Transcript: The reason I have chosen this topic is because I feel that it is currently something that can be seen as an issue for todays children. Are they given enough freedom to explore and take risks? Or are we becoming increasingly more protective of our children and covering them in ‘bubble wrap’ trying to protect them. Risky and Adventurous Outdoor Play Literature Make note of any issues Hazards 'Risk, Challenge and Adventure in the Early Years' (Solly, 2015) Article 12- 'Respect the Views of the Child - Every child has the right to say what they think in all matters effecting them, and to havetheir views taken seriously' (UNCRC, 1989). 'UN Conventionon the Rights of the Child' (UNCRC, 1989) Broken equipment Wet or icy surface Broken shards Too many children on at a time Gates of the school open Not explaing rules to children Unhygeinic equipment What does the EYFS say? Consent Mosaic Approach Ontology Ethics References continued: British Educational Research Association (2011) (BERA) Ethical Guidelines for Educational Research [online]. London: BERA Available from: http://content.yudu.com/Library/A2xnp5/Bera/resources/index.htm?referrerUrl=http://free.yudu.com/item/details/2023387/Bera Accessed on: 7th Nov 2015 Department for Education (DfE) (2014) Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage [online]. London: The Stationery Office. Available from: https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/standard/AllPublications/Page1/DFE-00023-2012 Accessed on: 7th Nov 2015 Unicef (1989) UN Convention on the Rights of the Child [online] UK: Unicef Available from: https://www.unicef.org.uk/Documents/Publication-pdfs/betterlifeleaflet2012_press.pdf Accessed on: 07th Nov 2015 Risk Assessment 'Research Methods in Early Childhood' (Mukheri and Albon, 2015) Li References continued: Lindon, J. (2011) Too Safe For Their Own Good? - Helping children learn about risk and lifeskills. 2nd ed. London: Nbc. Mukherji, P. and Albon, D. (2015) Research Methods in Early Childhood- an Introductory Guide. 2nd ed. London: Sage. Solly, K. (2015) Risk, Challenge and Adventure in the Early Years - A practical guide to exploring and extending learning outdoors. Oxon: Routledge. Tovey, H. (2007) Playing Outdoors- Spaces and Places, Risk and Challenge. London: Open University Press. Little, H. (2006) Children’s risk taking behaviour: implications for early childhood policy and practice. International Journal of Early Years Education, 14(2), 141-154 'Research Methods in Education' (Cohen et al, 2011) Children shouold be given the facility to give their own full consent when research is being done (BERA, 2011) Risk assessment is a huge part of qualty development of risky and adventurous play, it is not to be ignored, but rather seen as an essential part in ensuring children's health, safety and wellbeing (Solly, 2015) Recognising the different languages and voices of children Removed the equipment or fix Gritted or dried or cornered off Remove safely and dispose of Explain numbers clearly Make sure gates are shut before you go outside Explain rules clearly Clean with anti-bacterial Epistemological View: Gathering information from children can be tricky. You are not necessarily going to get consistent and easy answers from them. There is a chance they could change their view or decide they don’t believe the same thing anymore. All settings must have their own risk assessment which is up to date and annually reviewed. They must also have a health and safety policy which is also checked and updated (Solly, 2015) A Hazard is something that will cause physical harm to the child and possibly others around them (Tovey, 2007) Interviews with the children about what risky and adventurous play means to them Questionnairs with parents and teachers on risky and adventurous play and what it means to them to compare with wht children's views Observations of drawings children are doing Putting things that have been drawn and discused into action Looking at there being a way to allow children to take part in more risky and adventurous play if the wish to, does health and safety and school policies allow this and how do children, parents and teachers feel about this A risk is children exploring something where the outcome is unknown (Little, 2006) Conclusion "There is a difference between a risk and a hazard" (Lindon, 1999) Once I have got consent from children's parents, I will be asking the children if they wish to take part. I will give them stamps, one for yes and the other for no. Research Paradigm "Children can 'speak' to adults through their play , thier actions and thier reactions" (Goldschmied and Jackson, 1994) Dissertation Proposal 'Too Safe For Their Own Good? Helping children learn about risk and lifeskills' (Lindon, 2011) References: Clark, A. and Moss, P. (2011) Listening to Young Children- the Mosaic Approach. 2nd ed. London: Ncb. Cohen, L., Manion, L. and Morrison, K. (2011) Research Methods in Education. 7th ed. Oxon: Routledge. Gill, T.
Transcript: For my dissertation topic, I have chosen to look into the use of psychology in advertising. I have chosen this as I think that it is interesting to learn about different techniques used by advertising companies to sell us products, both obvious, and bordering on subliminal. Examples of psychology in advertising I intend to discover whether psychology in advertising is an innocent marketing tool or whether it is a form of manipulation, to play on the emotions of the consumer. The history of psychology in advertising How it has changed throughout the years Psychology to sell 'bad' products - tobacco/alcohol etc. Psychology to sell products to children - unethical? Whether psychology in advertising is manipulative or just a form of marketing. The future of psychology within advertising What is psychology in advertising? What is psychology? Psychology is the scientific study of mental functions and behaviors with the immediate goal of understanding individuals and groups. Psychology in Advertising Advertisements that play on your emotions and relationships (inducing feelings of inadequacy) How I will research Psychology in Advertising American Psychological Association - Papers/Journals Adbusters - Kalle Lasn, co-founder - Likened psychological methods to 'brainwashing experiments' Commercial Alert - Website about culture Soap, Sex and Cigarettes - Cultural history of American Advertising. Questionnaires about what people think when they see certain advertisements. Marlboro Ferrari Barcode What I intend to find out Psychology in advertising is the above study, except using the results to sell products. Any Questions? I have yet to decide on my dissertation topic, yet I feel that through wide research I will then focus on one aspect. Topics I will research Dissertation Proposal
Transcript: ADAMS, A., DAS ROY, R. & MAHBUB, A. (1993) Participatory Methods to Assess Change in Health and Women’s Lives, B Joint Project in Matlab (Dhaka, BRAC-ICDDR). ADAMS, E. & INGHAM, S. (1998) Changing Places: children’s participation in environmental planning, (London, The Children’s Society). Armstrong, D. (2000) A survey of community gardens in upstate New York: implications for health promotion and community development Health and Place, 6, 319–327. Baxter, J. and Eyles, J. (1997) Evaluating qualitative research in social geography: establishing ‘rigour’ in interview analysis. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 22, 505–525. Burgess, J. and Clark, J. 2009. Practitioner evaluations of participatory processes in environmental decision-making. In Jordan, A and Adger, N. (eds) Governance for Sustainability. (CUP Press), 159-190. Burgess, J., Clark, J., Davies, G., Eames, M., Mayer, S., Staley, K., Stirling, A. and Williamson, S. 2007. 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Transcript: Vocational Community Rehabilitation Organizations: Promising Employment Practices and Organizational Well Being LITERATURE THE STUDY Rosanne Renauer Interrelationships between Vocational Rehabilitation and Community Rehabilitation Organizations Differences between Non-Profit and For Profit Organizations Culture Vocational Rehabilitation Mission Organizational Performance Considerations LITERATURE REVIEW LITERATURE REVIEW Qualitative Research Case Study Grounded Theory Vocational Rehabilitation Definition History Competitive and Supported Employment Community Rehabilitation Organizations Definition History Relationship to Vocational Rehabilitation and Disability Competitive and Supported Employment Employment Programs and Practices Organizational Performance Organizational Theory Transformational Leadership Performance Indicators Differences between Non-Profit versus For Profit Organization Culture Definition Workplace Impact INFLUENTIAL STUDIES Effective VR Service Delivery Practices A 253 page report describes a 4-state sample identifying effective practices that lead to successful employment outcomes. The study identified 4 high performing states (Texas, Utah, Mississippi and Maryland) and asked the following main case study research questions 1) what are the specific best practices that appear to be evidence-based and transportable to other state VR agencies, and 2) what are the best models of effective practice, policy, and procedures among state VR agencies that result in the creation of an environment that promotes innovation and the effective delivery of services to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve employment outcomes? Multiple domains were noted across the three organizational levels within each state agency for senior managers, mid-level managers and selected counselors and other staff involved with the agency’s innovations and best practices. (Leahy, et al, 2013) Leahy, M. J., Chan, F., Lui, J., Rosenthal, D., Tansey, T., Wehman, P., Kundu, M., Dutta, A., Anderson, C. A., Del Valle, R., Sherman, S., & Menz, F. E. (2014). An analysis of evidence-based best practices in the public vocational rehabilitation program: Gaps, future directions, and recommended steps to move forward. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 41(2), 147–163. https://doi-org.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/10.3233/JVR-140707 Well being, Positive psychology Leadership VR Culture Diener, E. (1984). Subjective well-being. Psychological Bulletin, 95, 542–575. doi:10.1037/0033-2909.95.3.542 Diener, E., & Suh, E. M. (Eds.). (2003). Culture and subjective well-being. MIT press. Diener E. (2009) Subjective Well-Being. In: Diener E. (eds) The Science of Well-Being. Social Indicators Research Series, vol 37. Springer, Dordrecht Title Well being is subjective, positive,complex,dynamic Well being considers physical, mental, social and environmental status Wellness and well being both integrate body, mind, spirit. Transformational Leadership Title Bass, B.M. (1985). Leadership and Performance Beyond Expectation. Free Press. Bass, B. & Avolio, B. (1993). Transformational leadership and organizational culture. Public Administrative Quarterly, 7(1), 112-121 Diaz-Saenz, H. R. (2011). Transformational leadership. The SAGE handbook of leadership, 5(1), 299-310. • Idealized Influence (II) – the leader serves as an ideal role model for followers; the leader "walks the talk," and is admired for this. A transformational leader embodies the qualities that he/she wants in his/her team. In this case, the followers see the leader as a model to emulate. For the followers, it is easy to believe and trust in a transformational leader. • Inspirational Motivation (IM) – Transformational leaders have the ability to inspire and motivate followers through having a vision and presenting that vision. Combined, these first two I's are what constitute the transformational leader's charisma. A transformational leader manages to inspire the followers easily with clarity. The transformational leader convinces the followers with simple and easy-to-understand words as well as with their own image. • Individualized Consideration (IC) – Transformational leaders demonstrate genuine concern for the needs and feelings of followers and help them self-actualize. This personal attention to each follower assists in developing trust among the organization's members and their authority figure(s). Teams are able to rely on and work together so decisions can be made more quickly, the transformational leader increases their buy-in. • Intellectual Stimulation (IS) – the leader challenges followers to be innovative and creative, they encourage their followers to challenge the status quo. A common misunderstanding is that transformational leaders are "soft," but the truth is that they constantly challenge followers to higher levels of performance (Bass, 1985). Title Organizational culture tends to be unique to a particular organization, composed of an objective and subjective dimension, 35
Transcript: The importance of Psychological skills for improving performance in 'Elite Level' Sport Climbing and Bouldering Define key aspects of title - 1st December 2012 Arrange athlete interviews - 24th December 2012 Explore and prepare body of research - 1st January 2013 Submit 500 word progress report - 5th January 2013 Conduct Athlete Interviews - February 15th 2013 Discuss personal experience relating to Interviews - February 25th Discuss relevant issues/weaknesses within interviews - March 1st 2013 Critically analyse and discuss athlete interviews - March 1st 2013 Produce Findings section March 25th 2013 Recommendation for further research - 1st April 2013 Submit Dissertation - May 2013 Thanks for Listening Any Questions? Improve my knowledge of the subject. Ultimately... What impact do psychological skills and techniques have on the performance of climbers? Library based research to support and iron out weaknesses within interviews Aims Potential lack of research directly relating to climbing Timetable Interviews with representative sample of 5 'elite level' climbers. Potential lack of access to 'elite level' climbers. Do 'elite level' climbers perceive this as being true? If there is a significant importance, what skills do they utilise? Potential for loss of focus and diversion from original aims. Substantial literature. Is there enough understanding by the general public? Problems? Introduction/Rationale Methodology Personal Experience added to interviews and research What level of importance do 'elite level' climbers place on psychological skills? Does this information relate to or reflect my own experiences? 'As physical as climbing is, it is even more mental' Horst (2010) A Mind Game? How does research literature support or reject their use of these skills?
Transcript: Call for support workers to work different, flexible hours. Rejects scientific methods WHY? Questionnaires Whitmore, E (2001) "People listened to What We Had to Say": Reflections on an Emancipatory Qualitative Evaluation. In Shaw, I and Gould, N (eds) Qualitative Research in Social Work. London:Sage I Think ... Carey, M (2012) Qualitative Research Skills for Social Work: Theory and Practice. Ashgate Publishing Limited: Surrey http://www.papworth.org.uk/downloads/disabilityintheunitedkingdom2012_120910112857.pdf Last accessed 15/11/2013 17:36 The Barriers to Participation in Mainstream Nightlife Activities for Learning Disabled Adults Registered Charity started by a punk rock band with disabled and non disabled members. Interviews My Research Questions. Found that lots of disabled people had to leave gigs and clubs early because of their support workers. Looks at important issues in society for disabled people. Participation -using community facilities and attending community events and activities alongside other members of society. References 1. What are staff attitudes around the participation of learning disabled adults in mainstream nightlife activities? Policies say that people should be free to choose how to live their lives and control over their lives. Questionnaires handed out physically and completed online. Practicalities My Sample Change staff attitudes. Interviewee's recruited via questionnaires - voluntary. Mainstream Nightlife Activities - Social life or entertainment activities that take place in society in the evening and late into the night. This can include, but is not limited to, the theatre, nightclubs and bars. Attitudes - a set way of thinking or feeling about something. Shearer, A (1984) Centre's for Independent Living in the US and the UK: An American Viewpoint. London:King's Fund Centre Defining the Terms Create policies and practices for change. Ethical Considerations More opportunities to access mainstream leisure and recreational activities and facilities. Use of Findings The Papworth Trust (2012) 82% of disabled adults experience barriers in accessing social activities in the community. As a result of this, they are significantly less likely to participate in nightlife activities. Anonymity and confidentiality of all participants in questionnaires and interviews. Bell, J (2005) Doing Your Research Project (4th Edition) Maidenhead: Open University Press Department of Health (2001) Valuing People: A New Strategy for Learning Disability for the 21st Century. London: Department of Health Questionnaires handed out in the new year. Resources and Timescales The Papworth Trust (2012) 1 in 4 disabled people feel that they don't have choices or control over their daily lives. Kemmis, S and Wilkinson, M (1998) Participatory Action Research and the study of Practice. In Atweh, B; Kemmis, S and Weeks, P (eds) Action Research in Practice Partnerships for Social Justice in Education (pp21-36) New York:Routledge Cresswell (2009) Advocacy/Participatory View. Disabled people have the right to stay up late and have control over their lives. Support workers from residential/supported living environments in Manchester. http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/attitude Last accessed 15/11/13 at 18:42 Valuing People Now (2009) As many questionnaires returned as possible! Improving the lives of disabled people by providing them with a voice. Sensitive questions 2. How do these attitudes create barriers to participation and opportunities for participation in mainstream nightlife activities? Choice and Control Interviews completed by April 1st. The set of ideas and beliefs behind my project. Small amount of follow up interviews from variety of organisations/living settings. Hard copies handed out from and returned to service where steering group is based so no postal costs. Stay Up Late Equality Act (2010) London: HMSO Cresswell, J (2009) Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Method Approaches. Sage Publications:London Encourage more research. Methods Supported by Mencap. Staff attitudes act as a barrier to inclusion. Working collaboratively. Equality Act (2010) services and public bodies should encourage participation in areas that are significantly low. Department of Health (2007) Putting people first: a shared vision and commitment to the transformation of adult social care, London: DH Voluntary participation Highlight barriers. Stalker, K and Harris, P (1998) The Exercise of Choice by Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: A Literature Review. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 11(1) pp 60-76 Steering Group Methodology Other staff issues, like working hours, also act as a barrier. http://stayuplate.org/ Last accessed 15/11/13 17:38 Practical Issues - Other issues involving staff but not related to their attitudes. For example working hours, transport, training and pay. 3. How do practical issues relating to staff help to create barriers to
Transcript: Identify what professional development experiences & activities of women CSAOs in their careers Applebaum, S. H., Audet, L., & Miller, J. C. (2003). Gender and leadership? Leadership and gender? A journey through the landscape of theories. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 24(1). 43-51. Beeson, J., & Valeron, A. M. (2012). The executive leadership imperative: A new perspective on how companies and executives can acclerate the development of women leaders. Business Horizons, 55(5). 417-425. Chong, C., & Yeo, K. (2015). An overview of grounded theory design in educational research. Asian Social Science, 11(12). 258-268. Collin, K., Van der Heijden, B., & Lewis, P. (2012). Continuing professional development. International Journal of Training and Development, 16(3). 155-163. Creswell, J. (2013). Qualitative inquiry & research design. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications Garland, P. H. (1985). Serving more than students: A critical need for college student personnel services. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report 7. Madsen, S. R. (2008). On becoming a woman leader: Learning from the experiences of university presidents. San Francisco, CA: John Wiley & Sons Roberts, D. M. (2007). Preferred methods of professional development in student affairs. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 53(1), 2-18. Schwartz, R. A. & Bryan, W. A. (1998). What is professional development? New Directions for Student Services 85, 3-13. Shea Glasser, H. (co-host). (2014, April 9). Student affairs live: Women in student affairs (Podcast). Tharenou, P. (1990). Psychological approaches for investigating women's career advancement. Australian Journal of Management, 15(2). Explore why these experiences & activities mattered in their career path Defining the Term: Professional Development Data Analysis Use of Grounded Theory Understanding How Professional Development Experiences Impact Women Chief Student Affairs Officers -Attendance at Alice Manicur Symposium in January 2014 -Chief Student Affairs Officer positions exist on almost event higher education campus, although the titles vary among the over 2,500 individuals -Women are underrepresented in these roles (Shea Glasser, 2014) -Professional development experiences can influence career advancement (Beeson & Valerio, 2012) In this study, professional development experiences include: -Professional association membership -Formal & informal mentorship -Training and classes -Symposium & institute attendance -Professional conference attendance -Professional webinars -Leadership development programs Jennifer Wegner Dissertation Proposal August 4, 2015 Participant Identification Research Questions References Integration Research Inspiration Data Collection Informed by the Literature Research Proposal Presentation Impact Identification Conceptual Framework Methodology *Coding ~Initial Coding Sort data into individual codes ~Axial Coding Compare data segments, organize, & re-organize to identify categories ~Selective Coding Connect the data pieces into narrative theory Constant comparative analysis consistently compares data between participants to consider variations, trends, similarities, differences Use of memos to capture reflections informing analysis Field notes to capture vibrant description of interviews 1. What professional development activities have women CSAOs engaged in during their career? 2. In what ways did these particular professional development experiences matter to them? 3. How are these professional development experiences helping them in their current CSAO position? Grounded Theory: Data generates themes & categories that explain a phenomenon (Chong & Yeo, 2015) Actions & processes over time that explain how & why certain professional development experiences impact the careers of women CSAOs (Creswell, 2013) Recognize how these experiences & activities impacted who they are as women CSAOs Participants identified through demographic survey to NASPA Regions I, II, III, IV-E Participant Criteria: ~Cisgender Woman ~4+ Unique Professional Development Experiences ~CSAO at 4-year Institution ~At Least 1 Other Student Affairs Position in Career Path Random selection using Carnegie Classifications (Basic Classification & Size and Setting Classification) * Professional Development Competencies ~NASPA/ACPA Personal Foundations Competency ~Council for Advancement of Standards Characteristics of Individual Excellence *Professional Development in Student Affairs ~Earliest Call in 1969 ~Formal, Nonformal, & Informal Experiences *Women in Leadership ~Individual Attributes ~Institutional Diversity ~Language of Leadership *Professional Development & Career Impact ~Individual Commitment ~Employer Encouragement to Utilize New Skills & Knowledge ~Retain Staff Journal Exercise Resume/CV Submission 60-minute In-Person Semi-Structured Interview *Emerging Area of Scholarship *Desire to Explain the Intersection of Professional Development & Career Ascension Beyond Narratives &
Transcript: By Charles Collins Where, on the income distribution, are the impacts of increased Microcredit to rural Thailand having effects? (Working title) Contextualising Intro The foundation of microfinance is typically centred on Professor Muhammad Yunus and his Grameen bank (both of whom won the Nobel peace prize in 2006) which originated in 1976 but was authorised as an independent bank in 1983. Microfinance is generally defined as “a credit methodology that employs effective collateral substitutes to deliver and recover short-term, working capital loans to micro entrepreneurs”. The Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) BAAC Thailand Practices both individual, group lending Counts 84.5% of rural households as its clients. Owned/run by the ministry of finance Founded in 1966, but in the capacity as known today happened in 1993 Thailand Village and Urban Revolving Fund program TVURF Began in 2001 under the election promise of Thaksin Shinawat as a Microfinance initiative It distributed to each village the same amount of money of one million Baht (US$24,000 in 2001 prices). Main features: 1) It was unanticipated 2) Each village received the same sum of capital 3) Its eligibility criteria allowed any household to opt into the scheme Relevant Literature Lit Review 1) Microfinance: Its Impact, Outreach, and Sustainability - Robert Lensink, Niels Hermes 2) Microfinance in Northeast Thailand: Who Benefits and How Much? Brett E. Coleman 3) Credit Availability and Internal Migration: Evidence from Thailand - Cecilia Poggi 4) Does the Village Fund matter in Thailand? Evaluating the impact on incomes and spending - Jirawan Boonperm 5) Microenterprise Credit Programs: Deja Vu. Adams and Von Pischke The Townsend Thai data set Data There is 21 years (1997-2017) of panel data on 960 households in 64 rural and semi-urban villages across four provinces of Thailand. Data is collected by the Thai Family Research Project and secondary data archived by the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC). It's an unbalanced Panel on the Household level data however they do attempt to always resurvey the same households where possible. Due to its size it is complex to work with. Discrete variables coded as odd numbers, not traditional 0-1 (2,3...,n) Methodology Methodology To deal with self-seletion i will employ a Instrumental variable approach Borrowing is instrumented using the inverse number of households per village at the beginning of the policy to capture potential credit availability. RIF will be employed to evaluate where the impact of microcredit is being seen on the income distribution Assessing the impact of this fund on household expenditure inequality, investigating the effects at different points of the unconditional distribution Timeline • 30th June – Finish cleaning data and merging data sets • 6th July – Make sure reading for literature review is complete and begin drafting • 24th July - Finish identification techniques and estimation • 30th July - Draft introduction • Beginning of August - Finalise 1st draft and send to supervisor for feedback • Throughout August - Work on any corrections or revisions as necessary • 3rd of September – Dissertation hand-in date • 4th of September - Recovery Work Schedule
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