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  • O'Flynn, Micheal; Monaghan, Lee F (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2013)
    While the human consequences of Ireland’s economic crash have been well documented and scrutinised, the systemic deceptions underpinning the so-called Celtic Tiger have received far less attention. The boom years were ...
  • Halpin, Brendan (Department of Sociology: University of Limerick, 2015)
    The MICT package provides a method for multiple imputation for categorical time-series data such as lifecourse or employment-status histories that preserves longitudinal consistency, using a monotonic series of ...
  • Halpin, Brendan (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2012)
    As holistic analysis of life-course sequences becomes more common, using optimal matching (OM) and other approaches the problem of missing data becomes more serious. Longitudinal data is prone to missingness in ways that ...
  • Power, Martin J.; O'Flynn, Micheal; Courtois, Aline; Kennedy, Margaret (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2013)
    In this paper we examine the impact that the ideological / political / class project of neoliberalism has had on education in Ireland. We discuss the effect of neoliberal policies on Ireland and Irish society in order ...
  • Halpin, Brendan (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2008)
    The Optimal Matching Algorithm is widely used for sequenace analysis in sociology. It has a natural interpretation for discrete-time sequences, but is also widely used for life history data, which is continuous in time. ...
  • O'Connor, Pat (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2005)
    Introduction: When I first read, with great excitement, The Sociological Imagination in the late 1960s, I was an 18 year old University student, in a society that was beginning to wake from its cultural torpor. A reluctant ...
  • Power, Martin J.; Haynes, Amanda; Devereux, Eoin (Department of Sociology: Universityof Limerick, 2015)
    In this research article we explore the manner in which a particular discursive device, the “sinister fringe” was deployed in national news media coverage of protests against the introduction of water charges in Ireland. ...
  • Gray, Breda (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2004)
    This article investigates the workings of empathy, identification and solidarity across difference and argues that these represent urgent theoretical and political concerns for feminist politics today. It also points to ...
  • Halpin, Brendan (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2014)
    SADI is a suite of Stata tools for sequence analysis, with a particular focus on holistic comparisons of sequences using measures such as optimal matching distance. It provides a number of distance measures, including • ...
  • Monaghan, Lee F; O'Flynn, Micheal; Power, Martin J. (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2013)
    Irish society continues to reel in the aftershock of the 2008 global financial crisis, particularly since the government socialised the massive liabilities of private banks. Sensitized to antagonistic social relations ...
  • Halpin, Brendan (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2012)
    no abstract available
  • Power, Martin J.; Dillane, Aileen; Devereux, Eoin (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2014)
    Can popular music or an individual song text inform us about society and make us question dominant discourses in the political and public sphere? This article will argue that this is indeed the case, so while the mass ...
  • Halpin, Brendan (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2011)
    Simple modelling of categorical data is not as simple as it seems. Standard formulas taught to generations of undergraduates are shown to be sub-optimal, simple models are widely misunderstood, and high levels of controversy ...
  • Halpin, Brendan (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2013)
    no abstract available
  • Halpin, Brendan (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2003)
    In the social and economic sciences it appears that there was a pioneering enthusiasm for longitudinal data in the late 1960s and early 1970s, resulting inter alia in the US Panel Study on Income Dynamics (1968) and ...
  • Cooper, Charlotte Rachel Mary (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2008)
    In 21st century Western culture, obesity is such a maligned state of being that the notion of fat activism is unthinkable to most people. "Fat" and "activist" are not words that sit together well in the popular imagination. ...

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