Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection

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2012 2016

Literature in public administration emphasizes a growing dissatisfaction with government on the part of residents. Where there tends to be a lack in the literature is in terms of solutions to this problem. We would like to argue that the engagement process itself has the power to foster a profound attitudinal shift on the part of both residents and government. This paper explores the structural and cultural barriers to satisfactory public engagement both from literature and a combination of policy analysis, semi-structured interviews and participatory observation within the City of Tempe. We then provide recommendations to the City of Tempe ...

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Riffle, Morgan, Tchida, Celina, Ingram-Waters, Mary, et al.
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2013-05

Teen dating violence is a significant problem in the U.S., with approximately 1 out of 3 teens experiencing some form of dating violence. BLOOM is a not-for-profit organization created by Donna Bartos. BLOOM’s educators enter high schools in Arizona and present their educational program on dating abuse prevention. BLOOM’s primary goal is to educate teens on how to prevent teen dating violence and empower them with the skills leading to healthy relationships. After participants complete their educational program, a feedback card is filled out with an open-response section. This project focused on the open response section to analyze feedback cards ...

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Harmon, Ashley Nicole, Bodman, Denise, Dumka, Larry, et al.
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2016-05

Background: Latinos represent 40.8% of the population in Phoenix (U.S. Census Bureau Population Division, 2010). South Phoenix, also known as the South Mountain Village, defined in geographical terms as area zip codes 85040 and 85042; is a predominantly Latino community comprised of mixed citizenship status households. During the 2010 United States Census 60.3% of the population in South Phoenix identified as Latino, 25.75% of the total population was foreign born. Of the foreign born population, 88.95% were of Latin American origin (United States Census Bureau, 2007-2011 American Community Survey). Understanding how Latino immigrants perceive differences in health between their communities ...

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Gray, Laurel, Wutich, Amber, Quiroga, S. Seline, et al.
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2013-05
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Scarvie, Matthew, Stoner, Kathryn, Hinojosa, Magda, et al.
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2012-12
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Spencer, Kwit, Schmidt, Kevin, Treacy, Michael, et al.
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2012-12

Organizations use news releases to promote coverage of its operations and enhance the image and issues pertinent to the organization. In most cases, the primary focus of press releases and news media coverage differs. This thesis analyzes the resonance between coverage by news organizations and the materials released by the organization. Analysis of coverage by the news media and the NBA illustrates the resonance and connections in coverage by all three organizations. It also shows how information regarding the NBA lockout released by the NBA and news outlets can be differentiated into unique issue arenas. These issue arenas can have ...

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Eckert, Marshall, Gilpin, Dawn, Matera, Fran, et al.
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2012-12

The use of medical scribes in emergency departments has been associated with faster patient discharge times, increased numbers of patients treated, and improved patient satisfaction ratings in previous research studies and has also been correlated with improved levels of physician satisfaction as well as a high degree of gratification from scribes. For this paper, I examined the nature of scribing, essentially analyzing the role of the scribe in modern healthcare, and the effects of the occupation on the medical field. Though a shortage of prior research regarding medical scribing persisted, the data I received here mirrored some of the results ...

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Aguirre, Abel, Robert, Jason, Maienschein, Jane, et al.
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2012-12
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Zubiate, Rachel, Moldabekova, Saule, Hoogenboom, Hilde, et al.
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2012-12

This thesis shows analyses of mixing and transport patterns associated with Hurricane Katrina as it hit the United States in August of 2005. Specifically, by applying atmospheric velocity information from the Weather Research and Forecasting System, finite-time Lyapunov exponents have been computed and the Lagrangian Coherent Structures have been identified. The chaotic dynamics of material transport induced by the hurricane are results from these structures within the flow. Boundaries of the coherent structures are highlighted by the FTLE field. Individual particle transport within the hurricane is affected by the location of these boundaries. In addition to idealized fluid particles, we ...

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Wake, Christian, Tang, Wenbo, Moustaoui, Mohamed, et al.
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2012-12

Time spent alone is a topic that has been studied in great detail, particularly the manner in which it is spent and the effect it has during the adolescent stage of life. Similarly, stress levels in adolescents have always been a topic of interest because of the effects they could have on the individual later in adulthood. Oddly enough however, the two areas of study have never been looked at in relation to one another. This study will look at different types of alone time as possible stressors in a community sample (N=82) of adolescents transitioning to college. The data ...

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Vanderwerf, Jennifer, Doane, Leah, Knight, George, et al.
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2012-12

Barrett, the Honors College accepts high performing, academically engaged students and works with them in collaboration with all of the other academic units at Arizona State University. All Barrett students complete a thesis or creative project, supervised and defended in front of a faculty committee. The thesis or creative project allows students to explore an intellectual interest and produce an original piece of scholarly research. The thesis or creative project is a student’s opportunity to explore areas of academic interest with greater intensity than is possible in a single course. It is also an opportunity to engage with professors, nationally recognized in their fields and specifically interested and committed to working with honors students. This work provides tangible evidence of a student’s research, writing and creative skills to graduate schools and/or prospective employers.