Proceedings 2017: 13th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects

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Editorial Board for 2017 GRASP Symposium


Barbara Chaparro, Professor & Coordinator, Human Factors Graduate Program, Dept. of Psychology

Heidi VanRavenhorst-Bell, Assistant Professor & Undergraduate Coordinator, Human Performance Studies


Sue Abdinnour, Professor & Omer Professor, Business

Abu Asaduzzaman, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

George Dehner, Associate Professor, History

Anthony DiLollo, Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Shuang Gu, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Anthony May, Assistant Professor, Finance, Real Estate & Decision Science

Susan Matveyeva, Associate Professor, University Libraries

Aleks Sternfeld-Dunn, Assistant Professor, School of Music

Kerry Wilks, Associate Professor & Graduate School Associate Dean

Sponsors of 2017 GRASP Symposium

Graduate School

Academic Affairs

University Libraries

Regional Institute on Aging


Recent Submissions

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    13th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects
    (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2017-04-28) Chaparro, Barbara S.; VanRavenhorst-Bell, Heidi A.
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    Education techniques for effective counseling regarding prevention of unintended pregnancies
    (Wichita State University, 2017-04-28) Buelt, Monica; Muff, Katherine; Walker, Megan; Brown, Gina
    While ample resources exist detailing the variety of available contraceptive options for patients who desire to prevent an unintended pregnancy, there are limited resources concerning how a provider might approach this topic with a patient. With this gap in mind, the primary focus of this research is to equip healthcare providers with education techniques in order to facilitate a more effective discussion with their patients. By providing a resource on timing of contraceptive education, appropriate patient interview techniques, and common patient misconceptions, this research aims to open the discussion between provider and patient regarding pregnancy prevention.
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    Gaming as a path to sexual assault: a content analysis of fan comments in response to a virtual reality sexual assault discussion
    (Wichita State University, 2017-04-28) Wilson, Derek; Hertzog, Jodie
    Trends in technology include the use of virtual reality (VR) and providing side gaming options. Scholars of popular culture have drawn attention to gender troupes and the sexualized nature of video game content. The current study extends that research by analyzing a random sample of 50 viewer responses to a gaming commentary group known as Funhaus' podcast discussing opposing perspectives on a 2016 video game that involves heavy sexualization of anime women and allows for a VR "sub-game" where players are given the option to sexually assault said anime girls. The content analysis explores where podcast viewers fell on the debate of whether the game option was viewed as good because sexual predators can turn to VR to meet their desires or if the game contributes to a larger rape culture. Results indicated that many viewers responded positively to the discussion while negative responses included attacking or defensive behavior.
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    Effects of strength circuit training and boxing circuit training in individuals with Parkinson's disease
    (Wichita State University, 2017-04-28) Bunyan, Mikalea; Cline, Trista; Donner, Colin; Underhill, Kristina; Wildeman, Kate; Wilson, Camilla
    The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a strength and boxing circuit training program on strength, balance, and quality of life in individuals with Parkinson's disease. These measures were assessed using the following: dynamometer, Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI), 10 meter walk test, and the Sway Balance phone application. The SF-36 quality of life survey included physical function, bodily pain, general health, vitality, social functioning, and mental health. The participants were placed into two groups and completed eight weeks of a strengthening or boxing circuit program. Both groups received balance training in addition to upper and lower extremity and core strengthening. There was no significant difference in any of the outcome measures taken, however there were improvements in both groups in regards to muscle strength, 10-M walk, MFI, and SF-36 scores.
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    Prediction of land market value based on the real estate market in USA
    (Wichita State University, 2017-04-28) Wang, Lei; Chopra, Dharam V.
    The Land Market Value, defined as the total value of land and quantity data are derived from data on housing values, is an important factor in the estimation of structure costs using price indexes for housing and construction costs. In this paper, we gathered and analyzed 34 years' national data on past and present real estate transaction. According to the characteristics of raw data, we tried to develop the potential Decomposition, Smoothing, ARIMA and other advanced forecasting models with appropriate transformations. Specifically, we employed an innovation space state underlying certain forecasting model. For regression analysis, we involved GDP, CPI, Construction Cost Index, population, unemployment rate, inflation rate and Purchasing Manage Index in multivariate statistical model. Most importantly, we obtained how to add value to business and apply skills set to real estate in a real world environment. The goal in providing crucial statistical method is to enable government and investors to make informed decisions regarding real estate.