Questions related to Brazil
If you look carefully as how exism movements like Trumpism or Italianism or Brexism or Brazilianism come to exist under majority rule based democracies, they all need the same conditions to exist,....without this condition they can not come to power....
which raises the question, what is the necessary and sufficient condition for an exism movement to come to exist under majority rule based liberal democracies?
What do you think?
I'm currently writing an essay for a university assignment on whether a, presumably hypothetical, clinical trial is ethically justified. I see that the second of the 4 questions that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) prompts you to answer/think about when defining if a study is a clinical trial is: "Are the participants prospectively assigned* to an intervention**?" (https://grants.nih.gov/ct-decision/index.htm)
The question is then further broken down by explaining that "prospectively assigned" refers to a pre-defined process (e.g. randomisation).
The essay question I have reads as follows: An investigator plans to conduct a clinical trial in remote parts of Brazil and Mexico. The trial involves giving children with suspected cutaneous leishmaniasis (a parasitic infection) a newly developed drug treatment over a 3 week period and then collecting a series of samples from them, including stool samples. What ethical issues does this scenario raise, and are they acceptable?
If a researcher is looking to do a clinical trial on children in the rural parts of Mexico and Brazil, I imagine the sampling method here would come under the non-probability sample method purposive sampling (https://www.scribbr.co.uk/research-methods/sampling/) -- Does this still fit what "prospectively assigned" refers to, even if the subjects for the trial aren't randomly chosen?
Also, I'm guessing that the question Are the participants prospectively assigned to an intervention? in full means to ask, 'Are the participants, that have been selected by a method of sampling, assigned to an intervention treatment for the disease the trial is investigating?'
Sorry that this wasn't written very succinctly, it's my first time asking a question on the website and I've only begun my second year of university, so I'm still coming to understand various terminologies.
There is a necessary and sufficient condition for exism movements to come to power under majority rule based democracy and rule of law when competing in elections; and there is a necessary and sufficient condition for exism movement to lose power when going through reelection.
Exism movements like Trumpism, Brexism, Brazilianism and Italianism came to power under the same condition to gain power; and both Brazilianims and Trumpism lost power when seeking reelection under the same condition to lose power, Trumpism fell in 2020 and Brazilianism fell in 2022.
And this leads to the question: Under majority rule and the independent rule of law, what is the necessary and sufficient condition for exism movements to lose power?
What do you think?
This is an academic question, please provide your own comments, not third party comments
I think Yes, what do you think?
Below are some articles with some food for thoughts shared recently in order to understand the nature, structure and expected working of exism movements
Sustainability thoughts 133: Stating the expected step by step road from majority rule based liberal democracies to permanent authoritarianism: The case of the 2016-2020 rise and fall of Trumpism
Moral and Amoral Liberal Democracies: How Targeted Chaos Can Affect the Democratic Process?
The 2016 shift from normal liberal democracy to extreme liberal democracy in the USA: Pointing out the structure of Trumpconomics, its meaning, and its expected local and global implications, both analytically and graphically
Sustainability thoughts 131: How can the shift from normal liberal democracies to extreme liberal democracies be used to extract the democratic structure that leads to the rise of temporary and permanent authoritarianism from within?
Sustainability thoughts 131: How can the shift from normal liberal democracies to extreme liberal democracies be used to extract the democratic structure that leads to the rise of temporary and permanent authoritarianism from within?
I've found this Agaricales at midwest Brazil, countryside. I couldn't had find a identification key that matchs the morphology in whole.
Maybe an Entoloma sp?
The mean time lag from clinical development to use of these agents was 11.13 years (range, 8.57 to 12.90 years) for biological drugs for rheumatoid arthritis in Brazil. How about other countries?
For more information, please see the paper below:
I need help from anyone that could confirm or correct the identification of the species listed in the manuscrito attached "Arsenura and Titaea (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae: Arsenurinae): new records for the Cerrado of Northeast Brazil "
I am studying the variation of nutrient content (especially N and P) in an eutrophicated hypersaline lagoon in Brazil. I would like to better understand the electrochemical behavior of nutrients in water column and/or sediments. This lagoon presents very high oxygented waters, but its sediments exhibit very reducing conditions. If anyone has any suggestion for this issue, it would help me very much. Thank you all.
Current legislation in Brazil for this type of shipment is very confusing (not to say chaotic) and bureaucratic. I would like to know from colleagues who have had this experience how they did to send specimens legally and safely to US institutions.
Bioenergetic use of Araucaria angustifolia branches
Araucaria angustifolia was widely exploited in the past for wood purpose
and currently it is on the red list of endangered species in Brazil
As far as we know, there are no data on the extent of this uncontrolled exploitation (Records suggest that its original extension has been reduced to just 12%).
Currently it cannot be cut or managed,
even the branches - which fall naturally at a certain time are not used.
So, we have the following questions:
Is it possible to see the Araucaria tree in a profitable and ecological way at the same time?
How can the use of branches contribute to the conservation of species?
Can the use of co-products (branches) save Araucaria from extinction?
These and other questions are addressed in this study carried out at the State University of Centro Oeste, PR - Brazil and can be accessed FREE of charge for 50 days
by the link
Are there data on GDGT in surface sediment to calibrate the paleotemperature in northeastern Brazil or in its vicinity?
Or what would be another suitable proxy to achieve paleotemperature over the continent?
I appreciate the collaboration,
I need to down precipitation time-series data in NetCDF format (.nc) for a specific country ( e.g. Brazil or Australia) for a long time period ( 1998-2019) from NASA Earthdata (Giovanni) websites.
I want to down TRMM 3B42 ( Daily data). Please help me to answer the enquiry. Thank you in advance for your time and intellectual contribution.
Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement threatens its future. Now, whispers of Brazil's withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement is heard. Seems Brazil's withdrawal influenced by the withdrawal of the USA. Under this situation, will other countries also withdraw from the agreement?
In your opinion, how will the withdrawal of these countries affect the future of this agreement?
We evaluated the degree of increase in coronavirus infection after the holidays in Brazil, and we hope that the data can help prepare health teams to face the pandemic. Are there any surveys like that in your country? we can discuss this issue. Take care!
Are the business negotiators more generous when dealing with their counterparts at the workplace, within your country?
I conducted recently research in Brazil with MBA students from all five regions, analyzing statistically N=1,000 negotiations, 500 before and 500 after the pandemic, using the same two-party-one-issue role-play simulation. You will find the answer here: IS THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC PROMOTING MORE EMPATHETIC INTERNAL BUSINESS NEGOTIATIONS?
Nevertheless, I would like to know your opinion about internal business negotiations in your country.
Hi I am doing soil erosion modelling applying RUSLE equation. But I was searching for the most appropriate and latest method to determine K-factor for a large area like India or Brazil or Australia? Please suggest. Thank you in advance for your time and effort.
Currently, about 60% of the forests of the Amazon region in Brazil are still preserved. Due to constant pressure from loggers, cattle ranchers, prospectors, drug dealers, growing cities, mining, among other man-made activities. All of these economic activities infiltrate the forest area to extract wealth and destroy the forest. This practice has been common since the 1970s and has been accentuated. How can the government control such a large and difficult-to-penetrate border with little money?
We are reaching a year since the beginning of the pandemic. During this period, many were without work and many others had reduced earnings, causing difficulties for families. in many countries, as was the case in Brazil, the federal government paid monthly amounts, helping many families with the minimum necessary. In your country, did that happen too? Given the current scenario, are you managing to control spending and keep your family? Thank you in advance for your contributions!
Hello to everyone, I would like your help and maybe expertise. I am from Brazil and we bought a single axis solar tracker which follows the sun E-W to improve energy harvesting during morning and afternoon hours. The thing is, after the selling company installed the tracker for us, we didn't like the fact that the tilt angle is zero, not being optimized for our latitude.
Is it ok if we dismount the tracker and install it again elevating one of the pillars in order to get the optimized tilt for our location?
Can this affect motor's life span?
Thank you in advance
Since my master's degree at the National Institute for Research in the Amazon, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, I have been working on testing substances derived from dilapiol against Aedes aegypti, verifying the toxic (lethality) and geotoxic (DNA damage) effects of these compounds. Now in my doctorate, I am looking for an experienced researcher in this area who wants to guide me for 6 months in international exchange to strengthen ties between institutions and to partner for scientific production. Any indication?
In my country, Brazil, we don't yet have legislation that makes it possible to compensate for the cost of purchasing of BESS for photovoltaic plants. How is the scenario in your country?
- Fernando Luiz Lobo Barbosa Carneiro, better known as Fernando Lobo Carneiro, born on January 28, 1913, in the neighborhood of Glória -Rio de Janeiro, from a family from Minas Gerais who was already 6 years old, stood out in his studies. He was the son of Otávio Carneiro. Graduated in the engineering course in 1934 at the Polytechnic School of the University of Brazil, now an Engineering School at UFRJ, he was an intern at the reinforced concrete calculation office of Emílio Baumgart having acquired eclectic knowledge for the ¨ calculation of various structures¨ such as the building of the Faculty of Architecture, UFRJ, Ponte Nova Rodoviária over Rio Doce and the oceanic interceptor of Glória and Botafogo. He worked for 33 years at the National Institute of Technology - INT in the area of structural resistance, founded a postgraduate degree in Civil Engineering in Brazil at COPPE, elaborated the method for experimental dosing of concretes that was widely applied in the Brazilian test. Lobo Carneiro was a construction consultant in Rio de Janeiro such as the elevated Paulo de Frontin and the famous Rio-Niteroi bridge, he was also the creator of the engineering group for offshore oil exploration under the Civil Engineering Program at Coppe.
Greetings from Brazil.
I would like to know if you could recommend recently published material (open access, preferably) addressing Jesuits' dictionaries and "artes" from 16th, 17th centuries. I'm interested in their works on the Japanese language, but texts about the structure and approach of their ditionaries/"artes" in general will also help.
Thank you very much!
Latin America is the current epicenter for COVID-19 with more than two million cases and Brazil has already lost its total control with collapsed economy.
At least 7.8 million Brazilians lost work between March and May, according to new figures released by the country’s statistical agency on June 30, 2020.
June 30, CNN
Brazil insists on using chloroquine as a miracle drug for COVID-19, but it is something that has already been overcome by the rest of the world. What do you think of that?
This discussion aims to show how the world's investment in power generation is. In Brazil, the current investment is made more in photovoltaic and wind power.
Dear researchers, for my Master's thesis I am looking for data on average annual temperatures and humidity in municipalities of the North Region of Brazil for the period of 2004-2013. Is these data available somewhere?
In federal or descentralized countries with great regional diversity, such as Brazil, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Spain, and others, should foreign service recruitment policy applies domestic regional representation when choosing new diplomats? If the answer is yes, why? What kind of benefits a regional, state, provincial representation can bring to the country's foreign policy? Does it garantee a domestic equal vision and practice on how the state will or could act in foreign policy?
There is the belief that the rates of infection and fatalities of COVID-19 are lower in the tropics than in the temperate regions of the world. This explains why the disease does not have a devastating impacts on the African continent as some have expected.
Global cases are now more than 15 million and died more than 630,000 from COVID-19. USA has more than 4 million cases, Brazil tops 2.2 million and India has more than 1.2 million cases. Russia has nearly 800,000 COVID-19cases. USA, Latin America and South Asia are still hot spots, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
JHU recorded the first case of coronavirus in the United States on January 21:
- It took the country 99 days to reach 1 million cases on April 28.
- It then took 43 more days to reach 2 million cases on June 10.
- It took another 28 days to surpass 3 million cases on July 8.
- It has taken the United States only 15 additional days to surpass 4 million cases.
The US is the global leader in Covid-19 cases, followed by Brazil, India, Russia and South Africa.
24 July, CNN
In the International Marketing course at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, I want my students to get an opportunity to talk to students in other parts of the world to understand their culture and work on developing a marketing plan. Please let me know, if anybody is interested in joining hands or passing some leads. I can then share more details and a plan to collaborate.
I have been following your research for years and I would love to expand to Brazil and to contribute using my expertise on older adults in Mexico.
On a daily basis, SEN students are part of the reality of ordinary classes in Brazil and, most of the times, in a 28-student group, teachers might have 3 diagnosed children and 15 other demonstrating some kind of deviance of what could be expected from a 'normal' pupil. How could we help teachers to orient their practice to deal with these students?
It started with just above 3 million cases at the beginning of May and end the of the month it passed 6 million globally. USA & Europe at last have shown success to control the spread of pandemic and started to reopen with few behavioral guidelines. Latin America is now current epicenter for Covid-19 and South Asia is another hot spot. Brazil is struggling the most to find out anymore larger graveyard. Peruvians are crying for oxygen. Indians don't find anymore empty bed in hospital.
Hi, I have a special interested in Scale-worms polychaetes. I do have some specimens of Harmothoe sampled in Brazil that matches with Muir's decription of H. minuta from Hong Kong. So I wonder if you will also revise the scale worms as well? It would be great to have a detailed redescription some scale worms from Honk Kong region.
Brazil's big cities start to reopen, fueling fears of another deadly Corona virus wave
(June 11, CNN)
Post lockdown party infects 180 in India (June 11, BBC).
Brazil, the third most bereaved country in the world with more than 35,000 deaths, has stopped communicating about the coronavirus and deleted statistics on the epidemic from an official website. In addition, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is constantly defying the instructions of his own government. How to deal with such a situation?
My question is something apart from the natural hair growth cycle from anagen to telogen phase and more about "length retention", i.e. the ability to grow the hair with minimal breakage and the need for cutting. What I understood from internet forums, African-descent hair textures are often susceptible to acquired distal trichorrhexis nodosa, split ends and mid-shaft split hairs, even though the curvature is looser than "Type 4" (for example, when a person is from mixed descent). I have understood that the degree of kinking (torsion twists) and the flatter cross-sectional shape also influence the resilience of the cuticles and the cortex. But there are also cases of African persons who are able to achieve very long hair (e.g. 90 cm/35 inch) without significant breakage.
Furthermore, I often see through social media platforms pictures/videos of Brazilian persons with tightly curled hair ("Type 3B" or "3C") who are able to grow their hair to great lengths, like 90 cm/35 inch and longer.
I am working on Spatial data analysis in emerging economies. I am looking for state-wise crime data for Brazil.
Can you please guide me?
I am PhD student at the University of São Paulo (USP - Brazil) and I would like to request data from SAGE-Wave 1. I and my advisor (PhD Dalmo Machado - https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dalmo_Machado) have tried to access the WHO platform (https://apps.who.int/healthinfo/systems/surveydata/index.php/catalog/sage) to request data. But we can't. When we completed the form, the option to submit our proposal is not available.
I hope you could help me in this or other way.
I'm interested in your research & I would be gratefull if you could provide the full-text. I am working with clinical thermography since 2008 and we have an autism treatment in Brazil. There are many challenges in registering themal images with autism pacients. What camera are you using for your research?
We could make a good use of this solution if monitor those data with different emotional crisis comparing the before and after between each session.
I want to find an Autogenic Training Society in Brazil. I am a Trustee of the British Autogenic Society, I am beginning the American Autogenic Society, and I am a chapter on Autogenic Training to a text book. I to list a few societies, worldwide in the chapter. I cannot easily find AT Societies in South and Central America - am starting to search.
I see that Dr Bernardino Fernández Calvo supervised Jose Santos' research on AT/anxiety. Would you kindly pass my message to Dr Fernández Calvo? Or if you know of any Autogenic Societies, kindly advise me?
Very gratefully, Ruth Naylor
I am head of the research group on Molecular Studies and Experimental Therapy, based in the Department of Genetics, Federal University of Pernambuco, located in the Northeast region of Brazil. My group, until 2019, had as main focus the cancers related to HPV. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic, we were requested, by the municipal and state governments, to participate in facing this disease.
In this sense, we redirected our line of research to work with SARS-CoV-2. We intend to use our skills to develop studies of COVID-19 and vaccine strategies. However, we face the difficulty that this virus needs level 3 laboratory safety. We only have a level 3 Lab, and it is overloaded.
In an attempt to find a way out of this difficulty, I thought of producing Pseudotyped Vesicular Stomatitis Virus for Analysis SARS-CoV-2.
In this way, I would like to know if any colleague could kindly send me the plasmids necessary for this development accompanied by the protocols, if possible.
I await a response from the community in the hope that this contribution will be possible.
Dr. Antonio Carlos de Freitas
Alguém possui alguma informação sobre as áreas prioritárias para a conservação da biodiversidade, estabelecidas pelo Ministério do Meio Ambiente do Brasil em 2004? Diferente daquelas já disponibilizadas no sítio oficial do governo, que constam no seguinte link: http://areasprioritarias.mma.gov.br/processo-de-avaliacao-2004
Alguma coisa parecida com os procedimentos metodológicos adotados na época ou uma publicação que discuta e descreva as áreas selecionadas? (sem ser as tabelas básicas de descrição e o map original).
Does anyone have any information on the priority areas for biodiversity conservation, established by the Ministry of Environment of Brazil in 2004? Different from those already available on the official government website, which are listed in the following link: http://areasprioritarias.mma.gov.br/processo-de-avaliacao-2004
Something similar to the methodological procedures adopted at the time or a publication that discusses and describes the selected areas? (other than the basic description tables and the original map).
I currently study the possibility of an environmental assessment of viable biowaste management systems for São Paulo, Brazil. The objective of the study is to support policy decision making in a strategic scope. This inevitably led me to a life cycle assessment (LCA). Although, several obstacles led me to consider modelling it in Microsoft Excel:
- Softwires and inventories for life cycle are normally paid, a not viable option to non-funded research in developing countries.
- The objective is to develop a viable framework to municipalities/states with low technical and economic capacity. Excel is a simplified, yet the most viable option to make it accessible for policy making.
- Brazil does not have an extensive and consistent life cycle inventories database yet. Thus, most databases have a huge uncertainty about Brazilian conditions, as these are based on different environmental conditions for emission factors (as example use on land emissions of fertilizers in tropical soil). In this context, inventories in national reports, thesis and other sources present as more convincing sources of data.
- LCA softwires and inventories normally are not as transparent as Excel in allowing several changes in programming code, simulation, etc.
So, is it scientific accurate yet or would it not be considered a LCA as do not follow good practices guidelines (as ILCD)?
We, the organizers of the 2nd International Workshop on Software Engineering for Healthcare (SEH 2019) held in conjunction with ICSA 2020, in Salvador, Brazil, would like to kindly invite you to participate in this workshop, which will occur on Monday, March 16th.
We will have an exciting keynote about Health 4.0 by Dr. Paulo Oliveira Antonino head of the Embedded Software Engineering department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE) in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Additionally, we will discuss research works and cases studies on interesting topics of:
- Agile development of medical software
- Apps for diagnostic support
- Data mining applied in medical systems
- Security, risk management, compliance, and conformity assessment of medical devices and Apps, and EHR systems
- Technology applied for medication traceability
Program and registration information are available in https://tinyurl.com/seh2020
We hope to see you in Salvador, Brazil!
Our best regards,
SEH 2020 Organizing Committee
In Brazil we have two predominant species of ants (Atta sexdens and Atta laevigatta), the colonies of both ants developing in noticeable nests due to loose soil volume.
Currently for the control of these nest ants we have only used chemicals, considering being formulated and applied: in bait (sulfluramid and fipronil), in powder (deltamethrin) and in termo-fogg (permethrin and fenitrothion).
I would like to know what is being used / marketed in your region to control leaf-cutting ants of the genus Atta sp.
In Brazil, gender and race inequalities are important factors of differences in higher education trajectories. Are they analyzed in the project?
Also: teachers' education is strongly affected by racial inequalities. Do they have impacts on the production of inequalities in primary and secondary education?
Congested streets and avenues, high temperature, poor sanitation and social barriers. These are just some of the main problems that large urban centers have in Brazil. What are the main problems in your country and actions that can be taken to make cities more sustainable and healthier?
I am a master student in Brazil and would like to know if it would be possible to share the Matlab files corresponding to this work (Matlab-code for Traffic Flow Comparison of Roundabouts and Crossroads). Thanks a lot.
Dear colleague, you are being invited to respond to this research, which is an essential part thesis by Fernando Dovichi, a doctorate at the Federal University of Itajubá in Brazil. It will take no more than 5 minutes to answer the questionnaire. Thank you for your collaboration. Evaluation link attached: https://forms.gle/yWefEXzkzyqo6XFG7 Best regards Fernando Bruno Dovichi Filho
UNIFEI / Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, Energy Area.
if you already answered the survey, please disregard
I posted the thesis "Mass introduction of electric passenger vehicles in Brazil: impact assessment on energy use, climate mitigation and on charging infrastructure needs for several case studies". In the final process of upload presented an error. Pls, how can I generate a DOI number for this document?
In the media, we have several cases of problems with photovoltaic installations. In Brazil, no is different, rapid growth has created a large number of companies that do not have enough knowledge to design a suitable photovoltaic system. In your country have this problem? What is being done to eliminate this problem?
Is any work at your university studying this phenomenon?
While investigating about French women botanists in the XIXth Century I chanced upon two herbarias, made from plants collected in Brazil.
I am looking for someone who could help to evaluate the scientific interest of these (for both Brazilian floristic and Brazilian botany history).
Any hint is welcome.
I am trying to bring a line cell of a mammary gland from Brazil to Chile. From the University of Sao Paulo, to be more specific. However, in order to bring them cryopreserved, they must travel in dry ice, a product that is difficult to pass through both borders.
That is why I am trying to see the possibility of bringing them in T75 flask with a lot of culture medium through DHL. So I am looking for someone from Brazil, hopefully from the University of Sao Paulo, that can offer me the services of cultivating my cell line and then to send me Flask T75 from Brazil to Chile. The idea is that if the cells arrive to Chile dead for some reason, there is backup cells in the laboratory in Brazil. Therefore, the service I need, would be to grow cells and to make a backup of these cells to keep in their lab. These cells do not require anything special. To grow these cells you will only need to use DMEM medium with 10% FBS and 1% antibiotics in an oven with 5% CO2 and at 37 ° C - 38.5 ° C.
We will run with all the costs. At the moment my cells are in a laboratory of the University of Sao Paulo and I need to be able to bring them urgently. This because I need them for my doctoral thesis. I already tried to bring them through World Courier but it is extremely expensive to do so.
Anyone who is able to help me please contact me through my email: email@example.com
Thank you for your attention!
Conservative political thinking (Trump in the US, Bolsonaro in Brazil) is advancing in many countries. Apparently this has specific characteristics, related to the spirit of time (zeigeist). My research aims to know what types exist.
(I ask you to recommend this question to broaden its scope)
I know there are some theories to explain this, but I would like to hear your opinion.
I need this material, because some producers are having problem with other mites, and here in Brazil we don't have any material about monitoring and sampling methodology.
Hello, I'm starting one research to see how different countries use the Distance Learning for teaching healthcare students like Nurses, Physicians, etc. In Brazil we're having a great discussion by the legal allowance of our Education Ministry for the oppening of Distance Learning Bachelors courses. So I wanted to know how different countries work with this situation.
Thank you very much!
Is this always so?
Is police/military intervention part of the problem or the solution to crime?
See what is happening in Brasil now:
I am looking specifically for carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide data to track the fire that is occurring in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil.
I can't keep my arms crossed.
Greetings and hopefully they take action on the matter.
I'm looking for databases that contain temperature and rainfall information (and, if possible, relative humidity) by month and year, between 2007 and 2018, for southern Brazil. Specifically, I would like to access files in raster format. If there is a database ready, like Worldclim, but with discrimination per year, or indication of which satellites I could use, I would be immensely grateful.
I am currently evaluating data (baseline measurements) of participants, who originate from all over the world (mainly Dutch though). The aim is to identify differences between “ethnicities”. In the study I work in, definitions were previously made such as ethnicity is defined as country of origin of parents.
After long search and comparison of several articles with each other, I could identify groups which are more often used in research. To my research the following applies the most at the moment: The largest group is Dutch, the second largest from the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) and thereafter Europeans/North America.
Now, I have about 100 participants remaining who are from other countries e.g. China, Brazil, Caribbean islands, and most of them actually have mixed ethnicities (e.g. one parent is Dutch and the other from Brazil or Morocco and again, there are many more combinations). Within this, participants with the same or similar background are very small in group size (e.g. 2 - 8 people), so it is not possible to treat them as separate groups. And obviously I cannot just treat all remaining ones as one group. In that case, is it "better" to exclude them from the analysis?
I am not an expert in social sciences and I am aware that this questions does not have one straight forward answer, but at this point I don’t know how to continue anymore.
Maybe there are helpful resources that I did not come across yet about this topic?
I’d appreciate any comments, ideas, suggestions!