We reviewed the research of the Ig Noble prize winners 2018 and in a randomized, controlled trial in the office, we can verify that the effect of shouting and cursing while driving is embarrassment when you realize the car window is open.
This report from Oxford University Press addresses the question of poverty and the ‘word gap’. If you are interested in childhood language acquisition, have a read.
If you are thinking of studying or taking up a research post at a UK university, you have a right to value for money and good working practices and these will hopefully be upheld by the newly-formed Office for Students – click here for further details.
Please see the following link for a free online English-language course from the British Council.
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The Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Coimbra, Portugal, are calling for papers on promoting emancipation and challenging the processes of devaluation and obliteration of difference – please the following Facebook event.
According to the folks at Improbable.com, improbable research is research that makes people laugh and then think.
All we hope is that the research into the optimum time to dunk a biscuit was true.
If you’ve ever had your hard work illegally copied by an unscrupulous individual you’ll know just how frustrating it can be. This website gives some useful tips on how to protect your work and track down plagiarists.
Check here for a range of funding opportunities from the Economic and Social Research Council enabling individuals and groups to pursue research at a very high standard.
Universities in the UK are being challenged over marketing claims to students that they are in the “top 1%” of the world’s universities. The University of Reading is going to have to take down such a claim after a complaint to the advertising watchdog.
Our advice is to check the Times Education Supplement’s World University Rankings.