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Can a single model of task complexity differentiate between the difficulty of writing and speaking tasks?

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Dr Parvaneh Tavakoli University of Reading 27th January 2014 Abstract The main body of literature on task difficulty and task design has focused on oral language performance with little research examining how task design and cognitive complexity affect written performance or to what extent the same aspects of task difficulty would impact written task performance. […]


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The effects of social origins and cognitive ability on educational attainment: a British-Swedish comparison

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Professor John Goldthorpe Department of Social Policy and Intervention University of Oxford 20th January 2014 Abstract In this paper we build on previous work showing that in Britain and Sweden alike parental class, parental status and parental education have independent effects on individuals’ educational attainment – i.e. are not ‘interchangeable indicators’ of social origins. We […]


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