6 Result(s)

Mobile Youth and Poverty Study

In this research opportunity, students will work with the Data Archivist for the Mobile Youth and Poverty Study and/or other identified faculty, based on the students' interests to create research publications, both manuscripts and conference proposals that explore risk and protective factors for primarily adolescents who grow up in impoverished communities. This opportunity lends itself more toward quantitative methods, but qualitative opportunities may be explored. In this research opportunity, students will work with secondary data sources. Typical work may include conducting literature reviews, data analysis, and manuscript and/or conference proposal preparation. Students' research interests will be taken into consideration, and there m...

Required Availability
Fall 2016 | Spring 2017 | Summer 2017
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Shady sunglasses: Eyewear and perceptions of honesty

Undergraduate student interested in nonverbal communication and deception. Expected work hours per week is five hours. Weekly research meetings for 20-30 minutes to keep the project moving forward. ...

Required Availability
Spring 2017 | Fall 2016
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Discovering the foundation of disaster communication efforts in the U.S.

This study seeks to uncover the foundation of disaster communication efforts in the U.S. by examining the history of the American Red Cross and other disaster response organizations. The researcher will help with historical research and writing to produce a conference paper. ...

Required Availability
Fall 2016 | Spring 2017
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Creativity, Complexity, and Stress

In recent years complexity science, and the study of complex systems has revolutionized a number of sciences contributing to how our understanding of how a mind emerges from the components of the brain, to how chemicals like water get unforeseen properties like "wetness." This project is composed of a set of experiments looking at crime of as the product of a complex system. We exam how diverse acturs use creativity to deal with stressors known to lead to crime, and how they adaptations change the social landscape. Students may have the opportunity to get involved with different elements of these experiments including developing and administering measurements, being trained on advanced statics, and developing and understanding of how comple...

Required Availability
Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No
Preferred Majors
Criminal Justice
Keywords
Emerging Scholars
Faculty
Matt Dolliver

Criminality on the Tor Network

The Tor Network can be thought of as a corner of the internet that provides "anonymity" to its users. Tor does so by using a number of proxies to conceal your real IP address; through these methods, Tor allows for its users to browse the "clearnet" (i.e., the general internet that you are familiar with - Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and also access .onion websites. Unfortunately, criminals have realized that an anonymous network like Tor offers an added layer of security from law enforcement detection. This is where Dr. Dolliver comes in... Dr. Dolliver has over 4 years of experience researching controlled substances and weapons markets on the Tor Network specifically and over 10 years of experience researching macro-level patterns of i...

Required Availability
Spring 2018 | Summer 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - UA 156
Paid Position?
No
Preferred Majors
Criminal Justice | Computer Science
Keywords
cybercrime | crime | Tor | drugs
Faculty
Diana Dolliver

The Facts in Black and Blue

This project looks to examine the ways in which partisan news sources differ in their coverage of police shootings. The undergraduate researcher will be working with the professor and graduate researchers to both systemically cull online news coverage and analysis of high-profile police shootings from major media outlets and then systematically analyze that coverage using qualitative data analysis software. ...

Required Availability
Fall 2017
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No