• Q-fever in a Refugee After Exposure to a Central New York State Livestock Farm

      Qazi, Mustafa; Weimer, Anita C.; Bedard, Brenden A.; Kennedy, Byron S.; Monroe County Department of Public Health; The College at Brockport; University of Rochester (2016-07-01)
      Q-fever is a zoonotic disease caused by Coxiella burnetii that can create an acute or chronic form of the illness. In March 2014, Q-fever was identified by serology and Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR), in a 62 year-old male that was a Nepalese refugee. The male visited a livestock farm with a slaughterhouse in rural Central New York State, twenty-two days prior to onset of symptoms. He had direct handling of goats on this farm prior to slaughter. We describe the case presentation of his illness and the public health epidemiological investigation.
    • Quadratics using Stella

      Zalewski, Sandy; The College at Brockport (2006-08-06)
      Objectives: Students will be able to identify points on the graph and explain what they represent Students will be able to find the maximum area, dimensions of specific rectangle and the perimeter using the graph and a table
    • Quadratics using TI Calculator

      Simpson, Samuel; The College at Brockport (2008-03-27)
      Objectives: Graph linear equations using a graphing calculator. Observe the effects of opposite coefficients and adding a constant to y = ax. Complete tables and answer questions using equations, tables, and graphs.
    • Qualifying the potential impact of civic educators: A literature review of dispositions, behaviors, and student outcomes

      Lewis, Meredith; Bowen, Collin (2019-12-14)
      Civic education teachers are confronted with a landscape in which they are: asked to comply with varied and somewhat contradictory standards, confronted with high-stakes testing which may not measure meaningful civic learning outcomes, and despite their best intentions, made painfully aware that only approximately 25 percent of students are achieving a level of civic proficiency. In order to remedy this ragged state of civic education, teacher agency can be developed. This agency can be realized through a careful interrogation of a teacher’s presence in the classroom and an examination of the presence’s implications on student learning outcomes. The specific elements of the problem around which I hope to create clarity are as follows: civic education teacher perspectives (civic and pedagogical dispositions) and behaviors, which teacher dispositions precipitate which pedagogical behaviors, and the pedagogical best-practices which precipitate the most desirable or highest levels of student civic outcomes. Upon articulating these concepts and their relationships as well as the research surrounding them, it is evident that certain teacher dispositions are to a moderate degree correlated to pedagogical behaviors and in turn conceptually and statistically linked to improved civic outcomes for students. The dispositions which most favor improved civic results reflect common ideologies of participation, engagement, and student agency.
    • Qualitative Evaluation of IoT-Driven eHealth: KM, Business Models, Deployment and Evolution

      Lokshina, Izabella V.; Lanting, Cees J. M. (IGI Global, 2018)
      This article explains that eHealth has major potential, and its adoption may be considered necessary to achieve increased ambulant and remote medical care, increased quality, reduced personnel needs, and reduced costs potential in healthcare. In this paper, the authors try to give a reasonable, qualitative evaluation of IoT-driven eHealth from theoretical and practical viewpoints. They look at associated knowledge management issues and contributions of IoT to eHealth, along with requirements, benefits, limitations and entry barriers. Important attention is given to security and privacy issues. Finally, the conditions for business plans and accompanying value chains are realistically analyzed. The resulting implementation issues and required commitments are also discussed. The authors confirm that IoT-driven eHealth can happen and will happen; however, much more needs to be addressed to bring it back in sync with medical and general technological developments in an industrial state-of-the-art perspective and to recognize and get timely the benefits.
    • A qualitative study of interdisciplinary music services

      Bonelli, Thomas; Christman, Chad; Tree, Sarah (2016-05)
      At present, there is little written about music therapy interdisciplinary models from the perspective of co-treating therapists. This manuscript serves to compare prewritten texts on the subject of music therapy collaborative methods with first-hand accounts of co-treating therapists. Five therapists from different fields were interviewed and the transcripts were analyzed for relevant and reoccurring themes. Themes include: (a) broader treatment options; (b) comfort; (c) communication; (d) attention redirection; and, (e) challenges. The findings of this study support the use of music therapy within interdisciplinary therapy treatment teams. Effective co-treatment methods utilize the collective knowledge and expertise of the treatment group in both the planning and execution stages of treatment
    • A qualitative study of Vietnamese parental involvement and their high academic achieving children

      Phan, Tan (2004)
      Vietnamese parents in the current study do not belong to school parent organizations, rarely visit the school or contact the teachers. However, the ten students in this qualitative investigation of parent interviews performed well academically, completing their high school educations with a 4.0 G.P.A. This article presents an examination of how Vietnamese parents acculturate their children, leading to high academic achievement without using the traditionally defined parental involvement methods. Specifically, Vietnamese families provided a structured home learning environment, high academic expectations, attention, love and emotional support, traditional family values, stories of cultural heritage and parental sacrifice, and control of children's social lives.
    • A quantitative and qualitative approach to understanding and defining hate sex

      Di Santo, Jacqueline M. (2020-05)
      Although a popular topic in the media, there is no research to date on hate sex. The purpose of this study was to attain a better understanding of hate sex and operationally define the construct utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methods to understand and define hate sex. An anonymous survey was completed by 771 individuals (69.8% females, 28.8% males, 1.4% other; mean age = 23.21, SD = 6.59). It was found that individuals who reported having had hate sex in their lifetime were more sexually experienced than individuals who reported never having had hate sex. Individuals who report having had hate sex also appear to hold a different perception of hate sex than the portrayal of hate sex in the media. Using these findings, A definition of hate sex is introduced. Implications and future directions of this line of research are discussed.
    • A Quantitative Study of Nonstructural Carbodyrates in Eastern Hemlock, Tsuga canadensis, and the effects of hemlock woolly adelgid, adelgis tsugae, and elongate hemlock scale, florinia externa ferris, infestation

      Schwartzberg, Lora (2010-07-28)
      Nonstructural carbohydrates (NSC), starch and sugars, in eastern hemlock infested and not infested with hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) and elongate hemlock scale (EHS) were analyzed. The use of microwave dried and Wiley milled tissue samples is a superior method for determining NSC content than processing fresh samples of eastern hemlock (roughly 76% higher results than fresh samples). However, the microwave dried and Wiley milled samples should not be stored at room temperature for later enzymatic processing. Spatial patterns studied showed no statistically significant differences in NSC of twigs based on cardinal direction and location in the tree canopy, but there were statistically significantly differences among individual trees within the sample group. Twigs from Tsuga chinensis, a HWA resistant species, had a different NSC content from T. canadensis, with statistically significantly lower sugar and starch contents, when compared after budbreak. The starch in the needles contributes the highest percentage towards the total NSC, and the starch in the twigs contributes the least. The starch had more variation (year of growth or infestation) than sugar, signifying starch may break down for translocation more frequently than previously thought, serving a multitude of functions besides nutrient storage. Quantitatively, HWA infestation alters the NSC content of eastern hemlock, in certain tissues of particular ages and at specific times in a season. The greatest statistically significant differences (all higher) in sugars and starch content caused by HWA feeding are found in the previous year’s growth, for sugars in both twigs and IV needles, and starch in twigs only. However, NSC was affected more by the time (season) of collection and between the years of growth (new growth versus the previous year’s growth) than by HWA infestation. A preliminary test for detecting the presence of a bacteria or virus was undertaken by inserting ground HWA into insect-free seedlings of T. canadensis. After one year, the sample group of inoculated with ground HWA showed no difference in health than another inoculated with deionized water. The NSC of the previous year’s growth needles from EHS infested branches with new growth are not significantly different than without new growth. On the previous year’s growth, EHS infested needles differ from HWA infested needles, with EHS infested needles having statistically significant higher free sugars and lower starch. The EHS infested needles (presumable fed upon by a sugar feeder) had statistically significantly higher sugars, just as the HWA infested twigs (presumable fed upon by a starch feeder) had statistically significantly higher starch. My data suggests that overall, the changes in NSC content caused by HWA feeding alone does not seem sufficient to be responsible for the decline and mortality of eastern hemlock.
    • Quantity of Continuous Word Associations and their Relationship to Reading Achievement of First Grade Children

      Smith, Arthur; Ayres, Linda; The College at Brockport (1980-12-01)
      The purpose of this study was to examine the ability of first grade children to generate verbal associations to both neutral and emotional stimuli and to determine if this ability is significantly related to reading achievement. Word associations are one element of oral expressive language which has been studied in its relationship to reading. Studies to date have only begun to examine the many different aspects of word associations and the relationship that they have to such things as beginning reading, reading comprehension, sight vocabulary acquisition and reading rate. Four scores from the Metropolitan Achievement Test were correlated with scores from a researcher designed continuous free association task. It was found that there is no significant difference between the quantity of responses to emotional stimuli and the quantity of responses to neutral stimuli. There was no significant relationship between the quantity of responses to emotional stimuli and reading. There was a significant negative correlation between the quantity of responses to neutral stimuli and word knowledge. The quantity of responses to emotional stimuli and quantity of responses to neutral stimuli were significantly related. There was a significant negative correlation between the total number of responses to both neutral and emotional stimuli and word knowledge. It was concluded that the type of stimuli did not affect the number of responses. Word knowledge was the only reading skill which was significantly related to the word association task probably because both tasks involve vocabulary. Relationships were negative possibly because the two tasks deal with two different types of vocabulary and two different types of cognitive style. Further research is needed in the relationship of different aspects of word associations and language. The word association task could easily be used by the teacher as an informal screening device of oral expressive language.
    • Queering Western Feminist Idealism

      Urena, Sherly; The College at Brockport (2012-08-21)
      There is a divide between western feminism and its somewhat idealistic approach to the “rest of the world’s” feminism. Feminism should have its own sections; people are entitled to their own space and their own voices, however different branches of feminism continue to separate and isolate feminists from one another. The views of two leading feminists, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and Chandra Mohanty, are discussed. Although feminism is an effective way to have women’s status in the world evaluated, there are still many conflicting and delegitimizing practices conducted within feminist circles on a daily basis. There is a divide between western feminism and its somewhat idealistic approach to the “rest of the world’s” feminism. Feminism should have its own sections; people are entitled to their own space and their own voices, however different branches of feminism continue to separate and isolate feminists from one another. The views of two leading feminists, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and Chandra Mohanty, are discussed. Although feminism is an effective way to have women’s status in the world evaluated, there are still many conflicting and delegitimizing practices conducted within feminist circles on a daily basis.
    • Quine's Concept of Stimulus Meaning

      Vuillement, Jules; College de France (1974-01-01)
    • "R-BEST" Rationale: Impact of a Research Based Elementary Science Teaching Rationale Paper on Beginning Elementary Teachers

      Veronesi, Peter; Beers, Morris J.; Baker, Patricia E.; Lambert, Rebecca Ann (2001-07-01)
      The first year of elementary teaching can be overwhelming, often resulting in a decline in teachers’ sense of their own effectiveness. Teaching science in particular can be difficult for newcomers, as they may feel unfit to teach a difficult topic with which they may have little experience. Some researchers have suggested that a research-based rationale, understood as a statement of purpose, strategy, goals, and evaluation, can make teachers more confident and increase their self-efficacy. This paper asks what impact a research-based elementary science teaching (R-BEST) rationale has on a teacher’s first year of teaching elementary science and what improvements could be made with this assessment method at the pre-service level so that the impact can be made greater. The author interviewed first year teachers who completed an elementary science methods course in Fall 1996 to obtain their views on the effectiveness of the R-Best rationale which they had to write to complete the course. Demographic data was collected and participants were asked open-ended questions so they could identify what was most important to them. A majority of respondents thought the assignment of writing and defending an R-BEST rationale paper was beneficial to them and had a strong impact on how they viewed and taught science. A majority of respondents also felt comfortable in teaching science and had high self-confidence.
    • Racial Politics of American History and the United Nations: The Impact of the Cold War on the Civil Rights Movement

      Corey, Mary E.; Cody, Amy C.; The College at Brockport (2014-12-15)
      Thesis research focuses around the Civil Rights Congress' 1951 United Nations Petition charging the United States with genocide against the African American race. This thesis also examines the complexities of global politics and the impact Communism had on the civil rights organization's ability to gain support for reform on the domestic and international level.
    • Racing Through My Mind: An ALS Journey

      Griffiths, Gwyn; The College at Brockport (2013-04-08)
      The researcher will share the process and results of an independent study - she created a ten minute documentary piece on ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. Over the course of the semester, she was responsible for all aspects of film production including scriptwriting, interviewing, filming, and editing. She chose this topic in honor of late family friend Douglas Adamson in hopes of raising awareness about the disease.
    • Racism and Education

      Corey, Mary E.; Hunt, Alicia M.; The College at Brockport (2014-08-04)
      This research focuses primarily on the effects of imperialism on the spread of racism. By evaluating specific historical relations, such as the British Empire and the Xhosa of Southern Africa, race relations are examined and their effect on American students of Social Studies clarified. Students are not always adequately instructed on the role of race in many historical events, and too often the role of minorities is minimized or even deleted from teaching materials. By understanding the legacy of imperialism, teachers may use carefully selected texts within their classrooms to help alleviate the disproportion of history taught in schools and elevate their awareness of race issues today, as well as creating a diverse curriculum for all students.
    • Racism and Sexuality: How Women of Color Learn about Sex and the Body

      Seale, Elizabeth; Medrano, Jay (2021)
      The purpose of Racism and Sexuality: How Women of Color Learn about Sex and the Body is to explore how women and female-assigned people of color are taught about sexuality and sex-negativity through the lens of race. Sex negativity is described as the perception of sex being dangerous, harmful, or deviant; those who grow up in sex-negative cycles believe sex and therefore their body is shameful. Participants were nine women and female-assigned people of color aged 18-20 interviewed through Zoom due to COVID-19 restrictions. The results showed a triple jeopardy of youth, race, and gender as significant factors in how participants viewed body image and sexuality. Participants resorted to self-regulation as a way to combat certain perceptions and sex-negative roles in their daily lives as a result of their intersecting identities.
    • Racism and the Discourse of Phobias: Negrophobia, Xenophobia and More---Dialogue with Kim and Sundstrom

      Garcia, J. L .A. (2020)
      The article discusses recism as a topic for conceptual analysis, touching on other phobias as well.
    • Racism and Xenophobia in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper," Herland and With Her in Ourland

      Mertsock, John S.; The College at Brockport (2001-01-01)
      This thesis project examines the literary work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman; in light of the xenophobic aspects of society in the 1920’s, namely the “Yellow Peril.” It argues that radical theories are present in the work of respected American scientists, political leaders, and authors of the time, and that Gilman, a feminist author, perpetuated these xenophobic ideas. This paper will focus on three of Gilman's major works, her short story "The Yellow Wallpaper," the utopian novel Herland and its sequel With Her in Ourland, from the perspective of race. It considers the symbols and images stemming from the "Yellow Peril" that pervade these works, conveying the racist notions inherent in popular turn-of-the-century sociological constructs, including eugenics and social Darwinism. The project notes Gilman’s role and progressive attitude regarding the feminist movement and oppression in tension with her xenophobic and racist beliefs as they co-exist in her personal writing and literary work.
    • Racism in a "Raceless" Society: The Soviet Press and Representations of American Racial Violence at Stalingrad in 1930

      Roman, Meredith; The College at Brockport (2007-01-01)
      In late August 1930, two white American workers from the Ford Motor Company in Detroit were tried for attacking a black American laborer at one of the Soviet Union's prized giants of socialist industry, the Stalingrad Traktorostroi. Soviet trade-union authorities and all-union editors used the near month-long campaign to bring the two assailants to “proletarian justice,” in order to cultivate the image that workers in the USSR valued American technical and industrial knowledge in the construction of the new socialist society, but vehemently rejected American racism. They reinforced this image in publications by juxtaposing visual depictions of Soviet citizens' acceptance of black Americans as equals against those which portrayed the lynching of black workers in the United States.