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A ‘pivotal moment’? Education policy in England, 2005

Alan Dyson, Kirstin Kerr and Mel Ainscow.

in Social Policy Review 18

June 2006; published online March 2012.

Chapter. Subjects: social research and statistics. 5880 words.

This chapter argues that the Labour government reached a pivotal point in its third term, in relation to its two long-standing objectives of raising educational performance, while also...

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Abstract Principle Versus Concrete Interest: A Study of Education and Political Opinion in Hong Kong

Joseph Man Chan, Kenneth K. L. Chau and Francis L. F. Lee.

in International Journal of Public Opinion Research

March 2002; published online March 2002.

Journal Article. Subjects: communication studies; marketing; industry studies: media and communication; political behaviour; social research and statistics. 0 words.

Education is one of the fundamental forces shaping people's political opinions. Past studies in the West have shown that education increases people's support for abstract democratic...

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Academic patenting in Europe: new evidence from the KEINS database

Francesco Lissoni, Patrick Llerena, Maureen McKelvey and Bulat Sanditov.

in Research Evaluation

June 2008; published online June 2008.

Journal Article. Subjects: research methods; biological sciences; knowledge management; social research and statistics. 0 words.

The paper provides summary statistics from the KEINS database on academic patenting in France, Italy, and Sweden. It shows that academic scientists in those countries have signed many more...

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Academic patents as an indicator of useful research? A new approach to measure academic inventiveness

Martin Meyer.

in Research Evaluation

April 2003; published online April 2003.

Journal Article. Subjects: research methods; biological sciences; knowledge management; social research and statistics. 0 words.

Academic patents may be a more accurate measure of inventive output generated by academics than university-owned patents. Using Finnish data, a comparative analysis suggests that number of...

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Academic research evaluation in Australia: some implications of proposed higher education reforms

Tim Turpin.

in Research Evaluation

April 2000; published online April 2000.

Journal Article. Subjects: research methods; biological sciences; knowledge management; social research and statistics. 0 words.

Australia's system for evaluating publicly funded academic research has been characterised by a number of difficulties. Firstly, the institutions primarily involved in carrying out research...

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The academy and beyond: applied social research in the real world

David Byrne.

in Applying social science

February 2011; published online March 2012.

Chapter. Subjects: social research and statistics. 7758 words.

This chapter considers the existing and proper relationship between social science as practiced in the academy (that is, in institutions of higher education and related bodies) and in...

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Accountability, performance assessment, and evaluation: Policy pressures and responses from research councils

Creso M. Sá, Andrew Kretz and Kristjan Sigurdson.

in Research Evaluation

June 2013; published online January 2013.

Journal Article. Subjects: research methods; biological sciences; knowledge management; social research and statistics. 8879 words.

This study identifies contemporary government accountability requirements impacting research councils in North America and Europe and investigates how councils deal with such demands. This...

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Accountability, Representation and Satisfaction with Democracy

Ian McAllister.

in International Journal of Public Opinion Research

January 2005; published online January 2005.

Journal Article. Subjects: communication studies; marketing; industry studies: media and communication; political behaviour; social research and statistics. 0 words.

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ACCURACY AND ERROR IN ELECTORAL FORECASTS: THE CASE OF MEXICO

Ulises Beltrán and Marcos Valdivia.

in International Journal of Public Opinion Research

January 1999; published online January 1999.

Journal Article. Subjects: communication studies; marketing; industry studies: media and communication; political behaviour; social research and statistics. 0 words.

Forecast errors in preelectoral polls are common. Since the Nicaraguan Election in 1990, a common assumption is that where democratic practices are not equal to those of the developed...

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Accuracy of Pre-Election Polls for the 2006 Italian Parliamentary Election: Too Close to Call

Mario Callegaro and Giancarlo Gasperoni.

in International Journal of Public Opinion Research

January 2008; published online April 2008.

Journal Article. Subjects: communication studies; marketing; industry studies: media and communication; political behaviour; social research and statistics. 8614 words.

In this article, we analyze the accuracy of over 70 published and 19 unpublished pre-election polls reporting results pertaining to the April 2006 election for the Chamber of Deputies in...

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