Saamah Abdallah

Saamah Abdallah
Universität Erfurt | UE · Communication and Digital Media

MSc Democracy & Democratisation

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Technical Report
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The literature on the drivers of wellbeing inequality is growing, however, analysis so far has focussed almost exclusively on wellbeing inequality at a national level. This is the first paper to explore what drives wellbeing inequality at the local authority level in Great Britain. This analysis uses inequality in life satisfaction as the main dep...
Technical Report
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This report presents a new Local Wellbeing Indicator set for local authorities, public health leaders and Health & Wellbeing boards.
Technical Report
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What is wellbeing inequality? Why is it important to measure, and which parts of the United Kingdom have higher or lower levels of wellbeing inequality? This paper attempts to answer these questions. It uses the ONS Annual Population Survey to analyse wellbeing inequality in the United Kingdom. We have calculated wellbeing inequality measures for 1...
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This study provides an estimate of the cost of loneliness to UK employers. It has been commissioned by the co-op, and issued in conjunction with the Jo Cox National Commission on Loneliness
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The concepts of sustainable development, quality of life, wellbeing, green growth, etc., and their assessment by various kinds of indicators (within the “Beyond GDP”, or later known as the “GDP and Beyond” movement) have become important features of the professional life of many researchers, administrators and even policy makers. The underlying con...
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What role does the learning and sharing of practical skills play in our communities? Evidence shows do-it-yourself (DIY), gardening, and other hands-on activities may significantly boost wellbeing. They can also help strengthen communities and combat unsustainable throwaway consumerism. This research explores why this is and how organisations seeki...
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This report describes the outcomes of a research study which explores activities that children can do themselves that might be linked to increased feelings of well-being.
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It is only recently that researchers have attempted to directly link transport to models of well-being and in turn try to map transport's linkages to well-being outcomes. This paper seeks to add to this new literature by introducing a dynamic model of well-being, which highlights the different domains that make up well-being, and in turn — through...
Technical Report
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Executive Summary This report is the final output of action research exploring the use to date of Beyond GDP indicators within the OECD, and identifying the barriers and opportunities for their further uptake in influencing policy. The research was conducted as part of BRAINPOoL (Bringing Alternative Indicators into Policy), an FP7 research program...
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How can data on subjective well-being – how people perceive the quality of their lives – be used in policy? And are such data relevant in the context of the economic challenges that Europe is currently facing? This report draws out new policy-relevant findings from the third wave of Eurofound’s European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS), conducted in 2...
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The UK has a unique resource. As of April 2011, the UK’s largest survey, the Annual Population Survey (APS), has included four questions on subjective well-being. The data from the survey will allow analysts both inside and outside government to better understand the determinants of well-being.
Technical Report
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This report is the draft final output of Task 8 of the “Analysis, implementation and dissemination of well-being indicators” study being conducted on behalf of Eurostat. The overall purpose of this study is to revise and develop the list of indicators identified in the Feasibility Study that we conducted between 2008 and 2010 (hereafter referred to...
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The Happy Planet Index is a new measure of progress that focusses on what matters: sustainable well-being for all. It tells us how well nations are doing in terms of supporting their inhabitants to live good lives now, while ensuring that others can do the same in the future. In a time of uncertainty, the Index provides a clear compass pointing na...
Technical Report
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This report is the output of a stocktaking of subjective well-being measurement in Europe. We have reviewed the different approaches to measuring subjective well-being, carried out a stocktaking of the different surveys that include subjective well-being measures around Europe and explored their characteristics, and interviewed selected individuals...
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This paper maps the distribution of total direct and embodied emissions of greenhouse gases by households in the UK and goes on to analyse their main drivers. Previous research has studied the distribution of direct emissions by households, notably from domestic fuel and electricity, but this is the first to cover the indirect emissions embodied in...
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The report sets out the details of nef's case for governments to systematically measure and report on the well-being of their populations. Using the latest findings from the field of well-being research, it demonstrates how the case for national well-being measures is closely linked to the history of economic national accounting. It describes how a...
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The report presents the results of the second global compilation of the Happy Planet Index, based on improved data for 143 countries around the world – representing 99 per cent of the world’s population. The results shows that globally we are still far from achieving good lives within the Earth’s finite resource limits. But although the evidence sh...
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Whilst studies of life satisfaction are becoming more common-place, their global coverage is far from complete. This paper develops a new database of life satisfaction scores for 178 countries, bringing together subjective well-being data from four surveys and using stepwise regression to estimate scores for nations where no subjective data are ava...
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This New Economics Foundation (nef) report provides a measure of environmental efficiency in relation to human well-being which it claims gives a picture of the "true health and wealth of nations" in the current era of climate change. It uses current data to reveal Europe's lack of progress on carbon emission reduction in relation to a little impro...
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This report takes a very different look at the wealth and poverty of nations. It measures the ecological efficiency with which, country by country, people achieve long and happy lives. In doing so, it strips our view of the economy back to its absolute basics: what goes in (natural resources), and what comes out (human lives of differing length and...
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It has been widely argued that the left inferior frontal gyrus (LIFG) is involved in the control of retrieval of information from long-term memory. Recent claims that the LIFG is involved in selecting among semantic alternatives have been challenged on the grounds that the manipulation of selection demands may have been confounded with controlled r...
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How objects are represented and processed in the brain is a central topic in cognitive neuroscience. Previous studies have shown that knowledge of objects is represented in a feature-based distributed neural system primarily involving occipital and temporal cortical regions. Research with nonhuman primates suggest that these features are structured...

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Hi. I am planning to run an online experiment and trying to choose appropriate software. I need to be able to randomise people into experimental groups. The experiment basically consists of showing some images as priming stimuli, and then a survey without about 40 questions. So it's quite simple - no reaction time measurement necessary. I'm looking for software that is ideally free and with a visual interface. Psychopy and Open Sesame both seem to be good options. Does anyone have any preferences or recommendations?
Thanks
Saamah
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Hi everyone,
I'm looking for recommendations for a quality online panel that can complete a short online experiment I am doing. I don't need a huge sample, maximum 200. And I'm willing to pay a little for participation. The SoSci Panel seems an option, but I want to consider other options!
Thanks
Saamah

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The Happy Planet Index measures what matters: sustainable wellbeing for all. It tells us how well nations are doing at achieving long, happy, sustainable lives. Wealthy Western countries, often seen as the standard of success, do not rank highly on the Happy Planet Index. Instead, several countries in Latin America and the Asia Pacific region lead the way by achieving high life expectancy and wellbeing with much smaller Ecological Footprints. The Happy Planet Index provides a compass to guide nations, and shows that it is possible to live good lives without costing the Earth.
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Project funded by the European Union looking at the barriers to, and opportunities for the use of Beyond GDP indicators in policy (October 2011 to April 2014). Tasks included: - cataloguing the reservoir of Beyond GDP indicators, - identifying the factors which have made some initiatives more successful than others, - exploring the demand, or lack of demand, for Beyond GDP indicators, - conducting seven case studies working with promoters of Beyond GDP indicators and the people who might use those indicators, to identify the barriers to their use and how these might be overcome.