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Sustainable disposal of domestic sanitary waste
(American Society of Civil Engineers, 2005-02)
The study presented is an example of the assessment of the relative sustainability of either option for disposal of domestic sanitary waste, either via the toilet or via the solid waste route. This required an evaluation ...
Interviewing children for the purposes of research in primary care
(Cambridge University Press, 2000)
Interviewing can provide unique opportunities for professionals to gain some understanding of the child's subjective experience, where other means of data collection are inappropriate and other sources of data are less ...
When the business of sharing treatment decisions is not the same as shared decision making: a discourse analysis of decision sharing in general practice
(SAGE Publications, 2011-01)
Although shared decision making (SDM) in general practice continues to be promoted as a highly desirable means of conducting consultations it is rarely observed in practice. The aim of this study is to identify the discursive ...
Women, work and inequality: questioning the notion of work-life balance
(International Sociological Association, 2008-09-06)
This paper adopts a discourse analytic position with regard to talk about tacking inequality at work through work-life balance policies. This is examined from the point of view of looking at how this is essentialized for ...
The personal, the platform & the political
(The Higher Education Academy, 2009-01-16)
This paper examines issues surround the use of electronic portfolios for personal development planning (PDP) in sociology. These are now a common feature of many virtual learning environments (VLEs) across higher education ...
Bologna bytes: higher education and personal development planning
(The International Journal of Learning, 2009)
Personal Development Planning (PDP) has become a central feature of student activity across the higher education sector. There is now an awareness that in a globalised education and workplace market students will need to ...
Talking realistically about nursing: a thematic analysis of nursing course selection interview discourse
This study examines the dialogue within selection interviews for places on a graduate nursing programme. The analysis focuses upon the way in which a ‘realistic’ knowledge of nursing is tested for, and demonstrated through, ...
Perceptions of personal development planning in sociology and social science: the Scottish higher education context
(University of Birmingham, 2008-11)
In the United Kingdom (UK) it has been just over ten years since personal development planning (PDP) was proposed by the National Commission into Higher Education (Dearing 1997), and, since then, it has become a central ...
Moving to a new climate of opinion
(IOP Publishing, 2009-03-12)
This paper considers the ways in which people’s sense of global environmental climate change and damage is located within a range of discourses that trade upon notions of personal opinion, sense of responsibility and ...
Constructing graduate attributes: a personality profile in action
(Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities, 2010-09-25)