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Tag: Graduate Research

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Oct 3, 2018

Study: Widely Used Nonprofit Efficiency Tool Doesn’t Work

Research from NC State public administration scholars finds that the tool most often used to assess the efficiency of nonprofit organizations isn’t just inaccurate – it can actually be negatively correlated with efficiency. 

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Aug 2, 2018

Researchers Use ‘League of Legends’ to Gain Insights Into Mental Models

Psychology researchers have used the game "League of Legends" to advance our understanding of how people build "mental models" — the mental tools that allow people to make use of complex systems. 

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Jun 27, 2018

Graduate School Spotlight: Tim Becker

NC State's Graduate School recently featured English student Tim Becker as its "Wolf of the Week."  

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Jun 18, 2018

You Can’t Play With Us: The Discursive Exclusion of Colin Kaepernick

When NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem, debates flared. What was going on beneath the surface of those public conversations? As someone studying rhetoric and composition, NC State graduate student Jose Martinez dove deep to research the discursive exchanges that followed Kaepernick's actions. 

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May 23, 2018

How Mapping, Satellite Technologies Can Help Pick Ideal Sites for Solar

As more companies consider adding solar installations on their campuses, NC State graduate student Missy Catlow wanted to explore how new technology might help evaluate potential sites. 

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May 23, 2018

Type, Delete, Repeat: Exploring How We Write for Mobile Devices

NC State graduate student Joel Schneier studies how we write for mobile devices — and how those practices affect our day-to-day communications. We caught up with Schneier about one of his recent studies, in which he compared editing and revising practices for mobile devices and computers. 

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May 23, 2018

Committed and Marginalized: How Race and Sexual Identity Impact Activism

What does activism mean to you? More specifically, how can we best understand the psychology of activism among Black people who also identity as LGBTQ? NC State graduate student Kristen Pender’s research explores those questions. 

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Mar 28, 2018

38 Students Showcase Graduate Research at NC State Symposium

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences had 38 presenters and six award winners at this year's NC State Graduate Student Research Symposium. 

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Oct 17, 2017

Sensitivity to Time Improves Performance at Remotely Controlling Devices

A new study from NC State psychologists finds that people who are more sensitive to the passage of time are better at accounting for the latency — or time lag — inherent in remotely controlling robots or other tools. 

Sep 28, 2017

Study: There is Almost No Research on What Distinguishes Potential Terrorists

A recent analysis of the existing research on factors associated with an individual’s risk for engaging in terrorist activity highlights how little we know about these factors.