Monthly Archives: January 2021

The advantages of loans without a credit check

A loan without a credit check is a popular choice among people with bad credit who wish to acquire a loan. There are times when you will need extra cash for an emergency, but you will not be able to get a traditional loan due to the poor state of …

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Participatory research toolkit for measuring social norms (December 2020) – Global

Overview Participatory research methods enable and encourage participants to discuss complex and sensitive topics in an engaging way that can complement traditional research methods. In this participatory research toolkit for measuring social norms, nine participatory tools are presented and an explanation of what each measures is given. Examples of how …

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Violations of social norms stretch the imagination

Source: Tyler Merbler / Wikimedia The past few months have been rich in extraordinary events: a US president attacking the legitimacy of a US election, senators and congressmen refusing to certify an electoral vote, an armed insurgency on Capitol Hill. News commentators have called these events “unimaginable,” which is a …

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Appearance, social norms keep students away from Zo

ITHACA, NY – When the semester moved online amid the COVID-19 pandemic last spring, Cornell University instructor Mark Sarvary and his faculty decided to cheer – but not to force the students to turn on their cameras. It did not turn out as they had hoped. “Most of our students …

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How social norms deepen the digital gender divide

As a parent, would you want your daughter to fall behind your son? Does its potential remain untapped? Most likely not. Yet this is the case for many adolescent girls in Bangladesh, whose parents – often unwittingly and with respect for traditional gender norms – handicap their potentials by preventing …

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