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Course Syllabus, Upcd 620 Quantitative Analytic Methods For Urban Planning & Community Development, Michael P. Johnson Jr. Dec 2018

Course Syllabus, Upcd 620 Quantitative Analytic Methods For Urban Planning & Community Development, Michael P. Johnson Jr.

Michael P. Johnson

This course provides students with an introduction to quantitative analytic methods appropriate to propose, support and evaluate localized and regional initiatives in planning and community development. Technical skills associated with these methods will be taught with a focus on the needs of community-based organizations which typically have limited time, human, financial and technical resources to perform detailed analyses in support of their programs and initiatives. This is a core, required course in the Urban Planning and Community Development master’s program. No previous university-level exposure to probability and statistics are necessary. Students will learn basic skills in analysis and interpretation ...


Teaching Statistics To Msw Students: Comparing Credit And Non-Credit Options, Ashley Davis, Rebecca G. Mirick Dec 2017

Teaching Statistics To Msw Students: Comparing Credit And Non-Credit Options, Ashley Davis, Rebecca G. Mirick

Rebecca Mirick

In professional disciplines like social work, students are expected to be able to understand and apply basic statistical concepts. Graduate programs differ in how they expect students to develop this ability; some require a full-credit statistics course as a prerequisite to admission, and others incorporate statistics into social work research courses. The for-credit requirement has a high financial and time cost for students. This exploratory study examined the feasibility of replacing this requirement with a brief, non-credit statistics course. MSW students (n=168) who took both types of courses were surveyed. No association was found between the type of course ...


Nsuworks Annual Report 2015-2016, Michele Gibney Oct 2017

Nsuworks Annual Report 2015-2016, Michele Gibney

Michele Gibney

In 2014 Nova Southeastern University celebrated its 50th Anniversary. In conjunction with the anniversary, the NSU Libraries determined a need to preserve the past, present and future of the university by creating a campus wide repository for all scholarship, creative work, and historical materials produced by the university. NSUWorks is a part of the NSU Libraries’ contribution to the university’s ongoing growth and success as an internationally recognized research institution. NSUWorks was officially launched at the Dean’s Meeting on November 2014, and reached its two year anniversary at the end of February 2016. The NSUWorks Annual Report covers ...


“But My Lease Isn’T Up Yet!”: Finding Fault With “No-Fault” Evictions, Eloisa Rodriguez-Dod Nov 2016

“But My Lease Isn’T Up Yet!”: Finding Fault With “No-Fault” Evictions, Eloisa Rodriguez-Dod

Eloisa C Rodríguez-Dod

Historically, tenants could be evicted when their actions put them “at-fault.” Grounds for “at-fault” eviction (i.e., evictions for cause) include a tenant’s failure to pay rent, a tenant’s holding over after termination of the lease, a tenant’s material noncompliance with the lease agreement, and a tenant’s failure to maintain the premises materially affecting health and safety. Recently, some landlords have been evicting tenants for no fault of their own. This article focuses on three reasons for attempted “no-fault” evictions: foreclosure of the premises, proposed sale of the premises, or intended re-occupancy by the landlord. Part ...


Econometrics In The Courtroom, Daniel L. Rubinfeld Aug 2016

Econometrics In The Courtroom, Daniel L. Rubinfeld

Daniel L. Rubinfeld

No abstract provided.


How Do You Count That?: Statistical Reporting Of Online Library Instruction Activities, Tim Bottorff, Andrew Todd Jul 2016

How Do You Count That?: Statistical Reporting Of Online Library Instruction Activities, Tim Bottorff, Andrew Todd

Andrew Todd

Until recent years, library instruction (LI) was usually conducted in face-to-face (F2F) settings. Statistical reporting of LI activities tends, therefore, to focus on measures relevant to F2F settings -- for example, the number of "sessions" (classes) and the number of "participants" (students). However, newer forms of LI conducted in the online realm (from librarians embedded in classes through courseware, to online library tutorials, to for-credit online library research courses, and beyond) may be difficult to count in traditional ways, with significant implications: the way librarians quantify their activities can affect everything from advocacy efforts to funding decisions to individual or departmental ...


How Do You Count That?: Statistical Reporting Of Online Library Instruction Activities, Tim Bottorff, Andrew Todd Jul 2016

How Do You Count That?: Statistical Reporting Of Online Library Instruction Activities, Tim Bottorff, Andrew Todd

Andrew Todd

Until recent years, library instruction (LI) was usually conducted in face-to-face (F2F) settings. Statistical reporting of LI activities tends, therefore, to focus on measures relevant to F2F settings -- for example, the number of "sessions" (classes) and the number of "participants" (students). However, newer forms of LI conducted in the online realm (from librarians embedded in classes through courseware, to online library tutorials, to for-credit online library research courses, and beyond) may be difficult to count in traditional ways, with significant implications: the way librarians quantify their activities can affect everything from advocacy efforts to funding decisions to individual or departmental ...


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 ...


Replicate This! Creating Individual-Level Data From Summary Statistics Using R, Brendan Morse Dec 2015

Replicate This! Creating Individual-Level Data From Summary Statistics Using R, Brendan Morse

Brendan J. Morse

Incorporating realistic data and research examples into quantitative (e.g., statistics and research methods) courses has been widely recommended for enhancing student engagement and comprehension. One way to achieve these ends is to use a data generator to emulate the data in published research articles. MorseGen is a free data generator that creates realistic, individual-level data based on user-specified summary statistics (e.g., N, mean, standard deviation, and r). These values can be used in course exercises that allow students to replicate the published results for any between-subjects design or correlation study. Using realistic data generated by MorseGen addresses multiple ...


Dashboards, Charts, & Infographics, Susan [Gardner] Archambault Sep 2015

Dashboards, Charts, & Infographics, Susan [Gardner] Archambault

Susan Gardner Archambault

No abstract provided.


Nsuworks Annual Report 2014-2015, Michele Gibney Sep 2015

Nsuworks Annual Report 2014-2015, Michele Gibney

Michele Gibney

In 2014 Nova Southeastern University celebrated its 50th. In conjunction with the anniversary, the NSU Libraries determined a need to preserve the past, present and future of the university by creating a campus wide repository for all scholarship, creative work, and historical materials produced by the university. NSUWorks is a part of the NSU Libraries’ contribution to the university’s ongoing growth and success as an internationally recognized research institution. NSUWorks was launched at the Dean’s Meeting on November 2014, and reached its one year anniversary at the end of February 2015. The NSUWorks Annual Report covers the period ...


Desk Statistics Under A Microscope = Improved Library Services, Susan [Gardner] Archambault Apr 2015

Desk Statistics Under A Microscope = Improved Library Services, Susan [Gardner] Archambault

Susan Gardner Archambault

This presentation offers a case study of how one library’s assessment of datagathered from its public service desk led to changes and improvements in service. The William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) recorded all of the questions and answers asked at its Information Desk from Fall 2009 to the present using the Gimlet (http://gimlet.us) electronic question tracking system. A content analysis was performed on the data that led to advancements in signage and a new knowledge base of FAQ’s. In addition, new services were implemented related to technology and research that addressed user ...


A Reference Model For Providing Statistical Consulting Services In An Academic Library Setting, Kristi Anne Thompson, Daniel M. Edelstein Apr 2015

A Reference Model For Providing Statistical Consulting Services In An Academic Library Setting, Kristi Anne Thompson, Daniel M. Edelstein

Kristi Anne Thompson

Princeton University Library, through its Data and Statistical Services (DSS) unit, goes further than many libraries in providing consulting on statistical methods as well as software support for data library users. Princeton requires all third and fourth year undergraduates to do independent original research papers and theses in their disciplines of concentration. These requirements create a clientele of students who need to conduct relatively sophisticated statistical analysis, but who may or may not possess the necessary skills required to do so. This paper describes the model we employ at Princeton DSS to help these patrons, drawing on our experience as ...


The Persuasive Powers Of Dna: An Experimental Study In Perceptions Of Expert Evidence, Robyn Lincoln, Adam Southerland, Madeleine Jarrett-Luck Apr 2015

The Persuasive Powers Of Dna: An Experimental Study In Perceptions Of Expert Evidence, Robyn Lincoln, Adam Southerland, Madeleine Jarrett-Luck

Robyn Lincoln

This article presents the results of an experimental study where mock-jurors were tasked with interpreting the presentation of DNA evidence. The 200 university student participants were exposed to one of five murder scenarios where the information about the DNA evidence was manipulated. The results showed that participants were more likely to convict when the DNA match statistic was presented as a probability (0.1%) and focused on the defendant, less likely to convict when it was presented as a frequency (1 in 1,000) and focused on a broader reference group, and even less likely in the control scenario with ...


Using Gimlet Desk Statistics To Improve Library Services (Nellco), Susan Archambault Feb 2015

Using Gimlet Desk Statistics To Improve Library Services (Nellco), Susan Archambault

Susan Gardner Archambault

*What is Gimlet and how does it work? *Case study of how we use Gimlet at LMU *How can you perform content analysis on your Gimlet data? *Examples of resulting changes/advancements based on user needs at LMU


Estimates For Worldwide Laboratory Animal Use In 2005, Katy Taylor, Nicky Gordon, Gill Langley, Wendy Higgins Nov 2014

Estimates For Worldwide Laboratory Animal Use In 2005, Katy Taylor, Nicky Gordon, Gill Langley, Wendy Higgins

Gill Langley, PhD

Animal experimentation continues to generate public and political concern worldwide. Relatively few countries collate and publish animal use statistics, yet this is a first and essential step toward public accountability and an informed debate, as well as being important for effective policy-making and regulation. The implementation of the Three Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement of animal experiments) should be expected to result in a decline in animal use, but without regular, accurate statistics, this cannot be monitored. Recent estimates of worldwide annual laboratory animal use are imprecise and unsubstantiated, ranging from 28–100 million. We collated data for 37 countries ...


A Primer On Multivariate Analysis Of Variance (Manova) For Behavioral Scientists, Russell T. Warne Nov 2014

A Primer On Multivariate Analysis Of Variance (Manova) For Behavioral Scientists, Russell T. Warne

Russell T Warne

Reviews of statistical procedures (e.g., Bangert & Baumberger, 2005; Kieffer, Reese, & Thompson, 2001; Warne, Lazo, Ramos, & Ritter, 2012) show that one of the most common multivariate statistical methods in psychological research is multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA). However, MANOVA and its associated procedures are often not properly understood, as demonstrated by the fact that few of the MANOVAs published in the scientific literature were accompanied by the correct post hoc procedure, descriptive discriminant analysis (DDA). The purpose of this article is to explain the theory behind and meaning of MANOVA and DDA. I also provide an example of a simple ...


Scholarly Communications Committee Report On Activities 2013-14, Janelle Wertzberger Nov 2014

Scholarly Communications Committee Report On Activities 2013-14, Janelle Wertzberger

Janelle Wertzberger

2013-14 annual report for Musselman Library's Scholarly Communications Committee, including Gettysburg College's institutional repository, The Cupola: Scholarship at Gettysburg College. Covers June 2013-May 2014.


Story Problems: Telling Your Story Through Database Statistics, Annie Smith Aug 2014

Story Problems: Telling Your Story Through Database Statistics, Annie Smith

Annie Smith

Librarians have collected database usage statistics for as long as they have been available. But other than using them to decide whether or not to renew a database subscription, what can we use them for? The session will begin with a brief overview of COUNTER compliance and what kinds of reports are available from vendors before discussing how to mix, blend, and splice your usage numbers to get the most out of your statistics. The session will include group activities to give you some hands-on experience.


Effects Of Stretch-Based Progressive Relaxation Training On The Secretion Of Salivary Immunoglobulin A In Orofacial Pain Patients, Jeffrey Sherman, Charles Carlson, James Mccubbin, John Wilson Jul 2014

Effects Of Stretch-Based Progressive Relaxation Training On The Secretion Of Salivary Immunoglobulin A In Orofacial Pain Patients, Jeffrey Sherman, Charles Carlson, James Mccubbin, John Wilson

James A. McCubbin

There is a growing body of evidence that psychologic stressors can affect physical health and proneness to disease through depletion of the body's immune system. Relatively little research, however, has investigated the potential immunoenhancing effect of stress-relieving strategies such as progressive muscle relaxation. This study explored the relationship between immune functioning and relaxation training with persons experiencing persistent facial pain. In a single experimental session, 21 subjects either received relaxation training or rested for an equivalent time period. Salivary immunoglobulin A, mood, pain, and tension levels were measured before and after relaxation and rest periods. Results indicated that a ...


All The Numbers A Library Needs To Live: Improve, Monitor, Connect And Encourage With Illiad Data., Leetta Schmidt Dec 2013

All The Numbers A Library Needs To Live: Improve, Monitor, Connect And Encourage With Illiad Data., Leetta Schmidt

LeEtta M Schmidt

ILLiad records a massive amount of information for every request. This information can be used to learn about your patrons, your collection and your service. By using and creating reports with ILLiad data you can speak of and market your service on a dime, dispel myths and encourage your staff, give other departments tools to help them get work done, and meet the demand for constant improvement. We’ll cover different ways to access ILLiad information, and different ways to use it.


Regression Analysis And The Sociological Imagination Dec 2013

Regression Analysis And The Sociological Imagination

Fernando De Maio

Regression analysis is an important aspect of most introductory statistics courses in sociology but is often presented in contexts divorced from the central concerns that bring students into the discipline. Consequently, we present five lesson ideas that emerge from a regression analysis of income inequality and mortality in the United States and Canada.


Using Statistics To Run A Public Procurement Office, Bryane Michael Dec 2013

Using Statistics To Run A Public Procurement Office, Bryane Michael

Bryane Michael (bryane.michael@stcatz.ox.ac.uk)

These are the slides for the using statistics course.


A Historical Analysis Of The Chicago Cubs’ Use Of Statistics To Analyze Baseball Performance, Alan S. Kornspan Dec 2013

A Historical Analysis Of The Chicago Cubs’ Use Of Statistics To Analyze Baseball Performance, Alan S. Kornspan

Alan S Kornspan

No abstract provided.


2013 Database Usage Statistics, Annie Smith Dec 2013

2013 Database Usage Statistics, Annie Smith

Annie Smith

The following report contains UVU Library's usage statistics for subscribe databases. It includes overall number of searches, most and least popular databases, and a ranked list of databases by usage.


The Cupola: Scholarship At Gettysburg College - Institutional Repository Report 2012-13, Janelle Wertzberger Dec 2013

The Cupola: Scholarship At Gettysburg College - Institutional Repository Report 2012-13, Janelle Wertzberger

Janelle Wertzberger

First annual report for Gettysburg College's institutional repository, The Cupola: Scholarship at Gettysburg College. Covers January 2012-May 2013.


My Research Online: What's In It For Me?, Janice Chan, Gordon Mcintyre, Julia Gross, Lisa K. Billingham, Kay Saunders, Paul Wong Nov 2013

My Research Online: What's In It For Me?, Janice Chan, Gordon Mcintyre, Julia Gross, Lisa K. Billingham, Kay Saunders, Paul Wong

Gordon McIntyre

ECU’s world class research is showcased in the institutional repository, Research Online. Research Online can help you expand the reach of your work and raise your research profile.


A Simulation Study Of The Impact Of Forecast Recovery For Control Charts Applied To Arma Processes, John N. Dyer, B. Michael Adams, Michael D. Conerly Nov 2013

A Simulation Study Of The Impact Of Forecast Recovery For Control Charts Applied To Arma Processes, John N. Dyer, B. Michael Adams, Michael D. Conerly

John N. Dyer

Forecast-based schemes are often used to monitor autocorrelated processes, but the resulting forecast recovery has a significant effect on the performance of control charts. This article describes forecast recovery for autocorrelated processes, and the resulting simulation study is used to explain the performance of control charts applied to forecast errors.


Fy2011 Association Of College And Research Libraries (Acrl) Statistical Survey: University Of Rhode Island Data, Michael Vocino Nov 2013

Fy2011 Association Of College And Research Libraries (Acrl) Statistical Survey: University Of Rhode Island Data, Michael Vocino

michael c vocino

The main document posted here is a report generated from the online subscription service ACRLMetrics. The report contains FY2011 data as submitted by the University of Rhode Island Libraries for the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 2010-2011 statistical survey. It also provides additional metrics calculated by ACRL. Several files are included as supplemental content: "ACRL academic library survey -- URI FY2011 data.xlsx," the report (above) in spreadsheet format; "ACRL Statistics blank worksheet 2010-2011.pdf;" "ACRL Statistics Questionnaire 2010-11 Instructions.pdf;" "ARL Statistics FAQ August 1, 2011.pdf;" and "ACRLFY2011 questionnaire and definitions.xlsx."


Fy2012 Association Of College And Research Libraries (Acrl) Statistical Survey: University Of Rhode Island Data, Michael Vocino Nov 2013

Fy2012 Association Of College And Research Libraries (Acrl) Statistical Survey: University Of Rhode Island Data, Michael Vocino

michael c vocino

The main document posted here is a report generated from the online subscription service ACRLMetrics. The report contains FY2012 data as submitted by the University of Rhode Island Libraries for the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 2011-2012 statistical survey. It also provides additional metrics calculated by ACRL. Several files are included as supplemental content: "ACRL academic library survey -- URI FY2012 data.xlsx," the report (above) in spreadsheet format; "ACRL Statistics blank worksheet 2011-12.pdf," "2012 ACRL data entry printout - URI.pdf," a printout of URI's final FY2012 data as entered in the ACRL Web-based form; "ACRL Statistics ...