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41Weekly-British-Grain-Prices-from-the-London-Gazette-1770-1820 http://data.bris.ac.uk/data/ckanThe-period-of-the-study-was-characterised-by-major-improvements-in-financial-institutions-and-transport-The-objectives-of-the-study-were-to-see-how-pricing-behaviour-changed-as-a-result-of-this-Since-the-prices-are-weekly-and-by-county-it-is-possible-to-see-how-seasonality-and-regional-patterns-changed-over-time-Quantifying-the-effects-of-these-changes-should-enable-us-to-see-their-relative-importance-in-promoting-economic-growth-The-general-aim-of-our-research-has-been-to-increase-our-understanding-of-market-integration-and-its-effect-on-economic-performance-particularly-in-the-context-of-financial-markets-and-commodity-markets-Our-specific-objectives-were-i-to-create-a-major-dataset-of-eighteenth-and-nineteenth-century-grain-prices-which-can-be-used-within-our-research-project-and-which-could-also-potentially-be-useful-for-other-researchers-ii-to-estimate-an-econometric-model-to-quantify-the-changes-in-financial-markets-especially-the-spread-of-country-banks-iii-to-estimate-an-econometric-model-to-measure-the-effects-of-transport-networks-iv-to-use-our-results-from-to-estimate-the-social-welfare-gains-from-market-integration-and-to-relate-the-improvements-in-market-integration-to-the-major-changes-in-agricultural-practice
42Building-Institutions-in-a-Vacuum-Devolution-and-Englands-South-East-2002 http://data.bris.ac.uk/data/ckanThe-South-East-region-has-long-been-seen-as-peripheral-to-the-process-of-devolution-in-England-Claims-that-the-region-lacks-a-clear-identity-of-its-own-that-it-is-in-fact-a-series-of-economic-sub-regions-and-that-London-although-governed-separately-is-the-cultural-and-economic-core-of-the-South-East-are-easy-to-make-and-to-substantiate-This-research-project-moved-beyond-these-preliminary-analyses-of-the-problem-region-of-English-Devolution-It-focused-on-the-process-through-which-the-region-is-constructed-as-a-network-of-institutions-It-considered-the-emergent-relationship-between-the-three-institutions-of-regional-government-the-Regional-Development-Association-RDA-the-Government-Office-and-the-Regional-Assembly-to-be-critical-in-the-formation-and-operation-of-the-region-This-triad-of-regional-institutions-has-had-an-immediate-and-significant-impact-on-local-and-county-government-in-the-South-East-However-the-effectiveness-of-their-promotion-of-the-South-Easts-interests-on-the-inter-regional-and-national-scale-is-more-questionable-The-research-found-that-institutions-of-regional-government-in-all-parts-of-England-are-concerned-primarily-with-physical-regeneration-and-economic-development-initiatives-However-the-policy-imperatives-for-South-East-England-are-to-address-the-problems-of-economic-success-such-as-transport-congestion-labour-shortages-and-a-lack-of-affordable-housing-As-such-the-regional-government-of-the-UKs-core-economic-area-is-failing-to-address-the-fundamental-requirements-of-the-regional-economy-Institutional-links-between-the-South-East-region-and-London-remain-under-developed-and-as-such-inter-regional-policy-on-important-common-issues-such-as-housing-and-transport-are-fragmented-There-is-much-scope-for-London-government-to-develop-common-strategies-with-their-counterparts-in-the-South-East-and-the-East-of-England-although-as-yet-they-have-achieved-relatively-little-in-this-respect-This-qualitative-data-collection-comprises-six-transcriptions-from-interviews-with-key-informants-from-county-councils-and-regional-government-organisations-in-South-East-England
43Generational-Contract-Between-Care-and-Inheritance-in-Britain-and-Japan-2002-2003 http://data.bris.ac.uk/data/ckanUnder-a-traditional-inter-generational-contract-Japanese-adult-children-provided-care-to-their-parents-within-co-residency-and-in-return-inherited-family-wealth-In-Britain-with-its-long-established-welfare-state-and-peoples-preference-for-independent-living-the-provision-of-such-care-does-not-necessarily-go-hand-in-hand-with-inheritance-This-research-examined-the-changing-trends-of-exchanging-care-and-inheritance-between-older-parents-and-their-adult-children-in-the-two-ageing-societies-Britain-and-Japan-Through-a-series-of-in-depth-interviews-the-distinct-ways-in-which-specific-cultures-institutions-laws-and-housing-markets-combine-to-influence-different-generational-contracts-were-explored
44CROZET-benthic-CROZEX-A-Multidisciplinary-dataset-from-the-Crozet-Plateau-in-the-Southern-Indian-OceanSouthern-Ocean-with-an-emphasis-on-the-benthos http://data.bris.ac.uk/data/ckanThe-dataset-contains-hydrographic-biogeochemical-and-biological-measurements-of-ocean-and-seabed-sediment-properties-Hydrographic-profiles-provided-measurements-of-temperature-salinity-dissolved-oxygen-and-fluorescence-to-accompany-biogeochemical-and-biological-samples-including-concentrations-of-nutrients-particulate-organic-carbon-POC-and-particulate-organic-nitrogen-PON-Emphasis-was-placed-on-the-collection-of-benthic-data-with-numerous-core-samples-being-collected-and-analysed-for-pigments-biomarkers-lipids-and-other-organic-compounds-Samples-were-also-collected-and-analysed-for-Holothurian-species-while-a-large-volume-in-situ-filtration-system-was-used-to-measure-biogeochemical-variables-including-POC-and-PON-and-particulate-iron-Station-data-were-supplemented-by-continuous-underway-measurements-of-bathymetry-current-velocities-sea-surface-salinity-temperature-fluorescence-and-beam-attenuation-across-the-survey-area-These-were-accompanied-by-underway-measurements-of-surface-meteorological-parameters-including-irradiance-air-temperature-humidity-sea-level-pressure-and-wind-velocities-The-data-were-collected-across-the-Crozet-Plateau-in-the-Southern-Indian-Ocean-between-1st-December-2005-and-14th-January-2006-on-RRS-Discovery-cruise-D300
45North-East-Referendum-Campaign-and-Media-Coverage-2003-2005 http://data.bris.ac.uk/data/ckanThe-North-East-referendum-of-November-2004-asked-voters-whether-an-elected-assembly-should-be-created-for-the-region-The-referendum-aimed-to-formalise-New-Labours-regional-programme-in-England-and-to-mirror-the-creation-of-elected-assemblies-in-Scotland-Wales-Northern-Ireland-and-London-Initially-referendums-had-been-planned-in-three-northern-English-regions-including-the-North-West-Yorkshire-and-the-Humber-and-the-North-East-However-two-referendums-were-cancelled-by-the-government-once-it-became-apparent-that-defeat-was-almost-inevitable-Only-in-the-North-East-was-a-referendum-held-In-the-event-voters-in-the-North-East-rejected-an-elected-assembly-by-almost-four-votes-to-one-effectively-ending-plans-for-elected-regional-government-in-EnglandThis-project-investigated-the-activities-of-the-official-Yes-supporting-an-elected-assembly-and-No-opposing-an-elected-assembly-campaigns-in-the-North-East-It-set-the-referendum-in-the-wider-context-of-debates-on-English-regionalism-and-spatial-inequalities-of-power-in-the-UK-state-The-interaction-between-the-campaigns-and-the-regional-and-national-media-was-also-researched-It-was-felt-that-the-media-played-a-key-role-in-translating-campaign-arguments-into-issues-of-public-interestThere-were-three-distinct-research-elements-in-the-projectThe-first-was-a-programme-of-qualitative-interviews-with-key-actors-in-the-campaigns-and-regional-and-national-media-Second-an-extensive-media-monitoring-exercise-was-carried-out-reviewing-newspaper-coverage-of-the-referendum-over-two-years-leading-up-to-November-2004-It-used-LexisNexis-archives-and-the-web-archives-of-individual-newspapers-source-wwwlexisnexiscom-no-copyright-permissions-necessary-These-data-were-aggregated-into-summary-information-on-media-coverage-Third-quantitative-analysis-of-elite-social-networks-within-the-North-East-region-was-conducted-using-UCINET-V-software-This-looked-at-the-board-membership-of-regional-and-local-institutions-of-governance-A-comparison-of-networks-in-the-North-East-North-West-and-the-Yorkshire-and-the-Humber-regions-was-also-conducted
46School-Child-Chest-Health-Survey-1966 http://data.bris.ac.uk/data/ckanTo-determine-the-prevalence-of-respiratory-symptoms-past-history-of-respiratory-diseases-lung-function-and-evidence-of-middle-ear-disease-in-school-children-coming-from-different-social-and-environmental-backgrounds-in-particular-from-areas-with-widely-differing-levels-of-air-pollution
47Dynamic-semantic-representations-in-language-production http://data.bris.ac.uk/data/ckanThis-project-focuses-on-spoken-language-production-in-healthy-adult-speakers-and-addresses-whether-semantic-codes-involved-in-speaking-are-static-ie-fixed-and-independent-of-any-particular-context-or-dynamic-ie-adjusting-to-circumstances-The-latter-possibility-has-been-suggested-by-recent-research-in-language-comprehension-but-is-at-present-largely-unexplored-in-spoken-production-Current-accounts-of-speaking-assume-that-a-so-called-message-in-a-speakers-mind-serves-as-relatively-static-input-to-the-mental-lexicon-allowing-access-to-lexical-concepts-which-comprise-information-about-meaning-relevant-to-the-ultimate-goal-of-speaking-The-alternative-dynamic-view-proposes-that-the-nature-and-degree-of-conceptual-access-varies-according-to-task-and-situation-The-project-will-test-this-possibility-in-a-range-of-tasks-commonly-used-in-research-on-spoken-language-production-picture-word-interference-picture-naming-with-preceding-primes-or-in-conjunction-with-a-secondary-task-etc-These-studies-constitute-an-initial-step-in-characterising-the-nature-of-conceptual-codes-in-speaking-If-the-experiments-show-that-semantic-retrieval-is-focus-and-context-dependent-similar-studies-could-be-used-in-other-populations-such-as-children-or-elderly-persons-which-might-advance-an-understanding-of-how-the-semantic-system-develops-across-the-lifespan
48The-causes-and-consequences-of-forgetting-in-working-memory http://data.bris.ac.uk/data/ckanWorking-memory-is-a-system-for-holding-in-mind-information-in-the-face-of-potentially-distracting-activity-and-is-often-assessed-using-tasks-in-which-participants-maintain-memory-items-while-carrying-out-interleaved-processing-activity-Performance-on-such-tasks-correlates-well-with-measures-of-academic-achievement-in-children-and-adults-and-does-so-more-strongly-than-performance-on-tasks-that-involve-the-storage-of-information-without-interleaved-processing-Consequently-the-addition-of-a-processing-aspect-to-a-working-memory-task-is-important-in-determining-its-predictability-of-academic-abilities-but-what-is-less-clear-is-why-the-addition-of-processing-has-this-effect-The-main-aim-of-this-project-is-to-answer-this-question
49Risk-Trust-and-Betrayal-A-Case-Study-of-Social-Housing http://data.bris.ac.uk/data/ckanThis-project-will-examine-ways-organisations-use-contracts-or-agreements-to-govern-relationships-balance-risks-and-maintain-trust-The-contract-is-a-key-medium-through-which-the-parties-set-out-their-needs-and-demands-and-the-processes-to-address-these-seeking-to-avoid-a-breach-of-trust-or-relationship-breakdown
50Geographically-Varying-Correlates-of-Car-Non-Ownership-in-Census-Output-Areas-of-England-2001 http://data.bris.ac.uk/data/ckanStandard-indexes-of-poverty-and-deprivation-are-rarely-sensitive-to-how-the-causes-and-consequences-of-deprivation-have-different-impacts-depending-upon-where-a-person-lives-More-geographically-minded-approaches-are-alert-to-spatial-variations-but-are-also-difficult-to-compute-using-desktop-PCsThe-aim-of-the-ESRC-sponsored-project-was-to-develop-a-method-of-spatial-analysis-known-as-geographically-weighted-regression-GWR-to-run-in-the-high-power-computing-environment-offered-by-Grid-computation-and-e-social-science-GWR-like-many-other-methods-of-spatial-analysis-is-characterised-by-multiple-repeat-testing-as-the-data-are-divided-into-geographical-regions-and-also-randomly-redistributed-many-times-to-simulate-the-likelihood-that-the-results-obtained-from-the-analysis-are-actually-due-to-chance-Each-of-these-tests-requires-computer-time-so-given-a-large-dataset-such-as-the-UK-Census-statistics-running-the-analysis-on-a-standard-machine-can-take-a-long-time-Fortunately-the-computational-grid-is-not-standard-but-offers-the-possibility-to-speed-up-the-process-by-running-GWRs-sequences-of-calibration-analysis-and-non-parametric-simulation-in-parallelAn-output-is-a-model-of-the-geographically-varying-correlates-of-car-non-ownership-fitted-for-the-165665-Census-Output-Areas-in-England-Specifically-a-geographically-weighted-regression-of-the-relationship-between-the-proportion-of-households-without-a-car-or-van-in-2001-the-dependent-variable-and-the-following-predictor-variables-proportion-of-persons-of-working-age-unemployed-proportion-of-households-in-public-housing-proportion-of-households-that-are-lone-parent-households-proportion-of-persons-16-or-above-that-are-single-and-proportion-of-persons-that-are-white-British