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Stories To Be Told: A Qualitative Book Review Of How Dare We! Write- A Multicultural Creative Writing Discourse, Wonbin Jung 2018 Nova Southeastern University

Stories To Be Told: A Qualitative Book Review Of How Dare We! Write- A Multicultural Creative Writing Discourse, Wonbin Jung

The Qualitative Report

How Dare We! Write – A Multicultural Creative Writing Discourse (Lee, 2017) is an anthology of the stories that writers of color and LGBTQAI+ writers have experienced and still are experiencing in the mainstream publishing world, academia, and everyday life. The book is broken into five themes in which each writer describes experiences of publishing work in the White publishing world. They describe their cultures in an imperialistic language, English, and create stories that they as people of color can relate to such as being rejected by mentors and publishers and eventually letting themselves heal from the wounds caused by being ...


The Devil You Don’T Know: A Spatial Analysis Of Crime At Newark’S Prudential Center On Hockey Game Days, Justin Kurland, Eric Piza 2018 Institute for Security and Crime Science - University of Waikato

The Devil You Don’T Know: A Spatial Analysis Of Crime At Newark’S Prudential Center On Hockey Game Days, Justin Kurland, Eric Piza

Journal of Sport Safety and Security

Inspired by empirical research on spatial crime patterns in and around sports venues in the United Kingdom, this paper sought to measure the criminogenic extent of 216 hockey games that took place at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ between 2007-2016. Do games generate patterns of crime in the areas beyond the arena, and if so, for what type of crime and how far? Police-recorded data for Newark are examined using a variety of exploratory methods and non-parametric permutation tests to visualize differences in crime patterns between game and non-game days across all of Newark and the downtown area. Change ...


Color Blindness: A Creative Exploration Designing For Sight Challenged Individuals, Kendall de Perrier-Lewis, Kimberly Morelli, Martin Kim 2018 Kent State University - Kent Campus

Color Blindness: A Creative Exploration Designing For Sight Challenged Individuals, Kendall De Perrier-Lewis, Kimberly Morelli, Martin Kim

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Our goal is to highlight the advantages of those who are affected by color blindness and who are visually impaired by developing a print pattern on constructed garments. Our customer we chose is a young adult male that has a colorblind disorder. The customer is one of ten percent of the male population that is colorblind. Our field research consists of primary and secondary sources. Primary sources consist of: a personal interview with people who are sight challenged by uncovering their needs and accommodations with apparel; reaching out to the sight challenged community and observing their life experience with sight ...


America's Immigrant Dream, Elie Ngandu 2018 Parkland College

America's Immigrant Dream, Elie Ngandu

The Diana McDonald Writer's Challenge

As an immigrant from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Elie Ngandu contrasts the immigrant perception of the United States as a land of opportunity to the perception, held by many disadvantaged Americans, of its being land of inequity, lacking avenues to move out of poverty. Elie acknowledges sympathy for Americans who come from a line of long-oppressed forebearers. He believes the U.S. is becoming the land it has long claimed to be, where people, no matter what background, can become successful through education and hard work. (Seth Mendelowitz)


Rrtc On Advancing Employment Composite Indicator Research, Frank A. Smith, ThinkWork! at the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston 2018 University of Massachusetts Boston

Rrtc On Advancing Employment Composite Indicator Research, Frank A. Smith, Thinkwork! At The Institute For Community Inclusion At Umass Boston

ThinkWork! Publications

What?
Analysis to describe the relationship between state employment system characteristics and employment outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Why?
To better understand higher-performing state employment systems.

How?
Researchers included individual indicators from 2013 for each state from its IDD and vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies. We also used American Community Survey data that looked at employment outcomes and education for individuals with cognitive disability between the ages of 22 to 30, i.e. individuals who recently aged out of eligibility for services under IDEA. The resulting composite indicator (CI) represents overall state employment system performance.


Income Segregation Across Schools And The Shapes Of School Attendance Zones, Kathleen Bryant 2018 College of William and Mary

Income Segregation Across Schools And The Shapes Of School Attendance Zones, Kathleen Bryant

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Given the direct influence of socioeconomic diversity in schools on student achievement, it is important to try to understand the causes of rising income segregation across schools. My paper assesses whether school attendance zone gerrymandering contributes to income segregation across public schools within 129 of the largest school districts in the United States. I compare income segregation levels between actual school attendance zones and hypothetical school attendance zones that would exist in the absence of gerrymandering to determine if current zone shapes contribute to segregation. I also test for correlations between income diversity within school attendance zones and the shapes ...


Working Relationship Between Clients And Agents At Stearns County Community Corrections, Catherine Fontana 2018 St. Cloud State University

Working Relationship Between Clients And Agents At Stearns County Community Corrections, Catherine Fontana

Criminal Justice Data

Stearns County Community Corrections surveyed its Clients for a month on the Client-Agent working relationship. The responses were on a 7-point scale with 1 being the lowest and 7 the highest. For ease of analysis, the responses were divided into low (1-3), medium (4-5) and high (6-7). The results were analyzed by question, program, age, gender, race, supervision time, and individual Agent. All results are available in table and graph form in the appendix. Lastly, Stearns County Community Corrections was compared to Ramsey County Community Corrections. Given the data available, a different categorization was used with low (1-3), medium (4 ...


Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (Miti), Himal Adhikari 2018 St. Cloud State University

Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (Miti), Himal Adhikari

Criminal Justice Data

This report summarizes interview data collected using MITI, by the Stearns County Community Corrections. The 42 interviews of corrections clients were held between 2015 and 2017. They were examined to determine the effectiveness of interviewing techniques using criteria established on the MITI form. Overall effectiveness measures are given, as well as correlations among some of the quantitative measurements.


Statistical Analysis Of The Adoption Of Conservation Practices In Midwest And Great Plains Agriculture, Regan Gilmore, Karina Schoengold 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Statistical Analysis Of The Adoption Of Conservation Practices In Midwest And Great Plains Agriculture, Regan Gilmore, Karina Schoengold

UCARE Research Products

Improving conservation in conventional agriculture is crucial for the sustainability of agricultural economies. The aim of this project is to identify factors correlated with agricultural producers adopting conservation practices on their land.

Producers tend to choose their tillage and cropping systems based on soil management and yield/productivity concerns. Reasons and concerns for using no-till vary by state. For example, producers in Iowa choosing their tillage system based on yield/productivity concerns are 9.8% less likely to use no-till, while producers in South Dakota with the same concerns are 21.5% more likely to use no-till.


A Quick, Free, Somewhat Easy-To-Read Introduction To Empirical Social Science Research Methods, Christopher S. Horne 2018 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

A Quick, Free, Somewhat Easy-To-Read Introduction To Empirical Social Science Research Methods, Christopher S. Horne

Open Educational Resources

A free, brief textbook to introduce students to the core concepts of empirical social science research methods, available in PDF (main download link) and EPUB (additional file below). This textbook has been used as the main textbook in an undergraduate social science research methods course (supplemented by many in-class exercises and research reports) and as the basis of a review in preparation for graduate-level study in research methods and program evaluation. A note to instructors: If you use this text in any way, whether as the primary text, a supplemental text, or a recommended resource, I ask only two small ...


Consumer Perception Of Sport Event Sponsors, Omar Olando Brown 2018 Liberty University

Consumer Perception Of Sport Event Sponsors, Omar Olando Brown

Masters Theses

The purpose of this study is to explore sport consumer’s perceptions of sport event sponsors, specifically concerning the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. This quantitative research surveyed 119 participants, employing a 24-questions survey instrument composed of Likert type and demographic questions. The data was analyzed to answer three specific research questions. The analysis of the data indicated although respondents fully supported the Olympics and believed athletes are using the product they endorsed, they believed the products must be beneficial to athletes. The findings also indicated respondents felt it was necessary for companies to support the Olympics, however they did not ...


Truckin’ Down The Principles-Focused Evaluation Road: A Review Of Michael Quinn Patton’S Principles-Focused Evaluation: The Guide, Anne W. Anderson 2018 University of South Florida, Tampa

Truckin’ Down The Principles-Focused Evaluation Road: A Review Of Michael Quinn Patton’S Principles-Focused Evaluation: The Guide, Anne W. Anderson

The Qualitative Report

This review of Michael Quinn Patton’s Principles-Focused Evaluation: The GUIDE (Patton, 2017a) examines the organizational structure of Patton’s book and notes the contributions of other evaluators who share their experiences in using principles-focused evaluation with a variety of programs, including ones serving homeless youth, ones seeking solutions to global food issues, and ones working to change journalism. The GUIDE provides a wealth of informative material about Patton’s model, an evaluative tool based on the acronym GUIDE—principles must Guide, be Useful, Inspire, be Developmental, and be Evaluable—plus practice exercises to encourage reflective processing of the material ...


Right Of Adoption For Same-Sex Parents, YouJia Chen 2018 Lesley University

Right Of Adoption For Same-Sex Parents, Youjia Chen

Lesley University Community of Scholars Day

The gay right has been one of the hot topics in the world, especially when the same-sex marriage legalized, there are few controversial topics still cannot be solved. I mainly discussed do same-sex parents have the right to have children or to be the adoptive parents. I have read several articles and research about how the same-sex parents affect their children, would their sexual orientation will affect the children etc. the result was the influence for children who grow in a homosexual family is same as heterosexual family, in conclusion, the same-sex parents definitely have the right to have children ...


Family Impact Seminar 2018: The Kids Are Not All Right: Policy Options To Address Youth Trauma In Massachusetts, Denise A. Hines Ph.D, Laurie Ross Ph.D, Marianne Sarkis Ph.D 2018 Clark University

Family Impact Seminar 2018: The Kids Are Not All Right: Policy Options To Address Youth Trauma In Massachusetts, Denise A. Hines Ph.D, Laurie Ross Ph.D, Marianne Sarkis Ph.D

Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise

Family Impact Seminars are a series of annual seminars, briefing reports, and discussion sessions that provide up-to-date, solution-oriented research on current issues for state legislators and their aides. The seminars provide objective, nonpartisan research on current issues and do not lobby for particular policies. Seminar participants discuss policy options and identify common ground where it exists.

The Kids are NOT All Right: Policy Options to Address Youth Trauma in Massachusetts is the ninth Massachusetts Family Impact Seminar. Today’s seminar is designed to emphasize a family perspective in policymaking on issues related to early intervention in childhood trauma, sex trafficking ...


A Review Of Using Think-Aloud Interviews And Cognitive Labs In Educational Research, Melanie Kinskey 2018 Nova Southeastern University

A Review Of Using Think-Aloud Interviews And Cognitive Labs In Educational Research, Melanie Kinskey

The Qualitative Report

In this book, Leighton (2017) describes two methods of qualitative interviewing that provide researchers an opportunity “to present observable indicators (evidence) of phenomena that are technically unobservable” (p. 14). Leighton (2017) describes the procedures for conducting and analyzing think-aloud interviews, which are used to understand problem solving processes; and cognitive laboratories, which provide insight into comprehension and understanding. Through the use of examples of verbal reports, Leighton (2017) provides readers with step-by-step processes which prepare researchers to be well equipped for collecting and analyzing interview data.


Teacher Interculturality In An English As A Second Language Elementary Pull-Out Program: Teacher As Broker In The School’S Community Of Practice, Carmen Durham 2018 Michigan State University

Teacher Interculturality In An English As A Second Language Elementary Pull-Out Program: Teacher As Broker In The School’S Community Of Practice, Carmen Durham

The Qualitative Report

This case study investigated how one teacher, Lidia (a pseudonym), used her own cross-cultural experiences to socially and academically assist elementary school students who were crossing cultural boundaries of their own. This study used ethnographic interviews and classroom observations to explore Lidia’s experiences and struggles as she crossed cultural boundaries and built intercultural competence and how those experiences related to her teaching methods. Lidia used stories, multicultural images, and the students’ home languages so that her students could become confident in their multicultural and multilingual identities instead of solely assimilating. Teaching interculturally for Lidia meant empowering students to balance ...


An Exploration Of Power, Race, And Higher Education: A Cross-Cultural Parallel Narrative, Book Review, Kathleen Rose McGovern 2018 University of Georgia

An Exploration Of Power, Race, And Higher Education: A Cross-Cultural Parallel Narrative, Book Review, Kathleen Rose Mcgovern

The Qualitative Report

Power, Race, and Higher Education: A Cross-Cultural Parallel Narrative by Kakali Bhattacharya and Norman K. Gillen (Kent) provides readers with scenarios from the authors’ personal and academic lives through which they explore the major themes of the book (2016). These themes include researcher positionality, presenting research through ethnodrama, navigating academia, and pedagogical approaches to examining privilege. This review recommends the book for professors working with Master’s students or undergraduates to facilitate reflection on their positionality in relation to their students (in the case of pre-service teachers) or research participants.


Get Them To Click It! Increasing Online Survey Response Rate, Ryan Chung 2018 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus

Get Them To Click It! Increasing Online Survey Response Rate, Ryan Chung

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

In this interactive presentation, the presenter will be addressing challenges in administering online surveys and offering 20 strategies that may help attendees improve online survey response rates. At the end of this session, attendees should be able to identify several strategies to utilize in their own online survey data collection.


Analyzing The Scientific Interactions Of Islamic Azad University In The Field Of Humanities And Social Sciences Between 2010-2014, Zeynab Rezagholi Lalani Miss, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi Mrs 2018 Islamic Azad University, North Tehran

Analyzing The Scientific Interactions Of Islamic Azad University In The Field Of Humanities And Social Sciences Between 2010-2014, Zeynab Rezagholi Lalani Miss, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi Mrs

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This studies aim is to analyze the scientific interactions of Islamic Azad University in the field of humanities and social sciences between 2010-2014.

method:This study uses a co-occurrence analysis method in scientometrics as well as social network analysis to investigate the interactions governing scientific cooperation networks in the field of humanities and social sciences in Islamic Azad University.

Results:the collaboration network in the field of humanities and social sciences in Islamic Azad University has the density of 0.004that Masoud Hashemi,Saeed Sadeghi and Akbar Mohammadi are the important and influential authors in collaboration network of researchers at ...


Transformative Writing Steps For Poets To Prose Writers, Janie A. Hall 2018 Walden University

Transformative Writing Steps For Poets To Prose Writers, Janie A. Hall

The Qualitative Report

Diana Raab’s Writing for Bliss is a stimulating book that encourages and supports writing for passion based on reflection, truth, and freedom. The book was authored to provide prompts and techniques for writers on any level. The premise of the book began when Raab discovered writing was a healing mechanism for her and her late grandmother. Raab believes in the purity of writing for change and the seven-step plan as listed in the book. The purpose of this book was to serve as a reference for individuals who may consider transforming their lives through writing.


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