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Total Listing: 50 (Listed by the order of record adding time, Descending)

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Recorded at: 9/29/2017
Title State Variation in Certain Rules Governing Expert Witness Testimony
Citation Journal of Legal Economics., 2016; 23: 1:61-70, Horan K, and Schap D.. College of the Holy Cross
Description State statutory laws differ relative to four federal rules that govern expert witness testimony in federal courts. The state variation is classified as of mid-2016 and presented in tabular form. The tables show (a) state practices consistent with one or more of the federal rules; and (b) common and less common departures from the federal rules.
Faculty David Schap is professor of economics.
Student Kayla Horan, Holy Cross Class of 2018, participated in the research as a research assistant and coauthor during summer 2016. Horan spent fall 2016 as an academic intern at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, and has now returned to her studies at Holy Cross.
Funding The Office of the Dean at Holy Cross provided funding for summer research in 2016.

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Recorded at: 4/6/2017
Title An Agricultural Harvest Knowledge Survey to Distinguish Types of Expertise
Citation Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 2016; 60: 1:2048-2052, Meusel C, Grimm C, Gilbert S, Leucke G. Iowa State University
Description This work describes an agricultural harvest knowledge survey that was created for user research studies that observed experienced combine operators driving a combine simulator in virtual crop fields. Based on the success of this survey as a population segmentation tool, the authors recommend three criteria for the design of future knowledge surveys in other domains: (1) use real-world scenarios, (2) ensure question are neither too difficult nor too easy, and (3) ask the minimum number of questions to identify operator knowledge successfully. Future research aims to create a tool that can discern between system experts (with deep understanding of the system) and practice experts (who primarily have the wisdom of experience).
Faculty Stephen Gilbert is an assistant professor of industrial engineering. Greg Leucke is an associate professor in mechanical engineering.
Student Chase Meusel is currently a PhD student in human computer interaction (HCI) at Iowa State Unversity. Chase Grimm is currently a third-year undergraduate in industrial engineering at Iowa State University.
Funding The research was funded by John Deere.

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Recorded at: 4/6/2017
Title Antropólogo militante, pesquisador e/ou sujeito de estudo?
Citation Revista Antropologías del Sur, 2015; 1: 3:69-85, Virgilio, J. Federal University of Santa Catarina, New University of Lisbon
Description This paper refers to reflections produced after conducting fieldwork about Portuguese student demonstrations that happened between 2012 and 2013. It suggests a revision and reconstruction of methodological preconceptions while performing fieldwork in anthropology. It produces a theoretical review regarding research and activism in contemporary anthropology and opens a dialogue with what is observed in the field.
Faculty
Student Jefferson Virgílio is a PhD candidate at Lisbon University and conducted this research as an undergraduate at Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil.
Funding The research was supported by three Brazilian funds: FAPESC, CAPES and CNPq

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Recorded at: 12/21/2016
Title Smartphone Diffusion and Consumer Price Comparison Shopping Behavior: Implications for the Marketplace Fairness Act
Citation Economics Bulletin, 2016; 36: 3:1337-1353, Li I, Babajanova G, Tuomala M, Simonson RD. Minnesota State University Mankato
Description Taxation of e-commerce sales is a contested issue with a potentially large impact on sales tax revenue collected by local and state governments. We examine the impact of Nexus and effective online sales taxes on smartphone-assisted online purchases. We estimate that smartphone consumers are 6% more likely to comparison shop and 74% less likely to purchase from an online retailer if they live in a state with a Nexus sales tax. The implied tax elasticity of online purchases (6.8) is significantly higher than comparable recent estimates. These results suggest that local and state government forecasts of online sales tax revenue under the Marketplace Fairness Act legislation may be lower than previous estimates.
Faculty Ishuan Li is associate professor of economics, and Robert Simonson is professor of economics.
Student Guncha Babajanova is employed and is applying to PhD programs in finance and economics. Matthew Tuomala is an analyst at Reeher LLC.
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Recorded at: 9/28/2016
Title Institutional Constraints Limiting Social Services for Immigrants
Citation Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 2016; 14: 2:156-176, Browne S, Glass C, Holyoak G.. Utah State University
Description The study identifies the factors that constrain the resource provision activities of social service agencies for immigrants in Utah. Drawing on twenty-five in-depth interviews with the state’s social service providers, we found that despite providers’ commitment to serving immigrants, organizations remain significantly constrained due primarily to external coercive constraints including restrictive state laws and increasing competition over limited funding.
Faculty Christy Glass is a professor of sociology, and Shannon Browne is an assistant professor of social work.
Student Grant Holyoak was a junior majoring in sociology and economics when he participated in the project as an undergraduate research fellow. He is currently employed by a social service agency in Utah and will begin the next stage of his education in 2017.
Funding N/A

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Recorded at: 3/7/2016
Title "The Ukrainian Shatterbelt: A New Cold War?"
Citation Report dell'IsAg. Published by the Istituto di Alti Studi in Geopolitica e Scienze of Rome, Italy., 2014; 1: 30:Jalilov, M and Kelly, P.. Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
Description A "shatterbelt" is a region in conflict where outside larger states have entered to take sides in the strife. This vertical and horizontal structure defines a shatterbelt. The authors found this concept fits the current Ukrainian crisis. Six possible outcomes are presented; the authors predict the Russian intervention could prolong the structure well into the future, with Putin's ability to orchestrate the level of violence to his satisfaction.
Faculty Department of Social Sciences - Political Science; Phil Kelly is Professor of Political Science
Student Murad Jalilov originates from Azerbaijan and is presently a freshman student at Emporia State University of Kansas. He and Professor Kelly won an undergraduate research grant for summer 2014. Working in close unison, we research and wrote a manuscript than was published as a Report by the "Istituto di Alti Studi in Geopolitica e Scienze, a geopolitical think tank of Rome, Italy.
Funding Summer undergraduate/faculty research grant via Emporia State University of Kansas

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Recorded at: 3/7/2016
Title A Neo-Weberian Review Of The Criminal Courts: How The Bureaucratic State Creates Injustice
Citation Center For Scholastic Inquiry Journal of Behavioral Sciences 2014; 3: 23-41., 2014; 3: 3:23-41, Smith, S., Lanza-Kaduce, L., and Fockler, C.. Stetson University
Description This study combines Ritzer’s Neo-Weberian approach (2004) with Jurisprudence authorship (mainly Litowitz 2005) to derive a proposed model explaining how bureaucratic size affects judge decision making. The well-documented pathologies that bureaucracy creates (i.e. ritualism, limiting the rationality of the bureaucratic actor, dehumanization) are discussed and are accounted for in the model. The model is operationalized and tested with performance check-sheets (n=420) reviewing judge professional behavior across six different courthouses varying in size from smallest to largest. The data is analyzed using linear regression; the results suggest support for the model.
Faculty Sven Smith is an assistant professor of Sociology. Lonn Lanza-Kaduce is a professor of Law and Society.
Student Carly Fockler is an English major that is applying to law schools.
Funding N/A

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Recorded at: 3/7/2016
Title Rationales Concerning the Treatment of Federal Income Taxes in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation in the State Courts
Citation Journal of Legal Economics., 2014; 21: 1:85-117, Guest L, Schap D.. College of the Holy Cross
Description Awards of damages in certain tort cases are exempt from federal income taxes. Some state courts adjust awards in recognition of the tax advantage, while others do not. Based on a comprehensive survey of judicial reasoning in the various state courts, the study categorizes the varied rationales for the differing tax treatments and rationales as to whether juries ought to be instructed in the matter of taxes.
Faculty David Schap is Professor of Economics.
Student Lauren Guest is Holy Cross Class of 2013 and worked on the project as a research assistant during the summers of 2012 and 2013 as well as part of directed research courses in fall semester 2012 and spring semester 2013. Lauren now works for software startup company Trio Health, whose software tracks patient data for various chronic diseases.
Funding A grant from the May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust supported the summer research in 2012, and the Office of the Dean at Holy Cross funded the summer 2013 research.

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Recorded at: 3/7/2016
Title The Consequences of Overstating Fuel Economy
Citation The American Economist., 2015; 60: 1:52-62, Beck C, Schap D.. College of the Holy Cross
Description Economic analysis of law is applied to a series of theoretical variations of contract breach arising out of a factual case in which Hyundai Motor Co. overstated the fuel economy of its Elantra model. The variations present opportunities to bring to the fore the economic underpinnings of doctrines and norms suitable for setting damages in cases of contract breach.
Faculty David Schap is Professor of Economics.
Student Corey Beck is Holy Cross Class of 2013 and began the research as a term project in the course Law and Economics in fall 2012, developing it further during spring 2013 and jointly with her coauthor during summer 2014. Corey now works as an Investment Analyst in the Investment Office at Memorial Sloan Kettering, conducting performance analysis and investment due diligence.
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Recorded at: 3/7/2016
Title Overeducation and Employment Mismatch: Wage Penalties for College Degrees in Business
Citation Journal of Education for Business, 2014; 0: 1-7, Li I, Malvin M, Simonson RD.. Minnesota State University, Mankato
Description This study examined incidence of over-education and the associated market wage penalty across business related college majors in the United States. The study examined data from the American Community Survey (2010). The data showed wage penalty for over-educated college graduates varied significantly across business majors by gender. Controlling for age, experience, industry and occupation, the penalty for most over-educated business majors to vary between 4% to 14%. Over-educated female graduates with business degrees suffered lower wage penalty compared to over-educated females in other majors.
Faculty Ihsuan Li is an associate professor of economics. Robert Simonson is professor of economics.
Student Mathew Malvin is currently in a master program in urban planning at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Mathew undertook the study in his senior research seminar capstone course.
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Recorded at: 3/7/2016
Title Models for aggression by police officers to romantic partners and police partners
Citation International Journal of Police Science and Management., 2013; 15: 4:272-280, Can, S. H., Hendy M. H., Imbody, M.. Penn State University - Schuylkill
Description The purpose of the present study was to enhance understanding of police aggression in close relationships by comparing “models” of aggression suggested by Social Learning Theory including powerful others or peers from the "home family" (father, mother, siblings) and from the "police family" (supervisor, police partner). Participants included 120 police officers, who completed anonymous questionnaires to report aggression in each relationship using the 12-item Revised Conflict Tactics Scale. Multiple regression revealed that the set of "home family" and "police family" models of aggression explained 35.5% of the variance in romantic partner aggression and 59.1% of the variance in police partner aggression reported by officers, with aggression from the father and the police supervisor being the most significant models of aggression.
Faculty S. Hakan Can is an associate professor of criminal justice and Helen Hendy is professor of Psychology.
Student Meaghan Imbody was senior in Administration of Justice major, participated in the research for independent study credit. Meaghan is currently in the process to become Pennsylvania State Trooper.
Funding Penn State’s Faculty and Student Research Endowment grant supported the research.

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Recorded at: 3/7/2016
Title Knowledge of the LGBTQ Community and Opinion on Same-Sex Marriage
Citation Epistimi, 2014; 8: 31-39, Hodge B, Newberry C.. Capital University
Description This study measured how opinions on same-sex marriage are formed. It also investigated whether different sources of knowledge pertaining to the LGBTQ community yield different perspectives. The results show that political party, family values, TV and online news outlets, and personally knowing someone who identifies as LGBTQ significantly influences one’s opinion on same-sex marriage.
Faculty Suzanne Marilley is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Capital University.
Student Brittany Hodge is a recent graduate of Capital University (2014) with a degree in Political Science and Public Administration and a minor in Philosophy. She is now employed and is pursuing graduate programs. Carolyn Newberry is a senior majoring in Public Administration with minors in Management, Organizational Communication, and Political Science.
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Recorded at: 3/7/2016
Title The Crepuscule of the Russian Gas Oligopoly.
Citation Natural Gas Europe., 2014; 1: 7:Uribe, GA. SIT Study Abroad; Switzerland: International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy.
Description The research looks at how the geopolitics of natural gas supply and demand in the European Union has forced a policy of energy diversification for the sake of energy security, and what this means for the future of energy geopolitics on the continent especially with respect to Russia.
Faculty Although not co-authors, this student’s research was overseen by Gyula Csurgai, PhD; and Alexandre Lambert, PhD of SIT Study Abroad, a program of World Learning.
Student This article grew out of an independent study project that Gabriel undertook during the spring 2014 semester of an SIT Study Abroad program in Geneva, Switzerland, called Switzerland: International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy. Gabriel is currently a candidate for a B.A. in International Affairs with a concentration in Security Policy and Middle East Studies, with a minor in History at The Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University in Washington DC.
Funding Gabriel’s independently-funded research was supported by staff and faculty at several think tanks and universities including Sciences Po in Paris, Free University of Brussels, and The George Washington University

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Recorded at: 3/7/2016
Title Wage Net Discount Rates: 1981-2012
Citation Journal of Forensic Economics., 2014; 25: 2:153-174, Schap D, Baumann R, Guest L.. College of the Holy Cross
Description Time series properties of wage net discount rates are derived using three short-term interest rates. The three 1981-2012 series are found to be trend stationary, suitable for short-term forecasting. Two endogenously determined sub-series starting 1990:12 and 1994:05 exhibit stationary attributes about positive constants (not statistically different from zero), suitable for long-term forecasting
Faculty David Schap is Professor of Economics and Robert Baumann is Associate Professor of Economics.
Student Lauren Guest is Holy Cross Class of 2013 and worked on the project as a research assistant during the summer of 2013 as well as part of directed research courses in fall semester 2012 and spring semester 2013. Lauren now works for software startup company Trio Health, whose software tracks patient data for various chronic diseases.
Funding The Office of the Dean at Holy Cross provided funding for summer 2013 research.

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Recorded at: 2/27/2015
Title The Development of Integrated Terrestrial and Marine Pathways in the Argo-Saronic Region, Greece
Citation Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 2014; 41: 4:379-390, Newhard JML, Levine NS, Phebus AD.. College of Charleston
Description This study looks at a method of modeling pathways that integrates major factors (land, sea, and culture) that would be in play while considering medium- to long-distance travel in the Aegean. This test case explores the possible relationships between proposed routes for communication and identified coastal sites with parameters modeled in geographic information system that affect travel in cultural, marine, and terrestrial contexts.
Faculty James Newhard is Director of Archaeology and Associate Professor of Classics. Norm Levine is Associate Professor of Geology and Environmental Geosciences and Director of the Santee-Cooper GIS Laboratory.
Student Angelina Phebus received her MA in Classics in 2013 from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and currently teaches at McLaughlin Elementary School on Standing Rock Reservation.
Funding Research was support by a research grant from the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs and the Classical Archaeology Fund from the College of Charleston.

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Recorded at: 2/27/2015
Title Walking the Walk: Conceptual Foundations of the Sustainable Personality
Citation Journal of Cleaner Production., 2014; 8: 12:Pappas, E., Pappas, J. Sweeney, D.. James Madison University
Description Systems Theory in sustainability studies has normally not extended beyond environmental, economic, and social contexts. The role of the individual is critical to the success of sustainability efforts across other contexts. Sustainably Personality explores the fundamental conceptual foundations for sustainable behavior and the role of the individual in environmental, social, and economic sustainability. In particular, the challenge of empowering individuals to align their behaviors with their admirable values is explored.
Faculty Eric Pappas is a Professor of Integrated Science and Technology
Student Devon Sweeney graduated in May 2014. She worked on this project under a National Science Foundation grant (E. Pappas, PI)
Funding This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant EEC #1158728 (E. Pappas, PI).

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Recorded at: 2/27/2015
Title A projection of economic impact and benefits of a proposed tail system.
Citation KAHPERD Journal, 2014; 51: 2:58-71, Chen S, Mason ND, Cooper SC, Miller A.. Morehead State University
Description The purpose of this feasibility study was to justify the rationales for constructing the Dewey Lake Trail System (DLTS) with public funding. According to responses of 119 visitors of Jenny Wiley Festival, the majority (92%) of the respondents favored the idea of building the trail system. Results also suggested the trail project may generate an annual economic impact of $1.7M to Floyd County, KY and attracts many to engage in fishing, walking/hiking, camping, horseback riding, and cultural festivals and events. The building of the DLTS would be an ideal, feasible and profitable endeavor to pursue.
Faculty Steve Chen is an associate professor of sport management.
Student Nicholas Mason is a senior sport management major, who has participated in the study as an Undergraduate Research Fellow. Nicholas is currently in a substitute at a middle school in Ohio.
Funding The project was supported by the Office of Center for Regional Engagement of Morehead State University.

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Recorded at: 2/27/2015
Title Burnout and Death Anxiety in Hospice Social Workers
Citation Journal of Social Work in End-Of-Life & Palliative Care, 2014; 10: 3:219-239, Quinn-Lee L, Olson-McBride L, Unterberger A.. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Description The purpose of this study was threefold: determine the prevalence of burnout and death anxiety among hospice social workers; examine associations between burnout and death anxiety; and explore the factors which may contribute to the development of death anxiety and burnout. Participants completed four items: the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey (MBI-HSS), the Death Anxiety Questionnaire (DAQ), a demographic questionnaire, and a set of open-ended questions. Three key themes emerged: (a) personal interest in hospice social work developed a variety of ways; (b) although death anxiety decreased from exposure and understanding of the death process, there was increased death anxiety surrounding working with certain patients; and (c) burnout was primarily related to workload or difficult cases.
Faculty Dr. Lisa Quinn-Lee is an assistant professor in social work. Dr. Leah Olson-McBride is an associate professor in social work.
Student April Unterberger is a senior social work student graduating in December 2014.
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Recorded at: 2/27/2015
Title Undergraduate Internship Expectations: Strategic Encouragement of Student Involvement
Citation Student Pulse., 2013; 5: 12:Burns, M.K., Aitkenhead, J., Frederick, C.M., & Huddy, S.. Sierra Nevada College
Description The current study examined internship participation at the undergraduate level. Undergraduates were randomly sampled and questioned about their participation in internships via an electronic survey and focus groups. Self report results showed undergraduates were interested in internships given expected benefits (e.g., skill development, workforce preparation, etc.) but did not always follow through with participation given the presence of hurdles (e.g., relevance to major, time commitment, etc.).
Faculty Christina M. Frederick, Ph.D., is the Psychology Program Chair at Sierra Nevada College (SNC). Shannon Huddy is an Assistant Professor in the Business department at SNC.
Student Margaret K. Burns graduated magna cum laude from SNC, in 2014, with a Bachelors degree in psychology. Margaret is currently working in her field of study prior to graduate school. Jaime Aitkenhead graduated summa cum laude from SNC, in 2013, with a Bachelors degree in business administration. Jaime is currently working with an accounting firm.
Funding This research was conducted during the 2012-2013 school year as a part of an internal grant focused on undergraduate research and was funded by SNC. This work was published in Student Pulse in November of 2013.

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Recorded at: 2/27/2015
Title Case Law Concerning the Treatment of Federal Income Taxes in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation in the State Courts
Citation Journal of Legal Economics., 2014; 20: 85-123, Guest, L, and Schap, D.. College of the Holy Cross
Description Awards of damages in certain tort cases are exempt from federal income taxes. Some state courts adjust awards in recognition of the tax advantage, while others make no adjustment. A comprehensive survey of each state’s judicial reasoning in the matter is presented, including opinion as to whether juries ought to be instructed in the matter of taxes.
Faculty David Schap is Professor of Economics.
Student Lauren Guest is Holy Cross Class of 2013 and worked on the project as a research assistant during the summers of 2012 and 2013 as well as part of directed research courses in fall semester 2012 and spring semester 2013. Lauren now works for software startup company Trio Health, whose software tracks patient data for various chronic diseases.
Funding A grant from the May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust supported the summer research component in 2012.

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Recorded at: 7/9/2014
Title Smoothing the Transition to Adulthood: Creating Ongoing Supportive Relationships among Foster Youth
Citation Children and Youth Services Review., 2014; 37: 1-8, Nesmith A, Christophersen K.. University of St. Thomas
Description Foster youth who age-out of the system are at high risk of serious negative outcomes after transitioning to adulthood, with few empirically-tested interventions to address the problem. This study assessed the effectiveness of a model that engages the youth social networks and is focused on youth empowerment. In a sample of 88 foster youth, those exposed to the model felt more empowered, had a wider variety of supportive adults, and could better regulate their emotions than those in a comparison group
Faculty Ande Nesmith is an assistant professor of social work.
Student Kaitlin Christophersen is a senior,double-majoring in social work and Spanish at the University of St. Thomas. She conducted the research over the last two years as a research assistant.
Funding This research was supported by Family Alternatives, Inc.

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Recorded at: 7/9/2014
Title Late Acheulean technology and cognition at Boxgrove, UK
Citation Journal of Archaeological Science, 2014; 41: 576-590, Stout D, Apel J, Commander J, Roberts M.. Emory University
Description This study examined ancient (500,000 years old) stone tools from the site of Boxgrove in order to draw inferences about the skill, understanding, and cognitive capacities of pre-modern (Homo heidelbergensis) tool-makers. Qualitative and quantitative (size and shape) attributes of the Boxgrove artifacts were compared to the experimental products of modern inexperienced, novice and expert stone tool-makers. Results demonstrate the expert application of relatively complex tool-making techniques at Boxgrove and have implications for understanding the neurocognitive substrates, social transmission, and spatiotemporal distribution this pre-human technology.
Faculty Dietrich Stout is an assistant professor of anthropology.
Student Julia Commander participated in this research as a volunteer for several years in my lab including one year (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012) as a Scholarly Inquiry and Research at Emory (SIRE) Research Partner. Julia was an anthropology major who graduated in 2013. She has held internships at the Hirshhorn and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, and is currently applying to graduate programs in Museum Conservation.
Funding This research was funded by the European Union project HANDTOMOUTH and by research grants from the Wenner-Gren and Leakey Foundations awarded to Dr. Stout.

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Recorded at: 4/3/2014
Title Self-selection and variations in the laboratory measurement of other-regarding preferences across subject pools: evidence from one college student and two adult samples
Citation 2013; Vol 16, Issue 2, pp. 170-189, Anderson J, Burks SV, Carpenter J, Goette L, Maurer K, Nosenzo D, Potter R, Rocha K, Rustichini A. University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM)
Description This study measures the willingness of subjects to behave “pro-socially” by benefiting an anonymous other at a net personal material cost in a standard behavioral economics experiment. We examine three subject pools: self-selected college students, self-selected adults (townspeople), and non-self-selected adults (trainee truckers). We find that neither self selection nor “approval seeking” affect the aggregate proportion of pro-social behaviors among adults, and that students are distinctively different from adults in that they have a much lower incidence of pro-sociality. This suggests that the use of self-selected college student samples does not cause pro-sociality to be overestimated.
Faculty Jon Anderson is a professor of statistics at UMMStephen Burks is an associate professor of economics and management at UMMLorenz Goette is a professor of economics at the University of LausanneDaniele Nosenzo is a lecturer at the University of NottinghamAldo Rustichini is a professor of economics at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Student Karsten Maurer (UMM ’09) is a doctoral student in statistics at Iowa State UniversityRuth Potter (UMM ’13) is employed in healthcare services. Kim Rocha (UMM ’11) is a employed at an engineering firm serving the telecommunications industry.
Funding Support was from the MacArthur Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, the Trucking Industry Program (Georgia Tech), the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, the Leverhulme Trust, the University of Nottingham, and UMM.

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Recorded at: 4/3/2014
Title An examination of behavioral data and testing scores as indicators of student-athletes’ academic success.
Citation KAHPERD, 2013; 51: 1:34-43, Chen S, Mason N, Middleton S, Salazar W.. Morehead State University
Description The researchers examined behavioral data and testing scores of 186 NCAA Division-I student-athletes to verify the best indicators of student-athletes’ academic performance for balancing academic achievement and athletic participation. It was found that participants’ academic performance (grade point average) was found to be positively correlated (p < .01; Pearson r = .497) with the time spent attending classes and studying, and negatively correlated with the time spent in competition and practice and leisure activities (p < .01; Pearson r = -.357). The results showed the importance of balancing student-athletes’ academic and athletic life. The researchers provided further discussion and practical suggestions on how to work with student-athletes concerning this conundrum.
Faculty Steve Chen is an associated professor of Management and Marketing, Morehead State University
Student Nick Mason is currently a Senior of Morehead State University’s Sport Management program. Nick has been an undergraduate research fellow for the last three years working with his mentor, Steve Chen.
Funding The project was funded by the Center for Regional Engagement of Morehead State University

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Recorded at: 4/3/2014
Title Student-athletes' perceptions and concerns regarding the use of social network media.
Citation The NCAAHPERD Journal, 2013; 48: 1:30-43, Chen S, Snyder S, Worrell E, Tater SA.. Morehead State University
Description This study examined 218 student-athletes’ perceptions (males = 114, females = 104) about the use of social networking media (SNM) for the purpose of identifying effective strategies for regulating this innovative communication tool. The self-developed questionnaire basing on the literature review covered four major aspects: (a) demographic information, (b) general perceptions on the use of SNM, (c) ratings on the perceived benefits of SNM, and (d) the athletes’ acceptance of those who are invited to their social networking circle. The results indicated that the two best predictors of the participants’ overall satisfaction toward the use of SNM were “use-pattern and behavior” and “social and marketing function.” Four practical strategies for monitoring athletes’ SNM usage were suggested.
Faculty Steve Chen is an associated professor of Management and Marketing, Morehead State University
Student Both Evan Worrell and Stephanie Teater are graduates of Morehead State University’s Sport Management program. They also both worked with their mentor, Steve Chen, as undergraduate research fellows. Stephanie is currently pursuing a law degree. Evan is a sales representative of a sport apparels company in Lexington, Kentucky.
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Recorded at: 4/3/2014
Title Articulation rate: Effects of age, fluency, and syntactic structure.
Citation Revista de Logopedia, Foniatría y Audiología., 2013; 33: 55-63, McKee C, McDaniel D, Garrett, MF, Lozoraitis C, Mutterperl, MS.. University of Arizona and University of Southern Maine
Description This study reports findings on articulation rates in children (3 to 8;11) and adults. It showed (1) adult rates were faster than child rates, (2) dysfluency affected the rate of the fluent parts of the utterance differently in children and adults, and (3) rates for relative and conjoined clause structures differed from each other and across age groups. This suggests development in the sentence planning system.
Faculty Cecile McKee (U of A) and Dana McDaniel (USM) are professors of linguistics, and Merrill F. Garrett (U of A) is a professor of psychology.
Student Cheri Lozoraitis was a senior linguistics major at USM, who is currently in the process of applying to graduate programs. Matt Mutterperl is a senior double major in linguistics and psychology at the U of A. Both students participated in the research for independent study credit.
Funding Partial support for this research was provided by National Science Foundation grants BCS-0822558 and BCS-0822457 to McKee, Garrett, and McDaniel. This included an REU supplement to fund Cheri’s participation.

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Recorded at: 4/3/2014
Title Total Offset and Medical Net Discount Rates: 1981-2012
Citation Journal of Forensic Economics, 2013; 24: 2:191-204, Schap, D, Guest, L, Kraynak, A.. College of the Holy Cross
Description Medical net discount rates (MNDRs) are calculated based on the medical Consumer Price Index and using annual percentage yields on various U.S. Treasury securities of short duration. Stationarity and other time-series properties are tested for each series. The somewhat mixed results are more supportive of “total offset” (i.e., a zero MNDR) than previously published research findings have been.
Faculty David Schap is Professor of Economics.
Student Lauren Guest is Holy Cross Class of 2013 and began work on the project as a research assistant during summer 2012 and continued her participation as part of directed research courses in fall semester 2012 and spring semester 2013. Lauren now works for Trio Health, whose software tracks patient data for various chronic diseases. Andrew Kraynak is Holy Cross Class of 2012 and initiated the research as part of his Economics Department honors thesis research during fall semester 2011 and continued the work as part of a directed research project during spring semester 2012. Andrew is now a U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer.
Funding A grant from the May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust supported the summer research component in 2012.

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Recorded at: 12/5/2013
Title Developing a Student Employee Leadership Program: The Importance of Evaluating Effectiveness
Citation Recreational Sports Journal., 2013; 37: 1:2-13, Tingle JK, Cooney C, Asbury SE, Tate S.. Trinity University
Description This study examined the effectiveness of a leadership development program using a quasi-experimental design. Data were collected in two phases and measured the growth of each student’s leadership capabilities as reported using the Student Leadership Practices Inventory. Results revealed that the level of intervention significantly affected growth in the student’s leadership capacity. As campus recreation programs are increasingly required to quantify their impact, the results of this study can be useful for both practitioners and researchers. Specifically, the findings indicate that meaningful growth transpires only when leadership lessons are imparted using an long-term approach.
Faculty Jacob K. Tingle is an assistant professor of the practice in the school of business and the director of the sport management minor. Seth E. Asbury is an associate athletic director at Trinity and Sheldon Tate is an assistant director of campus recreation at Texas Christian University.
Student Christina Cooney was a student researcher for two years with Jacob Tingle in her role as a McNair Scholar at Trinity. She graduated in May 2013 and is currently pursing an MBA in management at Metropolitan University in Denver, CO.
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Recorded at: 12/5/2013
Title Examining recycling container attributes and household recycling practices.
Citation Resources, Conservation and Recycling., 2013; 75: 32-40, Lane G, Wagner TP.. University of Southern Maine
Description This paper examined the influence of the attributes of recycling containers on recycling rates, participation rates, and set-out rates. As communities spend considerable sums on containers, and likely have only one opportunity, it is crucial to know what attributes (e.g., size, shape, color, mobility, convenience, etc.) can maximize the amount of recyclables collected. The study found that the major positive attributes were larger containers and wheeled containers.
Faculty Travis Wagner is an associate professor of environmental science and policy.
Student Gordon Lane was an undergraduate student majoring in environmental science. He began work on this project in 2011 as a work study student. I was able to use some of my funds from a professional develop award to support Gordon as a research assistant. In recognition of his amazing work, I made him first author. Gordon is currently employed full time in the field and has expressed interest in going to graduate school in the future.
Funding There was no dedicated funding for this research.

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Title Historical Net Discount Rates: Amended and Reinterpreted
Citation Journal of Legal Economics., 2012; 19: 1:17-36, Kraynak A, Schap D.. College of the Holy Cross
Description Historical wage and medical net discount rate series of the kind previously published are truncated for sake of consistency with the circa 1980 Federal Reserve policy shift and revised to reflect US Supreme Court admonitions regarding best forensic economic practice. The implications of the newly reported series for applied forensic economic work are discussed.
Faculty David Schap is professor of economics.
Student Andrew Kraynak, Holy Cross Class of 2012, began the research as a research assistant during summer 2011 and completed it as part of a directed research project during spring 2012. Andrew currently is training in the US Navy SEAL program.
Funding A grant from the May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust supported the summer research component.

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Title A geoinformatic approach to the collection of archaeological survey data
Citation Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 2013; 40: 1:3-17, Newhard JML, Levine NS, Phebus AD, Littlefield J, Craft S.. College of Charleston
Description This paper explores the integration of GIS technology with archaeological survey, focusing on two case studies from central Anatolia. The methodology allows for expediency and accuracy in data recording, enabling refined analyses of anthropogenic and environmental phenomena.
Faculty Newhard is associate professor of classics; Levine is associate professor of geology.
Student Phebus is completing an MA in classical archaeology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Littlefield is in doctoral program in anthropology and member of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University. Craft is a doctoral student in archaeology in the Joukowsky Institute for the Ancient World, Brown University.
Funding Research was supported by Summer Undergraduate Research with Faculty (SURF) awards and grants from the Faculty R&D Committee and the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs, College of Charleston

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Title The Use of an iPad to Promote Kindergartners' Alphabet Recognition and Letter Sound Correspondence
Citation Practically Primary., 2013; 18: 1:24-26, Huang SH, Clark N, Wedel W.. Midwestern State University
Description This study employed a case study method to investigate effectiveness of the iPad’s application that fosters literacy development and learning for struggling readers at the primary grade. Two kindergarten students, who have been diagnosed as struggling readers and as having ADHD, participate in tutoring sessions over the course of the semester. The researchers worked with each student individually on a weekly basis using the iPad’s software applications, such as the ABC Matching game, Alphabet Learn, Alphabet Tracing, and ABC Go Go, etc. By the end of the semester, both students were able to identify the letters of the alphabet, and to distinguish the differences between letters and sounds by hearing, seeing, playing, and writing letters and words in meaningful ways.
Faculty SuHua Huang is an assistant professor of reading education at Midwestern State University.
Student Nicole Clark and Whitney Wedel participated in this project in the spring, 2012. Both of them are currently employed as classroom teachers in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Funding The research project was supported by the West College of Education of Midwestern State University.

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Title 'Difficult to Repair': Applying African Models for Transitional Justice to Peace and Restoration Prospects in the DRC
Citation African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review., 2013; 1: 3:56-82, Klosterboer B, Hartmann-Mahmud L.. Centre College
Description This paper highlights the limits of applying macro-level peace and reconciliation strategies to the Congolese situation and asserts that political, economic, and social cleavages at the local level continue to fuel national instability. The study draws on African experiences of transitional justice in Sierra Leone and Rwanda to offer specific lessons on how institutions at multiple levels of analysis can work together to foster peace and accountability.
Faculty Lori Hartmann-Mahmud is the Hower Associate Professor of International Studies
Student Brian Klosterboer is the primary author of this article. He conducted the research throughout the year 2011-12 for his senior thesis project with support from the John C. Young scholars program at Centre College. Brian is currently in Uganda on a Fulbright Research Grant, studying the relationship between the media and peace-building.
Funding The John C. Young program supports senior research for a small number of highly qualified students (usually 6-10 per year), of which Brian was one in 2011-12.

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Title Exploring Perceptions and Intentions of Code-Switching Among Bilingual Spanish-English Speakers
Citation Proceedings of the National Conference of Undergraduate Research 2013, 2013; 1: Cooper, GF. Eastern Washington University
Description The United States is an increasingly multilingual place and this research explores how bilingual and multilingual speakers mix languages when they communicate, a process called code-switching. By conducting a series of in-depth semi-structured interviews it examines perceptions and understandings of code-switching in bilingual English-Spanish communication in the Inland Northwest. As a whole, this study suggests that views of code-switching, particularly Spanish-English code-switching are changing rapidly within the United States.
Faculty Dr. Julia Smith is a full professor of Anthropology.
Student Grace Fay Cooper began this research in the summer of 2012 as a McNair Scholar at Eastern Washington University. She is currently working on finishing her two undergraduates degrees in Anthropology and Spanish. Grace plans to pursue her PhD and continue her research through graduate school.
Funding This research was funded by the Tiro Ronald E. McNair Scholars Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program at Eastern Washington University

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Title Teacher influence on book selection of third grade students
Citation Georgia Journal of Reading, 2012; 35: 1:24-28, Delony S, Hathorn K.. Abilene Christian University
Description This comparative study explored the ways that two teachers taught students to select books and the impact of those lessons. Analysis of observation and interview data suggests that students who were taught to select books based on personal interests demonstrated higher levels of self-efficacy and intrinsic motivation to read. Conversely, students who were taught to use external criteria for choosing books demonstrated an external locus of control and relied on external motivation for reading.
Faculty Sheila Delony is an assistant professor of teacher education.
Student Katie Hathorn, a junior elementary education major, was independently motivated to participate in the research project in 2010. Katie is currently teaching first grade in a public elementary school in Texas.
Funding Departmental funding supported the research.

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Title Mobile Classrooms: Using Mobile Devices to Enhance BSW Education
Citation The Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, 2013; 49: Baldridge SB, McAdams AC, Reed A, Moran A.. Abilene Christian University
Description This study examined and evaluated the use of mobile learning and remote-teaching (teaching content to students outside of traditional face-to-face settings) to that of traditional teaching methods. Using mobile devices and social media, this study examined whether or not social work curriculum could be taught effectively to students outside of static online or classroom environments.
Faculty Stephen Baldridge is the Baccalaureate Social Work Program director and assistant professor.
Student Alex Reed is currently in the baccalaureate program of social work and in the process of applying to graduate school.
Funding The research was funded by an internal mobile research grant at Abilene Christian University.

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Title Una nueva oportunidad en la investigación del Ejército guatemalteco en el Archivo General de Centro América
Citation Mesoamérica., 2012; 54: 126-136, Schlewitz AJ, Fegel HL.. Archivo General de Centro América
Description This essay describes military documents that the Archivo General de Centro América made accessible to the public in 2009, which are largely administrative. The essay also discusses the challenges of working with this collection as well as its promise for researchers interested in reconstructing an institutional history of the Guatemalan military.
Faculty Andrew J. Schlewitz is assistant professor of Latin American Studies
Student Heidi L. Fegel is a senior undergraduate majoring in Spanish and minoring in Latin American Studies. She worked with Dr. Schlewitz in the Archivo General de Centro América as a 'Student Summer Scholar' in 2011. She is currently finishing an Honor's Thesis based on this archival research. After graduating, she plans to earn an MA in Latin American Studies.
Funding Grand Valley State University's Student Summer Scholarship program and its Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence funded Schlewitz and Fegel's two months of research in Guatemala.

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Title The Impact of Homeschooling on the Adjustment of College Students
Citation International Social Science Review., 2012; 87: 1:19-34, Drenovsky CK, Cohen, I.. Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Description This research investigates whether such stereotypes have any lasting effect on students’ adjustment in college. An online survey resulted in a sample of 185 college students from a variety of colleges and universities, both public and private. Results indicate that compared to traditionally educated students, college students who were homeschooled do not have significant differences in self-esteem, and they have significantly lower levels of depression than college students with no homeschooling in their background. This research also revealed that homeschooled students report higher grades in college and they evaluate their entire college experience more positively than traditionally educated students.
Faculty Dr. Cynthia Drenovsky is a professor of sociology at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.
Student Isaiah Cohen conducted this research in 2011 as part of the requirements for an undergraduate course in sociological survey methodology. He received his B. A. from Shippensburg University in December, 2011 with a major in political science and a minor in sociology. He is currently applying to graduate schools.
Funding Isaiah Cohen received a Shippensburg University Undergraduate Research Grant to fund this project.

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Title The Effect of Monetary Policy on Real Commodity Prices: A Re-examination
Citation The Journal of Economics (MVEA)., 2012; 38: 1:1-21, Thomson AS, Summers PM.. Texas Tech University
Description The paper re-evaluated a recent claim that expansionary monetary policy results in higher inflation-adjusted commodity prices. After addressing several econometric problems in the original study, we found very little evidence of such an effect.
Faculty Peter M Summers was an assistant professor in economics, and is now at High Point University.
Student Amanda Thomson was an Honors student in economics, and graduated in 2010. She is now a law student at the University of Texas at Austin.
Funding The research was supported by an undergraduate research fellowship from the Texas Tech University Honors College, awarded to Amanda.

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Title Possibilities and Challenges in Using Children’s Literature to Teach Foreign Languages to Elementary Students
Citation Fourth International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies Proceedings, edited by L. Chova, I. Torres, A. Martínez. Spain: IATED., 2012; 1: Liwanag MPSU, Shuman, M.. State University of New York at Geneseo
Description This article describes using bilingual children 's literature to teach foreign languages to elementary students. Krashen’s (2003) comprehensible input framework provided a structure for bridging foreign language teaching and second language acquisition in a purposeful way. Among the benefits of using children 's literature to teach foreign language includes elementary students understanding and using Spanish and French greetings, basic conversation, simple phrases, and songs while also learning in the company of other children.
Faculty Maria Perpetua Socorro U. Liwanag is an assistant professor of literacy at the Ella Cline Shear School of Education, State University of New York at Geneseo.
Student Marisa Shuman is a Math and Spanish secondary education major at the Ella Cline Shear School of Education. She is student teaching this Fall 2012.
Funding The research was supported by the Geneseo Foundation Undergraduate Research Grant which was awarded to Marisa Shuman.

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Title Assessment of the SENCER teaching model at Indiana State University after two years.
Citation Sci Educ Civ Engage: An Intl J., 2012; 4: 1:92-99, Rosene, P.J., Alexander, M.R., Speer, J.H.. Indiana State University
Description We gathered data on our SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) Environmental Science courses for two years. We used SIR data and the Student Assessment of Learning gains from ENVI 110 and ENVI 460 courses. From these data we determined that SENCER has improved student learning at ISU. This article is significant, because it is one of a few data-driven assessments of curriculum change that show real improvement in student learning gains.
Faculty Dr. James Speer is Professor of Geography and Geology in the Dept of Earth and Environmental Systems.
Student Peter Rosene was a Junior then Senior during the research and was a senior when the paper was published. He was working as part of the SENCER Student Leadership Team. His major is Political Science/Pre-Law. He graduated in May 2012 and is currently looking into graduate schools.
Funding This work was mainly funded through the Indiana State University Strategic Plan.

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Title Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Student Presenters’ Perceptions of Mentoring and Conference Presentation by Generational Status and Sex
Citation PURM., 2012; 1: 2:Mekolichick J, Bellamy J. Radford University
Description This paper presents the results of an online survey of undergraduates (N = 59) who presented at a regional or national conference, focusing on differences by college generational status and sex. Students found their mentoring and presentational experiences beneficial. Some differences are observed when comparing college generational status and sex.
Faculty Jeanne Mekolichick is associate professor and chair of sociology and director of the Center for Social and Cultural Research
Student Jess Bellamy participated in an independent study project in spring 2011 to conduct this research. She is currently employed a research assistant in the Washington DC area.
Funding The research was supported by a Radford University Faculty Summer Research Award.

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Title Assessment of the SENCER Teaching Model at Indiana State University After Two Years
Citation Sci Educ & Civic Engagement: An Intl Jrnl, 2012; 4: 1:92-99, Rosene, PJ, Alexander, MR, and Speer, JH. Indiana State University
Description An ssessment of ISU 's SENCER program in ENVI 110 and ENVI 460 after two years using the SENCER Teaching Model. It ties into many of the goals of the ISU strategic plan from experiential learning to assessment. We found that the SENCER Teaching Model has had made a significant difference in student experience. Student have mostly positive things to say about the courses and the negative statements are often ones that we cannot change such as “Science is hard”. Overall, we conclude that we have been successful engaging undergraduate students with the SENCER Teaching Model and improving their experience in our foundational studies science requirement.
Faculty James H. Speer is a professor of Geography and Geology.
Student Peter Rosene (Junior Political Science and Pre-Law major) completed this work through his position on the SENCER Student Leadership Team. He is graduating with his May. Peter is still deciding what he will do after graduation.
Funding This work was funded through the ISU Strategic Plan and through the national SENCER group through a National Science Foundation CCLI grant.

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Title Constructive deviance: striving toward organizational change in healthcare
Citation J Mixed Met. Res., 2010; 5: 1-11, Galperin BL, Robbins, DL.. University of Tampa
Description Constructive deviance is becoming increasingly important in businesses today because constructive deviants can bring about positive changes. Unlike much of the literature on workplace deviance which focuses on dysfunctional behavior such as antisocial behavior and workplace aggression, constructive deviants are employees who break the rules and norms but intend to benefit the organization. These individuals can play a key role in creating an organizational change and serve as future change agents. Given the increasing discussion on health care reforms, our paper explores the factors that relate to constructive deviance among physicians. Finally, practical implications and future research directions are discussed.
Faculty Bella L. Galperin is an Associate Professor of Management and Associate Director of the TECO Energy Center for Leadership at the University of Tampa.
Student Dana L. Robbins completed the paper during her senior year for one of her honor’s tutorial.Dana is currently studying law at Stetson University.
Funding She presented the paper at the Academic and Business Research Institute Conference, which was funded by the John H. Sykes College of Business at the University of Tampa.

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Title Exploring Students ' Perceptions of Research in the Learning Environment: A Partnership to Enhance Our Understanding of the Undergraduate Student Experience
Citation 2011; 185-200, Wuetherick B, McLaughlin L.. University of Alberta
Description This book chapter reported on two studies undertaken as a partnership between the Office of the Vice-President Research, represented by the first author, and the U of A Students ' Union, represented by the second author. The two studies explored undergraduate students ' perceptions of research and the role it should play in the undergraduate student learning environment. Arguing for the development of an inclusive, scholarly, knowledge-building community within universities, the findings articulated some of the key challenges faced as we work to embed undergraduate research across the disciplines in higher education.
Faculty Brad Wuetherick is the Program Director of the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness
Student Lisa McLaughlin was the Vice-President Academic for the Students ' Union, and a fourth year student at the University of Alberta when the study was completed. She is now employed as School Health Facilitator with the APPLE schools project with the U of A 's School of Public Health.
Funding The research was funded by the Office of the Vice-President (Research) at the U of A as well as the U of A Students ' Union

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Citation 2011; Erbey R, McLaughlin TF, Derby, KM, Everson M.. Gonzaga University
Description The present research evaluated the use of DI flashcards and reading racetracks on the math and sight word reading performance with three elementary students with learning disabilities. Large improvements were found when DI flashcards and or reading racetracks were employed.
Faculty McLaughlin and Derby are both full professors in the Department of Special Education and worked with Rachel and her master teacher (Everson). Mary Everson works in Spokane Pubic Schools as a special education resource room teacher, who consulted and work on this project in her classroom in Spokane Public Schools.
Student These data were collected by Rachel Erbey in the Spring of 2010 in an elementary resource room and presented as part of the requirements for an Endorsement in Special Education from Gonzaga University and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction in the State of Washington. Rachel teaches special education in the in the State of Alaska.
Funding Int. Elect J of El Ed, 2011; 3(3), 213-226. Retrieved from: http://www.iejee.com/index.html

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Title The multiple effects of direct instruction flashcards on sight word acquisition, passage reading, and errors for three middle school students with intellectual disabilities
Citation J Dev and Phys Dis., 2011; 21: 241-255, Ruwe K, McLaughlin TF, Derby KM, Johnson K.. Gonzaga University
Description Three middle school students with intellectual disabilities were taught sight words using DI flashcards. Changes in student performance were shown to be a function of the intervention. In addition, the passage reading data indicated a decreased likelihood that participants would inaccurately read their individual sight words in passage context.
Faculty T. F. McLaughlin and K. Mark Derby are full professors in the Department of Special Education. K. Johnson is a middle school special education teacher in the Spokane Public Schools.
Student K. Ruwe completed this data based project as part of her student teaching in special education. This project was used as documentation of mission of the Department of Special Education to develop preservice special education teachers who serve students with care, competence, and commitment. K Ruwe is currently a special education teacher
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Title The use of differential reinforcement to decrease the inappropriate verbalizations of a nine-year-old girl with autism.
Citation Elec J Ed Res. In Psych., 2011; 9: 183-196, Thompson M, McLaughlin TF, Derby KM.. Gonzaga University
Description The present case study examined the use of differential reinforcement to reduce the number of inappropriate verbalizations for a single elementary student with autism. The overall outcomes indicated large decreases in inappropriate verbalizations when differential reinforcement was applied across three academic settings. The procedures were seen as highly positive and effective by classroom staff
Faculty T. F. McLaughlin and K. Mark Derby are full professors in the Department of Special Education. K. Johnson is a middle school special education teacher in the Spokane Public Schools.
Student K. Ruwe completed this data based project as part of her student teaching in special education. This project was used as documentation of mission of the Department of Special Education to develop preservice special education teachers who serve students with care, competence, and commitment. K Ruwe is currently a special education teacher in the State of Washington.
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Title Awareness of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans: A Female Spouse/Intimate Partner Perspective
Citation Military Medicine, 2011; 176: 6:1-9, Buchanan C, Kemppainen J, Smith S, MacKain S, Cox C. University of North Carolina Wilmington
Description The present study examined perspective of female spouses/intimate partners regarding posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in returning Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans. The qualitative study used Flanagan's critical incident technique to obtain reports from participants recruited through a social group for military spouses and a university in southeastern North Carolina. Two-thirds of the participants reported not having received formal education about PTSD. In the event of PTSD treatment resistance, spouses/intimate partners reported they would suggest the need for treatment, issue an ultimatum, take action, or offer patience and support without taking any action.
Faculty Jeanne Kemppainen is the Irwin Belk Distinguished Professor of Nursing.
Student Cassandra Buchanan is currently employed as a staff nurse at Brynn Marr Hospital in Jacksonville, NC.
Funding The research was supported through a Paul E. Hosier Undergraduate Research and Creativity Fellowship from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, which was awarded to Cassandra

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Title Tech tools for teachers, by teachers: Bridging teachers and students.
Citation Wisconsin English Journal., 2011; 53: 1:24-28, Manning C, Brooks W, Crotteau V, Diedrich A, Moser J, and Zwiefelhofer A.. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Description It is easy to characterize the incorporation of 21st century literacy skills and technology into the classroom as a clash between the old and new. A more constructive approach, however, is to acknowledge the value of both old and new ways used together in order to meet students where they are, helping bring them forward in the technologies they are already using. As we contemplate what it means for students to be literate in the 21st century, we must pay particular attention to how literacy has evolved and continues to evolve. In using innovative tools to approach learning, students and teachers can work together to re-envision how school will function for the century to come.
Faculty Dr. Carmen Manning is an associate professor of English.
Student William Brooks, Vanessa Crotteau, Annelise Diedrich, Jessie Moser, and Amanda Zwiefelhofer are all pre-service students in Education.
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