Understanding discrimination

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  • Lord Denning complained that, of the many books that have been written on the subject of the interpretation of statutes, ‘all [are] for the old hand. Not one [is] for the beginner.’1 It is the intention of this little book to make good that challenge, to attempt to explain to the beginner how to understand statutes. The interpretation of an Act of Parliament demands an understanding of the Act, which should be based upon a number of factors.

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  • This is the twenty-second book in the Organizational Frontiers Series of books initiated by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. The overall purpose of the Series volumes is to promote the scientific status of the field. Ray Katzell first edited the Series. He was followed by Irwin Goldstein, Sheldon Zedeck, and Neal Schmitt. The topics of the volumes and the volume editors are chosen by the editorial board or individuals propose volumes to the editorial board. The series editor and the editorial board then work with the volume editor(s) in planning the volume.

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  • Spoken Language Understanding aims at mapping a natural language spoken sentence into a semantic representation. In the last decade two main approaches have been pursued: generative and discriminative models. The former is more robust to overfitting whereas the latter is more robust to many irrelevant features. Additionally, the way in which these approaches encode prior knowledge is very different and their relative performance changes based on the task.

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  • Thus, rather than merely being an exercise of redactive skills, writing enhances one’s ability to ‘see’ by enabling the writer to abstract and objectify his/her understandings from his/her concrete involvements (Ong, 1982). For the pre-service teachers of this study, tutoring an ESL student in writing and reflecting on that experience through the maintenance of journals were designed as experiences that would provide them with opportunities to critically examine ways in which ESL learners develop writing skills in English.

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  • Globalization exerts positive and negative impacts on health and has been linked to reduced government expenditures on health, education, and social programs, and restructured workplace and home life. Globalization is altering gender roles and relationships and influencing health determinants. Asymmetric rights and responsibilities, labor market segregation, consumption patterns, and discrimination are influenced differently by globalization and affect men and women’s health in distinct ways.

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  • Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về sinh học được đăng trên tạp chí hóa học quốc tế đề tài : Understanding the role of discriminative instruments in HRQoL research: can Ferguson's Delta help?

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  • Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về sinh học được đăng trên tạp chí hóa học quốc tế đề tài : Discrimination and reliability: equal partners? Understanding the role of discriminative instruments in HRQoL research: can Ferguson's Delta help? A response

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  • In research portraying community life, the multiplicity of viewpoints present within Aboriginal communities should be represented fairly, including viewpoints specific to age and gender groups. Researchers have an obligation to understand and observe the protocols concerning communications within any Aboriginal community. Researchers have an obligation to observe ethical and professional practices relevant to their respective disciplines. Researchers have an obligation to observe and respect a holistic philosophy in practice.

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  • Cathepsin G (CG) (EC and chymase (EC are two clo-sely-related chymotrypsin-like proteases that are released from cytoplasmic granules of activated mast cells and⁄or neutrophils. We investigated the potential for their substrate-binding subsites to discriminate between their substrate specificities, aiming to better understand their respective role dur-ing the progression of inflammatory diseases.

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  • For while the growing abundance of goods may reduce the value of addi- tional goods, time becomes more valuable as goods become more abundant. Utility maximization is of no relevance in a Utopia where everyone’s needs are fully satisfied, but the constant flow of time makes such a Utopia impossible. These are some of the issues analyzed in Becker [1965], and Linder [1970]. The following sections illustrate the economic approach with four very different subjects.

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  • Chapter 6 presents listening comprehension tests. This chapter include contents as: General, phoneme discrimination tests, tests of stress and intonation, statements and dialogues, testing comprehension through visual materials, understanding talks and lectures,...

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  • (BQ) Part 1 book "Social psychology" has contents: Understanding social behavior, the social self, social perception understanding other people, prejudice and discrimination, attitudes, persuasion and attitude change.

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  • Sol Snyder, as you will learn from reading this collection of some of his bes scientific papers, is an immensely creative person—one of the most creativ in my generation of scientists. He has made numerous contributions to neu roscience and psychiatry that are not simply original, but often astonishingl so, because when they first appeared they were so audacious and unantic pated. Each of these discoveries has opened up a new area of understanding and together they have revolutionized the modern study of the brain....

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  • This landmark World Health Organization publication aims to raise public and professional awareness of the real burden of mental disorders and their costs in human, social and economic terms. At the same time it intends to help dismantle many of those barriers - particularly of stigma, discrimination and inadequate services - which prevent many millions of people worldwide from receiving the treatment they need and deserve.

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  • This theory of the labor market, though widely accepted by economists, is only the beginning of the story. To understand the wide variation in earnings that we observe, we must go beyond this general framework and examine more precisely what determines the supply and demand for different types of labor. That is our goal in this chapter.

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  • People with disabilities have too often been excluded from everyday activities: shopping at a corner store, going to a neighborhood restaurant or movie with family and friends, or using the swimming pool at a hotel on the family vacation. The ADA is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities and opens doors for full participation in all aspects of everyday life.

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  • The history of the LGBT movement has been a serpentine series of crusades to identify and combat the myriad legal discriminations, oppressions, and social proscriptions that faced its constituents. Choosing what battles to fight—for any group—is always a compli- cated historical and cultural process, and the choices made depend on a wide range of factors. In recent years the battle for marriage equality has become, for many activists, the central struggle of the fight for lesbian and gay rights.

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  • This research provided important findings for practitioners and mental health commissioners. Other research has also highlighted that access to appropriate treatments may be less frequent for refugees. 9 The issues are manifold and most seem to be fundamentally related to a lack of mutual understanding of mental health care needs and how the services designed to meet those specific needs are organised and accessed.

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  • Presbycusis (age-associated hearing loss) is the most common cause of sensorineural hearing loss in adults. In the early stages, it is characterized by symmetric, gentle to sharply sloping high-frequency hearing loss. With progression, the hearing loss involves all frequencies. More importantly, the hearing impairment is associated with significant loss in clarity. There is a loss of discrimination for phonemes, recruitment (abnormal growth of loudness), and particular difficulty in understanding speech in noisy environments.

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  • There are several tasks where is preferable not responding than responding incorrectly. This idea is not new, but despite several previous attempts there isn’t a commonly accepted measure to assess non-response. We study here an extension of accuracy measure with this feature and a very easy to understand interpretation. The measure proposed (c@1) has a good balance of discrimination power, stability and sensitivity properties.

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