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2008 - The Mathematical Association of America MathFest Words: 60 words || 
1. Horton, Leslie. "Factor, Factor - Who's Got the Factor?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The Mathematical Association of America MathFest, TBA, Madison, Wisconsin, <Not Available>. 2019-06-16 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: My students in developmental algebra not only struggle with factoring quadratics,
but also often refuse to even try to learn the methods because of past failure.
This semester they were encouraged to at least try to factor
by a point system that gave partial credit for small successes:
for example, credit was given for correctly identifying the number of parentheses needed in the solution.

2015 - American Society of Criminology – 71st Annual Meeting Words: 89 words || 
2. Jolliffe, Darrick., Sanchez-Perez, Noelia. and Farrington, David. "Empathy and Offending: Risk Factor, Promotive Factor, Protective Factor or ‘Middle Class Value'?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology – 71st Annual Meeting, Washington Hilton, Washington, DC, <Not Available>. 2019-06-16 <>
Publication Type: Individual Paper
Abstract: Low empathy is a key individual difference proposed to have an impact on the likelihood of offending. The main aim of this paper was to investigate whether low empathy is best considered a risk factor, a promotive factor, an interactive protective factor or was unrelated to self-reported offending in a sample of 720 adolescents. The results suggested that empathy was a risk factor for frequent and serious offending but also had interactive protective effects for certain offenses. In addition the results differed considerably for males and females.

2008 - ISA's 49th ANNUAL CONVENTION, BRIDGING MULTIPLE DIVIDES Pages: 33 pages || Words: 10722 words || 
3. Steffek, Jens. "Explaining Cooperation between IGOs and NGOs: Push Factors, Pull Factors, and the Policy Cycle" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISA's 49th ANNUAL CONVENTION, BRIDGING MULTIPLE DIVIDES, Hilton San Francisco, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, Mar 26, 2008 Online <PDF>. 2019-06-16 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: The ever closer collaboration between many intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) is empirically well described but poorly theorized. The aim of this paper is to deliver a general theoretical framework for analyzing emergent patterns of cooperation between IGOs and NGOs, which may be used to generate hypotheses or guide comparative studies. The starting point is a rationalist conception of organizational actors as purposeful but resource-dependent. The paper then combines a ‘resource exchange perspective’ from organizational sociology with the model of a policy cycle from comparative politics. The result is an analytical framework that allows us to identify incentives for, as well as obstacles to, IGO-NGO cooperation along all phases of the policy cycle. In a concluding section the limits of this model and the underlying rationalist assumptions are discussed.

2015 - American Sociological Association Annual Meeting Pages: unavailable || Words: 7792 words || 
4. Woodhead, Charlotte., Gazard, Billy., Rahman, Qazi., Rimes, Katharine. and Hatch, Stephani. "Mental Health among Inner City Non-Heterosexuals: The Role of Risk Factors, Protective Factors and Place." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hilton Chicago and Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, Aug 20, 2015 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2019-06-16 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Background. Data exploring reasons for poor mental health among sexual minorities is lacking.

Aims. To quantify how much discrimination, lifetime and child trauma and coping predicts excess mental ill health among non-heterosexuals; and, evidence for regional variation.

Methods. Using data from the South East London Community Health study (N=1052), associations between sexual orientation and symptoms of common mental disorders (CMD), suicidal ideation, harmful alcohol use, drug use and a measure of well-being were assessed controlling for discrimination, trauma and coping style. The 2007 Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (N=7403) was used to make comparisons with Greater London (GL) and national data.

Findings. Non-heterosexuals were more likely to report all risk factors. After adjustment, non-heterosexual orientation remained associated with between 2.3 and 4-fold greater odds of CMD, lifetime suicidal ideation and substance misuse. The South East London sample had poorer mental health compared to GL and national samples; the discrepancy was larger for non-heterosexuals than heterosexuals.

Conclusions. Discrimination, early childhood and adult adversity substantially influence but do not account for all sexual orientation-related disparities in mental health. National and local policy makers and clinicians should consider sexual minorities as a priority in the design and delivery of services.

2015 - MWERA Annual Conference Pages: unavailable || Words: unavailable || 
5. Hong, Chenda. and Walker, David. "A Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Technology Acceptance Model Concerning Factors Related to Attitudes Toward Using Moodle in Cambodia" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the MWERA Annual Conference, Hilton Orrington Hotel, Evanston, IL, Oct 20, 2015 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2019-06-16 <>
Publication Type: Paper Presentation
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: The study’s intent was to confirm that the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) would assist in explaining factors related to attitudes toward using technology by employing a confirmatory factor analysis model when using the TAM theory via the online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment (Moodle). Participants included 150 secondary students studying English, through the use of Moodle, in a blended learning environment in Cambodia. The model consisted of three latent variables, perceived usefulness; perceived ease of use; and attitudes, and nine manifest variables. Findings from the current study, along with results from previous research, lends more support for the idea that the TAM theory is applicable in many different VLEs and with various tools as well as at the post-secondary and secondary education levels.

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