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Data Analysis Using Regression Modeling: Visual Display And Setup Of Simple And Complex Statistical Models, Emil N. Coman, Maria A. Coman, Eugen Iordache, Russell Barbour, Lisa Dierker Sep 2013

Data Analysis Using Regression Modeling: Visual Display And Setup Of Simple And Complex Statistical Models, Emil N. Coman, Maria A. Coman, Eugen Iordache, Russell Barbour, Lisa Dierker

Yale Day of Data

We present visual modeling solutions for testing simple and more advanced statistical hypotheses in any research field. All models can be directly specified in analytical software like Mplus or R.

Data analysis in any substantive field can be easily accomplished by translating statistical tests in the intuitive language of regression-based path diagrams with observed and unobserved variables. All models we presented can be directly specified and estimated in analytical software.

Students can particularly benefit from being taught the simple regression modeling setup of the path analytical method, as it empowers them to apply the techniques to any data to test ...


Saving America: Religion And The Watergate Affair, David E. Settje Jun 2013

Saving America: Religion And The Watergate Affair, David E. Settje

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

This paper examines the intersection of religion and information delivery in the early 1970s, specifically regarding how Christian denominations reacted to the Watergate Scandal during Richard M. Nixon’s presidency. As church bodies determined to voice their opinions about the controversy swirling in the American political system, they first grappled with how best to communicate to a large audience, which included first, their lay constituencies, next their leadership networks and clergy, and finally the larger American public. Understanding how they engaged in this communication at that time can assist scholars today who study the past and want to examine it ...


Perceptions Of Mexican Residents In Oregon About Mexican Politics, Anabel López Salinas May 2013

Perceptions Of Mexican Residents In Oregon About Mexican Politics, Anabel López Salinas

Student Research Symposium

In 2012, the Mexican Consulate in Portland, Oregon, through the local Spanish press announced the guidelines for participating in the election of the president of Mexico held in July of that year. Despite the efforts made by the Mexican authorities to promote voting, 22 interviews with Mexicans living in Oregon determined that the migrant population lacks the necessary tools to exercise their vote from this state. Most respondents think that the Mexican state by not facilitating their participation by providing those required tools, forget the enormous economic contributions of migrants to the country. Oregon is a new destination for Mexican ...


Post-Revolution Language Change In The Libyan Media: Tamahaq News Broadcast, Ashour Abdulaziz May 2013

Post-Revolution Language Change In The Libyan Media: Tamahaq News Broadcast, Ashour Abdulaziz

Student Research Symposium

This paper examines segments from the very first Tamazight language TV news broadcast in the history of Libya in May 11, 2011. In the analysis, I focus on (a) Tamazight-Arabic code switching and (b) the profound influence of Arabic on the Tamazight spoken in this situation. Before the February 17 Revolution, such a broadcast was unthinkable, as the use of the language in such public contexts was outlawed during Gaddafi's rule. Post Feb. 17, the Tamazight language emerged in the media as a new linguistic spoken and written resource in the Libyan setting itself up as in contrast to ...


The Importance Of Choice: Political Intermediaries And Democratization In Egypt After The Arab Spring, Matthew Lacouture May 2013

The Importance Of Choice: Political Intermediaries And Democratization In Egypt After The Arab Spring, Matthew Lacouture

Student Research Symposium

Is post-revolution Egypt demonstrably different from the ancien régime? Where and between whom is political competition currently taking place? In the aggregative conception, democracy requires the presence of substantive political choice, differentiated through 'robust' competition between intermediaries – most often political parties – that serve to effectively aggregate and articulate political preferences. This produces an observable and genuine link between public preferences and government policies. In Egypt, the lack of a coheren and viable alternative to the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) – itself an amalgamation of conflicting and particularistic interests – has deprived the people of any substantive political choice. Further ...


The Cowl: Former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos Visits Pc, Andres Taborda Apr 2013

The Cowl: Former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos Visits Pc, Andres Taborda

Symposium on Peacebuilding and Justice

An article from PC's student newspaper, The Cowl, describing the Lagos lecture.


Lynch Poster, Mark Lynch Apr 2013

Lynch Poster, Mark Lynch

Symposium on Peacebuilding and Justice

Poster promoting Lynch lecture


A Style Of His Own: A Rhetorical Analysis Of Barack Obama, Victoria West Apr 2013

A Style Of His Own: A Rhetorical Analysis Of Barack Obama, Victoria West

Hollins Student Conference

This paper analyzes President Obama’s rhetoric in his two inaugural addresses in order to determine how his presidential rhetoric conforms to and violates current rhetorical traditions in inaugural addresses. For this paper a rhetorical analysis of Obama’s addresses was performed using a form of genre criticism. The components for this genre criticism were drawn from Vanessa B. Beasley’s work on presidential rhetoric in her book You, the People: American National Identity in Presidential Rhetoric. Anticipated results of this analysis will show that President Obama’s presidential rhetoric is more secular than previous presidents. The results will also ...


Lagos Poster, Ricardo Lagos Apr 2013

Lagos Poster, Ricardo Lagos

Symposium on Peacebuilding and Justice

Poster promoting the Lagos lecture


The Other September 11th: El Mercurio Media Coverage After The Chilean Coup Of 1973, Valeria A. Gurr‐Ovalle Apr 2013

The Other September 11th: El Mercurio Media Coverage After The Chilean Coup Of 1973, Valeria A. Gurr‐Ovalle

Graduate Research Symposium (GCUA) (2010 - 2017)

This thesis provides an exploratory overview of the role the El Mercurio newspaper played along with the military after the Chilean coup of 1973. The study reviews the contents of the newspaper’s front pages, including their coverage of the events during the coup. The thesis will show how the paper revisited its coverage each year on the September 11th anniversary, beginning with the years dominated by the military government, from 1973 through 1990, and continuing through the transition to democracy, from 1991 through 2007. The primary method used in the course of this examination is a content analysis, which ...


Spring 2013 Lyceum Lecture: "The Quakes Of Christchurch, Natural And Social", Elaine Hartwick Apr 2013

Spring 2013 Lyceum Lecture: "The Quakes Of Christchurch, Natural And Social", Elaine Hartwick

Lyceum Lecture Series

After a seven year absence, returning to Christchurch, New Zealand, was startling, a return to a devastated city. An earthquake and subsequent aftershock in 2010/11 shook the city to its core, destroying life, iconic landmarks, and the Central Business District. Nationally, New Zealand changed as well, moving from a socially progressive platform back to a conservative neo-liberal government policy regime. During my sabbatical leave in Spring of 2012, I researched the connection between the natural physical earthquake and the social, economic, political and psychological quakes experienced by the people of the Canterbury region. As a geographer I will share ...


Where Are The Women In Government?, Sarah Brune '13 Apr 2013

Where Are The Women In Government?, Sarah Brune '13

Steven Galovich Memorial Student Symposium

While women are achieving equality to men in many fields, the number of female elected officials remains low. I explore why this disparity still persists. Existing research on the topic points out many ways in which male and female candidates for elected office are now equal, and simply does not explain why more females are not serving in government. I interviewed female elected officials in Illinois to find out what they think. Their answers show how some of the most influential forces keeping women from achieving equality still stem from issues that have plagued us for centuries.


H. Ross Perot And George C. Wallace: Defining The Archetype Of Third-Party “Success” In Presidential Elections, Aaron W. Brown Apr 2013

H. Ross Perot And George C. Wallace: Defining The Archetype Of Third-Party “Success” In Presidential Elections, Aaron W. Brown

University of North Georgia Annual Research Conference

The campaigns of George C. Wallace in 1968 and H. Ross Perot in 1992 are both considered exceptional “successes” of third party candidates in post-World War Two presidential elections. Both men employed distinct strategies within differing political environments to reach their respective achievements. However, while Perot is typically hailed as the dominant model, this paper seeks to demonstrate that Wallace stands as the superior model for post-World War Two third party success in the specific context of presidential elections. This paper seeks to establish Wallace’s success as superior by providing a definitive role of third parties in presidential elections ...


Jim Crow Riding High: The Latest Assaults On African American Voting Rights, Richard K. Scher Mar 2013

Jim Crow Riding High: The Latest Assaults On African American Voting Rights, Richard K. Scher

Center for the Study of Race & Race Relations: Lectures and Events

The aftermath of the shooting of Trayvon Martin raises serious issues about a possible double standard between the enforcement of civil rights for African-Americans and white Americans. This paper discusses two key voting rights – hence, civil rights - enforcement issues, voter suppression and disenfranchisement. While the 1965 Voting Rights Act guarantees the right to vote to all qualified Americans, there is substantial evidence that this right is often denied minorities. It has included strenuous efforts to suppress the black vote. How extensive is this effort, and what effect did suppression have on recent elections, including the Presidential election of 2012? Legislative ...


A False Start: The Role Of Ballistic Missile Defense In Us-Russian Relations, Matthew Elisha Dillon Mar 2013

A False Start: The Role Of Ballistic Missile Defense In Us-Russian Relations, Matthew Elisha Dillon

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

No abstract provided.


Labor, Management And The Right To Work In America, Jack D. Ham Jr. Mar 2013

Labor, Management And The Right To Work In America, Jack D. Ham Jr.

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.