spin-outs from the English health service: a Right to Request but was anyone listening?
The ‘Right to Request’ initiative was introduced by the Labour Government in 2008 as a process through which NHS clinicians and managers working in England could seek to develop a social enterprise to deliver Community Health Services. Building on the experiences of the Social Enterprise Pathfinder ...
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Author : Miller, Robin and Millar, Ross
Date : 2011
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Social Enterprise, Right to Request, West Midlands, NHS, England.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
Comparing religious and secular NGOs in Nigeria: are faith-based organizations distinctive?
In Nigeria, case studies of three NGOs and four FBOs (two Christian and two Muslim) in two Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Kano State (largely Muslim) and one LGA in Lagos State (religious mixed) sought to identify whether and in what circumstances FBOs have distinctive characteristics with respect...
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Author : Davis, Comfort and Jegede, Ayodele and Leurs, Robert and Sunmola, Adegbenga and Ukiwo, Ukoho
Date : 2011
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Faith-based Organizations, Secular NGOs, Religion, Development, Nigeria
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Legislation documentation archive for the University of Birmingham (2011-2012)
Zip file containing the following documents: (1) Regulatory framework (overview of legislation) (2) Memorandum: Changes to University Regulations and Codes of Practice from 1 August 2011 (3) University Charter (4)Codes of Practice: (4a) Code of Practice on admission of students (4b)...
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Author : Birmingham, University of
Date : 2011
Source : Documentation. University of Birmingham.
Keywords : Legislation, Codes of practice, regulations, ordinances, legal, University charter, policies
Mapping the development activities of faith-based organizations in Tanzania
This study provides an overview of the sale and scope of Christian and Muslim organizations' development activities in Tanzania. Systematic information on the nature, scale and development activities of FBOs in unavailable. The research in 2008-9 was based on semi-structured interviews with a snowba...
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Author : Leurs, Robert and Tumaini-Mungu, Peter and Mvungi, Abu
Date : 2011
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Development, FBOs, Tanzania
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Religion, politics and governance in India, Pakistan, Nigeria and Tanzania: an overview
This comparative analysis of the relationships between religion, politics and governance in India, Pakistan, Nigeria and Tanzania draws on research undertaken as part of a wider research programme on religions and development. The starting point for these studies was the need to examine the implicat...
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Author : Singh, Gurharpal
Date : 2011
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Development, Governance, Pakistan, India, Nigeria, Tanzania
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Strengthening the voice of the poor: faith-based organizations' engagement in policy consultation processes in Nigeria and Tanzania
Locally owned Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSPs) processes are now well established in many countries. They provide greater opportunities for wider participation than traditional approaches to policy making and have to some extent been adapted to local circumstances and integrated with nationa...
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Author : Taylor, Michael
Date : 2011
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religious Organizations, International Development, Civil Society, Tanzania, Nigeria
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Violent conflict and its aftermath in Jos and Kano, Nigeria: what is the role of religion?
This study examined protracted inter-religious conflict in Nigeria, focusing on recent violent episodes and their aftermath. Because much of the violence has been urban and because the violence itself and subsequent recovery and reconstruction are strongly influenced by contextual factors, the resea...
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Author : Best, Shedrack Gaya and Rakodi, Carole
Date : 2011
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Violence, Conflict, Nigeria
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Well-being and religion in India: a preliminary literature review
Contemporary ideas about religion and its role in Indian society are rooted in the county's pre-colonial history, the interpretations and actions of the colonial government, and the post-colonial evolution of Indian society and the state. Most academic attention within India has generally focussed o...
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Author : Jha, Shreya
Date : 2011
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Well-being, Religion, Development, India
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Below the radar in a Big Society? Reflections on community engagement, empowerment and social action in a changing policy context
‘The Big Society’ has become a key element of the Coalition’s Government policy platform, not only on the delivery of public services by the formal and funded voluntary sector but also in terms of communities, more informal third sector activities and individual citizens. Whilst the term itself is r...
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Author : McCabe, Angus
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Big Society, empowerment, community engagement, social action, community groups, below the radar.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
The ambitions and challenges of SROI (social return on investment)
With the growing interest in measuring the social impact of third sector activities, there have been a range of approaches developed. One of these, social return on investment (SROI) has received particular attention and is being promoted by third sector organisations, as well as public and private ...
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Author : Arvidon, Malin and Lyon, Fergus and McKay, Stephen and Moro, Domenico
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Third sector, SROI (social return on investment), cost-benefit analysis, social impact, created value.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
Opportunity and influence: the third sector and the 2010 general election
This paper explores how the different voices and interests of the third sector, political parties and media have shaped and reflected the policy agenda over the course of the 2010 general election campaign and into the early post-election period. Using research methods which combined documentary ana...
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Author : Parry, Jane and Alcock, Peter and Kendall, Jeremy
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Third sector, general election, manifestos, campaigning, Coalition Government, Big Society, purdah, media, consensus, ideology, rebranding.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
Youth, armed violence and job creation programmes: A Rapid Mapping Study
In response to growing evidence from the social science literature about the links between youth population bulges, youth unemployment and armed conflict, donors have increasingly attempted to use youth job creation programmes to address conflict. However, this study finds that both the theoretical ...
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Author : Walton, Oliver
Date : 2010
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC), Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : violence, conflict, peacebuilding, youth, youth bulge, employment, job creation, international development
Collection : GSDRC Research Papers
Clinical and experimental medicine: reflection and e-portfolio
The Medical School aims to encourage students to become independent, self-directed and reflective learners and to have the skills and attitudes to be effective life-long learners: To help achieve this aim the MBChB programme has developed an enhanced Student Selected Component (SSC) element to t...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2010
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Clinical and experimental medicine, reflection and e-portfolio, e portfolio, independent, , self-directed, reflective learners, lifelong learners, life long learners, e-Portfolio, effective self-revie...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Approaches to measuring the scale of the social enterprise sector in the UK
With growing interest in social enterprise in the UK, evidence on the scale of their activity is required to show their contribution to the economy. The figure of 62,000 social enterprises has been regularly based on a minimum three year rolling average of the Annual Small Business Survey between 20...
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Author : Lyon, Fergus and Teasdale, Simon and Baldock, Rob
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Social Enterprise, scale; survey, definition, UK
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
Political and social analysis for development policy and practice - an overview of five approaches
The use of Political Economy Analysis in development is a relatively recent phenomenon, beginning in the early 2000s. Prior to this, theory and practice largely ignored political and social context. Policies and programmes were planned and implemented in a technical manner, based on the presumption ...
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Author : Haider, Huma and Rao, Sumedh
Date : 2010
Source : Technical Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Political Economy Analysis, Development, Policy
Collection : GSDRC Emerging Issues Papers
Self-help housing: could it play a greater role?
Self-help housing ‘involves local people bringing back into use empty properties for their use, organising whatever repairs are necessary to make them habitable’ (http://self-help-housing.org/). This is usually based on a time-limited licence or lease, but sometimes on a permanent basis, and there a...
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Author : Mullins, David
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Self-help housing, empty properties, construction training, social enterprise, volunteers, communities, third sector organisations (TSOs)
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
Utilising WebCT (or equivalent technology) to develop: an information and content depository; student feedback and student tutor communications; and enhancement and development of learner independence across the School
This project deals with the development of WebCT within the School of Physics and Astronomy, specifically To develop a set of digital tools that staff can use in their teaching, learning and research, and support their embedding in academic practice.
Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2010
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
WebCT, information, content depository, student feedback, student tutor communications, enhancement, development, learner independence, LIP, progress, e-learning Web based learning student l...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
What’s in a name? The construction of social enterprise
Much attention has been paid globally to the concept of social enterprise. However, beyond the notion of trading for a social purpose, there is little consensus as to what a social enterprise is or does. Existing academic literature provides a bewildering array of definitions and explanations for th...
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Author : Teasdale, Simon
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Big Society; definition; discourse; New Labour; social enterprise; third way.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
A first class package? Embedding study skills in the BA Social Policy programme
To develop and enhance student empowerment and academic engagement on the BA Social Policy programme. Specifically the study sought to: • Link issues surrounding the progression , retention and achievement of specific student cohorts in Social Policy as identified in the current annual programme r...
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Author : CLAD, CLAD
Date : 2010
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
student transition and embedding skills in the curriculum, student transition, embedding skills, curriculum, action research, study skills, student feedback, academic reading, writing, critical thin...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Constituting the third sector: processes of decontestation and contention under the UK Labour governments in England
Discussion about, and analysis of, the question of definition and the third sector and civil society more generally has developed to a significant degree in recent years. This paper can be located in a new phase of conceptual research, which seeks to attend to the historical, cultural and politicall...
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Author : Alcock, Peter and Kendall, Jeremy
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Third Sector, Labour government, definition, ideology, policy, England
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
Housing associations
Housing associations (HAs) could be regarded as the ‘distant uncle’ of the third sector in England. Their experience of 40 years of capacity building, struggles around combining public service delivery while preserving some independence and shifting from charity to social entrepreneurial models has ...
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Author : Mullins, David
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Housing associations, credit crisis, hybridity, mergers & alliances, neighbourhoods, voluntarism.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
Mapping of southern security and justice civil society organisations and networks
The purpose of this mapping study is to provide the UK Department for International Development (DFID) with a quantitative and qualitative snapshot of security and justice civil society organisations (CSOs) and networks working in and across the countries investigated. CSO engagement on issues of...
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Author : Bakrania, Shiv and Gasana, Jean-Marie and Rauch, Janine and Kamenju, Jan and Tadesse, Medhane and Hutchful, Eboe and Andoseh, Priscilla and Malebang, Gabriel and Chakravarthi, Rekha and Karthika, Annapoorna and Chawla, Gautam and Hernandez, Carolina and Pabelina, Karla Mae and D'Amato-Adib, Flavia and Kabbara, Khaled and Ghdayed, Ghaydaa
Date : 2010
Source : Technical Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Civil Society, Security, Conflict, Mapping, Networks, Justice
Collection : GFN-SSR Publications
Methods and skills module within Sportex
This project centres on the methods and skills module within Sportex, which we regard as pivotal in providing students with the skills to enable active and independent learning that will benefit them throughout our programme. The overall aim is to develop systems that will enhance students’ exp...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2010
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Web-based learning and tutorials, virtual learning, environments, web based learning, WebCT, LIP, learner independence, feedback, research projects,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Pre-entry learning – phase 2 ‘skills4uni’
This project provided pre-entry academic writing skills support. Although the initial aims and objectives for the module were not all achieved, the module has formed an important element of the Access to Birmingham Higher Education Learning Module, replacing the Foundations of Learning Module. The ...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2010
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Access to Birmingham (A2B) scheme, academic writing skills, transition from school, conventions, presentation skills, plagiarism, critical analysis, essay writing, remote marking, learning materials, ...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
‘The billion dollar question’: embedding prevention in older people’s services - 10 ‘high impact’ changes
This paper reviews emerging evidence around prevention in older people’s services.It identifies and reviews ten high impact changes covering: promoting healthy lifestyles; vaccination; screening; falls prevention; housing adaptations and practical support; telecare and technology; intermediate care;...
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Author : Allen, Kerry and Glasby, Jon
Date : 2010
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Health Services Management Centre, Birmingham.
Keywords : Older people, Service delivery, Preventive measures, Health promotion
Collection : HSMC Policy Papers
Archived Academic Policy and Regulations Committee papers 2009-10
zip file containing the following Chair's Action APRC.09.12.01 Amendments to Codes of Practice Plagiarism and Misconduct for CS Programmes APRC.10.05.06.r1 Maternity Guidelines APRC.10.05.14.r1 Collaborative Doctoral Researcher Programmes approved by Chair APRC.10.06.02 Exam Scripts cove...
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Author : Birmingham, University of
Date : 2010
Source : Documentation. University of Birmingham.
Keywords : Academic, Policy, Regulations, Committee, APRC
Review of induction and training and skills programmes and develop a student mentoring scheme
The Learner Independence Project was designed to be closer to students and cover their everyday needs. Based on the fact that WebCT covers students’ academic and formal requirements, L.I.P. was aiming to be the place that covers informal and everyday students’ requirements. With the use of a more ...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2010
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
learner independence, Web-CT, transferable skills, Study Skills, Progress, Pod-casts, best practise, plagiarism, LIP, chat rooms, blogs, WebCT, Lessons learnt, Survey monkey, Personal tutor system, tr...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
The third sector delivering public services: an evidence review
This paper examines research evidence, argument and policy development on the third sector and public service delivery over the last five to ten years. Forty-eight separate pieces of research published between 2004 and 2010 on the themes of public service delivery, commissioning and procurement are ...
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Author : Macmillan, Rob
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Public services, contracting, commissioning, procurement.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
GP Budget Holding: lessons from across the pond and from the NHS
GP budget holding is likely to be one of the flagship policies of the new government. This paper draws on evidence from the U.S. as well as on previous experience in the NHS of GP commissioning in different forms, to identify lessons for policy makers as they take this policy forward. While the gov...
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Author : Ham, Chris J
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Health Services Management Centre, Birmingham.
Keywords : GP budget holding, United States, NHS
Collection : HSMC Policy Papers
Study skills including pre-induction
This project deals with an identified gap in supporting students who do not have a learning support agreement. The project involves giving specific training to postgraduates who would then support undergraduate students and utilises existing on-line resources already available within the college. ...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2010
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
small groups, face-to-face learning, retention agenda, employability skills, confidence building, peer-support, Improve retention figures, on-line materials, LiP, student transition, transition, reten...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Topic Guide on Communications and Governance
The role of communications in supporting democratic development and stimulating economic growth is an essential part of the so-called ‘good governance’ agenda. However, the available research has been fragmented across multiple disciplines with often conflicting priorities, including political scien...
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Author : Mcloughlin, Claire and Scott, Zoe
Date : 2010
Source : Technical Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : governance, international development, good governance, communication, media, mass media, government, politics
Collection : GSDRC Topic Guides
Understanding the distinctiveness of small scale, third sector activity: the role of local knowledge and networks in shaping below the radar actions
‘Below the radar’ has become a short-hand term for small community groups who are either not registered with the Charity Commission or other regulatory bodies and or are registered but lack a regular, substantial annual income. Much of the existing research into the Third Sector has focused on forma...
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Author : Phillimore, Jenny and McCabe, Angus and Soteri-Proctor, Andri and Taylor, Rebecca
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Below the radar, community, community sector, community groups and activities, sustainability and accountability.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
Assessing the evidence of the impact of governance on development outcomes and poverty reduction
This paper synthesises academic and donor research on the impact of governance work on poverty reduction and development outcomes. There is a large body of work on the critical importance of good governance in developing countries which argues that good governance has both intrinsic and instrumental...
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Author : Early, Lucy and Scott, Zoe
Date : 2010
Source : Technical Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Governance, Development, Poverty Reduction
Collection : GSDRC Emerging Issues Papers
Partnership and mainstreaming: voluntary action under New Labour
The focus of this paper is on the changing policy environment for voluntary action under the new Labour governments at the turn of the twenty-first century. This was a period of rapid policy change with a rise in the profile of voluntary action to rival, if not outstrip, that at any point in the pre...
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Author : Alcock, Peter
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Third Sector, Voluntary Sector, Labour Government, Partnership, Mainstreaming
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
Black boxes in the wreckage? Making sense of failure in a third sector social enterprise
This paper examines the experiences of a single social enterprise that grew rapidly but ended in failure. Over more than 8 years, the author conducted intensive field research during the social enterprise’s life and held detailed post-mortems with key players after its death. This material is part o...
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Author : Scott, Duncan W
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Social Enterprise; longitudinal research; failure; case study; organisational learning.
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
The personalisation agenda: implications for the third sector
Personalisation has been identified as being ‘a cornerstone of the modernisation of public services’ (Department of Health, 2008: p. 4) and much interest in this concept has arisen recently. However, there is a high degree of confusion over what personalisation is and the types of changes that will ...
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Author : Dickinson, Helen and Glasby, Jon
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Personalisation, health and social care, personal budgets, individual budgets
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
Transcribing Greek minuscule manuscripts
A tutorial created for volunteer transcribers for the International Greek New Testament Project.
Author : Kevern, Rachel
Date : 2010
Source : Manual. International Greek New Testament Project.
Personalisation and the social care 'revolution': future options for the reform of public services
The paper written by Simon Duffy, Director of the Centre for Welfare Reform, John Waters, of In Control and HSMC's Professor Jon Glasby, introduces the concept of personal budgets as 'Conditional Resource Entitlements' (CREs) - a means of targeting resources towards those who are eligible, but with ...
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Author : Duffy, Simon and Waters, John and Glasby, Jon
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Health Services Management Centre, Birmingham.
Keywords : Adult services, Disabled people, Individual budgets, Older people, Personalisation, Resource allocation, Self-directed support, Social care provision, England
Collection : HSMC Policy Papers
Working together for Health: achievements and challenges in the Kaiser NHS Beacon Sites Programme
This evaluation of an integrated care project in Torbay shows that it is delivering services closer to home. The project focuses on services for older people and has avoided the need for many hospital admissions through health and social care services working closely together.
Author : Ham, Chris J
Date : 2010
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Health Services Management Centre, Birmingham.
Keywords : Integrated care, Kaiser Permanente, long term conditions, older people NHS
Collection : HSMC Policy Papers
‘Below the radar’ activities and organisations in the third sector: a summary review of the literature
The term ‘below, or under, the radar’ has become a short-hand term often applied to describe small voluntary organisations, community groups and more informal or semi-formal activities in the third sector. This paper presents the findings of a literature review which explores understandings of th...
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Author : McCabe, Angus and Phillimore, Jenny and Mayblin, Lucy
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords :
‘Below the radar’, community organisations and activities, Black and Minority Ethnic groups, Refugee and Migrant Organisations, rural community action, faith communities, arts and cultural identity, A...
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Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
'The people know they need religion in order to develop': the relationships between Hindu and Buddhist religious teachings, values and beliefs, and visions of the future in Pune, India
This paper explores how Hindu and Buddhist people living in Pune's slums understand, relate to and challenge the world in which they live. Specifically, it explores the beliefs and values that shape visions of the future towards which people strive. The research was prompted by a desire to assess ho...
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Author : Bradley, Tamsin and Ramsay, Zara
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Development, Hinduism, Buddhism, Values, India
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Corruption, religion and moral development
Lacking in much of the current research on religion and corruption is a sense that there may be alternative ways that people view corruption, which in their minds may be moral, and that if we are to truly develop an understanding of how religion influences people’s attitudes and behaviour towards co...
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Author : Marquette, Heather
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Corruption, Religion, Moral Development
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Dilemmas of pride and pain: sectarian conflict and conflict transformation in Pakistan
This study concerns Shia-Sunni conflict and the postconflict restoration of peace in Pakistan. It sets case studies of two 'contested cities' -Jhang and Gilgit- within a wider national and international framework, examining the historical roots of sectarian conflict, the trajectory and nature of the...
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Author : Waseem, Mohammad and Kamran, Tahir and Ali, Mukhtar Ahmed and Riikonen, Katja
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Sectarian Violence, Religion, Conflict, Pakistan
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Elusive peace: seeking a 'new normal' in post-conflict Ahmedabad and Mumbai
Hindu-Muslim violence occurred in the Indian cities of Mumbai in 1993 and Ahmedabad in 2002. Hindu violence against Muslims has roots in the Partition of India and Pakistan but also, more recently, in the emergence of a Hindu nationalist agenda. This study aimed to develop a better understanding of ...
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Author : Gupta, Dipankar
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Violence, Conflict, Peace-building, India
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Female madrasas in Pakistan: a response to modernity
There has been a recent surge in demand for Islamic education for young women in Pakistan, which this paper examines and seeks to explain. It suggests that number of female madrasas has grown because they provide an education for young women from middle income families, which responds to many of the...
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Author : Bano, Masooda
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Development, Women, Female Madrasas, Pakistan, Modernity
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Legislation documentation archive for the University of Birmingham (2010-2011)
Zip file containing the following documents: (1) Regulatory framework (overview of legislation) (2) Memorandum: Changes to University Regulations and Codes of Practice from 1 August 2010 (3) University Charter (4) Codes of practice: (4a) Code of Practice on admission of students (4b) ...
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Author : Birmingham, University of
Date : 2010
Source : Documentation. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Legislation, Codes of practice, regulations, ordinances, legal, University charter, policies
Promoting peer feedback through a judicial review exercise
Over the lifetime of this project the School aims to explore the potential for providing dedicated opportunities for developing learner independence through interactive, iterative teamwork exercises where students play the roles of the professional participants in hypothetical legal case studies. ...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2010
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Promoting peer feedback through a judicial review exercise, resource effective alternative learning, orthodox didactic, group work, student directed, group work exercises, interactive, iterative, te...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Religions, ethics and attitudes towards corruption: a study of perspectives in India
In countries where religion plays a central role in people's lives, it is expected that many people, including public servants, will derive their moral and ethical values from their religion. Religion provides many with a language of ethics and, often, an actual 'list' of rules by which to live, som...
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Author : Pavarala, Vinod and Malik, Kanchen
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Governance, Corruption, Ethics
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
The development activities, values and performance of non-governmental and faith-based organizations in Magu and Newala districts, Tanzania
In Tanzania, a 'civil society sector' with roles in governance and development is a recent, largely externally-driven phenomenon superimposed on previously existing social and religious organization. Civil society organizations (CSOs) are imagined to be 'close to the poor' and therefore better at im...
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Author : Green, Maia and Mercer, Claire and Mesaki, Simeon
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Non-governmental Organizations, Faith-based Organizations, Values, Tanzania, Magu
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
The role of faith in the charity and development sector in Karachi and Sindh, Pakistan
'Faith-based organizations'(FBOs) are gaining increasing attention in development circles amongst practitioners, funders and policy-makers, as well as academics. There has been some discussion of the meaning of the term 'FBO' in academic circles, but little empirical research has been conducted on h...
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Author : Kirmani, Nida and Zaidi , Sarah
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : FBOs, Development, Religion, Pakistan, Karachi
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Whither morality? 'finding God' in the fight against corruption
There are growing calls for religion to be used in the fight against corruption, based on the assumption that religious people are more concerned with ethics than the non-religious, despite the fact that many of the most corrupt countries in the world also rank highly in terms of religiosity. This p...
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Author : Marquette, Heather
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Governance, Corruption, Morality
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Business or third sector? What are the dimensions and implications of researching and conceptualising the overlap between business and third sector?
This paper is designed to ‘problematise’ the business/third sector boundary in order to inform future research into third sector theorising or policy development. It sets out some of the reasons behind the development of the concepts of the ‘third sector’ and ‘social enterprise’ in the UK, and brief...
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Author : Westall, Andrea
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Social enterprise, social entrepreneur, non-profit sector, plural economy, charity, commercial enterprise, hybrids
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
The contradictory faces of social enterprise: impression management as (social) entrepreneurial behaviour
This paper demonstrates that social enterprises can exhibit multiple faces to different stakeholders in order to access resources. The research involved a longitudinal case study of a group of Kurdish refugees and asylum seekers producing a theatrical play based upon their collective experiences. Pa...
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Author : Teasdale, Simon
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : social enterprise; social entrepreneur; impression management; organisational impression management; participant observation
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
Value and the third sector. Working paper on ideas for future research
This paper provides a broad sweep across the ideas and practices around ‘value’, and how these relate to third sector organisations and activities. It argues that the current focus on outcome-based ‘social value’ by academics and policy-makers is limited and only part of how third sector organisatio...
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Author : Westall, Andrea
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Value added, Social Return on Investment (SROI), social value, environmental value, blended value
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
Community-based approaches to peacebuilding in conflict-affected and fragile contexts
The impact of violent conflict and fragility on a country’s society, economy and political governance is devastating and encompassing. The effects can be tangible and visible, including killed and injured civilians, destroyed or derelict bridges and wells, and damaged or inadequate health and educat...
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Author : Haider, Huma
Date : 2009
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : peace-building, peacebuilding, state-building, statebuilding, community, community-based approaches, fragile states, conflict, development, international development
Collection : GSDRC Emerging Issues Papers
Public policy learner independence
The purpose of this project is to facilitate the development of learner independence within the School. A Learner Independence Project Task Group would be set up to review current teaching provision to identify existing good practice and to highlight areas of teaching that might be enhanced by more...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2009
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Public policy learner independence, review, current practice, purpose of learner independence, think critically, transferable skills, knowledge and its application, Learner Independence Toolkit, learn...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Innovation in the homelessness field: how does social enterprise respond to the needs of homeless people?
There is much current policy and practitioner enthusiasm for using social enterprise to tackle the problems of the homeless population, particularly those in the most acute housing need such as rough sleepers, hostel users and those in other forms of temporary accommodation. This paper brings togeth...
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Author : Teasdale, Simon
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Social enterprise; homelessness
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
Can social enterprise address social exclusion? Evidence from an inner city community
This paper examines the potential impact of social enterprise on exclusion. The case study research involved participant observation over a two year period. Selection of cases was based on a preliminary typology for social enterprise. Exclusion was conceptualised as multi-dimensional and relative to...
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Author : Teasdale, Simon
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Social enterprise; social exclusion; inner city
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
Devolution or divergence? Third Sector policy across the UK since 2000
Since the end of the last century the United Kingdom has been a less united country than it was. In 1999 a separate Scottish Executive (from 2007 the Scottish Government) and Welsh Assembly Government were established, followed later by a new Northern Ireland Executive and Assembly, based on a power...
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Author : Alcock, Peter
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Third sector, devolution, policy, voluntary and community sector, UK
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
Economic analysis and the third sector: Overview of economic analysis in relation to the third sector
This paper takes both a practical and critical view of economic analysis in relation to the third sector. It argues that there is no one kind of economic analysis but that a certain form of such thinking, and associated techniques, has become dominant in thinking and practice. That mainstream approa...
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Author : Westall, Andrea
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Third sector, economics, measurement, economic models, market failure
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
Integrating care and transforming Community Services: what works? where next?
The authors conclude that integrated care may not be a panacea but it clearly has an important contribution to make in ensuring that resources are used as effectively as possible and that the quality agenda set out for the NHS is delivered.
Author : Ham, Chris J and De Silva, Debra
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Health Services Management Centre, Birmingham.
Keywords : Chronic disease, Community health services, Effectiveness, Evaluation Integrated care Organisational change Service delivery
Collection : HSMC Policy Papers
Research approach and strategy of Third Sector Research Centre
Author : Alcock, Peter
Date : 2009
Source : Other. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Research strategy, Third Sector Research Centre, TSRC
Collection : TSRC Briefing Paper Series
Security sector reform: post-conflict integration
This research paper was commissioned by GFN-SSR as part of a helpdesk support to inform HMG to report on its engagement in the context of Nepal. The query asked for illustrative examples and lessons of integration; in particular, examples of integration into armies, integration into non-military fo...
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Author : Knight, Mark
Date : 2009
Source : Technical Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Security Sector Reform, Conflict, Integration, Nepal
Collection : GFN-SSR Publications
Archived Academic Policy and Regulations Committee papers 2008-09
Zip file containing the following Chairs Actions APRC.08.05.11 Exemption Request for Suite of Business School Programmes, Delivered by Singapore Institute of Management APRC.08.06.01 Exemption Request for MSc Clinical Biochemistry APRC.08.06.02 Exemption request for BDS APRC.08.06.03 Cha...
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Author : Birmingham, University of
Date : 2009
Source : Documentation. University of Birmingham.
Keywords : Academic, Policy, Regulations, Committee, APRC
Regional economic growth in China: new evidence from panel data
This essay investigates the contributions of different factors to regional economic growth in China. A statistical analysis on a provincial panel data from 1978 to 2007 confirms the increasing regional inequality in China can be understood as different patterns of regional economic growth, which are...
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Author : Kang, Lili
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. Chinese Economic Association.
Exploring below the radar: issues of theme and focus
This paper explores different dimensions of below the radar (BTR) activity and some of the key variables that need to be considered. It seeks to define what we mean by ‘below the radar’ activity and identify different radars that might form the focus of research. It is clear from discussion aroun...
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Author : McCabe, Angus and Phillimore, Jenny
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Community organisations, groups and activities; below/under the radar, governance, influence and funding
Collection : TSRC Working Paper Series
The impact of the financial crisis on conflict and state fragility in Sub-Saharan Africa
The global financial crisis was triggered by the bursting of the United States housing bubble in 2007 and the reverberations of this are now being felt throughout the world. The crisis was greatly exacerbated by the behaviour of banks, which has inevitably made the position of any country that has b...
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Author : Bakrania, Shiv and Lucas, Brian
Date : 2009
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : economic crisis, financial crisis, africa, sub-saharan africa, conflict, security
Collection : GSDRC Emerging Issues Papers
Changing intelligence dynamics in Africa
A common public perception about modern day intelligence services in Africa is that they are mere extensions of the too-often authoritarian leaders under whom they operate. In some cases, the intelligence services appear to tolerate this perception – some would suggest even fuel it – because of the ...
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Author : Africa, Sandy and Kwadjo, Johnny
Date : 2009
Source : Technical Report. GFN-SSR, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Intelligence, Security, Africa
Collection : GFN-SSR Publications
Political Settlements: Issues paper
Why do similar sets of formal institutions often have such divergent outcomes? An analysis of political settlements goes some way to answering this question by bringing into focus the contending interests that exist within any state, which constrain and facilitate institutional and developmental cha...
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Author : Di John, Jonathan and Putzel, James
Date : 2009
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : politics, political settlement, social contract, international development, political economy
Collection : GSDRC Emerging Issues Papers
SSR and post-conflict reconstruction: armed wing of state-building?
This paper directly challenges some of the popular SSR mythology that has grown around the UK’s involvement in Sierra Leone and the subsequent policy developments associated with SSR. It raises questions about the underlying political assumptions of the SSR process and contemporary SSR material, muc...
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Author : Jackson, Paul
Date : 2009
Source : Other. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : State Building, Security Sector Reform, Post-Conflict Reconstruction
Collection : GFN-SSR Publications
Supporting patients to make informed choices in primary care: what works?
This paper on the provision of patient information notes that current methods have limited reach and effectiveness.The report found that while most patient information is provided in the form of written leaflets or via the internet, around one in five British people do not have basic literacy and st...
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Author : Ellins, Jo L and McIver, Shirley A
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Health Services Management Centre, Birmingham.
Keywords : Access to information, Consumer health information, dissemination of information, Effectiveness, Health inequalities, Patient choice
Collection : HSMC Policy Papers
Lighting up the intelligence community: a democratic approach to intelligence secrecy and openness
The most important and vexed issue relating to governance of the intelligence services in a democracy is arguably that of secrecy. It is the most important issue because the higher the level of secrecy, the harder it is to ascertain and assess the features and performance of the services. In the abs...
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Author : Nathan, Laurie
Date : 2009
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Intelligence, Democratisation, Secrecy, Accountability
Collection : GFN-SSR Publications
Developing learner independence through field-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
This project sought to facilitate the process of students enhancing their skills in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and using these to develop practices of independent learning. The focus was on producing resources for staff to help embed GIS within the curriculum within GEES. Prim...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2009
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
learner independence, LiP, generic WebCT, WebCT, module leaders, data-specific case studies, base maps, ArcGIS and mobile ArcPad, GPS in ArcPad,field data,GEES, Geographic Information Systems' techniq...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Development of technology enhanced learning in the School of Chemistry
This project has completely changed the way that the School manages the provision of information (both teaching and administration-related) for undergraduate students. The Chemistry VLE is now at the heart of undergraduate teaching and learning. An example of the student use of the Chemistry VLE is...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2009
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
LEaP, technology enhanced learning, learning technologies, staff structures, VLE, tracking data, Turnitin, material, WebCT, My Grades, feedback, student marks, Questionmark, Perception, Spectroscopy, ...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Engineering learner independence
This project concerns induction within the School of Engineering and in particular examines direct admission, usually for overseas students to second and exclusively overseas students to the third year of BEng and MEng. The project provides second year undergraduate students with an opportunity...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2009
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Learner Independence, LIP, Learner independence project, induction, independent learners, plagiarism, Pre-Induction, WebCT, Freshers, learning styles, welfare,learning skills, transition, retentio...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Impact Evaluation and Measuring Results
There has been a renewed interest in impact evaluation and measuring results in recent years amongst development agencies and donors. This paper reviews the case for promoting and formalising qualitative and combined methods for impact evaluation and measuring results, as part of a broader strategy ...
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Author : Garbarino, Sabine and Holland, Jeremy
Date : 2009
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : monitoring, evaluation, accountability, impact evaluation, qualitative methods, quantitative methods
Collection : GSDRC Emerging Issues Papers
State Capacity and Non-state Service Provision in Fragile and Conflict-affected States
How can governments effectively engage with non-state providers (NSPs) of basic services where capacity is weak? This paper examines whether and how fragile and conflict affected states can co-ordinate, finance, and set and apply standards for the provision of basic services by NSPs. It explores way...
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Author : Batley, Richard and Mcloughlin, Claire
Date : 2009
Source : Technical Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : international development, services, health, education, sanitation, fragile states
Collection : GSDRC Emerging Issues Papers
Exploring the potential of improving language learning and teaching by combining the digital lab and the latest IT and web-based resources
The assumption was that the availability of a series of voice tools would be the ideal extension of the development of e-learning and independent learning material on WebCT. This has certainly happened: with the new Wimba voice tools, students can complete listening, speaking and pronunciation t...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2009
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : voice, tools, e-learning, independent learning, WebCT, Wimba, voice tools, listening, speaking, pronunciation, webpages, podcast, audio material, single interface, technology tools, audio clips, leap,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Synthesis of Ca2-xSrxCuO2F2 (0 ≤ x ≤ 2) with the T΄-structure through fluorination of Ca2-xSrxCuO3 with poly(vinylidene fluoride)/poly(tetrafluoroethylene)
In this paper, the synthesis of the series, Ca2-xSrxCuO2F2 (0 ≤ x ≤ 2), is reported by the fluorination of Ca2-xSrxCuO3 starting materials with poly(vinylidene fluoride)/poly(tetrafluoroethene). The structural refinements showed that all samples adopt the T΄-structure, in contrast to the previous o...
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Author : Slater, Peter R. and Heap, Richard
Date : 2009
Source : Project Report. Unpublished project report.
Keywords : superconductivity, fluorination, k2nif4, cuprate
Commentary on the evaluation of teacher effectiveness through student test scores
The Tennessee Value-added Assessment System is claimed to be able to estimate the impact of teachers on their students’ progress. This has led to further claims, such as that teacher quality is paramount in improving student progress. However, TVAAS and similar schemes should not be relied upon. ...
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Author : Gorard, Stephen
Date : 2009
Source : Discussion Paper. Nesse.
Engaged yet disengaged: Islamic schools and the state in Kano, Nigeria
Madrasas (Islamic schools and seminaries) have been the focus of reform in most Muslim majority countries during recent decades. Post-September 11, concern has heightened in some countries. Reasons for state intervention vary but the usual explanation points to the modernizing ambitions of the secul...
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Author : Bano, Massoda
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Development, Madrasas, Islam, Nigeria, Public Authority
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Legislation documentation archive for the University of Birmingham (2009-2010)
Zip file containing the following documents: (1) Memorandum: Changes to University Regulations and Codes of Practice from 1 August 2009 (2) University Charter (3) Codes of practice: (3a) Code of Practice on adjusted regulations and Bachelor's degrees (3b) Code of Practice on adjusted regu...
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Author : Birmingham, University of
Date : 2009
Source : Documentation. University of Birmingham.
Keywords : Legislation, Codes of practice, regulations, ordinances, legal, University charter, policies
Mapping faith-based development activities in contemporary Maharashtra, India
Despite apparent commitment to secular political and development models, over the last six decades in India, the presence of religion in the public sphere has expanded. Whilst religious organizations' involvement in welfare and charitable activities has a long history, the objectives of the religion...
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Author : Jodhka, Surinder, S. and Bora, Pradyumna
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Development, FBOs, India
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Mapping the activities of faith-based organizations in development in Nigeria
The nature, scale and activities of faith-based organizations (FBOs) remain poorly understood and documented in African countries. This paper reports on a preliminary 'mapping' of FBOs in development in Nigeria carried out as part of a larger research programme on Religions and Development.
Author : Odumosu, Olakunle and Olaniyi, Rasheed and Alonge, Sunday
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Development, FBOs, Nigeria
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Marker of identity: religious political parties and welfare work - the case of Jama'at-i-Islami in Pakistan and Bangladesh
Why do so many religious political parties have substantial welfare programmes? Is their welfare work merely a means of winning votes or does it serve other purposes? An investigation of the welfare programmes of the Jama'at-i-Islami parties in Pakistan and Bangladesh shows that they provide a wide ...
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Author : Bano, Masooda
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Development, Religious Political Parties, Welfare, Pakistan, Bangladesh,
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Placement review: development of cross-University mixed media support for students planning and undertaking off-campus study
The project examines existing practice across UoB and at other institutions, determines “best practice” and develops guidelines for students and staff to ensure consistent approaches to placement and to enable students to gain more from the experience The project has provided consistent informati...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2009
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Off-campus study, Undergraduate placement, year abroad, placement guide, Exchange Tutors
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Religion, politics and governance in Nigeria
This study draws on extensive use of secondary sources and case studies of the Nigerian states of Kano, Anambra and Oyo, and demonstrates that relationships between the Nigerian state and religious organizations are often asymmetric and unstable. Whilst both Islam and Christianity in Nigeria provide...
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Author : Nolte, Insa and Danjibo, Nathaniel and Oladeji, Abubakar
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Politics, Governance, Nigeria
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Religion, politics and governance in Pakistan
This report presents the findings of a study of Islam in Pakistan that aimed at understanding and evaluating the relationships between Muslim organizations and activity in the formulation of development policy. The question at the heart of the inquiry is whether religion can play the role of a drive...
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Author : Waseen, Mohammed and Mufti, Mariam
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Governance, Politics, Pakistan
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Religions, democracy and governance: spaces for the marginalized in contemporary India
The constitutional framework that structures the relationships between religion and politics in India reveals how the democratic and liberal concern for equal treatment and liberty for all has been pursued, along with a deep commitment to recognizing and protecting religious and cultural diversity. ...
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Author : Mahajan, Gurpreet and Jodhka, Surinder, S.
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Development, India, Marginalization
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Religious political parties and their welfare work: relations between the RSS, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Vidya Bharati Schools in India
Religious forces that attempt to gain political power may establish political parties, often leading to conflicts in states based on secular principles, such as India. Some of the main religious political parties in South Asia are also engaged in the provision of welfare services. Their reasons for ...
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Author : Nair, Padmaja
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religious Political Parties, Religion, Development, India, BJP, RSS
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Southern perspectives on technical cooperation - analytical review and annotated bibliography
This paper is divided into two parts. Part A is an Analytical Review which synthesises findings on Southern perspectives from the post-2000 literature on technical cooperation (TC). Part B is an Annotated Bibliography which provides reference details, internet links and summaries of the key resource...
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Author : Scott, Zoe
Date : 2009
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Technical Co-operation, Development
Collection : GSDRC Emerging Issues Papers
The State and Madrasas in India
Madrasas in India appear to be caught between the need to maintain their identity as centres of Islamic studies and culture and to remain relevant to the present-day needs of the communities they serve. This research focuses on the relationships between madrasas and the state, as the former attempt ...
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Author : Nair, Padmaja
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Governance, Public Authority, Madrasas, Development, India
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
The relationships between values, religious teaching and development concepts and practices: a preliminary literature review
This literature review explores the relationships between religious teachings, values, beliefs and concepts of development. It is intended to provide background for empirical research that is exploring the relationships between religious teachings, values and beliefs and people's understanding of se...
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Author : Dughazah, Justina
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Values, Development
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Increased Religiosity Among Women in Muslim Majority Countries
It has hitherto been assumed, at least by western development practitioners, that women's rights are best attained through secularist liberal interpretations of equality, of the sort reflected in conventions such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDA...
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Author : Ladbury, Sarah and Khan, Seema
Date : 2008
Source : Technical Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : religion, international development, islam, gender, women, women's issues
Collection : GSDRC Emerging Issues Papers
Development of enhanced learning through technology in the School of Humanities
The project will develop systems and procedures to support the effective use of learning technologies across the School of Humanities. It will target a range of programmes and modules that will benefit from the development of such systems and procedures, but focus in the beginning on support fo...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2008
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
learning technologies, WebCT, Good practice, Online Learner, Independence in the Arts, workshop, Collaboration, ePDP, student handbooks, WebCT based support, online teaching material, support material...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
WebCT in Law
The principal objective of this project is to provide Law based students with web-based materials in support of their programme of study. This will include ready access to • materials which would otherwise be available only in printed / photocopied form; • collections of existing web-based...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2008
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
WebCT in Law, self-tests, WebCT, communications, course material, Web Development Co-ordinator, links to cases, statutes, periodical, news pages, surveys, discussion boards, group reports, surveys, su...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Beyond the Book project website: Selected text
Selected text from project website for the Beyond the Book project,ca. 1 October 2005-25 August 2008, including information about the project and the project team, news items, blog posts, project team's reports on current reading, links, project funders, contact details, and information about the pr...
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Author : Fuller, Danielle and Rehberg Sedo, DeNel and Lang, Anouk and Burrells, Anna
Date : 2008
Source : Documentation. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords :
Library outreach programs--United States, Library outreach programs--Canada, Library outreach programs--Great Britain, Book clubs (Discussion groups) --United States, Book clubs (Discussion groups) --...
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Development of Technology Enhanced Learning in the Department of History of Art
This project developed systems and procedures to support the effective use of learning technologies across the School of Historical Studies. It targeted a range of programmes and modules that benefited from the development of such systems and procedures, but focuses on two areas, the effective use ...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2008
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
effective use of learning technologies, systems, procedures, learning technologies, digital images, video dissertations, WebCT, database, electronic evaluation, copyright, teaching, research, digit...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Using WebCT to develop a postgraduate research methods module
The project is aimed at designing and implementing in WebCT a two-week Research Methods module which will introduce students to social science research methods, focusing particularly on approaches to studies in organisational, development and governance contexts. The module will be delivered online,...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2008
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Using WebCT to develop a postgraduate research methods module, WebCT, Research Methods, social science research methods, delivered online, theoretical discussion, guided group discussions, practical t...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
French studies: blended learning in modern languages using WebCT
The project aimed to promote learner autonomy, especially in the areas of listening, reading, vocabulary acquisition and the development of grammatical competence. Supplementary aims included: • to extend staff’s pedagogical expertise to areas of e-learning of direct benefit to CML programmes; •...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2008
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Open Access modules, commercial training, learner autonomy, listening, reading, vocabulary acquisition, pedagogical expertise, e-learning, non-specialist learners, residence abroad, digital learning, ...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Allowing for diversity: State-Madrasa relations in Bangladesh
Within South Asia, Bangladesh has apparently been most successful in implementing state administered madrasa modernization: 30 per cent of secondary students in Bangladesh are in Aliya (reformed) madrasas. Given the current emphasis on madrasa reform programmes by many donor agencies, this study att...
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Author : Bano, Masooda
Date : 2008
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Governance, Madrasas, Islam, Development, Religion
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Co-dependence and Symbiosis Or What Lessons Should Academic Researchers Learn from the History of American Independent Cinema
Author : Tzioumakis, Yannis
Date : 2008
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
India: some reviews of literature related to religions and development
This review comprises of six essays aimed at the development of an inter-disciplinary framework for understanding religions and development in modern India. It was motivated by the increasing realization amongst social scientists that there is a need to take faith seriously in understanding the comp...
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Author : Jodhka, Surinder, S. and Mishra, Umakant and John, T. A. and Singh, Ksh Imokanta and Mishra, Purushottam
Date : 2008
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Development, India
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Is the University in Ruins?
This paper reflects the talk given by the author during the fourth of the ‘Birmingham Workshops on Academic Freedom and Research/Learning Cultures’, Tuesday 12th February, Birmingham Business School.
Author : Bailey, Ralph W
Date : 2008
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Islamic economics: a survey of the literature
A central thesis of this paper is that social science is the study of human experience, and hence is strongly conditioned by history. Modern Western political, economic and social structures have emerged as a consequence of the repudiation of religion associated with the Enlightenment and are based ...
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Author : Zaman, Asad
Date : 2008
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Islam, Islamic Economics, Religion, Development
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Knowledge Governance and Creativity in the Organisation of Production: What is in the Interests of 'Publics'?
We fuse previously distinct analyses to identify the essence of the production organisation problem. The focus is especially on the creation and use of knowledge so as to make choices over strategic direction. We then explore what that entails for creativity through a public interests criterion. The...
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Author : Sacchetti, Silvia and Sugden, Roger
Date : 2008
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Legislation documentation archive for the University of Birmingham (2008-2009)
Zip file containing the following documents: (1) Memorandum: Changes to University Regulations and Codes of Practice from 1 August 2008 (2) University Charter (3) Codes of Practice: (3a) Code of Practice on adjusted regulations and Bachelor's degrees (3b) Code of Practice on adjusted regu...
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Author : Birmingham, University of
Date : 2008
Source : Documentation. University of Birmingham.
Keywords : Legislation, Codes of practice, regulations, ordinances, legal, University charter, policies
Mapping the terrain: the activities of faith-based organisations in development in Pakistan
Faith-based organisations (FBOs) play a key role in processes of development in many parts of the world. However, very little systematic research has been conducted on the development or impact of this growing sector. This report is part of the Religions and Development Research Programme's wider in...
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Author : Iqbal, Muhammad Asif and Siddiqui, Saima
Date : 2008
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Development, FBOs, Pakistan
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Psychology, religion and development: a literature review
This preliminary literature review aims to produce an overview of the contribution that psychology has made to understanding religion and development. It finds that little of the psychological literature published in English focuses on developing countries or religions outside the Judeo-Christian tr...
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Author : Martin, Faith
Date : 2008
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Psychology, Development
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Rebuilding the City: A Focus for Industrial Policy?
Author : Cowling, Keith
Date : 2008
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Collection : Institute for Economic Development Policy Discussion Paper Series
Tech-based Inequalities and the New Policy Dimension in Local Economic Development: A Framework for Analysing Local Development Processes in the Knowledge-Based Economy
There has been an increasing emphasis In recent years on the role of tech-transfer programs in local development, highlighting the potential benefits of a new knowledge-based competitiveness. The dominant goal of a knowledge society in advanced countries, however, has prompted a weak debate on the p...
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Author : Ciapetti, Lorenzo
Date : 2008
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Rovetta's Madrigali Concertati, Libro II
An introduction to and critical commentary on the edition of Rovetta's Madrigali Concertati, Libro II, 1640, including a brief biography of Rovetta, a description of the original source and a discussion of performance issues. Introduction by John Whenham lightly revised 2012. Contents: Acknowl...
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Author : Whenham, John
Date : 2007
Source : Other. University of Birmingham.
Integrating flexible e-learning and mobile technologies in geography
This project is aimed at developing students’ key skills relating to fundamental approaches to geographical enquiry by embedding the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and mobile technologies into students’ course of study. The use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and mobile ...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2007
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : flexible e-learning, mobile technologies,geography geographical enquiry, transferable skills, WebCT, groupwork, Geographical Information Systems, GIS, Leap, ivle,vle, learner enhancement,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
No ownership, no commitment: a guide to local ownership of Security Sector reform
A major problem in security sector reform (SSR) has been a lack of local input to and ownership of the emerging reform agenda. Consequently, many donor governments and organisations have made commitments to the principle of local ownership. Yet this has become more a rhetorical device than a guide t...
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Author : Nathan, Laurie
Date : 2007
Source : Technical Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Security Sector Reform, Local Ownership
Collection : GFN-SSR Publications
Web-based distance learning modules for MA Shakespeare and Theatre
This project aims to promote and facilitate world-wide access to the MA Shakespeare and Theatre Programme and thus: • Increase student numbers • Extend availability, flexibility and choice of pathway • Enhance students’ learning experiences and the acquisition of skills • Improve delivery and...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2007
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Web-based distance learning modules for MA Shakespeare and Theatre, Shakespeare Institute, Shakespeare Studies, web-based DL, distance learning, standard web browser, electronic communication, virtual...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Bio-hydrogen and biomass supported palladium catalyst for energy production and waste minimisation. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Birmingham.
Author : Redwood, Mark D
Date : 2007
Source : Other. University of Birmingham.
Student induction and core skills survey
This project aims to: • seek out good practice in inducting students into the higher education learning environment • review good practice in embedding skills into the curriculum • review currently available learning resources in study skills that academics can adapt for their own subject areas...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2007
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Student induction and core skills survey, induction, good practice, embedding, skills, curriculum, ePortfolio, WebCT, learner independence, leap, lip, assessment, feedback, instant marking, learning b...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Creativity in Economic Development: Space in an Inferno
Emphasising power in strategic choice, we consider people in actual and potential publics kindling their imagination and ideas so as to shape new directions in the economies in which they have an interest. The paper proposes public creativity forums, spaces defined by relations aimed at free communi...
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Author : Sacchetti, Silvia and Sugden, Roger
Date : 2007
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Creative space, Artistic activities, Strategic choice, Public interests.
Petroleum exploration exercise using computerized interpretation of industry 3D seismic data
This project is to develop web-based software, giving classes of up to 30 Level H and M students doing the Petroleum Exploration Geology module experience in the management, analysis and interpretation of a modern petroleum industry dataset. A WebCT-based undergraduate practical exercise was deve...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2007
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Petroleum exploration, computerized interpretation, 3D seismic data, web-based software, WebCT,3D software,Design an exercise, practical exercise, assessment protocol, Leap, ivle,vle, learner enhance...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Making better use of information to drive improvement in local public services: A report for the Audit Commission
This report on making better use of information to drive improvement in local public services was commissioned from the School of Public Policy at the University of Birmingham, by the Audit Commission. It explores how decision makers use information when making decisions. These decision makers can b...
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Author : Van de Walle, Steven and Bovaird, Tony
Date : 2007
Source : Project Report. INLOGOV.
Developing electronic personal development plan software
This project aims to develop Electronic Personal Development Plan (EPDP) software for our undergraduates so that it is running for the beginning of the academic year 2006. We wish to tailor the generic Progress system to the particular needs of our undergraduates and integrate it into our undergradu...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2007
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Developing electronic personal development plan software, Progress, Self evaluation, Induction, skills and support, Study, WebCT, marks, feedback, careers advice, personal development, learner indepen...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Mathematics and learning technologies (MALT) in WebCT
This project will develop support systems and procedures for the effective use of learning technologies within the School of Mathematics and Statistics. Recently released mathematical software will be used to allow the development of web-based learning resources for students. By integrating the...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2007
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Mathematics and learning technologies MALT in WebCT, MALT, WebCT, learning technologies, learning experience, questions, mathematical content, summative quizzes, interactive mathematical demonstration...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
ePDP and study skills support
The project aims to develop Web based systems and teaching materials designed to enhance learner independence. Initially we will build on a LDU project (awarded June 2006 – see CLAD – HIST067 - see additional information below for link) to develop Electronic Personal Development Plan (EPDP) software...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2007
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Developing electronic personal development plan software, Progress, Self evaluation, Induction, skills and support, Study, WebCT, marks, feedback, careers advice, personal development, learner indepen...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Hispanic studies: developing autonomous language – learning strategy for Spanish WebCT
This project aimed to develop a complete on-line resource for Ab Initio students in Hispanic Studies in order to prepare them to join the post A-level group in the second year. Furthermore, it also aimed to assist students from other programmes with important gaps in their knowledge of Spanish. T...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2007
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : on-line resource, WebCT, practice exercises, extra reading, managing their own learning, leap,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Real wage cyclicality in Germany and the UK: new results using panel data
This paper compares the cyclical behaviour of male real wages in Germany and the UK using the German Socio-Economic Panel 1984-2002 and the British Household Panel Survey 1991-2004. We distinguish between job stayers (remaining in the same job), and within- and between-company job movers. Stayers ar...
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Author : Peng, Fei and Siebert, Stan
Date : 2007
Source : Discussion Paper. The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Bonn.
Collection : Discussion Paper Series
My school, my family, my life: Telling it like it is.
A study detailing the experiences of disabled children, young people and their families in Great Britain in 2006
Author : Lewis, Ann and Parsons, Sarah and Robertson, Christopher
Date : 2007
Source : Discussion Paper. Disability Rights Commission.
Keywords : disabilities, disabled children, young people, young people with disabilities, Great Britain
Contesting ideologies and struggle for authority: State-Madrasa engagement in Pakistan
Thought the current Madrasa Reform Programme launched by the government of Pakistan in 2002 has faced resistance from the ulema, being viewed as the USA's brainchild, the fact is that Pakistani state's aspiration to reform Islam is much older. The state's agenda to reform madrasas, and through that ...
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Author : Bano, Masooda
Date : 2007
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Public Authority, Religion, Development, Madrasas, Pakistan
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Faith-based organisations in South Asia: historical evolution, current status and nature of interaction with the State
This paper is the first output from research into faith-based service providers and their relationships with the state. It documents that, despite a shared emphasis on charity and 'helping the other' within the dominant religions in South Asia, the practical manifestation if this ethic has taken a d...
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Author : Bano, Masooda and Nair, Padmaja
Date : 2007
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Faith-based Organisations, South Asia, Development, Religion
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Gender studies approaches to the relationships between religion and development
The first part of this literature review introduces the main concepts and theoretical frameworks underpinning a gender-based approach to development. Mainstream work in the area of 'gender and development' is primarily concerned with issues such as the social differences between men and women, the e...
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Author : Tomalin, Emma
Date : 2007
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Gender Studies, Religion, Development
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Legislation documentation archive for the University of Birmingham (2007-2008)
Zip file containing the following documents: 1) University Charter 2) Codes of practice: 2a) Code of Practice on admission of Postgraduate Research Students 2b) Code of Practice for assessment of Research Degree Theses 2c) Code of Practice on admission, monitoring and assessment of Research...
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Author : Birmingham, University of
Date : 2007
Source : Documentation. University of Birmingham.
Keywords : Legislation, Codes of practice, regulations, ordinances, legal, University charter, policies
Political science, religion and development: a literature review
This review provides an overview of important literature on the relationship between religion, politics and development, from the point of view of the political science academic literature. There has, in recent years, been a vigorous interest in political science in examining the relationship betwee...
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Author : Singh, Gurharpal and Marquette, Heather and Alhassan Alolo, Namawu
Date : 2007
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Political Science, Religion, Development
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Religion and economics: a literature review
Historically, religion has been one of the areas 'assumed away' by most economists. There has been a general belief in much of economic theory that 'religious beliefs, practices, and behaviour play no role in the life of homo economicus' (Tomes, 1985, p.245), and for the large part, the literature r...
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Author : Jackson, Paul and Fleischer, Christiane
Date : 2007
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Economics, Development
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Religions and development in Tanzania: a preliminary literature review
This review attempts to provide a background to studies on the position of religions in Tanzania and their contributions to development efforts. Traditionally, the role of religion in development has been viewed as both important and non-problematic. The colonial state generally regarded Christianit...
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Author : Mhina, Amos
Date : 2007
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Religious Organizations, Development, Tanzania, Services
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Religious studies and development: a literature review
This literature review will begin with a section on method and theory in religious studies. Although the Religions and Development research programme is concerned with the intersection between religion and development, it has not been conceived as a 'religious studies' project per-se. However, the d...
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Author : Tomalin, Emma
Date : 2007
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religious Studies, Religion, Development
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Sociology, religion and development: literature review
The aim of the following literature review is to discuss key theoretical debates within the sociology of religion regarding definitions of religion, the role of religion in society and the future of religion. These issues have occupied sociologists of religion since the nineteenth century and are al...
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Author : Tomalin, Emma
Date : 2007
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Development, Sociology
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
The relationships between religion and development: views from anthropology
The field of anthropology is concerned with the ways in which people perceive their identity and the world around them. This Working Paper strives to complement and enrich the Religions and Development Programme at the University of Birmingham by describing, in the first instance, the methods by whi...
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Author : Bradley, Tamsin
Date : 2007
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Anthropology, Development, Religion
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
Creating a high-quality distance learning Public Service MBA programme
The project will support the School of Public Policy’s initiative to create a distance learning version of the Public Service MBA with the aim of creating a high-quality programme that offers students a learning experience as rich as that provided in the classroom. The priorities will be: • T...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2006
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Creating a high-quality distance learning Public Service MBA programme, distance learning modules, distance learning technologies, learning community, DL students, learner enhancement, leap,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Physiotherapy: development of a web-based diagnostic tutorial on statistics
This project was aimed at providing an interactive tutorial using WebCT for students to evaluate their performance and achieve the required level of competence in statistics and research before beginning their postgraduate programme The project also allowed staff to be able to identify students...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2006
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : development of a web-based diagnostic tutorial on statistics web-based, tutorial, WebCT, interactive, FAQ, discussion area, study materials,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Planning and policy development student progress files – part 1 (ePDP and related resources)
To provide an on-line facility for all undergraduate and postgraduate taught students to engage in PDP (personal development planning), with links to relevant resources To enable Schools to embed PDP into students’ programmes of study (where relevant)
Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2006
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : PDP, personal development, planning, skills, work experience, Database, WebCT, portfolio, Progress, CV, curriculum vitae,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Online mineralogy and petrology
The project aimed to build on the expertise gained by geology teaching staff in order to deliver online course material, including practical classes and assessment, for undergraduate teaching in mineralogy, and igneous and metamorphic geology in general. As well as migrating the existing course cont...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2006
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Online mineralogy and petrology, leap, WebCT, Online, online tutorials, virtual, online course material, assessment template, resources, teaching,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Documentary video dissertation in American Studies
The production of documentary videos has been an innovative and dynamic feature of course delivery in the Department of American and Canadian Studies. The Department is now building on this experience to introduce an audio-visual documentary dissertation as an option for Single Honours students. ...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2006
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Documentary video dissertation, video dissertation, documentary, video, production, camerawork, storyboarding, editing techniques, WebCT, documentary, dissertation, website, visual comprehension, pres...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Empowerment, trust and local government powers: A report for the ESRC Knowledge Transfer Team.
This report on empowerment, trust and local government powers was commissioned from the Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV) at the University of Birmingham, by the ESRC Knowledge Transfer Team. The report summarizes and analyses evidence on citizen’s attitudes towards local government i...
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Author : Van de Walle, Steven and Baker, Keith and Skelcher, Chris
Date : 2006
Source : Project Report. INLOGOV.
Development of a web-based learning environment for a distance learning Postgraduate Certificate in Heritage Management
This project is centred on the creation of a WebCT-based learning environment to support a Postgraduate Certificate in Heritage Management, to be delivered by Distance Learning and completed by students over one year. Students are likely to be in full-time employment in the heritage industry and ...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2006
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : web-based learning environment, distance learning, WebCT, CPD log, discussion groups, course workbook,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
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More than tenure mix: developer and purchaser attitudes to new housing estates.
Author : Rowlands, Rob and Murie, Alan and Tice, Andrew
Date : 2006
Source : Working Paper. Chartered Institute of Housing/Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Collection : Joseph Rowntree Findings
ICT skills for undergraduate students – phase 2 (levels 2 and 3)
This phase of the project developed reusable learning objects aimed at the IT and Information Literacy needs of 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates, and made available in the WebCT interface. The learning objects are designed to be useful to students whether the course designer embeds them within e...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2005
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
ICT skills development, best practice, ICT skills, Higher Education sector, on-line advice, support, integrating, ICT, web-based support, WebCT, central resource, curriculum, summative assessments, ...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Online assessment and course administration Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
The bulk of this project seeks to develop a fully online administrative and student support system for modules involving a substantial component of independent learning (e.g. dissertations, mapping projects). This will allow students to easily access the required materials and submit coursework ele...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2005
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Online assessment and course administration, leap, Online assessment, submit marks, summative, formative, assessment, course materials, administrative procedures, assessment, student support system...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Developing a research on a prescribed case study LLB module
The project was designed to develop a 20-credit optional final year module on the LLB programme which incorporated several forms of ‘flexible’ (‘enquiry based’) learning into the School of Law curriculum, including: (a) the use of a multifaceted case study of a politically and/or legally controversi...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2005
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Developing a research on a prescribed case study LLB module, flexible’ enquiry based, WebCT, reflective, learning, new module, student, formative assessment, leap, multifaceted case study
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Development of technology enhanced learning in the School of Engineering
This project developed systems and procedures to support the effective use of learning and learning-support technologies within the School of Engineering. It targeted a range of modules that will benefit from the development of such systems and procedures across all levels of the programmes, and al...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2005
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : learning experience, on-line support, discussion groups, on-line resources, self diagnostic tests, Learner enhancement project, LEaP, Leap, LEAP, dissemination of best practice,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Disability Rights Commission (DRC) Research Report - Experiences of disabled students and their families: Phase 1
This report outlines research funded by the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) and undertaken between August 2004 and March 2005, by a team based at the University of Birmingham. The remit was to explore the educational experiences of disabled pupils/students and their families. This encompassed ide...
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Author : Lewis, Ann and Robertson, Christopher and Parsons, Sarah
Date : 2005
Source : Discussion Paper. Disability Rights Commission.
Keywords : disabilities, disabled students, students with disabilities, disabled pupils
Web-based learning and tutorials
The project issues around web-based learning and tutorials and is designed to be a pilot scheme whose results will be disseminated to all colleagues within the School and beyond. In addition, the project team aim to work closely with the School’s web officer once he/she has been appointed. The p...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2004
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Web-based learning and tutorials, virtual learning, environments, web based learning, WebCT, evaluation, student development, write references, personal CV, self development, learner enhancement, le...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
The development of a WebCT learning environment to support life science part-time programmes of study
The design of a WebCT site which is used to provide a significant volume of diverse support material for the course, including references, links to topical news stories and additional lecture notes, copies of power point files, instructions for residential weeks, etc. Both course leaders update the ...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2004
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
discussion groups, online tutorial system, WebCT, learning environment,learning resources,on-line, learning environment, studied at home, exchange of ideas, ideas, learning communities, tutorial group...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Humanities generic research skills on the web
This project aims to enhance the School of Humanities postgraduate portfolio by developing the first stage of a web-based generic research skills module for postgraduates in the School of Humanities, to support the activities of the current classroom-based module running in semester 1 and to provide...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2004
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
leap, Humanities generic research skills on the web, generic research skill, WebCT, access to information, postgraduate training, flexible, skills, generic skills acquisition, interactive, centre of e...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Integrating campus based and distance learning in taught postgraduate programmes in the Division of Neuroscience
This project is aimed at developing skills among academic staff in the Division in WebCT, by training the project leader, who will then disseminate skills by: 1. Developing one programme (the distance option of the MSc in Learning Disability Studies) as a model for the remaining programmes in the...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2004
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
WebCT, distance, induction programmes, distance learning, distance materials, distance students, conversion of traditional seminar-based programme, flexible learning, video-conferencing, leap, campus...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Peer assisted learning within American Studies
The project examines the use of undergraduates with recent experience of introductory university history to assist beginning students to discuss significant methodological issues in small groups and enhance the quality of student-led seminars. - To facilitate independent learning through the use ...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2004
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Peer assisted learning, independent learning, peer mentors, student-led, learning journal, seminars, leap,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Scientific requirements for an engineered model of consciousness
The building of a non-natural conscious system requires more than the design of physical or virtual machines with intuitively conceived abilities, philosophically elucidated architecture or hardware homologous to an animal’s brain. Human society might one day treat a type of robot or computing syste...
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Author : Booth, David A.
Date : 2004
Source : Working Paper. Journal of Consciousness Studies.
Physiotherapy: building learning communities for neurological studies
The purpose of the project is to develop learning communities where students will share experiences and learn from each other. This project will provide a modular structure within WebCT to enable the students working in learning communities to work with neurological case studies. The elements of the...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2003
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
learning communities, resource, web design, student learning, ICT, independent study skills, on-line, environment,learning, WebCT, modular structure, media clips, web based managed learning environmen...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
The philosophy of thought
The principal aim of this project was to construct an online ‘Interactive Learning Environment’ to facilitate first-year philosophy students’ active and collaborative learning of philosophical logic, to accompany a module on the topic (Philosophy of Thought). It was envisaged that the ILE would comp...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2003
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
The philosophy of thought, online Interactive Learning Environment, active, collaborative, learning, network of web pages, Online handouts, hyperlinks, Exercises, games, forums fora, hyperlinks, ergo...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Physiotherapy: development of WebCT tutorial on the biomechanical analysis of gait
To provide an interactive tutorial using WebCT for students to fully integrate biomechanical analysis of gait with clinical practice, and provide greater understanding of how injury or disease processes will affect this analysis. The project will enable students to access selected detailed analy...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2003
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : WebCT tutorial, force platform equipment, WebCT, tutorial flexibility, Vicon optical motion capture, interactive tutorial,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Project title ClinPsy-i: Web-based infrastructure for teaching and communications on the clinical psychology doctoral course
This project aims to develop and integrate the support of students on placements using WebCT into the programme of study. This support to include the development of online learning materials and communities of practice with fellow students, tutors and clinicians. Clinical psychology skills are b...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2003
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Web-based infrastructure, communications, WebCT, online learning materials, communities of practice, cop, disseminate, book reviews, extensive placement, descriptions, quizzes, placement supervisors, ...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Computer-based student-centred learning and assessment resources – highway management and engineering
The main aim of this project is to incorporate modern teaching and learning methods into the MSc Highway Management and Engineering Course to the benefit of both students and lecturers in terms of efficiency and quality. Selected courses of the MSc Highway Management and Engineering programme wer...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2003
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Learner enhancement project, LEaP, LEAP, Leap, modern teaching, learning, interactive learning environment, VLE, iVLE, student centred, student driven, WebCT, computer based teaching,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Diverse communities: implications for professional practice
To create a postgraduate module using WebCT to encourage self-directed learning using the diverse communities in the City of Birmingham as a learning resource to develop anti-oppressive reflective social work practice. The educational purpose of the project tackles the issues of preparing social...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2003
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Diverse communities implications for professional practice, WebCT, self-directed learning, diverse communities, reflect, ICT, co-operative working, time management, report writing skills, real world i...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
ICT skills development and support for level 1 (phase 1)
ICT skills development and support for level 1 Information Services used Learning Development Unit funding to develop web-based support for learning and teaching ICT skills across the University. This project builds the first phase of the project, which used LDU funding to support and deliver ...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2003
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
ICT skills development, best practice, ICT skills, Higher Education sector, on-line advice, support, integrating, ICT, web-based support, WebCT, central resource, curriculum, summative assessments, i...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Learner support in continuing education through learner support environment
Project Overview: The School of Education, Selly Oak, is a multidisciplinary and multi-site School. Students are mature adults, rather than 18-21 year olds, who live over a wide geographical area and attend courses on a part-time basis. This project is intended to explore the benefits and problems ...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2003
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Learner support, continuing education, formative question, WebCT, quizzes, Bulletin Board, Chat, community of tutors, community of students, discussion, submission, asynchronous, web discussion, asy...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Online support for the diploma in food safety and food legislation
The project will provide a web based method of delivery, learning and assessment for a section of the Hygiene Management module. Students are required to have a good understanding of the ecology, biology and control of common food associated pests. The WebCT course will deliver this in a manner tha...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2002
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : diploma, food safety, food legislation, remote access, WebCT food pests, LEaP, leap, LEAP, Learner Enhacement, remote sites, resources, external resources, ivle, vle,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Web hosted AIM tests suitable for undergraduate mathematics
The fundamental aims of this project are • to improve and enhance student learning in the important first year module Mathematics Core • to improve student support and to implement better monitoring in the crucial transitional phase of undergraduate study in mathematics. To achieve these aims, w...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2002
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Mathematics and learning technologies MALT in WebCT, MALT, WebCT, learning technologies, learning experience, questions, mathematical content, summative quizzes, interactive mathematical demonstration...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
WebCT for MBA (IBF) embedding WebCT into the iMBA programme
To increase the number of iMBA modules supported by WebCT to include all 4 core modules and at least 3 optional modules by the start of the Autumn Term 2002. The second phase of this project built upon the first phase by aiming to increase the number of iMBA modules supported by WebCT. The proj...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2002
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : LEaP, WebCT, Discussion groups, chat rooms, notice boards, module programme calendars, quizzes, modules via WebCT, Communications Tools, interactive learning, Students home pages, Lessons learnt,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Online learning support for students on fieldwork placement
This project is designed to deliver a WebCT (virtual learning environment) course and was introduced into a programme that had no previous experience of managed or virtual learning environments. The course was piloted with 55 students and their tutors and was developed to take evaluation of the pilo...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2002
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Online learning support, placements,professional practice, learning materials, e-tutoring, LEaP, LEAP, leap,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Physiotherapy: development of observational analysis and evaluation of human motor disorders
This project allows students to access video clips, within WebCT, of patients with different movement disorders due to neurological damage. These video clips will be used in conjunction with class-based teaching and formative assessment to develop the observational and analytical skills required in...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2002
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : observational and analytical skills, leap, learner enhancement,formative assessment,CD-ROM, portal, class-based teaching, multiple choice questions WebCT,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Development of a web-based learning (WLE) for the foundation degree
The Foundation Degree in Rural Tourism is designed to equip locally based, young and mature people, with a range of business and entrepreneurial skills plus a broad understanding of regional resources of value to tourism enterprises. The programme will be run from September 2002 initially in Herefo...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2002
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Study Skills, foundation degree, templates, notice boards discussion groups, communities of learners, facilitate access, Web based learning environment,WLE, VLE, iVLE,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Web-based support for Key Skills across the Humanities Curriculum
This project developed the first stage of a 20 credit, self-standing, key skills module for level 1 students on the UoB Westhill, BA Humanities Programmes. Key within the project was to develop the ICT component of the new module, identifying the learning outcomes, assessment methods, learning m...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2001
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Key Skills, LEaP,LEAP, leap, Learner enhancement project, assessment,outcomes, learning,learning materials, support systems,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Postgraduate teaching assistant training and mentoring development
This project will be run in collaboration with an FDLT project funded by HEFCE at the Centre for Higher Education Practice at the Open University. This national project is looking at the needs of part-time teachers in Social Science and is already working with a number of UK Universities. The Open U...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2001
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : HEFCE, FDLT, part-time teachers, mentors, learner enhancement, leap,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
French studies: WebCT for the French department
This project deals with providing a one-stop open learning resource that students of the French department, of whatever level, can use to answer any questions they might have about learning the language, and to: * find out about what resources are available to them when they are studying the Fren...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2001
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : French studies, WebCT for the French department, download worksheets, WebCT, learning methods, resources, open learning resource, leap,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Research: a personal approach
Fundamental Psychology •Individual Cognition, Motivation and Emotion •Cognitive bio-social approaches to human and animal life Applied Psychology •Health Psychology; Psychology in physical medicine •Customer Psychology; Psychology of product development
Author : Booth, David A.
Date : 1997
Source : Other. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Collection : Personal Profiles of Staff
Popular Literature in the Third Reich: Observations on the 'Groschenroman'
Author : Ryan, Helga Geyer
Date : 1980
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Popular Culture, History, Literature
Collection : CCCS Stencilled Occasional Papers
Multicultural Fictions
Author : Carby, Hazel
Date : 1979
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Race, Culture, Education, Popular Culture, Literature
Collection : CCCS Stencilled Occasional Papers
Thorne Moors : a palaeoecological study of a bronze age site : a contribution to the history of the British insect fauna
Thorne Waste, or Moors, comprises, with the contiguous bogs of Snaith and Cowick, Goole and Crowle Moors, roughly 21 sq. km. of degraded Sphagnum bog, the largest surviving area of lowland ombrophilous mire in Eastern England. To the south and east, the Moors are bounded by the alluvium of the forme...
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Author : Buckland, P. C. (Paul C.)
Date : 1979
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Collection : Department of Geography, University of Birmingham, occasional publications
Mass Observation - A Short History
Author : Jeffery, Tom
Date : 1978
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Culture, History
Collection : CCCS Stencilled Occasional Papers
Women at Work Bibliography
Author : Winship, Janice
Date : 1978
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Feminism, Employment
Collection : CCCS Stencilled Occasional Papers
Jackie: An Ideology of Adolescent Femininity
Author : McRobbie, Angela
Date : 1978
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Feminism, Youth Culture
Collection : CCCS Stencilled Occasional Papers
Economy, Culture and Concept: Three Approaches to Marxist History
Author : Johnson, Richard and McLennan, Gregor and Schwarz, Bill
Date : 1977
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Marxism, Marxist Theory
Collection : CCCS Stencilled Occasional Papers
Gramsci's Writings on the State and Hegemony, 1916-35 - A Critical Analysis
Author : Lumley, Bob
Date : 1977
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Marxism, Marxist Theory, Gramsci
Collection : CCCS Stencilled Occasional Papers
Social Democracy, Education and the Crisis
Author : Finn, Dan and Grant, Neil and Johnson, Richard and Baron, Steve and Brehony, Kevin and Green, Michael and McRobbie, Angela and Miller, Henry and Moos, Merilyn
Date : 1977
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Education
Collection : CCCS Stencilled Occasional Papers
Bright for Birmingham?: a reassessment of the popularity of John Bright as M.P. for Birmingham, 1857-1889
John Bright was an MP for Birmingham from August 1857 until his death in March 1889. Posterity has credited him with being an overwhelmingly popular man of the people, a champion of reform and an honest and principled politician. Much has been written about him but, until now, the specific issue of ...
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Author : Bounous, Pete
Date : 2011
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : John Bright, Member of Parliament, Birmingham, England
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