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Criminal Justice Bias : Fact Or Fiction, Hiba Mobarak Feb 2020

Criminal Justice Bias : Fact Or Fiction, Hiba Mobarak

Quest

Objective Analysis

Research in progress for CRIJ 1301: Introduction to Criminal Justice

Faculty Mentor: Stefanie LeMaire

The following paper represents work produced by a student in an Introduction to Criminal Justice course at Collin College. The paper is an objective analysis of prominent research regarding potential police biases and how officers’ decisions may be influenced by a suspect’s race. The topic of racial bias within policing is quite controversial, as evidenced by the community protests, media coverage, and destruction that has ensued after officer-involved shootings. This assignment asks students to objectively review scholarly research on police bias and constructively ...


How To Create A Stunning Video Orientation By Hand, Rachel S. Evans Dec 2018

How To Create A Stunning Video Orientation By Hand, Rachel S. Evans

Articles, Chapters and Online Publications

This article describes the multi-faceted approach UGA Law Library took with their fall 2018 first year student orientation. It describes the process of the creating a virtual tour experience, pairing it with a hybrid face-to-face event, and assessing the impact of all aspects of the orientation. The creation of the video itself involved a multi-media approach using a combination of visual arts and technology to animate a product that has a longer expiration than traditional video or in-person library orientations offer.


The Teszler Times, Melissa Clapp Feb 2018

The Teszler Times, Melissa Clapp

Library Publications

"The Teszler Times" is the faculty newsletter for the Sandor Teszler Library at Wofford College. The Spring 2018 issue contains a message from Dean Kevin Reynolds, information about various services including subject librarian program, membership in CRL, and the library gallery exhibit. Statistics from the Fall 2017 semester show interesting facts about how the Sandor Teszler Library and library services were used.


On Crabs And Statistics, Jonathan Birch Jan 2018

On Crabs And Statistics, Jonathan Birch

Animal Sentience

I respond to commentaries by Elwood and Seth & Dienes and to a recent critique by Diggles, discussing the link between avoidance learning and sentience, the relevance of the clash between frequentist and Bayesian statistics, the risks to decapod welfare in aquaculture, and the broader concerns one may have about a “precautionary” approach to protecting invertebrates.


The Teszler Times, Melissa Clapp Sep 2017

The Teszler Times, Melissa Clapp

Library Publications

"The Teszler Times" is the faculty newsletter for the Sandor Teszler Library at Wofford College. The fall 2017 issue contains a message from Dean Kevin Reynolds, information about various services including our redesigned website with a special section for services for faculty, and an easy online form to use for submitting course reserves. The newsletter also features announcements for the upcoming banners to be hung outside the library and the new New Books area, now located adjacent to the Writing Center. Finally, statistics from the 2016-2017 school year show interesting facts about how the Sandor Teszler Library is used.


Bail Reform: New Directions For Pretrial Detention And Release, Megan Stevenson, Sandra G. Mayson Mar 2017

Bail Reform: New Directions For Pretrial Detention And Release, Megan Stevenson, Sandra G. Mayson

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

Our current pretrial system imposes high costs on both the people who are detained pretrial and the taxpayers who foot the bill. These costs have prompted a surge of bail reform around the country. Reformers seek to reduce pretrial detention rates, as well as racial and socioeconomic disparities in the pretrial system, while simultaneously improving appearance rates and reducing pretrial crime. The current state of pretrial practice suggests that there is ample room for improvement. Bail hearings are often cursory, with no defense counsel present. Money-bail practices lead to high rates of detention even among misdemeanor defendants and those who ...


Two Decades Of Progress For Minorities In Aviation, David C. Ison, Rene Herron, Linda Weiland Oct 2016

Two Decades Of Progress For Minorities In Aviation, David C. Ison, Rene Herron, Linda Weiland

Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering

Diversity within the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields has historically lagged behind that which is found in other vocational paths. Aviation has also suffered poor diversity with virtually no participation among professional pilots. With both the literature specifying the benefits of diversity in the aviation workplace and potential shortages of pilots looming, it is in the interest of aerospace stakeholders to have access to the most comprehensively diverse employee pool possible. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the trends in participation by minorities who completed professional pilot education programs in the United States. Data concerning the ...


Applied Mathematics In The Humanities: Review Of Nonparametric Statistics For The Behavioral Sciences By Sidney Siegel And N. John Castellan, Jr. (2nd Ed., 1988), Paul H. Grawe Jan 2016

Applied Mathematics In The Humanities: Review Of Nonparametric Statistics For The Behavioral Sciences By Sidney Siegel And N. John Castellan, Jr. (2nd Ed., 1988), Paul H. Grawe

Numeracy

Sydney Siegel and N. John Castellan, Jr. Nonparametric Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition (New York NY: McGraw Hill, 1988). 399 pp. ISBN: 9780070573574.

Almost 60 years ago, Sidney Siegel wrote a stellar book helping anyone in academe to use nonparametric statistics, but ironically, 60 years after that achievement, American higher education confesses itself to be in the worst Quantitative Teaching Crisis of all time. The key clue to solving that crisis may be in Siegel and Castellan’s title, Nonparametric Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, which quietly and perhaps unconsciously excludes the Humanities.

Yet it is in humanistic ...


Diffractive Possibilities: Cultural Studies And Quantification, Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román Dec 2015

Diffractive Possibilities: Cultural Studies And Quantification, Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román

Ezekiel J Dixon-Román

The belief in the methods of quantification has not been widely shared in cultural studies. On the one hand, the dominant orientation of quantitative social science research continues to hold on to positivist assumptions of objectivity and the privileged access to the “truths” of natural phenomena via the logics of mathematics. On the other hand, cultural studies has maintained a hermeneutics of suspicion toward the methods of quantification. But, to what extent does this suspicion toward quantitative inquiry compromise the deconstructive project of cultural studies by falling into the trap of the quantitative/qualitative and, related, nature/culture binaries? Building ...


Why Brilliant People Believe Nonsense: A Practical Text For Critical And Creative Thinking, J. Steve Miller, Cherie K. Miller Oct 2015

Why Brilliant People Believe Nonsense: A Practical Text For Critical And Creative Thinking, J. Steve Miller, Cherie K. Miller

2015 Faculty Bookshelf

The information explosion has made us information rich, but wisdom poor. Yet, to succeed in business and in life, we must distinguish accurate from bogus sources, and draw valid conclusions from mounds of data. This book, written for a general adult audience as well as students, takes a new look at critical thinking in the information age, helping readers to not only see through nonsense, but to create a better future with innovative thinking.

Readers should see the practicality of enhancing skills that make them more innovative and employable, especially in a day when companies increasingly seek original thinkers, global ...


Perceptions Of The Communications Studies Major: Is There A Female Stereotype?, Kyle Petersen, Karina Almaguer Jun 2014

Perceptions Of The Communications Studies Major: Is There A Female Stereotype?, Kyle Petersen, Karina Almaguer

Communication Studies

This paper investigates whether there is or is not a correlation between feminine perceptions of Communications and the relevance of the major. One Hundred Cal Poly San Luis Obispo students were asked to complete a survey that included basic student demographics as well as if they have taken courses within the major or know anyone within it, their perceived relevance of the major, and whether they believed it to be for males or females. The test between the two variables was shown as approaching statistical significance. After analyzing these results, using feminine perceptions as the independent variable and the relevance ...


Collections & Connections, Jennifer Wilson Jan 2013

Collections & Connections, Jennifer Wilson

Collections & Connections

This is the Fall 2013-Winter 2014 issue of the biannual newsletter of the Western Kentucky University Libraries. It headlines WKU Manuscript/Folklife Archives Coordinator Jonathan Jeffrey's collection of the remembrances of JFK's visit to Bowling Green in 1960 and an excerpt from Ann Denes Wagner's recollection of her father Nick Denes, head coach at Western Kentucky State during the 1960s. Other major events featured in this issue include the Libraries' co-sponsorship of the International Film Series, its participation in the university's homecoming activities, its continued effort in offering the Far Away Places speaker series and the ...


Understanding And Using Advanced Statistics, Jeremy Foster, Emma Barkus, Christian Yavorsky Dec 2011

Understanding And Using Advanced Statistics, Jeremy Foster, Emma Barkus, Christian Yavorsky

Emma Barkus

The spread of sophisticated computer packages and the machinery on which to run them has meant that procedures which were previously only available to experienced researchers with access to expensive machines and research students can now be carried out in a few seconds by almost every undergraduate. Understanding and Using Advanced Statistics provides the basis for gaining an understanding of what these analytic procedures do, when they should be used, and what the results provided signify. This comprehensive textbook guides students and researchers through the transition from simple statistics to more complex procedures with accessible language and illustration.


Spurious? Name Similarity Effects (Implicit Egotism) In Marriage, Job, And Moving Decisions, Uri Simonsohn Jan 2011

Spurious? Name Similarity Effects (Implicit Egotism) In Marriage, Job, And Moving Decisions, Uri Simonsohn

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

Three articles published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology have shown that a disproportionate share of people choose spouses, places to live, and occupations with names similar to their own. These findings, interpreted as evidence of implicit egotism, are included in most modern social psychology textbooks and many university courses. The current article successfully replicates the original findings but shows that they are most likely caused by a combination of cohort, geographic, and ethnic confounds as well as reverse causality.


Shaping A Functional And Sustainable Biofuels Industry Through Bridging Industrial Needs With Farmer Production Capabilities, Richard M. Cruse, James Richardson, Carl Herndl, Mack C. Shelley Ii, Elena Yu Polush, Brent H. Shanks, Carl Roberts Jan 2010

Shaping A Functional And Sustainable Biofuels Industry Through Bridging Industrial Needs With Farmer Production Capabilities, Richard M. Cruse, James Richardson, Carl Herndl, Mack C. Shelley Ii, Elena Yu Polush, Brent H. Shanks, Carl Roberts

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

In order for the biofuels industry to survive and succeed, it will need the cooperation of Iowa farmers to supply biomass. Farmers have concerns about production that need to be addressed in order to create a sustainable industry.


Understanding And Using Advanced Statistics, Jeremy Foster, Emma Barkus, Christian Yavorsky Jan 2006

Understanding And Using Advanced Statistics, Jeremy Foster, Emma Barkus, Christian Yavorsky

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

The spread of sophisticated computer packages and the machinery on which to run them has meant that procedures which were previously only available to experienced researchers with access to expensive machines and research students can now be carried out in a few seconds by almost every undergraduate. Understanding and Using Advanced Statistics provides the basis for gaining an understanding of what these analytic procedures do, when they should be used, and what the results provided signify. This comprehensive textbook guides students and researchers through the transition from simple statistics to more complex procedures with accessible language and illustration.


Cliometrics Of Freemasonry, Paul J. Rich Dec 2001

Cliometrics Of Freemasonry, Paul J. Rich

Paul J. Rich

Attention to the membership statistics of fraternal groups has been given much importance because of the use of such figures by Robert Putnam and others in their contributions to the so-called Bowling Alone debate over the alleged delcine of American associationalism. The subject is much more obtuse and complex than has been appreciated, and this paper touches on what could be the focus of many doctoral theses.


How Many Deaths? Problems In The Statistics Of Massacre In Indonesia (1965-1966) And East Timor (1975-1980), Robert Cribb Dec 2000

How Many Deaths? Problems In The Statistics Of Massacre In Indonesia (1965-1966) And East Timor (1975-1980), Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

The chapter critically examines the scanty evidence for the number of people to die in the massacres carried out by the Indonesian army in Indonesia during the suppression of the Indonesian Communist Party in 1965-66 and in East Timor duting the first five years after the indonesian invasion and occupation (1975-80). The chapter concludes that the death toll in Indonesia lay between 200,000 and 800,000, with a figure of 500,000 the current most plausible estimate. It concludes that the common estmate of 200,000 deaths by violence in East Timor is likely to be a significant exaggeration ...


Birds Of Paradise And Environmental Politics In Colonial Indonesia, 1890-1931, Robert Cribb Jan 1997

Birds Of Paradise And Environmental Politics In Colonial Indonesia, 1890-1931, Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

Pressure to protect the bird of paradise, native to New Guinea and eastern Indonesia, began to develop in the late nineteenth century. Progress was slow, partly because lack of knowledge of the ecology of the birds made it difficult to assess the best way to provide protection, partly because of problems of enforcement, partly because of countervailing interests represented by the trade in pelts.


Television Advertising's Effect On The Demand For Different Types Of Fresh Beef: A Gibbs Sampling Approach, Jeremy Todd Benson Jan 1996

Television Advertising's Effect On The Demand For Different Types Of Fresh Beef: A Gibbs Sampling Approach, Jeremy Todd Benson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Unlv 1989-90 Rebel Basketball Guide, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Jan 1989

Unlv 1989-90 Rebel Basketball Guide, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas

UNLV Basketball Programs

A guide for Rebel Basketball from 1989-1990.


Unlv 1981-82 Rebel Basketball Guide, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Jan 1981

Unlv 1981-82 Rebel Basketball Guide, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas

UNLV Basketball Programs

A guide for Rebel Basketball from 1981-1982.


The Fourth Annual Rebel Roundup, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Dec 1979

The Fourth Annual Rebel Roundup, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas

UNLV Basketball Programs

Team roster for all schools.

UNLV Schedule

List of UNLV Scholarship Donors

Meet the Rebels

Opponent's Scouting Report

Jerry Tarkanian Story

Also contains information on other UNLV athletic teams


Unlv 1979-80 Rebel Basketball Guide, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Jan 1979

Unlv 1979-80 Rebel Basketball Guide, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas

UNLV Basketball Programs

A guide for Rebel Basketball from 1979-1980.


Unlv 1978-79 Rebel Basketball Guide, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Jan 1978

Unlv 1978-79 Rebel Basketball Guide, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas

UNLV Basketball Programs

A guide for Rebel Basketball from 1978-1979.


Unlv 1977-78 Rebel Basketball Guide, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Jan 1977

Unlv 1977-78 Rebel Basketball Guide, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas

UNLV Basketball Programs

A guide for Rebel Basketball from 1977-1978.


Christians Lectures On Christian Communications, Randall Palmer Jun 1976

Christians Lectures On Christian Communications, Randall Palmer

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.