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Candidate Ideology And Small Donor Contributions, Ryan Kobe 2021 Utah State University

Candidate Ideology And Small Donor Contributions, Ryan Kobe

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

While individual citizens are the biggest source of campaign fundraising in Senate and House elections, previous research has focused on individuals donating over the reporting limit of $200. The Federal Elections Committee now makes available data on individuals who donate less than $200, and as these donors take on a bigger role in congressional fundraising, a new analysis of donor motivations is needed. This thesis investigates if and how candidate ideology is related to amount contributed. Specifically, I ask whether the dollar amount of contributions changes depending on how conservative or liberal a candidate is. These results have important implications ...


Assessing The Relationship Between Geophytes And The Archaeological Presence Of Maize In North America, Paige Dorsey 2021 Utah State University

Assessing The Relationship Between Geophytes And The Archaeological Presence Of Maize In North America, Paige Dorsey

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This thesis investigates the possible relationship between the archaeological presence of maize, in the United States, and historical environmental variables, rainfall and temperature, in addition to the number of underground plants that store energy and nutrients, in a given area. The thought behind this is that where the abundance of these underground plant species is highest, the lower the number of archaeological sites containing maize because such resources were a more attractive alternative food than maize. Conversely, where geophytes are less abundant, archaeological instances of maize should be more abundant because maize is a better option in such environments for ...


Development And Validation Of A Basic Ground Skills Assessment For Equine-Assisted Services, Sarah J. Andersen 2021 Utah State University

Development And Validation Of A Basic Ground Skills Assessment For Equine-Assisted Services, Sarah J. Andersen

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The equine-assisted services program at Utah State University produced and validated an assessment process used to test equines for suitability for equine-assisted services. Equine-assisted services incorporate the interaction of humans who face mental, physical, emotional, and/or social challenges and equines for therapeutic purposes. Recreational, physical, mental, social, and/or emotional goals are met through various equine-assisted services such as therapies, equine-assisted learning, and horsemanship.

Due to the potential for human injury while interacting with equines, it is important to ensure equines are assessed for safe behavior prior to participation in equine-assisted services. This is why our group developed and ...


Perspectives Of Knowledge Management Systems Implementation, De-Graft Johnson Dei 2021 School of Information and Communication Studies University of Ghana, Legon

Perspectives Of Knowledge Management Systems Implementation, De-Graft Johnson Dei

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The implementation of systems to manage the knowledge of organizations requires robust technical and non-technical support in other to be successful. Knowledge management systems integrate people, processes, and technology. These systems result in changes in the operations and processes in organizations. The study assessed knowledge management systems from the two main perspectives (technical and non-technical) by emphasizing the technologies that drive the creation, processing, sharing, and storage of knowledge. From the nontechnological perspective, the study focussed on the interaction of people, process and that promote KM. This paved the way for the discussion of the various perspectives or procedures for ...


Orphaned Landscapes: Violence, Visuality, And Appearance In Indonesia, Patricia Spyer 2021 Fordham University

Orphaned Landscapes: Violence, Visuality, And Appearance In Indonesia, Patricia Spyer

Art & Visual Culture

Less than a year after the end of authoritarian rule in 1998, huge images of Jesus Christ and other Christian scenes proliferated on walls and billboards around a provincial town in eastern Indonesia where conflict had arisen between Muslims and Christians. A manifestation of the extreme perception that emerged amid uncertainty and the challenge to seeing brought on by urban warfare, the street paintings erected by Protestant motorbike-taxi drivers signaled a radical departure from the aniconic tradition of the old colonial church, a desire to be seen and recognized by political authorities from Jakarta to the UN and European Union ...


The Giver: Vision & Memory, Alexander J. Dontre 2021 Franklin University

The Giver: Vision & Memory, Alexander J. Dontre

All Faculty and Staff Scholarship

A memory hole is the banishment of problematic thoughts. We exile that which we prefer not to exist. Enter the perilous Memory Hole: The Psychology of Dystopia, to explore a legion of social and psychological themes through the lens of dystopian literature. The crushing fist of 1984 annihilating thoughts from existence as a means of persuasion. The exquisite seduction of addiction as an agent of control in Brave New World. Incineration of the written word to bask in the embers of peace of mind in Fahrenheit 451. Each chapter weaves in and out of the dystopian realms forged by the ...


Refining Your Results In Alma Analytics, Julene L. Jones, Mary Ellen Willemsen 2021 University of Kentucky

Refining Your Results In Alma Analytics, Julene L. Jones, Mary Ellen Willemsen

Library Presentations

Analyzing your data is important for all aspects of efficient library operations. We will be sharing some ideas to help you effectively gather and analyze your data using Alma Analytics. After our presentation, you will know how and why to create bins, and how to save a filter for reuse in another analysis. We will also be sharing a couple of useful yet complicated formulas that are not included in Alma documentation.


Business Models For Post-Crisis Information Ecosystems, Antje Mays 2021 University of Kentucky

Business Models For Post-Crisis Information Ecosystems, Antje Mays

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

Since early 2020, the global COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted activity across business, education, research, and communities. Public health safety precautions have forced drastic reductions in economic and educational activity, resulting in widespread economic uncertainty and sizeable budget cuts. With library budgets already declining since the 2001-2002 recession following the dotcom crash and more steeply since the 2007-2009 Great Recession spawned by the financial crash, the pandemic has accelerated trends that were already underway. Libraries’ reduced purchasing power places the information ecosystem at risk of contraction in the race to contain costs. While economic contexts and publishing forms have changed considerably ...


Museum Exhibition Assignment, Matthew Reilly 2021 CUNY City College

Museum Exhibition Assignment, Matthew Reilly

Open Educational Resources

This is a general assignment requiring students to think critically about museum exhibitions in major New York City institutions: The American Museum of Natural History, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Options are provided for students to visit these spaces virtually or in person.


Global Social Theory, Dora Suarez 2021 CUNY City College

Global Social Theory, Dora Suarez

Open Educational Resources

This course is designed as an introduction to the key questions and concepts of the Social Sciences. It aims at exposing students to a conceptual repertoire that prepares the ground for them to develop critical responses to pressing global issues. To this end, its itinerary engages with a variety of texts that comprise global social theory. A main focus of the course is to train students to read these texts carefully with an eye toward using them to analyze the world around us. In pursuing this goal, we ask: what does it mean to understand humans as thoroughly social, cultural ...


Psychology 102: Introductory Psychology, Susan Austin 2021 CUNY York College

Psychology 102: Introductory Psychology, Susan Austin

Open Educational Resources

Basic concepts and methods of contemporary psychology emphasizing the biological basis of behavior, learning, cognition, consciousness, development, stress and personality, abnormal behavior, group behavior, and social interaction.


Technological And Disruptive Innovations In A Nation's Industrialization And Leadership Development, Jeffrey Yi-Lin Forrest, Zhen Li, Roger A. Solano, David J. Doorn 2021 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Technological And Disruptive Innovations In A Nation's Industrialization And Leadership Development, Jeffrey Yi-Lin Forrest, Zhen Li, Roger A. Solano, David J. Doorn

Economics & Finance Faculty Publications

The turn of this new century has been witnessing the effort of various leading developed and developing countries in their attempt to materialize next round of industrialization by emphasizing on innovations. To potentially provide guidance to such national efforts, this paper explores the relationship between technological innovation and industrialization and the importance of disruptive innovation in the development of a nation's international leadership. By employing the rigor of game theory, this work first looks at key conditions under which an established market invites competition and innovation. On top of such generally true results, it is consequently shown that technological ...


Corporate Cash Holding, Agency Problems And Economic Policy Uncertainty, Mohsen Mollagholamali, Siamak Javadi, Saud Al-Thaqeb 2021 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Corporate Cash Holding, Agency Problems And Economic Policy Uncertainty, Mohsen Mollagholamali, Siamak Javadi, Saud Al-Thaqeb

Economics and Finance Faculty Publications and Presentations

Consistent with the agency view of cash holdings, we document a strong negative relationship between economic policy uncertainty and corporate cash holdings for non-U.S. firms from 19 countries. Our results are robust to different measures of cash holdings and model specifications and survive after addressing endogeneity. We provide evidence that the decrease in cash holdings is moderated by shareholders' ability to force managers to disgorge cash that fits consistently within the agency framework. Overall, results suggest that lowering cash holdings help alleviate agency problems in the presence of policy uncertainty and underscore the significance of country attributes in corporate ...


Special Topics In Behavior Analysis, Margaret Dannevik Pavone, Lauren Milburn, Madison Wilkinson, Sadiqa Reza, Brandon May, Daniel Childress, Jordyn Roady, Kodi Ernewein, Victoria Spain, Amber McCoy, Katie Harris, Jamie Zipprich, Clint Evans, Amy Ehnes 2021 Lindenwood University

Special Topics In Behavior Analysis, Margaret Dannevik Pavone, Lauren Milburn, Madison Wilkinson, Sadiqa Reza, Brandon May, Daniel Childress, Jordyn Roady, Kodi Ernewein, Victoria Spain, Amber Mccoy, Katie Harris, Jamie Zipprich, Clint Evans, Amy Ehnes

Open Educational Resource Textbooks

This open educational SPECIAL TOPICS IN BEHAVIOR resource is hosted online for download, remix, and adoption by any individual with an internet connection. The authors and contributors hope this will create a disruption in the current publication climate and also have long-lasting impact on the community of individuals who may want to learn about the science of applied behavior analysis. Chapters are written by BCBAs and graduate students with peer reviews by a team of volunteer BCBAs, BCBA-Ds, and other doctoral-level collegiate faculty in order to ensure accuracy and readability. As an OER, this resource is open to addition and ...


Confirmation Bias Susceptibility: Social Domains, Metacognitive Self, And Gender, Emily N. Roush 2021 Gettysburg College

Confirmation Bias Susceptibility: Social Domains, Metacognitive Self, And Gender, Emily N. Roush

Student Publications

Confirmation bias is a daily and commonly under-recognized cognitive bias, one in which requires more research. More specifically, confirmation bias is when individuals seek out information to confirm beliefs and reject opposing views. This phenomenon is readily studied in economics and psychology to name a few. However, confirmation bias is often neglected in an empirical setting. Thus, with a gap in the literature, this study tested the susceptibility of confirmation bias in college students, and utilized social domains, Metacognitive Self Score (MCS), and gender to predict the level of confirmation bias. Using a between-subjects design, participants were randomly assigned to ...


Electronic Journal Of Information System In Developing Countries (2014-2021): A Bibliometric Study, Azeem Akbar, Ayesha Gulzar, Nadeem Siddique, Muhammad Ajmal Khan 2021 University of the Punjab Lahore Pakistan

Electronic Journal Of Information System In Developing Countries (2014-2021): A Bibliometric Study, Azeem Akbar, Ayesha Gulzar, Nadeem Siddique, Muhammad Ajmal Khan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Electronic Journal of Information System in Developing Countries (EJISDC) has already published a bibliometric study from 2000-2013, and this study is a further continuation of the pervious study from 2014-2021. The data retrieved from the Scopus database was analyzed through VOS viewer, biblioshiny, Microsoft Excel, and MS Access. This bibliometric study found the different aspects of the EJISDC, i.e., document types, publishing trends, authorship patterns, most productive countries, prolific authors, organizations, frequently used keywords, and country collaboration during 2014-21. The result found that total 346 publications having 1513 citation and most of the documents type was published research articles ...


Impacts Of The First Year Of Covid-19 On Food Security In The New York’S Capital Region, Beth J. Feingold, Mariana M. Mariana M Torres Arroyo, Akiko S. Hosler, Trevor Craft, Hnin Wai Lwin Myo, Christine T. Bozlak, Xiaobo Xue Romeiko, Natasha Pernicka, Peter Crasto-Donnelly, Amy Klein, Stacy Pettigrew, Ben Atwood, Roni Neff 2021 University at Albany, State University of New York

Impacts Of The First Year Of Covid-19 On Food Security In The New York’S Capital Region, Beth J. Feingold, Mariana M. Mariana M Torres Arroyo, Akiko S. Hosler, Trevor Craft, Hnin Wai Lwin Myo, Christine T. Bozlak, Xiaobo Xue Romeiko, Natasha Pernicka, Peter Crasto-Donnelly, Amy Klein, Stacy Pettigrew, Ben Atwood, Roni Neff

Environmental Health Sciences Faculty Scholarship

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted people's lives and food systems in the United States and worldwide, resulting in impacts on different aspects of food security. To understand how this has affected households in New York’s Capital Region, we conducted two concurrent anonymous online surveys between October 2020 and February 2021. Combined, 1049 people responded to these surveys.

We report on respondents' food security experiences since the COVID-19 pandemic started in New York State (March 7, 2020) compared to the prior year. We further explore the differential impacts of the pandemic on food security experiences by race and ethnicity ...


Usage Of Social Networking Sites By The Students Of Mizoram College Of Nursing, Aizawl, India: A Study, Esther Lalnunpuii Dr, R K. Ngurtinkhuma Dr 2021 Govt. Zirtiri Residential Science College, Aizawl

Usage Of Social Networking Sites By The Students Of Mizoram College Of Nursing, Aizawl, India: A Study, Esther Lalnunpuii Dr, R K. Ngurtinkhuma Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Development and advancement of the WWW have changed the way people access information and communicate with each other. This paper aimed to explore the effects of Social networking sites on the students of Mizoram College of Nursing, Aizawl. A structured questionnaire was designed and distributed to 100 students which 96 duly filled questionnaire was received. The findings of the study revealed that all the students were aware with SNSs and most of the students were having more than one account. Facebook, YouTube, Instagram was found the most commonly used SNSs. The main problems faced by the students while using SNSs ...


Wilson Center_Meditation Group Poster, University of Maine Wilson Center 2021 The University of Maine

Wilson Center_Meditation Group Poster, University Of Maine Wilson Center

Social Justice: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Poster for the University of Maine Office for Diversity and Inclusion's Meditation Group.


How To Shred Gnar(Ly) Problems: An Innovative Webinar Series Addressing Housing Affordability Issues In Utah And Across The West, Elizabeth Sodja 2021 Utah State University

How To Shred Gnar(Ly) Problems: An Innovative Webinar Series Addressing Housing Affordability Issues In Utah And Across The West, Elizabeth Sodja

Outcomes and Impact Quarterly

Housing affordability is a critical issue in many Gateway and Natural Amenity Region (GNAR) communities. The extreme increase in home prices during the COVID-19 pandemic have made it an even bigger challenge for residents. In response, the GNAR Initiative created a six-part interactive webinar series providing tools to address housing affordability and short-term rental management.


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