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An Essay about Indigenous Methodology
Jelena Porsanger
Nordlit : Tidsskrift i litteratur og kultur , 2004,
Abstract: In this essay the author intends to articulate methodological issues, which are primarily important for indigenous researchers in the light of the indigenous perspective.
An Essay about Indigenous Methodology
Jelena Porsanger
Nordlit : Tidsskrift i litteratur og kultur , 2004,
Abstract: In this essay the author intends to articulate methodological issues, which are primarily important for indigenous researchers in the light of the indigenous perspective.
Performance of Risk Measures in Portfolio Construction on Central and South-East European Emerging Markets  [PDF]
Jelena Vidovic
American Journal of Operations Research (AJOR) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/ajor.2011.14027
Abstract: Aim of this paper is to characterize different risk measures in portfolio construction on seven Central and South-East European stock markets; Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Chez Republic, Bulgaria and Romania. Selected countries are members of EU, except Croatia and Turkey which have candidate status. Empirical part of this paper consists of three stages; at first descriptive statistic on stock returns was performed, afterwards different risk measures were employed in portfolio construction and in the last part, portfolios were tested in the out-of-sample period. Results indicate presence of extreme kurtosis and skewness in stock return series. Resulting portfolios incorporate stocks with extremely high kurtosis and stocks with negative skewness. Portfolio construction based only on risk and return results in major exposure to extreme returns and unsatisfactory portfolio out of sample results.
Health-related quality of life in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis
Dotli? Jelena,Marinkovi? Jelena
Srpski Arhiv za Celokupno Lekarstvo , 2009, DOI: 10.2298/sarh0910470d
Abstract: Introduction The need for assessing the quality of life in chronic rhinosinusitis is emphasized by the medical, social and economic importance of this pathological condition. Questionnaires have been employed in majority of studies while there are no available data that Q method has been used for quality of life research in chronic rhinosinusitis up to the present. Objective The aim of this study was to identify, group and analyze subjective perception of the impact of the disease on health-related quality of life in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. Methods The study involved 36 consecutive patients of both sexes, older than 10 years of age, diagnosed with chronic rhinosinusitis in the tertiary health clinic in three successive weeks. They were selected for medicamentous treatment. Health-related quality of life was assessed by Q method. Through 34 representative statements, which were sorted by the examinees related to subjective priorities, 10 key quality of life domains were examined. The data were processed by factor analysis employing specialized software package PQMethod. Results Analyzing individual opinions of the examinees, five different opinion-types (factors) on the impact of chronic rhinosinusitis on quality of life were demonstrated. They were marked numerically and descriptively according to dominant characteristics of the group: Factor 1 - stable group (47.2% of individuals), Factor 2 - symptomatic group (11.1% of individuals), Factor 3 - mental group (5.6% of individuals), Factor 4 - physical group (11.1% of individuals) and Factor 5 - optimistic group (25.0% of individuals). Each group was systematically analyzed. Conclusion Majority of patients with chronic rhinosinusits (72.2%) were found to be satisfied with the quality of life, while just a small number (5.6%) heavily bore the illness which especially jeopardised their mental health. This study demonstrates the strength of Q method in analyzing and categorizing subjectivity and offers quality practical information which enables a more comprehensive approach and more adequate intervention in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis.
Gypsy ethnic socialization in Serbia
?vorovi? Jelena
Glasnik Etnografskog Instituta SANU , 2005, DOI: 10.2298/gei0553035c
Abstract: Based on original fieldwork among Gypsies in Serbia, this paper explores Gypsy ethnic socialization and argues that Gypsy social isolation, to some extent, is self-imposed through the acceptance of their traditions. Close kin, particularly parents, are found to be the primary socializing agents of Gypsy children. Gypsy children have little or no contact with children from other ethnic groups. A crucial aspect of Gypsy socialization is an emphasis on the distinction between non-Gypsies and Gypsies; that is, between gadje and Roma: Contact with gadje, especially sexual, is considered polluting. Their social isolation results also from their traditional refusal to accept, and become a part of the larger hierarchy of their host populations. The Gypsy tradition of endogamy helped individual Gypsies to survive, leave descendants, and transmit their traditions to them.
A new approach to magic
?vorovi? Jelena
Glasnik Etnografskog Instituta SANU , 2006, DOI: 10.2298/gei0654173c
Abstract: This paper uses the example of traditional practices of magic to suggest ways to incorporate cultural behaviors within the evolutionary paradigm. The first suggestion is to restrict hypotheses to only identifiable variables. This means avoiding the temptation of following the nonevolutionary social sciences in the practice of basing explanations on unverifiable guesses about what beliefs (or memes in evolutionary jargon) may or may not inhabit people's brains. In contrast with previous explanations that magical practices result from beliefs and memes whose primarily purpose is to reduce anxiety, we propose that magic is a form of communication that promotes cooperation and often avoids anti-social behavior. This effect of increased cooperation could explain why traditional forms of magic have probably existed and had significant positive consequences for the participants. To be effective as a means of communication, magical rituals must specify both the content of the message and the receiver of the message. Although the content of the communicative message differs with different types of magic, all magical acts serve a purpose to influence the behavior of the party involved and that is the most significant identifiable effect of such behavior. An advantage of this approach over many previous explanations of magic is that because it focuses on identifiable phenomena, the definitions and explanations used in this approach can be falsified.
Reproductive behavior, ethnicity and socio-economic status a comparison of two Serbian Gypsy groups
?vorovi? Jelena
Glasnik Etnografskog Instituta SANU , 2004, DOI: 10.2298/gei0452147c
Abstract: Based on original fieldwork in Serbia, this paper elucidates and contrasts the reproductive behavior of typically poor Gypsies with a group of much wealthier Gypsies living in a Serbian village. This paper will test two hypotheses: 1) Gypsy reproductive behavior is a result of their ethnic traditional strategy, and/or 2) Gypsy reproduction is a result of low status and being poor. This paper explores the relationship between socioeconomic status, reproductive behavior and ethnicity.
The ancient Greek promiscuity
?vorovi? Jelena
Glasnik Etnografskog Instituta SANU , 2002, DOI: 10.2298/gei0351043c
Abstract: Non-reproductive sex, including homosexuality, is a by-product: such behavior would be a consequence of selection for male sexual eagerness due to the significantly less parental investment in the past. Here we argue that the key element in restraining such behavior is ancestral: traditions that discourage promiscuity. The ancient Greece is selected to illustrate this thesis.
Impact of paternal investment among women in Sandzak
?vorovi? Jelena
Glasnik Etnografskog Instituta SANU , 2008, DOI: 10.2298/gei0802159c
Abstract: An evolutionary model of facultative reproductive strategies explains much of women's life history strategy in terms of the absence or presence of their fathers and parental investment they made. This paper assesses direct paternal investment and behavioral outcomes in 164 women in the Sandzak region, using human behavioral ecology approach, with a special emphasis on female reproductive strategy.
Comparative analyses of ground based and satellite temperature measurements on the territory of Serbia
Lukovi? Jelena
Glasnik Srpskog Geografskog Dru?tva , 2008, DOI: 10.2298/gsgd0801080l
Abstract: In this paper the air temperature changes on the territory of Serbia were investigated, on the basis of data from ground-based and satellite measurements, for the period 1979-2006. The trend analysis has shown that there is no amplification of trend of air temperature increase with altitude. The conclusion imposes itself that the air temperature increase in the researched area as well as on the Earth can not be only explained by models which presume domination of anthropogenic greenhouse effect.
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