https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/jsriue/issue/feed Journal of Student Research at Indiana University East 2019-02-19T19:00:01-05:00 Sue McFadden smcfadde@iue.edu Open Journal Systems <p>&nbsp;The&nbsp;<em>Journal of Student Research at Indiana University East</em> (<em>JSR@IUE) </em>selectively publishes the accomplishments of dedicated undergraduate and graduate students' research, scholarship, &amp; creative activity.</p> https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/jsriue/article/view/26858 Preface 2019-02-19T18:59:58-05:00 Sue McFadden smcfadde@iue.edu <p>Verso, TOC, and Letter from Co-Editors</p> 2019-02-19T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/jsriue/article/view/26859 JSRIUE Spring 2019 Vol. 1 Issue 1 - Image contents 2019-02-19T18:59:59-05:00 Sue McFadden smcfadde@iue.edu <p>JSRIUE Spring 2019 Vol. 1 Issue 1 - Image contents: Journal Covers and section images</p> 2019-02-19T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/jsriue/article/view/24768 Letters to Hannah Webster Foster 2019-02-19T18:59:59-05:00 Robin R Alsoffi alsoffi@gmail.com <p>Hannah Webster Foster's point of view illuminates the unfair and hypocritical mores of eighteenth-century America, which places moral responsibility on women while their male counterparts emerge unscathed.</p> 2018-11-12T15:20:31-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/jsriue/article/view/25373 Alexa Loses Her Voice 2019-02-19T18:59:59-05:00 Madison Schlamb mschlamb@iu.edu <p>The purpose of this research is to investigate the Super Bowl LII’s most popular advertisement <em>Alexa Loses Her Voice</em>.&nbsp; The advertisement shows many white or light-skinned actors voicing Alexa.&nbsp; This advertisement plays into sexualization in media, beauty ideals, social identities, and it fits and promotes many stereotypes that have been portrayed in the media for years.&nbsp; In order to explore these issues, the investigator employed rhetorical analysis techniques guided by critical theory lenses including critical race theory and feminism.&nbsp;&nbsp; Among the author’s findings are evidence of women being sexualized in the advertisement, a false idea of beauty being portrayed, and the presence of common race-related stereotypes.</p> 2018-11-12T15:17:31-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/jsriue/article/view/24096 Is Beer Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder? Ratings of Professionals and Nonprofessionals 2019-02-19T19:00:00-05:00 Grace Allred gallred@iue.edu Nina Filippini nfilippi@iue.edu Duane Lundy lundyd@iue.edu <p class="TextBody">This archival study investigated appraisers of beer aesthetic quality. In total, over 700 beers were randomly selected from beer critic books that contained quantitative ratings, and critics’ ratings were analyzed in terms of histograms and related statistics. We compared beers from professional beer critics’ books, professional websites and nonprofessional consumer websites (<em>N</em> = 2,200 ratings). It was predicted that professionals would have positive correlations in their ratings, with ratings showing mound-shaped distributions of ratings approaching normality. Nonprofessionals, in contrast, were predicted to be less positively correlated with each other and to show less normalized distributions. Support for the hypotheses was mixed.</p> 2018-08-01T17:50:57-04:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/jsriue/article/view/24033 Length and Robusticity of Metacarpals and Metatarsals to Estimate Physiological Sex from Ancient Maya Skeletal Remains In Northern Belize 2019-02-19T19:00:00-05:00 Seth W. Winstead swinstea@umail.iu.edu Katherine A. Miller Wolf katiemillerwolf@gmail.com Hannah Plumer hmplumer1@sheffield.ac.uk Thomas Guderjan hmplumer1@sheffield.ac.uk For bioarchaeologists, physiological sex estimation based off of skeletal indicators is a crucial element when conducting a biological profile of human remains. While there are several methods for estimating sex, primarily involving examining cranial and pelvic morphology, one method that remains understudied is metric analysis of metatarsal and metacarpal bones. Since human males and females are sexually dimorphic, the ability to discriminate biological sex from metatarsals and metacarpals is possible and has been shown to be valid. For example, the work of Case and co-workers utilize metacarpal and metatarsal to estimate sex of individuals with European ancestry (Case &amp; Ross, 2007) while others have approached this problem elsewhere (Agnihotri, Shukla &amp; Purwar, 2006; Wilbur, 1998; Stojanowski, 1999). Through gathering and analyzing osteometric data on male and female Maya remains from site Nojol Nah in Blue Creek, Belize, this research will show how in population specific instances, osteometric data from metacarpals and metatarsals may prove useful when trying to discriminate biological sex from skeletal remains. 2018-08-01T00:00:00-04:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/jsriue/article/view/25299 Mad Scientist Behind the Scenes: 2019-02-19T19:00:01-05:00 Elizabeth Mae Miller eimiller@iue.edu <p>A narrative reflection about applying skills and learning to practical work.</p> 2018-08-01T17:52:20-04:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##