This collection houses research from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Waikato.

  • An analysis of U-Value as a measure of variability

    Kong, Xiuyuan; McEwan, James S.A.; Bizo, Lewis A.; Foster, T. Mary (The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), 2017)
    The variability in behavior has frequently been assessed using a measure known as the U-value. Of concern in this article were the limits and constraints on U-value as a measure of variability. The relation between the ...
  • ‘It’s on the tip of my Google’: Intra-active performance and the non-totalising learning environment

    Snake-Beings, Emit (Sage, 2017)
    Technologies that expand the learning environment to include interactions outside of the physical space of the classroom, such as the use of Google as an aid to memory, represent one aspect of learning that occurs within ...
  • Gender and sexuality I: Genderqueer geographies?

    Johnston, Lynda (Sage, 2016)
    This review considers gender diversity across a range of spaces and places. I note that while the notion of gender has been troubled, there exists opportunities to trouble it further. I highlight the scholarship that has ...
  • Selective attention in dairy cattle

    Blackmore, Tania Louise; Temple, William; Foster, T. Mary (Elsevier, 2016)
    In a replication of Reynolds (1961), two cows learned to discriminate between compound stimuli in a forced choice procedure where pushing through a one-way gate marked with a red cross (S+) gave access to food. Pushing ...
  • Puer tea: Ancient caravans and urban chic [Book Review]

    Galikowski, Maria (University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2015)
    This article reviews the book “ Puer Tea: Ancient Caravans and Urban Chic" by Jinghong Zhang.
  • Tea in china: A religious and cultural history [Book Review]

    Galikowski, Maria (New Zealand Asian Studies Society (NZASIA), 2015)
    This article reviews the book “Tea in china: A religious and cultural history" by James A Benn.
  • The audacity of Trump: How he won and what we missed

    Steff, Reuben (2017)
    Donald Trump made a number of key strategic decisions during his election campaign. Contrary to the common view that his campaign was marked by incompetence and dysfunction, there is considerable evidence that he made ...
  • Strategies for teaching gender in geography

    Adams-Hutcheson, Gail; Simmonds, Naomi Beth (2017)
    One hour session presented in Auckland at the Women Gender Geography Research Network (WGGRN) Symposium. We discuss: What does geography add to gender? Affect in the classroom. Personal politics; the personal is political.
  • Game changer competition

    Steff, Reuben (New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, 2016)
    An increasingly complex arms competition is underway between the United States, Russia and China. While the United States is in the lead across a range of current and emerging systems, it can no longer take its position ...
  • The role of urban topography in the orientation of Greek temples: the cases of Akragas and Selinunte

    Hannah, Robert; Magli, Giulio; Orlando, Andrea (The University of the Aegean, Department of Mediterranean Studies, Rhodes, Greece, 2016)
    It is well known that the vast majority of the Greek temples of Sicily are oriented to the rising sun. However the factors which influenced the specific orientation of each temple or of each group of temples can be of ...
  • Transition to professional social work practice: the initial year

    Hunt, Sonya; Lowe, Simon; Smith, Kelly; Kuruvila, Albert; Webber-Dreadon, Emma (Australian and New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Education and Research, 2016)
    This paper presents the findings of the first year of a three-year longitudinal study of new graduate social workers from a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program in Aotearoa New Zealand. We compare work outcomes and ...
  • Response to George Parker

    van Zyl, Liezl; Walker, Ruth (Women's Studies Association NZ, 2015)
    George Parker quite rightly claims that the focus of the debate about ARTs needs to be on women’s health, rather than on abstract philosophical questions regarding for instance the personhood of embryos, as this is a central ...
  • The future of surrogacy in New Zealand – Beyond the adoption model

    van Zyl, Liezl; Walker, Ruth (Women's Studies Association NZ, 2015)
    Surrogacy in New Zealand is treated as a form of adoption. ACART (2014) proposes that the Health Minister consider compensating women who act as surrogate mothers. We think this is a step in the right direction, but until ...
  • Advancing Scholarship /scholarship in geography classrooms

    Chalmers, Lex (New Zealand Council for Educational Research Press (NZCER), 2015)
    The Scholarship examination is a longstanding feature of secondary school assessment. Scholarship is available to our “brightest and best” students in geography, and it is designed to recognise excellence and thereby enhance ...
  • Of Drums and Gods: 'Tradition' and Christianity in Oksapmin Church Soundscapes

    Macdonald, Fraser (2017)
    Based on ethnography undertaken since 2008, this paper seeks to interrogate and probelmatise the relationship between aesthetic form and conceptual meaning within the mainly Baptist church services of the Oksapmin, a group ...
  • Good practice in international placements: Ideas for students and tertiary staff

    Lowe, Simon; Hay, Kathryn (Ako Aotearoa - The National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence, 2016)
    This publication considers seven key aspects that drive good practice in international field education. Its intention is to help guide educators and students who are considering or developing international placements. The ...
  • Western historical traditions of well-being

    Michalos, Alex C.; Weijers, Daniel M (Springer International Publishing, 2017-01-09)
    This chapter provides a brief historical overview of Western philosophical views about well-being from the eighth century before the Common Era to the middle of the twentieth century. We explain different understandings ...
  • Living standards, well-being, and public policy

    Weijers, Dan M.; Mukherjee, Udayan (The New Zealand Treasury, 2016)
    It has been five years since the publication of the Treasury paper that first set out its Living Standards Framework (LSF) (Treasury 2011). Since then, the LSF has become an increasingly central part of Treasury’s strategic ...
  • Transient geographies: 50:50 sharemilking in the Waikato

    Adams-Hutcheson, Gail (2016)
    Spacings of mobile farming in New Zealand: Assemblages of cows, bodies, farms and the weather Weather changes moods – Nirvana, “In bloom” (1991) Cresswell (2011) broadens mobility studies to include non-human objects and ...
  • Magic: A Theory from the South, by Ernesto De Martino [Book Review]

    Macdonald, Fraser (Taylor & Francis, 2017)
    This article reviews the book: “Magic: A Theory from the South”, by Ernesto De Martino, translated and annotated by Dorothy Louise Zinn.

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