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Income Divide And Race/Ethnicity In Tennessee Metropolises, Madhuri Sharma 2017 Univesity of Tennessee

Income Divide And Race/Ethnicity In Tennessee Metropolises, Madhuri Sharma

International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research

Tennessee, like other Southeastern states, has also gained in its share of racial/ethnic diversity, but it also contains some of the most segregated and poorest (e.g., Memphis) metropolises in the southeast. This paper examines one dimension of inequality – the income divide – measured here by the 95/20 Ratio. Important questions include: How does income divide vary across the major racial/ethnic groups in Tennessee’s ten metropolises? How do they associate with diversity, segregation, and other geographic predictors? By using simple ranking and correlations analyses to explore these relationships, I find that metropolises that are large, diverse and ...


A Critical Case Study Of Aadhaar Converting Traditional Social Welfare Systems Into The Digital Age.Docx, Skylar M.G. Joyner 2016 Capella University

A Critical Case Study Of Aadhaar Converting Traditional Social Welfare Systems Into The Digital Age.Docx, Skylar M.G. Joyner

Skylar M.G. Joyner

Known as the world's largest biometric identification system in the world, India just recently announced that its goal of 450 million people has been realized in the form of their unique biometric identification social welfare system called Aadhaar. This paper investigates, reviews, and analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the innovative and cost-effective digital social welfare system in India, known as Aadhaar. As of this writing, it is currently the world's most prominent and popular social welfare system with vast opportunities and innovative implications for potential adaptation by other countries with a vast deluge of potential benefits since ...


Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma With Choice And Refusal Of Partners, E. Ann Stanley, Dan Ashlock, Leigh Tesfatsion 2016 Iowa State University

Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma With Choice And Refusal Of Partners, E. Ann Stanley, Dan Ashlock, Leigh Tesfatsion

Leigh Tesfatsion

. This paper investigates cooperative behavior in an artificial ecology.in which egoistic agents interact-with each other through a tournament of iterated games..The tournament played is a variant of the Axelrod (1984) iterated prisoner's dilemma (IPD) game,modified to permit players to choose and refuse potential game.partners. In each iteration, players use expected payoffs updated on'the basis of past encounters to make prisoner's dilemma game offers to a limited number of preferred players, and to refuse prisoner's, dilemma game offers from unacceptable players...


Active Intermediation In A Monetary Overlapping Generations Economy, Mark Pingle, Leigh Tesfatsion 2016 Iowa State University

Active Intermediation In A Monetary Overlapping Generations Economy, Mark Pingle, Leigh Tesfatsion

Leigh Tesfatsion

In Pingle and Tesfatsion (1991) we question whether the conventional definition of a competitive equilibrium, as applied to an overlapping generations economy, is truly satisfactory. The conventional definition was developed for a standard Walrasian economy with a finite number of consumers and goods whereas the overlapping generations economy necessarily contains an infinite number of consumers and goods. As noted by Shell (1971), the presence of this double infinity in overlapping generations economies introduces a new trading opportunity: namely, the possibility of incurring and rolling over a debt forever as time proceeds into the infinite future. The problem with applying the ...


A Multi-Criteria Approach To Model Specification And Estimation, Robert Kalaba, Leigh Tesfatsion 2016 Iowa State University

A Multi-Criteria Approach To Model Specification And Estimation, Robert Kalaba, Leigh Tesfatsion

Leigh Tesfatsion

Why have multicriteria decision making (MCDM) techniques played only a minor role in econometric and statistical methodology to date? On the surface, this minor role is surprising. Every postulated theoretical relation is almost surely false. A cross-sectional function for household demand may be misspecified as linear rather than nonlinear.


Focus Group Data Saturation: A New Approach To Data Analysis, Mary E. Hancock PhD, RNC-OB, Linda Amankwaa PhD, RN, FAAN, Maria A. Revell PhD, MSN, RN COI, Dale Mueller EdD, MSN, NEA-BC 2016 Shepherd University

Focus Group Data Saturation: A New Approach To Data Analysis, Mary E. Hancock Phd, Rnc-Ob, Linda Amankwaa Phd, Rn, Faan, Maria A. Revell Phd, Msn, Rn Coi, Dale Mueller Edd, Msn, Nea-Bc

The Qualitative Report

The qualitative research “gold standard” for quality research is data saturation. The limited literature on reporting data saturation and transparency in qualitative research has supported an inconsistent research standard suggesting researchers have not adequately reported data saturation to promote transparency (O’Reilly & Parker, 2012). Confusion regarding how to analyze qualitative data to achieve data saturation, how to write clear qualitative research findings, and present these findings in a usable manner continues (Sandelowski & Leeman, 2012). A phenomenological asynchronous online focus group using WordPress® was employed to answer the research question. Based on the current literature on the topic of focus group ...


Instructional Motivations: What Can We Learn From Homeschooling Families?, Jesse Thomas 2016 Texas Tech University

Instructional Motivations: What Can We Learn From Homeschooling Families?, Jesse Thomas

The Qualitative Report

Some educational theorists have believed that the beneficial aspects of home education will eventually find their way into mainstream educational contexts. The purpose of this paper was to extract the motivations behind homeschooling instructional decisions. This study was built on surveys and interviews from over 1000 homeschooling parents across the United States. Participants were asked about the reason for their instructional routines. Instructional motivations reported included a child’s particular learning style, a parent’s personal preference, a child’s interests, community resources, experience, faith, family reasons, special goals, and special needs. These motivations may also represent those of public ...


From The Voices Of California Female High School Principals: Examining Barriers And Support Systems In A New Era Of Educational Reform Through The Lens Of Activity Theory, Janice M. Jones 2016 Brandman University

From The Voices Of California Female High School Principals: Examining Barriers And Support Systems In A New Era Of Educational Reform Through The Lens Of Activity Theory, Janice M. Jones

Dissertations

Purpose: The purpose of this phenomenological study was to examine the perceived barriers and support systems female high school principals experienced, through the lens of activity theory, while attaining and serving in their current position during the newest era of educational reform in a specific geographical region.

Methodology: Semistructured interviews were conducted with current female high school principals to gather data on the barriers and support systems they experienced. The theoretical framework of activity theory was used to analyze the subjects’ interaction with their environment as they sought the outcome of becoming and serving as high school principals.

Findings: Women ...


Sociodemographic Factors And Expenditure Issues In Vietnamese Consideration Of Periodic General Health Examination, Quan-Hoang Vuong, Quang-Hoi Vu 2016 Universite Libre de Bruxelles

Sociodemographic Factors And Expenditure Issues In Vietnamese Consideration Of Periodic General Health Examination, Quan-Hoang Vuong, Quang-Hoi Vu

Quan-Hoang Vuong

Medical expenditure is perceived as a major obstacle for people wanting to access healthcare services in general, and in particular periodic general health examinations (GHE). However, the extant literature concerning expenditure on periodic health examinations in Vietnam is rather scarce and lacking in specific figures. Therefore, this article aims to examine the price people are willing to pay to take GHE periodically. From analyzing a dataset of 2,068 subjects collected from Hanoi and its vicinity, our study confirms that demographic factors (gender, job status, marital status) and socio-economic factors (health insurance, low belief in healthcare quality and perceptions on ...


A Qualitative Analysis Of Students' Perceptions Of Pursuing Pharmacy As A Potential Vocation, Michael W. Firmin, Valerie Bouchard, Jordan Flexman, Douglas C. Anderson Jr. 2016 Cedarville University

A Qualitative Analysis Of Students' Perceptions Of Pursuing Pharmacy As A Potential Vocation, Michael W. Firmin, Valerie Bouchard, Jordan Flexman, Douglas C. Anderson Jr.

Douglas C. Anderson, R.Ph., Pharm.D.

We present the findings from a phenomenological, qualitative research study that explored the personal constructs of an inaugural class, entering a newly-established direct-entry, preferred admission, pre-pharmacy program at a private, selective, Midwestern university with an enrollment of 3000. The focus of the study was to appraise students' perceptions regarding their rationale for pursuing a future career in pharmacy. The sample consisted of 36 students (26 females, 10 males). Data was collected via in-depth interviews of each student who had enrolled in the first year of the program. Overall, students demonstrated their belief that they would be a good fit for ...


Teaching In Circles: Learning To Harmonize As A Co-Teacher Of Gifted Education, Steve Haberlin 2016 University of South Florida

Teaching In Circles: Learning To Harmonize As A Co-Teacher Of Gifted Education, Steve Haberlin

The Qualitative Report

In this autoethnography, I explored my daily challenges and frustrations working as a teacher of gifted students in inclusion classrooms in an elementary public school. Inquiring about how I coped with these challenges and eventually thrived in the position, I journaled weekly about my teaching experiences during a six-month period and collected e-mails to teachers and parents. I employed constant comparative analysis and five themes emerged: frustration, isolation, advocacy, collaboration, and influence. I discussed the themes within the greater social and cultural context, drawing upon psychology and educational theories.


Rent, Out, And After – Examining The Process Of Eviction In Urban America, Kathryn Roulston 2016 University of Georgia

Rent, Out, And After – Examining The Process Of Eviction In Urban America, Kathryn Roulston

The Qualitative Report

In his ethnography, Evicted: Poverty and profit in the American city, sociologist Matthew Desmond examines the process of eviction for a group of people who he came to know in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Desmond painstakingly chronicles what happens when individuals and families cannot “make rent,” and are subsequently evicted from their homes. The stories presented in this book call on readers to deeply consider the interconnections between the rich and poor in urban areas in the U.S.A, and how polices might be revised with a view to ensuring affordable housing for all. An example of realist ethnography, Desmond also ...


Community Research Fellows Training Hattiesburg, Ms Evaluation Report, Candace Forbes Bright 2016 The University of Southern Mississippi

Community Research Fellows Training Hattiesburg, Ms Evaluation Report, Candace Forbes Bright

Faculty Publications

The Community Research Fellows Training (CRFT) Hattiesburg program took place between January 12th, 2016 and May 17, 2016. This is the third Mississippi cohort of CRFT and the first Mississippi cohort outside of Jackson, Mississippi. This report reflects the implementation and evaluation of a community based participatory training (CBPR) program for community members in Hattiesburg. The report provides data on the assessment of the program’s effectiveness in promoting the role of underserved populations in research by enhancing the capacity for CBPR. In assessing the social network development of the cohort, we seek to understand effectiveness in bridging many ...


The First Year Of The San Bernardino Restorative Youth Court, John M. Winslade 2016 California State University - San Bernardino

The First Year Of The San Bernardino Restorative Youth Court, John M. Winslade

Wisdom in Education

The San Bernardino Restorative Youth Court was established by the San Bernardino City Unified School District school board and has operated for one school year (2015-16). The purpose of this article is to document what has happened in this year and to begin to address questions about the value of the youth court for those for whom it aims to make a difference. Data collated are at this point preliminary but some tentative conclusions can be drawn, even at this early stage. Here we shall outline these data and the conclusions that are suggested by them. The best available measure ...


Welcome To Dignity, Donna M. Hughes 2016 University of Rhode Island

Welcome To Dignity, Donna M. Hughes

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

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Two Decades Of Progress For Minorities In Aviation, David C. Ison, Rene Herron, Linda Weiland 2016 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide

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 ...


Chemical Reactions: Marijuana, Opioids, And Our Families, Denise A. Hines Ph.D, Staci Gruber Ph.D, John F. Kelly Ph.D, Kathleen M. Palm Reed, Hilary Smith Connery M.D., Ph.D. 2016 Clark University

Chemical Reactions: Marijuana, Opioids, And Our Families, Denise A. Hines Ph.D, Staci Gruber Ph.D, John F. Kelly Ph.D, Kathleen M. Palm Reed, Hilary Smith Connery M.D., Ph.D.

Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise

Chemical Reactions: Marijuana, Opioids, and Our Families is the seventh Massachusetts Family Impact Seminar. This seminar was designed to emphasize a family perspective in policymaking on issues related to the legalization of marijuana and managing the opioid abuse crisis in the Commonwealth. In general, Family Impact Seminars analyze the consequences an issue, policy, or program may have for families.


Respondent Rated Importance Versus Calculated Significance: Which Is More Valid?, Asli D.A. Tasci 2016 Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida

Respondent Rated Importance Versus Calculated Significance: Which Is More Valid?, Asli D.A. Tasci

Journal of Tourism Insights

Importance rating scales are utilized to define the importance of factors for certain behavior of different study populations including consumers. However, the findings on important factors are usually not checked for validity by comparing with different methods. The current study compares a direct measure with an indirect measure: 1) respondents’ importance ratings of consumer based brand equity (CBBE) components on their choosing a destination for their next vacation (an indicator of loyalty); 2) calculated significance of the same CBBE components on affecting their likelihood to visit a destination (an indicator of loyalty). Results show that the direct measures, or respondents ...


Exploring U.S. Census Data, Wendy Jo Girven 2016 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus

Exploring U.S. Census Data, Wendy Jo Girven

Open Access Week

The US Census provides us with demographic and economic data, but did you know you can also access infographics, working papers, maps, and more from the Census website?


Becoming And Being A Student: A Heideggerian Analysis Of Physiotherapy Students’ Experiences, Claire Hamshire, Kirsten Jack 2016 Manchester Metropolitan University

Becoming And Being A Student: A Heideggerian Analysis Of Physiotherapy Students’ Experiences, Claire Hamshire, Kirsten Jack

The Qualitative Report

This three-year, longitudinal, narrative study sought to explore physiotherapy students’ stories of their undergraduate experiences to gain an insight into the process of being a student, with an interpretation of the philosophy of Heidegger as a possible horizon for understanding. The central aim was to listen to students’ stories told in their own words over a series of narrative interviews throughout their degree programme. The first author [CH] interviewed six students a minimum of five occasions and at each interview they were encouraged with a narrative prompt to tell the stories of their experiences as a series of episodes beginning ...


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