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Note-Taking Assisted with Computers—A Practical Method to Build a Connection between Chinese Pinyin & Characters  [PDF]
Wu Yang, Isabella Kam
Chinese Studies (ChnStd) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/chnstd.2018.74026
Abstract: Chinese beginners often find themselves in struggling for learning complicated Chinese characters (also known as Hanzi), after the acquisition of Chinese pronunciation (Chinese Phonetic Alphabets, also called Pinyin). Actual experience of living and studying in China exposes a fact that people on daily basis are not using Pinyin to assist pronunciation. All means of social media only have Hanzi for people to recognize. The connection between Pinyin and Hanzi is a difficult part to accomplish for Chinese language beginners. Based on several years of teaching experience of Chinese language to speakers of other languages and working memory drill in English-Chinese interpretation, the author explores a practical way to build this connection between Pinyin and Hanzi by taking-notes using computers and mobile phones in class. In alliance with fun language teaching methodologies, i.e., the Audiolingual method, Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) to reassure the memory rehearsal drill in association with imaginary situations. The research experiment results show that this method can stimulate beginners’ learning enthusiasm and arouse their confidence and initiative in the long-run Chinese language learning process and it can facilitate Chinese beginners to better communicate in the fast-changing social media.
A Tale of Two Motives: Endogenous Time Preference, Cash-in-Advance Constraints and Monetary Policy  [PDF]
Eric Kam
Modern Economy (ME) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/me.2013.46045

This paper demonstrates the effects of modeling an endogenous rate of time preference and two cash-in-advance constraints. If the constraint is levied on consumption and capital goods, time preference effects are neutral and cash-in-advance constraint effects invert the Tobin Effect. If the constraint applies solely to consumption goods, opposing motives are offsetting and monetary policy is super neutral.

A Note on Dynamic Roy’s Identity  [PDF]
Libo Xu, Kam Yu
Theoretical Economics Letters (TEL) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/tel.2014.47064
Abstract: We derive two forms of Roy’s identity for a dynamic consumption model. The results are potentially useful in theoretical and empirical studies.
Trust between Boundary-Spanning Agents: The Role of Relational Competencies  [PDF]
Isabella Hatak, Dietmar Roessl
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2015.33001

Against the background of principal-agent and transaction-cost theoretical considerations, this study addresses the question whether relational competencies relate to trust within cooperative relationships, taking into account also situational and personal factors. In its conclusion, the study presents an experimentally confirmed model (n = 282) that shows the strong causal relationship between relational competencies and trust allowing boundary-spanning agents to exert influence on the development and maintenance of complex cooperative relationships characterized by long-term objectives.

Automatic Capture Verification in Pacemakers (Autocapture) Utility and Problems
Ruth Kam
Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal , 2004,
Abstract: The concept of a closed loop feedback system, that would automatically assess pacing threshold and self -adjust pacing output to ensure consistent myocardial capture, has many appeals. Enhancing patient safety in cases of an unexpected rise in threshold, reduced current drain, hence prolonging battery longevity and reducing the amount of physician intervention required are just some of the advantages. Autocapture (AC) is a proprietary algorithm developed by St Jude Medical CRMD, Sylmar, CA, USA, (SJM) that was the first to commercially provide these automatic functions in a single chamber pacemaker (Microny and Regency), and subsequently in a dual chamber pacemaker (Affinity, Entity and Identity family of pacemakers). This article reviews the conditions necessary for AC verification and performance and the problems encountered in clinical practice.
On Laminar Flow in Microfabricated Channels with Partial Semi-Circular Profiles  [PDF]
William J. Federspiel, Isabella Valenti
Open Journal of Applied Sciences (OJAppS) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ojapps.2012.21003
Abstract: Soft and hard micromachining techniques used to develop microfluidic devices can yield microchannels of many different cross-sectional profiles. For semi-circular microchannels, these techniques often produce only partialsemicircular (PSC) cross-sections. This study investigated fully developed laminar flow in PSC microchannels as a function of a circularity index, κ, defined as the ratio of the radiuses along the curved and flat surfaces of the PSC profile. A correction factor, K, to the Hagen-Poiseuille relation was determined and was well-fitted by the power-law relationship K=5.299/κ2.56. Actual correction factors were compared to estimates based on several hydraulic models for flow in microchannels of arbitrary cross-section, as well as the half-ellipsoid cross-section. The level of wall shear stress, when normalized by the pressure drop per unit length, increased approximately linearly with increase in the circularity index, κ.
Accommodation Status and Gender Based Analysis at Public Universities in Tanzania: Case of Ardhi University  [PDF]
Isabella Wilfred Mtani, Said Nuhu
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2019.74003
Abstract: Higher education institutions in Tanzania like many other developing countries are facing various challenges. Among other things, the increase of enrollments, does not comply with quantity of accommodations in public universities. Both male and female students have been impacted by inadequate accommodation. Thus, this study is aiming at examining which sex is highly vulnerable to the scarcity of in-campus accommodation. Mixed methods were employed in this study with a combination of survey questionnaire and in-depth interview. Questionnaire was the mainly employed instrument used to collect data from the selected students. Apart from that, an in-depth interview was employed to collect data from the key informants including staff from the Dean of Student’s Office (DoSO) coupled with measurement and observations to determine rooms quality and sizes. The findings indicate that there is a yearly increase in student’s enrollment: and cumbersome loans and registration procedures which, aggravated students’ accommodation problems. Moreover, the houses rented by off-campus students have no reflection to the student’s requirements and financial capability. Overall, the study disclosed that female students are highly affected by the inadequacy of on-campus accommodation as compared to their male counterparts. This situation potentially makes them vulnerable to health and social related problems, which affects in a great extent their academic performance. The paper recommends that the government through its public universities should involve private investors in constructing more halls and hostels to accommodate the increasing demand of student hostels and to intervene in the search for proper off-campus accommodation for students.
Reliability and Validity of the Chinese Version of the Survey of Family Environment (SFE)  [PDF]
Junko Honda, Naohiro Hohashi, Sharron Kam Leung
Open Journal of Nursing (OJN) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2016.69081
Abstract: This study, in which 519 child-rearing families in Hong Kong participated, examined the reliability and validity of Chinese-language version of the Survey of Family Environment (SFE-C). The SFE-C is a self-administered questionnaire containing 30 items that examines family functioning and family support needs. It is designed to yield an instrument satisfaction score (SS score: family functioning score). Internal consistency was estimated at 0.92 (Cronbach’s alpha for SS scores). In a test-retest study of 33 families, the correlation coefficient for families’ mean SS score over a two-week period was 0.93, indicating high test-retest reliability. Confirmatory and exploratory factor analysis using the Concentric Sphere Family Environment Theory indicated that the SFE-C’s structure included seven factors, thereby supporting the SFE-C’s construct validity. The SFE-C demonstrates good reliability and validity and may be used to evaluate Chinese families’ functioning.
Identidade e alteridade entre os Ese Ejja da Bolívia setentrional
Lepri, Isabella;
Mana , 2005, DOI: 10.1590/S0104-93132005000200005
Abstract: this paper explores the construction of self-identity in relation to others in a bolivian amazon society, through the lens of the ambivalent attitudes of the ese ejja towards non-indigenous bolivians. i argue that the ese ejja's ambivalence reflects the mutable, contextual and relational nature of identity, understood as self-image. the relationship described here is characterised by self-debasement on the part of the ese ejja. this is partly attributable to historical, economic and political factors, but is also consistent with the indigenous strategy of avoiding direct confrontation with dangerous entities. moreover, it is suggested that this stance towards powerful foreigners can also be read in terms of indigenous socio-cosmological notions of otherness and of other-becoming and of the ese ejja's own sense of being in history
Claudia: la revista de la mujer moderna en la Argentina de los a?os sesenta (1957-1973)
Mora (Buenos Aires) , 2011,
Abstract: claudia is remembered as "the" modern woman's magazine of the 1960s. this memory highlights the impact that this venture of the publishing house abril had in 1957 in terms of renovating journalism and the female image. but this memory also obliterates the contradictions in the editorial line with respect to the ideal woman portrayed and the changes it underwent over time. through a historical reconstruction and bearing these ideas in mind, this article aims to examine the double renovation that claudia brought, to journalism and to the image of women. in that sense, it seeks to shed light on the transformations in the editorial line as a result of the interactions that involved the interests of the editorial staff and contributors of claudia, the dynamics of the magazine market and the experiences of women, in particular middle class women with cultural aspirations, in 1960s argentina.
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