The mission of Quest is to publish excellent undergraduate research while offering authors professional training in the anonymous peer-reviewed publication process.

ISSN: 2381-4543

Volume 5 of Quest was also published using the OJS e-journal platform managed by the Creighton Libraries.

Recent Submissions

  • "Feminism" and Feminism: A Rhetorical Criticism of Emma Watson's Address to the U.N. 

    Batterson, Courtney (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2015)
    This analysis uses metaphor criticism to decipher how metaphors function in Emma Watson’s address to the UN. Metaphor criticism proves useful in this critique because it can be used to determine the rhetor’s motive, to ...
  • Energy Consumption in Creighton University Residence Halls: Comparing Attitudes and Behaviors 

    Kelly, Sarah (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2015)
    “On U.S. college campuses, growing concerns since the 1960s have demanded that we become more knowledgeable about our impact on the environment.” (Ruckelshaus 455) This research has aimed to understand attitudes and ...
  • Christian Base Communities in Peru: Lessons for North America 

    Rainwater, Conan (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2015)
    This research hopes to bridge the gap between the churches of North and South America by advocating for Christian base communities (CEBs) in North America. It is necessary to look at Catholic Action in conjunction with ...
  • Family Communication and its Effects on Child Developmental Progression 

    Rainforth, Paige (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2015)
    Because divorce rates are high in the United States, the current paper assesses how stepchildren may respond to the introduction of a stepparent, and at what age this introduction may make the most impact. The current study ...
  • Hegemony within Higher Education: The Creation of an "Ideal" Student 

    Guziec, Amy (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2015)
    This paper is an examination of how higher administration at Jesuit schools use hegemony to create an ideological definition of the ‘ideal’ student. I use rhetorical criticism as a means of explaining how students are ...
  • Mother Knows Best? Evaluating the Roles of Stoic Parents in Gladiator (2000) 

    Larson, Krysta (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2015)
    My paper uses the 2000 Ridley Scott film Gladiator as a vehicle for exploring Stoicism, specifically the ways that Stoic parents ought to behave in different situations. The film includes a portrayal of the historic emperor ...
  • 2014 (May) Complete Issue 

    author - see individual papers (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
  • A Fuzzy Mathematical Model of How Revenue Affects Teams' League Position in English Soccer Premier League 

    D'sa, Shane (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
    The model of how revenue affects the different teams in the English Premier League measures the earnings position, ownership net worth, international revenue, and transfer spending. We use different methods to determine ...
  • A Fuzzy Mathematical Approach to Hollywood Blockbusters 

    Holland, Evan; Ruchensky, Jared (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
    The purpose of this project was to measure the most pertinent aspects of the top ten grossing films of all time to develop an equation that can be utilized to predict success of future films or, "Hollywood Blockbusters." ...
  • User Susceptibility to Internet Attacks 

    Ford, Ryan; Graft, Will (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
    This report will examine the susceptibility of individual users to internet-based attacks on a per country basis using the methods of fuzzy mathematics. It aims to rank the world's most technologically proficient countries ...
  • A Fuzzy Mathematical Model of State's Risk of Non-State Sponsored Terrorism 

    Byrne, Mark P. (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
    There are several databases tracking terror activity in the world, but I attempt to project the risk of the future terrorist activities in a state based on the economic, social, and political conditions that exist in the ...
  • Show Me the Money: A Mathematical Model of INGO Aid Allocation with Influence Calculations 

    Hernandes, Carissa (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
    Aid allocation by international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) is influenced by a number of factors including poverty, population, similarity to the policies of the INGO, and international recognition. Using the ...
  • Fuzzy Math to Determine Which States Are More Likely to Consume Meat 

    Ladley, Melanie (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
    For this research project I used fuzzy math to determine which of the 5o United States would be most likely to consume meat based on several factors. Experts ranked the factors 1 to 5, 1 being least likely to consume meat ...
  • Contributing Factors to the Development of Alzheimer's Disease 

    Maluf, Rouba; Cardwell, Maeve (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
    Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of Dementia. The development of Alzheimer has been found to be influenced by certain factors. We focused on evaluating the influence exerted by those factors on the development ...
  • Measuring Women's Internal Political Efficacy Across Nation-States 

    Rossiter, Erin (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
    The level of women's internal political efficacy varies across nation-states. Experts were consulted on the amount to which five main factors contribute to a nation-states level of internal political efficacy among women. ...
  • A Fuzzy Mathematical Model of Oral Health Aid Allocation 

    Hartjes, Jennifer; Grzelak, Michael (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
    Tooth decay is a widespread problem that cuts across economic and geographic lines. Cases of untreated tooth decay can lead to loss of productivity and more serious health concerns. Many organizations are attempting to ...
  • Global Electrical Sustainability 

    Budney, Sarah; Shepherd, Alex (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
    This project assessed the electrically sustainability of various countries using fuzzy logic mathematical techniques. To calculate these overall energy efficiency scores, expert opinion was obtained on various factors ...
  • Risk of Acquiring Type II Diabetes 

    Rauschenbach, Anthony; Tom, Zachary (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
    The goal of our project is to determine an individual's risk of acquiring Type II Diabetes. There are many factors that contribute to an individual developing Type II Diabetes. These factors include obesity, family history, ...
  • A Fuzzy Mathematical Model of Social Health: Determining the Ability to be Healthy in Kansas as Determined by Social Factors 

    Wagner, Jacquelyn (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
    assess the stability of a community in regards to social health factors. The end result will show the areas of best and worst ability to be healthy in Kansas. This project will use fuzzy mathematical techniques to calculate ...
  • A Fuzzy Mathematical Model of Reducing AIDS-Related Deaths 

    Bruck, Patrick T. (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
    We analyzed the importance of various factors in reducing AIDS-related deaths in Africa, North America, and Europe. This analysis was based on expert opinions, relevant research literature, and fuzzy mathematical models. ...

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