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Book Review: Leadership And The Rise Of Great Powers By Yan Xuetong, Kofi Johnson 2019 University of North Georgia

Book Review: Leadership And The Rise Of Great Powers By Yan Xuetong, Kofi Johnson

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Negotiating Control: Organizations And Mobile Communication By Keri K. Stephens, Samuel B. Hoff 2019 University of North Georgia

Book Review: Negotiating Control: Organizations And Mobile Communication By Keri K. Stephens, Samuel B. Hoff

International Social Science Review

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Book Review: Feminism’S Forgotten Fight: The Unfinished Struggle For Work And Family By Kristen Swinth, Beth M. Rauhaus 2019 University of North Georgia

Book Review: Feminism’S Forgotten Fight: The Unfinished Struggle For Work And Family By Kristen Swinth, Beth M. Rauhaus

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Time And Power: Visions Of History In German Politics, From The Thirty Years' War To The Third Reich By Christopher Clark, J. Laurence Hare 2019 University of North Georgia

Book Review: Time And Power: Visions Of History In German Politics, From The Thirty Years' War To The Third Reich By Christopher Clark, J. Laurence Hare

International Social Science Review

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Book Review: Empire Of Neglect: The West Indies In The Wake Of British Liberalism By Christopher Taylor, Amanda Ford 2019 University of North Georgia

Book Review: Empire Of Neglect: The West Indies In The Wake Of British Liberalism By Christopher Taylor, Amanda Ford

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Assessing Perceptions Of Effectiveness For A Third Sector: A Study Of Organized Neighborhood Associations And Community Clubs And The People They Serve, Jonathan Coats 2019 University of North Georgia

Assessing Perceptions Of Effectiveness For A Third Sector: A Study Of Organized Neighborhood Associations And Community Clubs And The People They Serve, Jonathan Coats

International Social Science Review

Organized neighborhood associations and community clubs (ONACC) have an important role in assisting the State and individuals in addressing a variety of concerns. These groups provide communities with needed resources and reduce the economic strain on governmental budget. The success of ONACC in providing these services, however, is contingent upon residents’ participation in these groups. Residents’ willingness to participate is informed by their perception of these entities’ effectiveness. This research examines the association between various individual and neighborhood factors and respondents’ perception of the effectiveness of formally organized neighborhood associations and community groups. Using multilevel ordinal logistic regression analysis and ...


Dna Evidence Of A Croatian And Sephardic Jewish Settlement On The North Carolina Coast Dating From The Mid To Late 1500s, Elizabeth C. Hirschman, James A. Vance, Jesse D. Harris 2019 University of North Georgia

Dna Evidence Of A Croatian And Sephardic Jewish Settlement On The North Carolina Coast Dating From The Mid To Late 1500s, Elizabeth C. Hirschman, James A. Vance, Jesse D. Harris

International Social Science Review

While the British origins of North American colonization currently are widely accepted, there is new evidence that other countries and non-Christians may have been earlier in establishing permanent settlements on the North Atlantic coast. Using the new research tool of human genomics, this paper provides DNA evidence that Croatians and Sephardic Jews were absorbed into the ancestral population of the Lumbee Native American tribe of North Carolina during the mid- to late-1500s. We further propose that these Sephardic Jews originated, in part, from a subgroup of the Roanoke colonists of 1586. Given this, a new historical narrative of early European ...


Welcoming Students To Professional Pharmacy, Mark D. Weinstein 2019 Cedarville University

Welcoming Students To Professional Pharmacy, Mark D. Weinstein

News Releases

Cedarville University’s School of Pharmacy will recognize its students who are entering the professional pharmacy program at a special White Coat Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 7. The ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m. in the Jeremiah Chapel located in the Dixon Ministry Center.


When Black And White Medicine Turns Gray: Exploring The Interplay And Meaning Of Discoursing About Parenting A Child With A Complex Chronic Condition, Katherine A. Rafferty, Kara Hutton 2019 Iowa State University

When Black And White Medicine Turns Gray: Exploring The Interplay And Meaning Of Discoursing About Parenting A Child With A Complex Chronic Condition, Katherine A. Rafferty, Kara Hutton

The Qualitative Report

Parents of children diagnosed with complex chronic conditions (CCCs) face many challenges with managing their child's health. As parents are tasked with competing demands and the constant changes required to provide the best care possible for their child, talk about contradictions regarding their dual, and oftentimes competing, roles and responsibilities as both parent and caregiver is likely to occur. Using relational dialectics theory (Baxter, 2011) as a framework, we conducted a contrapuntal analysis to analyze 35 White, mostly Christian parents’ narratives about their experiences managing their child’s healthcare. Two primary discourses emerged: the centripetal discourse of normal health ...


The Walking Dead Genealogy: Unsubstantiated Criticisms Of Qualitative Data Analysis Software (Qdas) And The Failure To Put Them To Rest, Kristi Jackson, Trena Paulus, Nicholas H. Woolf 2019 Queri

The Walking Dead Genealogy: Unsubstantiated Criticisms Of Qualitative Data Analysis Software (Qdas) And The Failure To Put Them To Rest, Kristi Jackson, Trena Paulus, Nicholas H. Woolf

Trena M. Paulus

The authors conduct an exposé on the deterministic denunciations of Qualitative Data Analysis Software (QDAS) and how citation errors keep these criticisms alive. They use a zombie metaphor to describe more than two decades of battling these seemingly mindless assessments of QDAS that keep coming –despite their decay – and simply will not die. Focusing exclusively on the criticism of separation/distancing, which alleges that the computer and the software interfere with the researcher’s familiarity with the data, the authors trace one current strand of this criticism through a literature genealogy. Three citation errors (half-truth, proxy, and hearsay) are identified ...


Global Outreach Experiences A Summer Harvest, Mark D. Weinstein 2019 Cedarville University

Global Outreach Experiences A Summer Harvest, Mark D. Weinstein

News Releases

From May to August, nearly 300 Cedarville University students and faculty members spent their summers traveling the world. But rather than packing bags for sightseeing, they put on their gloves to serve.


Christian Care And Social Work: Textbook Makes The Connection, Mark D. Weinstein 2019 Cedarville University

Christian Care And Social Work: Textbook Makes The Connection, Mark D. Weinstein

News Releases

When Dr. Michael Sherr, professor and chair of the social work department at Cedarville University, co-authored his first textbook in 2014, he had no idea it would become one of the most widely used textbooks in postsecondary social work education in the United States.

Now, six years later, the second edition of the textbook, “Introduction to Competence-Based Social Work: The Profession of Caring, Knowing and Serving,” co-authored with Dr. Johnny Jones, former professor and chair of the social work department at Southeastern University, will be released September 12, 2019.


The Guardian, Week Of September 2, 2019, Wright State Student Body 2019 Wright State University

The Guardian, Week Of September 2, 2019, Wright State Student Body

The Guardian Student Newspaper

News articles from The Guardian for the week of September 2, 2019. The Guardian is the official student-run newspaper for Wright State University. It has been published regularly since March of 1965.


Fully Immersed, Fully Present: Examining The User Experience Through The Multimodal Presence Scale And Virtual Reality Gaming Variables, Andre Adame 2019 CSUSAN BERNARDINO

Fully Immersed, Fully Present: Examining The User Experience Through The Multimodal Presence Scale And Virtual Reality Gaming Variables, Andre Adame

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Over the past few years, video games have served as a catalyst for virtual reality (VR) technology to become more accessible to the average consumer, resulting in an increased interest in VR’s potential applications across several disciplines. To best capitalize on these applications, however, researchers require a thorough understanding of the user’s experience in virtual environments. And while many studies on VR experiences tend to focus on presence, video games offer another angle of approach: immersion. This study uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to examine the relationships between the VR experience of presence and the gaming experience ...


Heated Discussion: Strategies For Communicating Climate Change In A Polarized Era, Jessica Merzdorf, Linda J. Pfeiffer, Beth Forbes 2019 Kansas State University Libraries

Heated Discussion: Strategies For Communicating Climate Change In A Polarized Era, Jessica Merzdorf, Linda J. Pfeiffer, Beth Forbes

Journal of Applied Communications

The 2018 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that Earth’s temperatures may soon reach a tipping point that threatens humanity’s future. Scientists from many disciplines agree that anthropogenic climate change is a serious problem yet many Americans remain skeptical of the existence, causes, and/or severity of climate change. In this article, we review recent research on climate change communication focusing on audience variables and messaging strategies with the goal of providing communication practitioners research-based recommendations for climate change message design. Factors that influence audience acceptance and understanding of climate science include: demographic variables (such ...


Interactive Infographics' Effect On Elaboration In Agricultural Communication, Erin Burnett, Jessica Holt, Abigail Borron, Bartosz Wojdynski 2019 University of Georgia

Interactive Infographics' Effect On Elaboration In Agricultural Communication, Erin Burnett, Jessica Holt, Abigail Borron, Bartosz Wojdynski

Journal of Applied Communications

In public health, politics, and advertising, interactive content spurred increased elaboration from audiences that were otherwise least likely to engage with a message. This study sought to examine interactivity as an agricultural communication strategy through the lens of the Elaboration Likelihood Model. Respondents were randomly assigned a static or interactive data visualization concerning the production of peaches and blueberries in Georgia, then asked to list their thoughts in accordance with Petty and Cacioppo’s thought-listing measure. Respondents significantly exhibited higher elaboration with the interactive message as opposed to the static, extending the results of past research in other communication realms ...


A Comparative Content Analysis Of News Stories And Press Releases During The 2015 Blue Bell Ice Cream Recall, Brandyl Brooks Calley, Courtney Meyers, Courtney Gibson, Erica Irlbeck 2019 Texas Tech University

A Comparative Content Analysis Of News Stories And Press Releases During The 2015 Blue Bell Ice Cream Recall, Brandyl Brooks Calley, Courtney Meyers, Courtney Gibson, Erica Irlbeck

Journal of Applied Communications

In 2015, Blue Bell Creameries had its first recall in the company’s history. Blue Bell issued a voluntary recall of all of its ice cream products after Listeria was detected and was linked to 10 illnesses that resulted in three deaths. With the theoretical framework of framing and Situational Crisis Communication Theory, the purpose of this study was to explore how this recall was presented in company press releases and news media coverage to determine what crisis communication strategies Blue Bell implemented and how the media presented that information. This study was a content analysis of 23 press releases ...


Communication Channel Preferences: A Descriptive Audience Segmentation Evaluation, Kevan W. Lamm, Abigail Borron, Jessica Holt, Alexa J. Lamm 2019 University of Georgia

Communication Channel Preferences: A Descriptive Audience Segmentation Evaluation, Kevan W. Lamm, Abigail Borron, Jessica Holt, Alexa J. Lamm

Journal of Applied Communications

For over 70 years the use of opinion leaders in a two-step communication process has been employed and validated. However, despite the accepted importance of communicating with opinion leaders as a means to cascade information to opinion leaders’ networks of influence there have been few empirical studies specifically examining agricultural and natural resource opinion leader communication channel preferences, particularly from an audience segmentation perspective. The results reported in the study capitalize on previous research data examined from a unique perspective. Specifically, communication channel preferences were analyzed according to opinion leader self-reported demographic categories serving as audience segments. Associations between sex ...


Does Good Design Matter In The Seedstock Advertising Business? Effects Of Graphic Design In Beef Seedstock Ads On Cattle Producers’ Trust And Credibility, Morgan L. Marley, Katie M. Abrams, Daniela Castillo 2019 Certified Angus Beef

Does Good Design Matter In The Seedstock Advertising Business? Effects Of Graphic Design In Beef Seedstock Ads On Cattle Producers’ Trust And Credibility, Morgan L. Marley, Katie M. Abrams, Daniela Castillo

Journal of Applied Communications

Designers are trained professionals who understand how to effectively visually communicate based on executing principles of design and an understanding of their audience. Within the beef seedstock industry, ad design varies widely in terms of technical effectiveness, but how do those differences affect potential customers? This study tested the effects of seedstock ad’s graphic design on the viewer’s trust and credibility among 561 Angus cattle producers. Our results show the graphic design of a beef seedstock ranch ad promoting an upcoming bull sale did not influence producers’ perceptions of trust and credibility. However, results did reveal better designed ...


Patient And Provider Perspectives On Sexual History Taking During Gynecological Care: A Pilot Study In An Academic Family Medical Setting In New York City, Ashley M. Chastain 2019 CUNY School of Public Health

Patient And Provider Perspectives On Sexual History Taking During Gynecological Care: A Pilot Study In An Academic Family Medical Setting In New York City, Ashley M. Chastain

Dissertations and Theses

Background: In the United States (US), women face a number of serious issues concerning sexual health. Current surveillance data indicates that overall rates of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are increasing rapidly. While rates of new diagnoses have decreased, the risks of acquiring HIV are still relatively high for some females, specifically Black/African-American women. In New York City (NYC), where this dissertation research was conducted, similar HIV/STI rates exist among females of reproductive age (aged 15-44). Among women in the US, there are also high estimated rates of other sexual health problems, such as sexual anxiety, sexual dysfunction ...


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