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    Buffalo Bill Cody: A Man of the West

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    Review of: Buffalo Bill Cody: A Man of the West, by Prentiss Ingraham, edited by Sandra K. Sagala

    Approximations of the binomial distribution.

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    Thesis (M.A.)--Boston UniversityThis thesis provides a discussion of various approximations to the cumulative binomial distribution. We begin our analysis with the discussion of the simple normal approximation, based on the DeMoivre-Laplace Limit Theorem. This theorem states that the binomial distribution converges to the normal distribution in the situation wherein we hold p constant and allow n --> inf. The simple normal approximation is the most widely used of all approximations , because of its simplicity and the availability of the necessary tables. However, its importance goes far beyond the domain of numerical calculation. We also show how the simple normal approximation may be used to obtain confidence intervals for the parameter p. We note various transformations that can be used to transform the binomial distribution into the normal distribution. In particular we mention the arcsine approximation which is based on the variance stabilizing angular transformation. [TRUNCATED

    Oral History Interview: Sandra Miller

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    This document is a transcript of a statement given by Sandra Miller at a public hearing conducted by the West Virginia Department of Energy on June 28, 1988, in Lincoln County. The purpose of the hearing was to give residents a chance to voice their opinions concerning an application by two coal companies to strip-mine at Six Mile Creek in Lincoln County. Sandra Miller argues against the permit, saying it will cause health problems and lower the standard of living. She also discusses previous legal problems and dishonesty on the part of the coal company.https://mds.marshall.edu/oral_history/1347/thumbnail.jp

    Doctor of Philosophy

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    dissertationIn this dissertation, I argue that although the Gothic sensibility in the U.S. cultural tradition is often associated with the regional spaces of the South and the Northeast, we should also be willing to imagine the U.S. West in Gothic terms. Stories of ghosts, haunting, and trauma help us to come to terms not only with the historical legacy of the Western frontier, but can also help us grapple with the West in today's period of global capital flows, inequality, frayed social ties, and the deterioration of meaningful metanarratives. Toward this end of reconsidering the West as a haunted space of trauma (past and present), I examine cultural texts that help illuminate the fraught, "out of joint" qualities of the post-1989 West: Sandra Cisneros's Caramelo, Sherman Alexie's Flight, Walter Kirn's Up in the Air, Richard Rodriguez's Brown, Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild, and Charles Bowden's Murder City

    Review of \u3ci\u3eWorking the Land: The Stories of Ranch and Farm Women in the Modern American West\u3c/i\u3e by Sandra K. Schackel

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    In 1995 Sandra Schackel, then professor of history at Boise State University, was asked to contribute a chapter about rural women\u27s experiences to an anthology on the post World War II American West. The research Schackel accumulated for that chapter, largely in the form of interviews of farm- and ranchwives, provided the foundation for this slender volume. It is a foundation upon which she did relatively little to build. While her oral historical approach suggests some tantalizing avenues for further exploration, they remain for the most part rural roads not taken

    Harpur Palate, Volume 8 Issue 1, Summer 2008

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    Contributors: Jacob M. Appel | Devon Miller-Duggan | Salvatore Attardo | Rumit Pancholi | Blake Butler | W. Todd Kaneko | Jona Colson | Brian Russell | Patricia Engel | Patrick Carrington | Ron McFarland | Denise Duhamel | Sinduja Sathiyaseelan | Rumit Pancholi | Sharon Doyle | Charles Eldred, Hokusai, Albrecht Durer, Unknown, Luca Giordana, Benjamin West | John T. Tigonis | Amy Bracken Sparks | T. J. Forrester | Meg Franklin | Phoebe Reeves | Joseph J. Capista | Jim Daniels | Robert Long Foreman | Elizabeth Fogle | Jared Walls | Wendy Barker | Dave Peters | Michael Homolka | Micah Ling | Sara Kaplan | Jenny Hanning | Sandra M. Castillo | Rebecca Givens | Jessica Goodfello

    Oral History Interview: Jim Probst

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    This document is a transcript of a statement given by Jim Probst at a public hearing conducted by the West Virginia Department of Energy on June 28, 1988, in Lincoln County. The purpose of the hearing was to give residents a chance to voice their opinions concerning an application by two coal companies to strip-mine at Six Mile Creek in Lincoln County. Jim Probst argues against the permit. He mentions individuals such as Delbert Burchett, Sandra Perry, Keith Burchett, Congressman Wise, Doris Wilson, & Rita Geramello.https://mds.marshall.edu/oral_history/1352/thumbnail.jp

    Review of \u3ci\u3eWorking the Land: The Stories of Ranch and Farm Women in the Modern American West\u3c/i\u3e by Sandra K. Schackel

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    In 1995 Sandra Schackel, then professor of history at Boise State University, was asked to contribute a chapter about rural women\u27s experiences to an anthology on the post World War II American West. The research Schackel accumulated for that chapter, largely in the form of interviews of farm- and ranchwives, provided the foundation for this slender volume. It is a foundation upon which she did relatively little to build. While her oral historical approach suggests some tantalizing avenues for further exploration, they remain for the most part rural roads not taken

    Oral History Interview: J. O. Midkiff

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    This document is a transcript of a statement given by J. O. Midkiff at a public hearing conducted by the West Virginia Department of Energy on June 28, 1988, in Lincoln County. The purpose of the hearing was to give residents a chance to voice their opinions concerning an application by two coal companies to strip-mine at Six Mile Creek in Lincoln County. J. O. Midkiff argues in favor of the permit and also discusses illegal drugs and individuals such as Sandra Perry.https://mds.marshall.edu/oral_history/1353/thumbnail.jp
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