Journal

Sustainability of assisted shelter projects in post-cyclone communities: The Southkhali case, Bangladesh

Vol. 6, No. 1
Author(s):
Sheikh Serajul Hakim

Abstract

Sustainability results from the combination of a number of socio-cultural, economical, organizational, technical and environmental factors in development. Any project is only sustainable when it meets today’s needs and also thinks about tomorrow’s possible problems and ways to resolve those. Sustainability of housing projects, therefore, must also consider all these.


Human resource accounting (HRA) disclosure of Bangladeshicompanies and its association with corporate characteristics

Vol. 6, No. 1
Author(s):
Syed Abdulla Al Mamun

Abstract

This study reports the relationship between corporate characteristics and Human Resource Disclosure (HRAD) level in fifty five randomly selected companies of Bangladesh. The relationships were determined using a HRAD Index (HRADI) under a number of hypotheses. The results of the study show that companies averagely disclose 25% of the total HRAD items.


The language of hermaphrodites as they speak their own special kind of language within their community in Bangladesh

Vol. 6, No. 1
Author(s):
Ahmed Salehin Kaderi

Abstract

Languages take birth and die out in this world; and there are still languages that we have not yet discovered. With this hypothesis in mind a search shows that the hermaphrodites in Bangladesh speak their own kind of language to communicate within their own community. They call their language the “Reverse Language” and speak it to hide and isolate them from the so called mainstream society.


Rationalities of Z-category shares in Dhaka stock exchange: are they in financial distress risk?

Vol. 6, No. 1
Author(s):
Anup Chowdhury
Suborna Barua

Abstract

Financial distress is a situation where a firm’s operating cash flows are not sufficient to satisfy current obligations and the firm is forced to take corrective actions, and a firm in financial distress may also face bankruptcy or liquidation to meet its liabilities. Financial distress can be caused by losses, dividend reduction or bankruptcy. A good way to measure the possibility of bankruptcy is to use Z score model (Altman, 1968).


Peer correction in ESL classrooms

Vol. 6, No. 1
Author(s):
Asifa Sultana

Abstract

Like in any other learning situation, in a second language classroom a learner essentially needs to be provided with feedback on his/her performance. Due to the emergence of Communicative Language Teaching and Learner-centered Teaching, students’ active participation in language learning is now highly sought and therefore, peer correction is becoming increasingly popular among the practitioners.


A note on the choice of the smoothing parameter in the kernel dinsity estimate

Vol. 6, No. 1
Author(s):
Daniel F. Froelich
Mezbahur Rahman

Abstract

Among different density estimation procedures, the kernel density estimation has attracted the most attention. In this paper, the choices for smoothing parameter is discussed when the widely used Gaussian kernel is used in implementing the kernel density estimate. A simulation study is conducted from several mixtures of normal distributions covering a wide range of distributional shapes.


Problems and mis conceptions facing the primary language education in Bangladesh: an analysis of curricular and pedagogic practices

Vol. 6, No. 1
Author(s):
L.F. Apnan Banu

Abstract

This article offers a portrayal of the issues and concerns usually being ignored or bypassed to either a greater or lesser extent in the literacy curriculum and instructional practices in Bangladesh at the primary level. The study is broadly based on a naturalistic inquiry method over a period of four years.


Throughput optimization of rayleigh channel using various parameters

Vol. 6, No. 1
Author(s):
Md. Taslim Arefin
Mushfeq-us-Shameem Shameem
A.L.M Ashfaqul Awal

Abstract

In wireless communication throughput is a key factor to measure the quality of wireless data link. Throughput is defined as the number of information bits received without error per second and we would naturally like this quantity as to be high as possible. This research work looks at the problem of optimizing throughput for a packet based wireless data transmission scheme from a general point of view.


The poetry of John Donne: Fantasy at war with reason

Vol. 5, No. 2
Author(s):
Farrah Jabeen

Abstract

In his poetry, John Donne creates a unique style that embraces a constant battle of emerging reality and the realm of fantasy. This paper intends to show the presence of playful images and arguments, which grow even more fantastic, the more the poet is overwhelmed by the denials offered by the woman or the realities of the world.


Effects of land use changes on livelihood pattern of small farmers

Vol. 5, No. 2
Author(s):
Gautam Mondal

Abstract

In Bangladesh, the livelihood of rural people is dependent largely on agricultural activities but only the paddy production in small pieces of land is not sufficient to satisfy the needs for survival of the small farmers. So they started thinking about the alternative use of lands in order to get increased output from there small pieces of land and found a new way of using their scarce resource in mixed nature.


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