Journal

Same old, same old: from boring to creative presentation

Vol. 8, No. 1 & 2
Author(s):
Chris Conlan
Sabreena Ahmed

Abstract

This study compares attitudes of tertiary-level students in Australia and Bangladesh towards the use_x000D_ of technology in lectures and seminars. Students were shown audiovisual recordings of two_x000D_ seminars. The content and teacher in both seminars were identical.


Mathematical modeling of health service utilization data using multiple logistic regression

Vol. 8, No. 1 & 2
Author(s):
Gauri Shrestha
Ganga Shrestha

Abstract

Many women in Nepal experience life threatening complications during pregnancy and child birth._x000D_ Place of delivery is an important aspect of maternal health services. By delivery at a health_x000D_ institution, women receive better facilities and assistance than delivery at home.


Estimating money demand function of Bangladesh

Vol. 8, No. 1 & 2
Author(s):
Md. Habibul Alam Miah

Abstract

Although money demand equations have been estimated for many western countries, yet only_x000D_ recently many researchers have investigated the demand for money in mixed economies like_x000D_ Bangladesh. Co-integration technique is now a common method of estimating any money demand_x000D_ function.


Unplanned urbanization and hill cutting: a study on environmental change in sylhet

Vol. 8, No. 1 & 2
Author(s):
Md. Habibur Rahman

Abstract

Bangladesh is a developing country having diversified environmental issues especially in the city_x000D_ area. The present study was conducted in Sylhet City Corporation; one of the rapidly developing_x000D_ urban areas in the north-eastern region of Bangladesh to identify the main environmental problems_x000D_ due to rapidly increase population, unplanned urbanization and hill cutting.


Use of Mustard oil as an alternative and renewable substitute of Fossil diesel

Vol. 8, No. 1 & 2
Author(s):
Z.M. Hasib
K.A. Rahman
M.M. Alam

Abstract

Energy is the prerequisite for modern civilization. Fossil fuel is still the main source of energy. But_x000D_ the endless consumption of fossil fuel has brought its reserve about to an end. As a result, fuel prices_x000D_ are growing as a consequence of spiraling demand and diminishing supply. So we are always in search_x000D_ of alternative and cost effective fuels, to meet our need.


A comparative study on dispersivity of Arsenic among Surma, Sari and Volaganj sand

Vol. 8, No. 1 & 2
Author(s):
Shriful Islam
M.S. Rahman
R.K. Das

Abstract

Transport mechanism of Arsenic (As) through the Surma, Sari and Volaganj sand is the prime_x000D_ concern of this study. Three column leaching tests were performed to find the dispersivity property_x000D_ of As. Numerous physical properties of these sand samples were determined and it shows Volaganj_x000D_ sand is most permeable.


Global technological change impact on female textile and garment workers in Thailand

Vol. 6, No. 2
Author(s):
Nazrul Islam
Fredric William Swierczek

Abstract

Global technological change has significant impact on lower skilled female textile and garment workers in Thailand, as it brings new machines and manufacturing processes into the company. This study aims at identifying the factors of global technological change on female textile and_x000D_ garment workers in Thailand. It covers three impact areas such as, job security, job satisfaction and work relations.


Approaches to affordable and sustainable housing

Vol. 6, No. 2
Author(s):
Mahbubur Rahman

Abstract

Squatter settlements provide housing to 30-70% of the urban population in many developing countries. They have grown enormous due to widespread poverty and inadequate housing finance and land development systems. Governments mostly assisted by the international aid agencies have improved environment, tenure security, income and resources in many settlements.

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Language learning motivation: what's on a student's mind when learning English language

Vol. 6, No. 2
Author(s):
Tahreen Ahmed

Abstract

This paper explores students' language learning motivation and the factors that motivate and demotivate them in English learning at BRAC University. A total of 124 ENG-091 students were surveyed in summer 2009 and asked about their reasons for learning English, whether they felt motivated in attending their classes and the factors that motivate and demotivate them.


Combined effects of radiation and heat generation on MHD natural convection flow along a vertical flat plate in presence of heat conduction

Vol. 6, No. 2
Author(s):
Mohammad Mokaddes Ali
Rowsanara Akhter

Abstract

Study of the effects of radiation and heat generation on MHD natural convection flow of an incompressible viscous electrically conducting fluid along a vertically placed flat plate in presence of heat conduction is considered. The governing equations of the flow are transformed into dimensionless from with appropriate transformations and then solved using the implicit finite difference method with Keller-Box scheme.


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