Freda B. Lynn

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Conversational encounters are permeable to network effects but not entirely so, for conversation is internally structured by sequential constraints and dependencies that limit the latitude people have to act on their relational commitments. The author analyzes the effects of hierarchical (superior-subordinate) and horizontal (friendship and co-working)(More)
Sociology and other social sciences struggle to emulate a model of scientific evidence that is often inappropriate. Not only do social researchers encounter special limits, but they are also handicapped by a distorted and idealized picture of practices in the " hard sciences. " Ironically, while often obliged to use data of lower quality, sociology employs(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the social contextual factors, specifically the presence of information that supports v. undermines clinical recommendations, associated with infant feeding behaviours among mothers in low-income areas. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey evaluating social support networks and social relationships involved in providing care to the infant(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify variations in current antenatal screening programmes across one region and compare results with a previous survey. DESIGN A cross section descriptive survey. SETTING All maternity units within the region of Northern Ireland. SAMPLE Eleven maternity units were invited and ten agreed to participate. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES The(More)
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