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The Failure of Foreign Aid in SubSaharan Africa.
(Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)The purpose of foreign aid is to promote economic development among developing countries. Many scholars contend that foreign aid has failed to achieve this goal. There is a widespread body of literature, which attempts to ... 
Family Communication and its Effects on Child Developmental Progression
(Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2015)Because divorce rates are high in the United States, the current paper assesses how stepchildren may respond to the introduction of a stepparent, and at what age this introduction may make the most impact. The current study ... 
"Feminism" and Feminism: A Rhetorical Criticism of Emma Watson's Address to the U.N.
(Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2015)This analysis uses metaphor criticism to decipher how metaphors function in Emma Watson’s address to the UN. Metaphor criticism proves useful in this critique because it can be used to determine the rhetor’s motive, to ... 
“The Fight for Women’s Reproductive Rights” Planned Parenthood’s Rhetorical Response to the Trump Administration
(Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2018)Opening ParagraphIn the midst of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, during a Republican debate in Houston on February 25, 2016, he promised to defund Planned Parenthood “because of the abortion factor, which they say ... 
Finding the Flaws in Wykstra's Formulation of Skeptical Theism: An Alternative Argument for Atheism
(Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2011)At first glance the argument for skeptical theism as formulated by Stephen Wysktra seems to be acceptable reasoning in support of theism despite the problem of evil. On further examination, however, the argument only briefly ... 
Fuzzy Math to Determine Which States Are More Likely to Consume Meat
(Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)For this research project I used fuzzy math to determine which of the 5o United States would be most likely to consume meat based on several factors. Experts ranked the factors 1 to 5, 1 being least likely to consume meat ... 
Fuzzy Mathematical Analysis of Child Development.
(Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)A common concern among new parents is whether their child is developing on track. There are several factors evaluated by doctors to determine whether the child is developing appropriately. These factors are F1: Gross Motor ... 
A Fuzzy Mathematical Approach to Hollywood Blockbusters
(Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)The purpose of this project was to measure the most pertinent aspects of the top ten grossing films of all time to develop an equation that can be utilized to predict success of future films or, "Hollywood Blockbusters." ... 
A Fuzzy Mathematical Model for United States Economic Growth
(Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2011)Economic growth in the United States has fluctuated greatly since the 17th century when the colonies were first established. Over this time the United States has risen to become the largest economy in the world. Despite ... 
A Fuzzy Mathematical Model of College Freshman Weight Gain
(Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2011)We use fuzzy mathematics to develop a system for measuring how well a United States college or university is helping to prevent weight gain and increase awareness of health among its incoming freshman. The methodology ... 
A Fuzzy Mathematical Model of How Revenue Affects Teams' League Position in English Soccer Premier League
(Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)The model of how revenue affects the different teams in the English Premier League measures the earnings position, ownership net worth, international revenue, and transfer spending. We use different methods to determine ... 
A Fuzzy Mathematical Model of Oral Health Aid Allocation
(Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)Tooth decay is a widespread problem that cuts across economic and geographic lines. Cases of untreated tooth decay can lead to loss of productivity and more serious health concerns. Many organizations are attempting to ... 
A Fuzzy Mathematical Model of Readiness for Democracy
(Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)The United States spends a large amount of money each year promoting democracy throughout the world. We provide a model to determine which countries are the most "ready" for democracy and, therefore, receptive to this ... 
A Fuzzy Mathematical Model of Reducing AIDSRelated Deaths
(Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)We analyzed the importance of various factors in reducing AIDSrelated deaths in Africa, North America, and Europe. This analysis was based on expert opinions, relevant research literature, and fuzzy mathematical models. ... 
A Fuzzy Mathematical Model of Social Health: Determining the Ability to be Healthy in Kansas as Determined by Social Factors
(Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)assess the stability of a community in regards to social health factors. The end result will show the areas of best and worst ability to be healthy in Kansas. This project will use fuzzy mathematical techniques to calculate ... 
A Fuzzy Mathematical Model of State's Risk of NonState Sponsored Terrorism
(Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)There are several databases tracking terror activity in the world, but I attempt to project the risk of the future terrorist activities in a state based on the economic, social, and political conditions that exist in the ... 
A Fuzzy Mathematical Model of the Likelihood of a State to Participate in a Recycling Program
(Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)Recycling in each of the states of the United States depends upon a variety of factors for each state. This paper analyzes the likelihood of twelve different states to participate in recycling programs based upon public ... 
A Fuzzy Mathematical Model to Predict Likelihood of a Hunger Crisis
(Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)Based on certain statistics of a country, rainfall, % agriculture ground, agriculture research and development, soil quality, meat consumption, population, growth rate, and existing presence of hunger, their importance, ... 
Global Cybercrime Risk Rankings
(Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2012)During the past two decades, the use of computers and the World Wide Web has risen from obscurity to a vital and integral part of everyday life. But although the web revolutionized global communication, the stock market, ... 
Global Electrical Sustainability
(Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)This project assessed the electrically sustainability of various countries using fuzzy logic mathematical techniques. To calculate these overall energy efficiency scores, expert opinion was obtained on various factors ...