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“How other peoples dwell and build”: Erwin Anton Gutkind and the architecture of the other

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Architecture and vernacular architecture

Vernacular Architecture has reached its 50th year, and during that time has established itself as the leading UK journal devoted to the study of traditional buildings. This collection of short essays looks back at how the subject has changed, the extent to which it has responded to or helped shape new thinking, and the challenges students of vernacular buildings face in the light of new expectations, scholarly debate and the fast-moving science of dating.

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Credit scoring : a historic recurrence in microfinance

Microfinance is a new credit segment that can benefit greatly from the advantages the credit scoring technique can offer. In the developing countries even the professionals are not familiar with the technique of credit scoring and many microfinance institutions that serve millions of borrowers do not consider using it. Since the credit scoring technique did not evolve fast enough to meet the needs of microfinance, its adoption by microfinance institutions is slow and resembles more a historic recurrence rather than a new historical stage. We outline a conceptual framework of credit scoring that enables the use of this technique in micro lending, avoiding the pitfalls of the past.

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Status: Live|Last updated:November 20, 2019 11:17 AM
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Poverty scoring and financial inclusion of the poor

The use of poverty scoring is associated with increased outreach towards poor borrowers only in nonprofit microfinance institutions while, in for-profit microfinance institutions, poverty scoring is associated with increased availability of financing. Poverty scoring allows for-profit microfinance institutions to borrow funds from social investors in addition to funds borrowed from the market. As long as these social funds do not substitute market funds used in financing poor microborrowers, the share of poor clients served increases, so does financial inclusion of the poor.

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The use of focus group data from countries with linguistic differences: A discussion of methodological and pragmatic issues

Background: Focus group discussions for data collection in nursing research has increased. Data from focus groups provides rich in-depth understanding of a phenomenon, which can inform clinical practice. Guidance on facilitating focus groups has been developed, however there is a lack of guidance on techniques of translating, analysing and presenting focus group data from countries with linguistic differences. Aim: To explore contemporary examples of translating, analysing and presenting focus group data from countries with linguistic differences and provide an in-depth example of the decision making process from one study with focus group data from two countries. Methods: A discussion paper to guide recommendations for focus group data analysis from countries with linguistic differences. Discussion: The experience from undertaking focus groups across two countries and contemporary nursing research has highlighted the need for a clear rationale and transparency in the reporting of translating, analysing and p…

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Citing your references using the Harvard (Author-Date) system

A guide to Brookes Library Harvard referencing style, with examples

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The open future: Analysing the temporality of autonomy in family law

This article takes a novel approach by applying a theoretical framework of temporality to the law governing financial obligations on divorce. Although under-explored, particularly in family law, time and temporality are powerful tools of legal governance that reinforce norms and expectations of behaviour. The article explores family law’s increasing preoccupation with principles of individual autonomy, as demonstrated through the recognition of prenuptial agreements and the expectation of financial self-sufficiency post-divorce. It argues that law’s expectations of autonomy are reflected through temporal mechanisms, promoting liberal ideals of linear progress and modernity. The prenup and the clean break are based on an imagined legal subject who can seamlessly move on from the divorce towards an ‘open future’ that is unconstrained by obligations from the marriage. However, as the article argues, family law’s imagined linear temporality conflicts with the temporal experiences of caregivers. Although the certa…

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Status: Live|Last updated:November 19, 2019 11:08 AM
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Personality, luck beliefs, and (non-?) problem lottery gambling

This study offers both the first systematic investigation of the relationship between the five-factor personality model and general (ostensibly non-problem) lottery gambling, and the first application of Thompson and Prendergast’s (2013) bidimensional model of luck beliefs to gambling behavior. Cross-sectional analyses (N = 844) indicate the bidimensional model of luck beliefs significantly accounts for variance in lottery gambling that is discrete from and greater than that of the five-factor personality model. Moreover, the broad pattern of relationships we find between presumably harmless state-sponsored lottery gambling and both personality and luck beliefs tend to parallel those found in studies of problem gambling, suggesting implications for quality of life and public policy in relation to lottery gambling.

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Lysosome assembly and disassembly changes endocytosis rate through the 2 Leishmania cell cycle

The Leishmania lysosome has an atypical structure, consisting of an elongated vesicle filled tubule running along the anterior-posterior axis of the cell, which is termed the multi-vesicular tubule (MVT) lysosome. Alongside the MVT lysosome are one or more microtubules, the lysosomal microtubule(s). Previous work indicated there were cell cycle related changes to MVT lysosome organisation; however, these only provided snapshots and did not connect the changes to the lysosomal microtubule(s) or lysosomal function. Using mNeonGreen tagged cysteine peptidase A and SPEF1 as markers of the MVT lysosome and lysosomal microtubule(s) we examined the dynamics of these structures through the cell cycle. Both the MVT lysosome and lysosomal microtubule(s) elongated at the beginning of the cell cycle before plateauing and then disassembling in late G2 before cytokinesis. Moreover, the endocytic rate in cells where the MVT lysosome and lysosomal microtubule(s) had disassembled was extremely low. The dynamic nature of the M…

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Accuracy and consistency of letter formation in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder: an exploratory study

Background: Handwriting difficulties are frequently mentioned in descriptions of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Recent studies have shown that children with DCD pause more and produce less text than typically developing (TD) peers. This temporal dysfluency indicates a lack of automaticity in handwriting production. One possible contributing factor is the accuracy and consistency of letter formation. The aim of this study was to gain a better understanding of handwriting dysfluency by examining the accuracy and consistency of letter production both within and across different writing tasks. Method: Twenty-eight 8-15 year-old children with DCD participated in the study, with 28 typically developing (TD) age and gender matched controls. They completed the alphabet writing and copy fast tasks from the Detailed Assessment of Speed of Handwriting on a digitising writing tablet. The accuracy and consistency of letter production were examined. Results & Discussion: The DCD group had a higher percentage …

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