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Journal Cover RIMCIS : International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences
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   ISSN (Print) 2014-3680
   Published by Hipatia Press Homepage  [14 journals]
  • Evaluation of “Ready for First Certificate of English”:
           Microstructural Approach

    • Authors: Ebrahim Khodadady, Atena Attaran
      Pages: 1 - 22
      Abstract: Despite much research done on language learning textbooks, there still exist several questions unanswered about what these textbooks’ contents are about. This study is thus an attempt to investigate the 15 reading passages of Ready for First Certificate of English (FCE) in the light of schema theory. In doing so, the microstructural approach to schema theory was taken into the account which led to the classification of 8617 schema tokens into the three main categories of syntactic, semantic, and parasyntactic domains. Running the chi-square test revealed that the domains differ significantly from each other regarding both their types (X2= 2869.9, p< 0.05) and tokens (X2= 1704, p< 0.05) which lent support to their psychological reality. In addition, the descriptive analysis of the schemata demonstrated that reading passages are heavily outweighed by semantic types (80.7%), whereas syntactic ad parasyntactic types were only about 6% and 12.4 % respectively. The pedagogical implication of the study is discussed and further suggestions are put forward.
      PubDate: 2017-03-30
      DOI: 10.17583/rimcis.2017.2051
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Vol. 6, Num. 1 - Full Issue

    • Authors: Olga Serradell i Pumareda
      Pages: 1 - 106
      PubDate: 2017-03-30
      DOI: 10.17583/rimcis.2017.2659
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Women Vulnerability in Informal Entertainment Sectors in Kathmandu: A
           Human Rights Perspectives

    • Authors: Ghanashyam Niroula
      Pages: 23 - 46
      Abstract: The objective of the research was to explore the vulnerability of women working in the entertainment sectors towards prostitution and their social problems. Natural calamities, armed conflict or any other social and economic problems make women and girls more vulnerable in Nepal. There is no fixed data on the number of women working in these sectors. Research methods such as key informant interviews and participation in the interaction programs were employed to gather information. It was found that female sex workers on the street in Kathmandu sit in the crowd area of the city. Unemployment and poverty in the urban area have made especially the migrant young women involve in sex profession. Participants in the interview said that domestic violence has made women do anything for their sustenance. The sex worker women suffer from social stigma and reproductive health problems. However, they have hidden their health problems. Finally, due to the orientation and assistance of non-government organizations, the sex-workers have started to organize in groups and are more empowered than before.
      PubDate: 2017-03-30
      DOI: 10.17583/rimcis.2017.1928
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Sustaining Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme Through Preventive
           Healthcare Strategies and Legislation

    • Authors: Samuel Adu-Gyamfi, Aminu Dramani
      Pages: 47 - 69
      Abstract: This article focuses primarily on secondary literature to highlight some of the key issues that has affected the effectiveness and the efficiency of the National Health Insurance in Ghana. The article proposes the need to use legislation and additional preventive healthcare strategies to lessen or reduce the pressure that comes upon the National Health Insurance Authority. Finally, it postulates that the people of a community, their institution, that is health institutions and Para-health institutions that ensure public safety, environmental protection, and sanitation among others are enjoined to reduce the occurrence of disease and injury or harm. This could ensure a healthy work force and a healthy population that has the tendency or proclivity to increase productivity and lessen disease burden with its associated harm and cost on the state, especially in countries where social insurance is practiced.
      PubDate: 2017-03-30
      DOI: 10.17583/rimcis.2017.2149
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Identifying the Relevance of Research Goals through Collecting Citizens’
           Voices on Social Media

    • Authors: Joan Cabré-Olivé, Ramon Flecha-García, Vladia Ionescu, Cristina Pulido, Teresa Sordé-Martí
      Pages: 70 - 102
      Abstract: Recent debates on the meaning and use of science are focused on addressing citizens’ needs or concerns of society in different fields. Researchers have developed different methodologies for capturing the relevance of topics to be addressed by research in order to map them. This article proposes a new methodology for identifying the relevance of research goals through collecting citizen’s voices on Twitter and Facebook combing two approaches: top down, starting with already defined research goals priorities, and bottom up, departing from the social media. The article presents the results of the application of this methodology through the research goals of Sustainable Development Goals to identify their relevance and if there are some topics not covered by them. Thus, researchers could integrate this methodology in their daily work and be more in line with the needs expressed by citizens in social media.
      PubDate: 2017-03-30
      DOI: 10.17583/rimcis.2017.2652
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Alternatives to Capitalism. Proposals for a Democratic Economy, by Robin
           Hahnel and Erik Olin Wright

    • Authors: Alfonso Rodríguez
      Pages: 103 - 105
      PubDate: 2017-03-30
      DOI: 10.17583/rimcis.2017.2651
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • List of 2016 RIMCIS Reviewers

    • Authors: Olga Serradell i Pumareda
      First page: 106
      PubDate: 2017-03-30
      DOI: 10.17583/rimcis.2017.2647
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
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