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2014 (May) Complete Issue
(Creighton University, 2014-05-22)
The Failure of Foreign Aid in Sub-Saharan Africa.
(Creighton University, 2014-01-03)
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 ...
Indicators of Deterrence Success.
(Creighton University, 2014-01-04)
My paper seeks to determine the factors explaining the likelihood of successful deterrence. I form a set of hypothesis based on four game-theoretical models that incorporate factors of resolve and soft power. Based on these ...
Standardized Test Scores: Does What We Pay Our Teachers Hurt Our Students?
(Creighton University, 2014-01-01)
There is a variation in standardized test scores among elementary school students across the United States. For example, twelve percent of fourth grade students in Massachusetts scored at or above the advanced math level ...
The Impact of Social Media on Social Movements.
(Creighton University, 2014-01-02)
Scholars have long considered under what conditions social movements are most likely to emerge. Research on social movements has changed enormously overtime. For more than one hundred years, most scholars feared political ...
A Fuzzy Mathematical Approach to Hollywood Blockbusters
(Creighton University, 2014-05-20)
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 of How Revenue Affects Teams' League Position in English Soccer Premier League
(Creighton University, 2014-05-21)
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 ...
User Susceptibility to Internet Attacks
(Creighton University, 2014-05-19)
This report will examine the susceptibility of individual users to internet-based attacks on a per country basis using the methods of fuzzy mathematics. It aims to rank the world's most technologically proficient countries ...
A Fuzzy Mathematical Model of State's Risk of Non-State Sponsored Terrorism
(Creighton University, 2014-05-18)
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 ...
Show Me the Money: A Mathematical Model of INGO Aid Allocation with Influence Calculations
(Creighton University, 2014-05-17)
Aid allocation by international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) is influenced by a number of factors including poverty, population, similarity to the policies of the INGO, and international recognition. Using the ...