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How to Raise Teachers’ Motivation through “Nudges” and Attribution Theory  [PDF]
Kevin Brinkmann
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2017.511002
Teachers’ motivation correlates positively with better teaching practices, higher student motivation, and better overall well-being. This case study reflects on an innovative approach being used to raise teachers’ motivation in India. The approach combines Nudge Theory (from the discipline of Political Science) and Attribution Theory (from the discipline of Psychology) into a comprehensive strategy that has the potential to change teachers’ long-term motivation, by changing their sense of identity.
Why 16 Million Bonded Labourers Remain Invisible: What Althusser Has to Say  [PDF]
Kevin Brinkmann
Advances in Applied Sociology (AASoci) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/aasoci.2018.81003
Abstract: Seventy years after the UN Declaration of Human Rights, sixteen million bonded labours remain largely unnoticed in South Asia. Why? The most fundamental reason may not lie within economics or politics but in ideology.
Qualitative research between craftsmanship and McDonaldization. A keynote address from the 17th Qualitative Health Research Conference
Svend Brinkmann
Qualitative Studies , 2012,
Abstract: Although qualitative research methods remain marginalized in certain disciplines, qualitative inquiry has within the last couple of decades become generally accepted as a legitimate scientific way of working. Today, society at large is making more use of qualitative research than ever, not just in laudable social justice research, for example, but also in relation to market and consumer research and focus groups for different political parties. With this in mind, I wish to discuss three current questions for qualitative researchers: The first I will refer to as “ethical progressivism versus new ethical challenges”. Is qualitative research as such more ethical and progressive than quantitative research (as some have argued), or do qualitative researchers on the contrary face more elusive and perhaps difficult ethical challenges? The second question is called “solid evidence versus subjective anecdotes”. How should qualitative researchers respond to the current call for evidence? Should they seek legitimacy by accepting the dominant politics of evidence, or should they play by their own rules with the risk of increasing marginalization? The third question is “method versus intuition”. Should qualitative researchers strive for maximum transparency by following accepted methods, or should they proceed more intuitively like artists to create their stories? Both sides of the questions have their influential advocates today. I will argue that all three questions are handled most fruitfully by conceiving of qualitative research as a craft.
Detecting automorphic orbits in free groups
Peter Brinkmann
Mathematics , 2008, DOI: 10.1016/j.jalgebra.2010.05.032
Abstract: We present an effective algorithm for detecting automorphic orbits in free groups, as well as a number of algorithmic improvements of train tracks for free group automorphisms.
Splittings of mapping tori of free group automorphisms
Peter Brinkmann
Mathematics , 2001,
Abstract: We present necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of a splitting over $\mathbb{Z}$ of the mapping torus $M_\phi=F\rtimes \mathbb{Z}$ of a free group automorphism $\phi$.
Dynamics of free group automorphisms
Peter Brinkmann
Mathematics , 2003,
Abstract: We present a coarse convexity result for the dynamics of free group automorphisms: Given an automorphism $\phi$ of a finitely generated free group $F$, we show that for all $x\in F$ and $0\leq i\leq N$, the length of $\phi^i(x)$ is bounded above by a constant multiple of the sum of the lengths of $x$ and $\phi^N(x)$, with the constant depending only on $\phi$.
A note on pseudo-Anosov maps with small growth rate
Peter Brinkmann
Mathematics , 2003,
Abstract: We present an explicit sequence of pseudo-Anosov maps $\phi_k: S_{2k}\to S_{2k}$ of surfaces of genus $2k$ whose growth rates converge to one.
The Hilbert-Kunz functions of two-dimensional rings of type ADE
Daniel Brinkmann
Mathematics , 2013,
Abstract: We compute the Hilbert-Kunz functions of two-dimensional rings of type ADE by using representations of their indecomposable, maximal Cohen-Macaulay modules in terms of matrix factorizations, and as first syzygy modules of homogeneous ideals.
An Implementation of the Bestvina-Handel Algorithm for Surface Homeomorphisms
Peter Brinkmann
Mathematics , 1999,
Abstract: Bestvina and Handel have found an effective algorithm that determines whether a given homeomorphism of an orientable, possibly punctured surface is pseudo-Anosov. We present a software package in Java that realizes this algorithm for surfaces with one puncture. Moreover, the package allows the user to define homeomorphisms in terms of Dehn twists, and in the pseudo-Anosov case it generates images of train tracks in the sense of Bestvina-Handel.
Perimeter and Coherence According to McCammond and Wise
Peter Brinkmann
Mathematics , 1999,
Abstract: McCammond and Wise have introduced the perimeter of 2-complexes, and they have used it to obtain a sufficient criterion for coherence. We present a new exposition of their main result, as well as some applications.
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