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  • Predictable Endings or Dramatic Finishes? A Bayesian Approach to Prediction of The Amazing Race  Winners (2017)

  • Predicting Social Value Orientation from Personal Information and Survey Metadata (2017)

  • Immigration, Economic Hardships, and their Influence on Anger and Anxiety in Preschool Aged Children (2017)

  • Impact of Sea Level Rise Threat to Real Estate Market in Miami-Dade, Florida (2017)

  • All the Feels: Sentiment Analysis Between Emoji and Text (2017)

  • Predicting House Prices – OLS vs Data Mining Approaches (2017)

  • Gender and Co-sponsorship in U.S. Congress (2017)

  • The Potential Effects of Income Inequality on the Obesity Problem in China (2016)

  • Bayesian Multivariate Stochastic Volatility Model with Markov Switching: Applications in Currency Market (2016)

  • Accessing Social Influences of Congressmen with Keyword Network (2016)

  • How presidential election in 2016 affects the stock market – A Twitter sentiment analysis perspective (2016)

  • Social Media Interface and the Next Generation Cognitive Mapping in New York City (2016)

  • Using Statistical Tools to Predict Football Match Outcomes (2016)

  • Time Series Methods in the R package mlr (2016)

  • An Application of Machine Learning Methods in Bitcoin Network: Detecting Double Spends (2016)

  • The Role of Labor-Protective Institutions in Gender Gap (2014)
  • Survival Analysis of Digital Technology Employee Retention in a News Media Organization (2014)
  • At Risk on the Road: A Cluster Analysis of Traffic Crashes in New York City (2014)
  • Disparities in the Age of Autism Diagnosis and Intervention Onset: National Survey of Children's Health 2011-2012 (2014)
  • The Effects of Stop-and-Frisk Quotas on Racial Profiling in New York City during 2013 (2014)
  • Investigating the Effects of Financial Incentivization on Fertility in Singapore, and Perceptions Towards Marriage, Parenthood, and Pro-Natalist Policy (2014)
  • Educational Homogamy and Relationship Sustainability: A Comparative Study of Differences between Heterosexual and Same-Sex Couples (2014)
  • Who is Next: Predicting the Outcome of Current Death Row Inmates in the United States (2014)
  • Understanding the Relationship between News Consumption and Individual Perceptions of Security in Iraq (2014)
  • Modeling Modules: Enrollment Patterns in a Modularized Developmental Mathematics Course Sequence (2014)
  • Demographic Trends in Virginia 2013 
  • Learning-by-Doing and Its Implications for Economic Growth and International Trade (2013)
  • Personalized Treatment Effects: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment (2013)
  • A Quantitative Analysis of Post-Incarceration Substance Use (2013)
  • Monastic Land Ties and Anglo-Saxon Lords (2012)
  • Analysis of Racial Disparities in NYPD's "Stop-and-Frisk" Policy (2012)
  • Occupation Licensing Requirements and the Manicure Industry (2012)
  • Group Buying Site Selection Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (2012)
  • Solar Power Plants: Performance Modeling (2012)
  • Is Prospective Memory Ability Flexible?  Manipulating Value to Increase Goal Significance (2011)
  • Environmental Demand and Housing Markets: An Empirical Evaluation of the World's Former Largest Landfill (2011)
  • She Enjoyed Transporting the Amish Community and Gardening: Social and Cultural Capital in the 21st Century (2010)
  • Making the Right Decision on Draft Day: Forecasting Draft Order, Career Longevity, Career Opportunities, and Star Players in the NBA (2010)
  • Geometric and Algebraic Interpretations of 2x2 Games and their Nash Equilibria (2010)
  • The Inaugural Youth Olympic Games as a Catalyst for Sports Tourism in Singapore (2010)
  • The Impact of Changing Economic Conditions on United States Army Recruiting Trends (2009)
  • Experimental Test of the Accuracy of Proxy Reports with External Validation (2009)
  • Assessing the Cost of Providing Care to Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) by Home-based Care (HBC) Programs in South Africa (2008)
  • Entrepreneurship versus Micro-franchising: A Baseline Study of Small Business Owners and Fanmilk (2008) 
  • Measuring and Explaining "Good" Management: A First Step toward Improved Performance (2008)
  • Stock Market Returns Predictability: Does Volatility Really Matter? (2008)
  • Institutions and Ephemera in Urban Reform: The Municipal Expenditure Effects of Council-manager Government (2007)
  • Mostly Working with Giraffes: The Importance of Peers and Role Models for Adolescent Girls (2007)
  • Multiple Perspectives to Analyzing the Prevalence of ADHD (2007)
  • On Stage: How Organizational and Cultural Forces Shaped American Musical Theatre (2007)
  • Proposing the Sino-African Trade Initiative and Other Ways to Improve Trade
  • The Effects of Migration on Household Poverty: A Disaggregated Migrant Network Approach (2007)
  • Will a Nation Be Happier with a More Even Income Distribution? (2007)
  • An Econometric Approach to Evaluate Media Effectiveness: An Auto Insurance Example (2007)
  • Behavioral Extensions to the Topology of Fear: A Gedankenexperimen (2007)
  • Charter School Innovation: Fact or Fiction? (2006)
  • Does Immigration Lead to Increases in Crime, or is it One Big Illusion? (2006)
  • Homosexual Behavior in the United States, 1988-2004: Empirical Support for the Social Construction Theory of Sexuality (2006)
  • The Impact of Family Structure on Children's Access to Health Care: An Exploratory Analysis (2006)
  • Re-examining Asian Americans as a "Model Minority" (2005)
  • The Intergenerational Transmission of Social Inequality through Education: An Exploratory Study (2005)
  • What are the Factors which Decrease the Number of Children Women Have in their Lifetime? (2005)
  • Academic Rankings: A Trivial Contest? (2004)
  • Seniors in Japan: Their Lives and Happiness (2004)
  • The Effects of Teenage Parenthood and Experience with the Criminal Justice System on the Transition to Adulthood (2004)
  • Psychological Control and Preschoolers' Externalizing and Internalizing Behaviors in China (2003)
  • Standardized Testing and Accountability in United States Public Schools (2003)
  • Below are some examples of disciplines studied and theses completed by graduates of the MAIS/MALS Program:

    Melvin Beavers (Rhetoric, History, Mass Communication): “Authenticating Blackness: The Problem of Cultural Appropriation and Representation on Television and in Film.” Melvin is now a full-time Instructor in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at UALR.
    Elaine Corum (Rhetoric, Gerontology, Social Work): “Through the Valley of the Shadow: A Journey of Commemoration and Healing.” Elaine is a full-time Instructor of writing at the University of Central Arkansas.

    Britney Finely (Psychology, Health Science, Education): “How the President’s Challenge Serves as an Assessment Tool to Motivate Third Graders in an Inner City Elementary Physical Education Class

    Lori Gardner (Rhetoric and Psychology): “Gender Bias As Evidenced on Political Blogs in the 2008 Presidential Elections”

    Regina Gibson (Gerontology and Health Science):  “Physician Communication with Older Patients, Particularly, Older African-American, About Sexual Health and Sexual Risk Behaviors for HIV/AIDS”

    Sheila Glasscock (English and Music): “Characteristics of Modernism in Selected Works of T.S. Eliot, George Gershwin, and Eugene O’Neil”

    Natalie Griffin (Music and Education): “An Analysis of Elementary Student Piano Compositions “

    Stacy Harter (Rhetoric and Learning Systems Technology): “Elements Used to Build Online Community: E-Learning Versus Social Networking Websites”

    Barbara Hildebrand (Psychology and Health Science): “Predictors of Smoking Behavior in a National Dataset of Adolescents”

    Ana Hollis, Psychology and Health Sciences: “Psychological Correlates from Diabetes”

    Deborah Hreczkosij (History and English) “The Great Depression: A Comparative Literature Examination Through the Use of Newberry Award Books.” Deborah is finishing up a PhD in History and teaching as an adjunct in Floraid.

    Steve Jauss (English and Rhetoric and Writing): “Toward a Unified Theory of Quotation”

    Valerie Johnston (Psychology and Rhetoric): “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Theory of an Efficacious Treatment Plan”

    Jessica Kokinos (Rhetoric/Writing and Non-Profit Studies): “Nonprofit Ethos and Identity: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ Websites”

    George Lea (History and Political Science): “A Diamond in the Rough: The History of Taylor Field”

    Samuel Onyegam (Political Science and Rhetoric): “Historical Comparative Case Study of Emerging Hegemonic Behavior: Perspectives on the Peoples Republic of China.”  Samuel is now a practicing attorney in Dallas, TX.

    Kevin Quinn (History and Journalism): “The old gray lady and the campaign for the equal right amendment in Arkansas: A content analysis of the Arkansas Gazette 1972-1979”

    Jane Rampona (Psychology and Social Work): “Psycho-sexual Politics of Life on the Streets: Narratives of Homeless Women and Formerly Homeless Women”

    Clay Robinson (Political Science and History): “Of the Common Law World view and the American Constitution.” Clay passed away in 2009. Obituary

    Laura Tharel-Keener (English and History): “Arthur and Guinevere, Medieval to Modern: An Historical Analysis of the Arthurian Legend”

    Laurie Vescovo Knight (Psychology, Gerontology, Education): “The Prevalence of Overweight in Elementary School Children: An Interdisciplinary Approach for a School-Based Intervention”

    Doug Weatherly (English and History): “An Amicable Divorce or Irreconcilable Differences: The Aesthetic Value of Ezra Pound’s “Hugh Selwyn Mauberley” Outside of Its Historical and Intellectual Contexts.” 

    Below are some examples of disciplines studied and Final Projects completed by graduates:

    Cynthia Beck (English and History): “Nubbins. A Digitization of a book of Poetry by Hen-Toh (AKA Bertrand N. O. Walker), with Introduction and Annotation.”  Cindy teaches English and Writing at Pulaski Technical College and UALR.

    Chelsea Bishop-Ward (Rhetoric and Education-Student Affairs): “A Rhetorical View of Grant Writing”

    Damon Bullock (Gerontology and Criminal Justice): “Elder Abuse: Prevention and Intervention Project.” Damon received a PhD in Sociology and now teaches Military Sociology.

    Jayme Butts-Hall (History and Political Science): “Turning Compassion into Action: Animal Welfare in Little Rock, Arkansas.” Jayme received a law degree from Bowen School of Law and works in Little Rock.

    Shannon Caldwell (Rhetoric and Applied Communication): “Communicating with the World One Moment at a Time: Teachable Moments with Bill Clinton”

    Terry Espino-Bright, Rhetoric and Spanish: “A Memoir of Language and Motherhood”

    Brian Kinder (Music and Studio Art): “One More Time”: An Audio CD of Children’s Songs Composed and Published by Brian Kinder. Brian writes and performs children’s music.

    Larry Lachowsky (Philosophy and Higher Education): “Course Development: Ethics and Professionalism for Land Surveyors.”  Larry teaches surveying and philosophy at Univ. of AR Community College at Morrilton.

    Daisy Lee Stringer (Rhetoric and Education): ”Meeting the Unmet and Under Served Social Needs of Older Adults in Rural Populations of Arkansas”

    Gretchen Skinner (Psychology and Social Work): “Effects of Demographic Variables and Motivation on Training Needs of Family Service Workers in Arkansas”

    Judy Warner (Music and Rhetoric): “History and Practice of Ozark Fiddling.” Judy teaches music and also performs with her band throughout the region.

    Lance Watson (Music and Radio, Television, Film): “A Comparison of Church Music Service Software Including a Pilot Project to Allow End Users to Assess Software and Equipment”