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Unformatted text preview: gulator Oftel, and in some cases also to agreements with trades unions about the
use of recorded data. My own and others' observations (e.g. Tyler and Taylor 1997)
suggest that compliance with style rules is variable, but workers are likely to display
a higher degree of compliance when they assume they are being monitored ± this
being in most cases the default or `safe' assumption.
Not all centres call this `counselling': alternative labels include `audit' and
`appraisal'. There are also variations in precisely what is involved (e.g. how
formal the assessment is, how often it takes place): the details depend on the
particular culture of the centre concerned, but six of the seven centres in my sample
had some variant of the practice.
Other researchers have solved some of the problems I encountered either by
developing a relationship with one particular centre over time (cf. Roy 1999;
Tyler and Taylor 1997) or by acting as paid consultants to the management (cf.
Whalen and Vinkhuysen in press). These...
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2014 for the course ANTHRO 33 taught by Professor Wertheim during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.
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