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- 6Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
- 4Gokiert, Rebecca
- 3Davidson, Debra
- 3Gierl, Mark
- 3Gow, Gordon
SSHRC Awarded IG 2012: Few scholars would attempt to explain contemporary Canadian issues without reference to the massive changes of the twentieth century. Yet, Metis historiography has been dominated by 18th and 19th Century events (inside the discipline of history as well as out). This project...
SSHRC Awarded IG 2012: This study will generate robust data on the social disadvantage and subjective well-being of Canadian children and youth with disabilities. The study has three objectives. 1] determine the nature and level of social disadvantage faced by young Canadians with disabilities...
SSHRC Awarded IDG 2011: Word of mouth [WOM] influences the profits of companies whose products are being talked about. This project examines how conversation and content uniquely impact important outcomes for consumers and firms, by introducing a new concept to marketing from psychology:...
SSHRC Awarded PDG 2012: What can cities and communities do to support and benefit from new technologies? How can knowledge-intensive sectors develop in ways which account for local contexts and local needs? How can benefits and prosperity be made to 'stick' to the communities in which new...
SSHRC Awarded IDG 2011: The initial two-year phase of the project is primarily interested in examining the possibilities for using touch screen (ipad) technologies with young learners when they are used as a means to facilitate the creation, modification and use of children’s own multimodal...
SSHRC Awarded PDG 2012: The purpose of the research is to establish and support the activities of an emerging international and multi-organizational partnership among the University of Alberta, LIRNEasia (Sri Lanka), the University of Guelph, the University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka), and the Sri...
SSHRC Awarded IDG 2011: Internet-based computerized assessment is becoming the norm (GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, Medical Council of Canada and Alberta Education). But large numbers of items are required to minimize item exposure and maintain test security. Automatic item-generation is one option. This...
SSHRC Awarded IG 2012: The objective of this research is the continued documentation of Upper Necaxa Totonac (UNT), an endangered Totonacan language of the Sierra Madre Oriental in Puebla State, Mexico, and the expansion of this project to selected sister languages in the Northern Totonac area....
SSHRC Awarded IG 2012: Verbs are harder than nouns for children to learn. This research project will test two central hypotheses about verb learning in children: First, in experimental situations, children benefit from co-speech gesture as shown by enhanced verb learning. Second, in everyday...
SSHRC Awarded IDG 2012: The proposed research addresses the consistency and accuracy of classification results produced by a cognitive diagnostic assessment. The objectives of the proposed research are to (1) evaluate the strengths and limitations of our two new statistical indexes in applied...