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1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Background Literature review Interviews Conclusion
2 INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT Origins of the project Background Aim and objectives of the research Timeframe
3 METHODOLOGY Literature Review Interviews
4 DEFINITIONS AND STATISTICS Definitions of Science, Engineering and Technology ( SET) Cross national statistical patterns Current situation in the UK The current situation in Scotland Implications of these patterns
5 LITERATURE REVIEW: EXPLANATIONS FOR PATTERNS OF UNDER- REPRESENTATION Science in schools Universities Scientific cultures in university and the workplace Science in academia from the position of an employee Employees and promotion Flexible working and work-life balance
6 POLICIES AND INITIATIVES Wider policy context Women in Science: Specific Initiatives and Policies
7 ECONOMIC IMPACT Models and parameters
8 INTERVIEW ANALYSIS AND RESULTS Career choice Workplace cultures Work life balance Impact of initiatives Scotland specific
APPENDIX ONE: INTERVIEW THEMESAPPENDIX TWO: INTERVIEW SCHEDULEAPPENDIX THREE: UKRC STEM SUBJECT CLASSIFICATION ( UKRC, 2009)
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