152,654 Works

Young Consumers Study, 2002-2004

A. Phoenix & C. Griffin
This is a qualitative data collection.<br> The project fell into three stages: based in schools, households and related to young people’s specific cultural practices around consumption. <br> <br> <i>Stage</i> 1 provided information on young people’s consumption patterns and practices, sources of income and meanings of consumption in relation to specific products and practices. It involved two elements: the completion of semi-structured self-completion questionnaires by pupils in Year 8 (aged 12-13) and Year 12 (aged 16-17);...

Being a Doctor: a Sociological Analysis, 2005-2006

S. Nettleton
Amongst members of the medical profession there has been much discussion in recent years about the nature and content of medical work and the appropriate role that doctors should play in contemporary health and social care. There has even been a suggestion that there needs to be a ‘cultural revolution’ in medicine. High profile public inquiries, media attention and a more consumer orientated culture are some of the factors that have contributed to this. This...

Relational Spaces of Innovation in Architecture Firms, 2007

J. Faulconbridge
What are the forms and geographies of the relational spaces of innovation in leading global architecture firms? A British Academy funded research project sought to answer this question and had the following objectives: to map and explore the multiple, scale transcending, networks and circuits of social practice informing innovation in global architecture firms; to provide empirical exposition of these social practices; and to examine the processes of embedding ideas in local contexts. <br> <br> Semi-structured...

Expenditure and Food Survey, 2007

Food Department For Environment & Office For National Statistics
From 2007, the non-response classes and weights have been updated using 2001 Census-linked data. See documentation for further information.<br> <br> For the second edition (June/July 2009), the DEFRA food database was added to the dataset, and the Incanon variable available in the dvhh file was replaced with a corrected version. Users are advised to download a new copy of the dvhh file. <br> <br> <i>Background</i>:<br /> A household food consumption and expenditure survey has been...

Expenditure and Food Survey, 2005-2006: Teaching Dataset

Cathie Marsh Centre For Census University Of Manchester
The <i>Expenditure and Food Survey, 2005-2006: Teaching Dataset</i> includes all 6,785 households from the main <i>Expenditure and Food Survey, 2005-2006</i> (EFS) dataset (available from the UKDA under SN 5688) and a subset of 176 variables. All the variables included within the dataset are household level (or household reference person level) variables and there is a mix of discrete and continuous variables. Most of the variables are taken directly from the <i>EFS, 2005-2006</i>, however a small...

ONS Omnibus Survey, Smoking Module, October and November, 2006

Social Office For National Statistics
The <i>Opinions and Lifestyle Survey</i> (formerly known as the ONS Opinions Survey or Omnibus) is a regular, multi-purpose survey which was carried out in eight months of the year until April 2005. From this point it has run monthly. It started operating commercially in 1990 and was set up originally to meet the needs of government departments for a survey that used short and simple sets of questions, had greater statistical reliability than private sector...

ONS Omnibus Survey, Internet Access Module, January, February and March, 2007

Social Office For National Statistics
The <i>Opinions and Lifestyle Survey</i> (formerly known as the ONS Opinions Survey or Omnibus) is a regular, multi-purpose survey which was carried out in eight months of the year until April 2005. From this point it has run monthly. It started operating commercially in 1990 and was set up originally to meet the needs of government departments for a survey that used short and simple sets of questions, had greater statistical reliability than private sector...

ONS Omnibus Survey, January 2007

Social Office For National Statistics
The <i>Opinions and Lifestyle Survey</i> (formerly known as the ONS Opinions Survey or Omnibus) is a regular, multi-purpose survey which was carried out in eight months of the year until April 2005. From this point it has run monthly. It started operating commercially in 1990 and was set up originally to meet the needs of government departments for a survey that used short and simple sets of questions, had greater statistical reliability than private sector...

Health Survey for England, 2007

National Centre For Social Research & Department Of Epidemiology University College London
The HSE 2007 was designed to provide data at both national and regional level about the population living in private households in England. The sample comprised two components; the core (general population) sample and a boost sample of children aged 2-15. The core sample was designed to be representative of the population living in private households in England and should be used for analyses at the national level. <br> <br> For the HSE core sample,...

Doing Embryo Ethics: Safety and Efficacy in Research and Practice, 2004-2007

A. Kerr
This qualitative project explored the social and discursive construction of ethics in research laboratories and clinics working with human embyros. The dataset contains semi-structured interviews with clinicians, scientists, and related professionals.<br> <br> The study contributed towards understanding scientific governance in contemporary society, focusing upon the multiple ways in which ethics are played out in the clinic and the laboratory, and the relationships between these types of 'everyday ethics' and ethical discourses in other professional, political...

People's Trust: a Survey-Based Experiment, 2007

J. Ermisch, A. Jackle, H. Laurie, S. Uhrig & Siedler, T., DIW (Berlin) / IZA (Bonn)
Trust is an important lubricant for social and economic transactions. It is related to concepts of ‘social capital’. The aims of this study were firstly to measure trust and trustworthiness in a representative sample of the British population and secondly to investigate which individual attributes may affect them. A new design of the so-called ‘trust game’ was used to measure trust and trustworthiness in interactions between anonymous individuals. The study also asked commonly used survey...

Market for Migrant Domestic and Sex Workers, 2002-2006

Anderson, B., University Of Oxford, COMPAS (Centre On Migration, Policy And Society) & J. O'Connell Davidson
This is a mixed-methods dataset.<br> <br> The study explored attitudes towards, and experience of, the markets for migrant domestic and sex workers in the UK and Spain through a combination of interview and survey research. The interviews were structured around a standard set of topics, and examined respondents' attitudes towards gender, race/ethnicity, age, and domestic work/commercial sex. It aimed to examine continuities and discontinuities between domestic work and sex work, paying particular attention to the...

Survey of English Housing, 2005-2006

National Centre For Social Research & Office Of The Deputy Prime Minister
The <i>Survey of English Housing</i> (SEH) was a continuous annual survey series, which began in 1993. The survey provided key housing data on tenure, owner occupation and the social rented sector, and regular information about the private rented sector. The survey was originally sponsored by the Department of the Environment, which became the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions in time for the 1996-1997 survey, then the Department for Transport, Local Government and...

Geographically Varying Correlates of Car Non-Ownership in Census Output Areas of England, 2001

R. Harris & D. Grose
Standard 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 PCs.<br> <br> The 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...

'Brain Drain' Debate in the United Kingdom, c.1950-1970

M. Godwin, B. Balmer & J. Gregory
This qualitative project sought to provide an analysis of the 'brain drain' debate of the 1950s and 1960s as a social phenomenon.<br> <br> The term 'brain drain' was adopted in the 1960s in the context of concerns the United Kingdom was losing skilled scientific and engineering personnel to other countries. Although the term is used in a variety of academic, policy and popular discussions about the international mobility of scientists, this project sought to rectify...

Cultures of Consumption and Consumer Involvement in Public Services, 2003-2005

A. Prout, R. Simmons & J. Birchall
Processes of involvement and representation are seen as particularly important in public services if consumer interests are adequately to be taken into account. Yet there are several different, sometimes competing ways for consumers' views to be represented, and their interaction is not well understood. This study (part of the ESRC/AHRC ‘Cultures of Consumption’ Programme) explored these issues with service users and provider representatives in three public services – housing, social (day) care and leisure services....

Mathematical Images and Identities: Education, Entertainment and Social Justice, 2006-2007

H. Mendick, M. Moreau & D. Epstein
This mixed methods study investigated how popular cultural images of mathematics and mathematicians were used, the relationships that learners constructed with the subject and their gendered/classed/ethnic identities as ‘mathematicians’ or ‘non-mathematicians’.<br> <br> Using a discursive approach, the research took place with Year 10 and Year 11 GCSE students and second and third year mathematics and humanities undergraduates. Both groups were about a year away from key choice points. This created the opportunity to look at...

Exploring Data, Second Edition: Teaching Datasets, 1958-2005

J. Elliott
This series of datasets which covers a range of research topics in the social sciences, was created to accompany the second edition of the book Exploring Data, and to illustrate statistical techniques. The data to accompany the first edition of this book is available at the UKDA under SN 2661. <br> <br> The study comprises five datasets extracted from full datasets held at the UKDA. The number of variables in each dataset is restricted to...

Implications of the National Offender Management Service for Prison Officers, 2006

R. Burnett
The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) was introduced in June 2004. It is intended to integrate the prison and probation services and to provide an operational framework for the 'end-to-end management' of offenders throughout custodial and community elements of their sentences. It also introduces a 'purchaser-provider split' in the delivery of correctional services. <br> <br> The main objective of this mixed methodology study was to explore the perspectives and experiences of frontline prison staff regarding...

Continuous Household Survey, 2007-2008

Northern Ireland Statistics
<p>The <i>Continuous Household Survey</i> (CHS) is one of the largest continuous surveys carried out in Northern Ireland. The survey is designed, conducted and analysed by the Central Survey Unit of the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA). It is based on a sample of the general population resident in private households and has been running since 1983. The Survey is designed to provide a regular source of information on a wide range of social...

Scottish Demography: Scottish Migration to, and Return from, South East England, 2005-2006

R. Harrison, A. M. Findlay, C. Mason, D. Houston & D. McCollum
This is a mixed methods dataset.<br> <br> The project examined Scots living in England. Scots are one of the largest non-English born immigrant groups in the UK. While the attraction of Scotland to the English-born population is documented, less attention is given to why Scots continue to migrate to England (albeit in lower numbers) and how the employment and progression opportunities, especially in the South Eastern England labour market compare with opportunities in Scotland. This...

Surveys of Members of the European Parliament, 2000 and 2006

S. Hix, R. Scully & D. Farrell
The most significant change in the institutional structure of European governance over the past two decades has been the increased power of the European Parliament (EP). Given the Parliament’s growing influence and the dramatic European Union(EU) enlargement in 2004, it has become increasingly important to monitor the attitudes and behaviour of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from different member states.<br> <br> The European Parliament Research Group (EPRG) conducted two surveys of MEPs in 2000...

Communities of Practice Survey, 2007

A. Fuller, L. Unwin & A. Felstead
The term ‘community of practice’ is widely used to describe the ways in which people work and learn in organisations. It comprises three dimensions: mutual engagement, joint enterprise and shared repertoire. The <i>Communities of Practice Survey, 2007</i> contains responses from 1,899 employees interviewed about their relationships at work, their learning experiences and how they rate their own work performance. The questions were designed to reveal these three conceptual dimensions. The fieldwork was carried out in...

Learning at Work Survey, 2004

A. Fuller, A. Felstead & L. Unwin
The <i>Learning at Work Survey, 2004</i> is an innovative survey of how employees learn at work. It comprised questions that aim to: reveal previously under-researched (and under-surveyed) sources of learning associated with everyday work activities; identify their relative importance in helping individuals improve their job performance and map their distribution among employees. It was based on a survey of 1,943 employees interviewed about their jobs in a three week period in February 2004.<br> <br> This...

Wellbeing in Developing Countries: Community Profiles, 2003-2006

I. Gough & J. Allister McGregor
<i>Wellbeing in Developing Countries: Community Profiles, 2003-2006</i> comprises 26 community profiles of each of the communities selected for study in the WeD research. A community profile is a detailed community study that has been carried out in each of the research communities using a range of participatory techniques including key informant interviews, observation, and secondary data. The community profiles are a systematic description of the context within which the people and processes being studied by...

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