Graduate Research Papers

 

The graduate research paper can be considered the capstone of the graduate program. For the paper, students synthesize information they have learned throughout the program and apply it to the field experience.

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Submissions from 2017

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Developing writing prompt assessments for the next generation science standards: Physical science, Kristen Ann Birchard Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of blended learning on K-12th grade students, Laura Hesse Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Strategies for integrating literacy into a science classroom, Michelle Seddon Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2016

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The effects of digital storytelling on student motivation and student engagement, Robyn Bredvick Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Developing authentic summative assessments that correlate to the Next Generation Science Standards for a middle school science classroom, Nick Bushkofsky Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Supporting reading curriculum without restricting access to library materials: Resources for teacher librarians, Tricia Carty Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Fogging practices of Iowa counties for mosquito abatement, Alex Jay Davey Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Exploring effective classroom management techniques in a 1:1 classroom setting, Kenton Engels Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Female sexuality in current young adult literature, Joanna M. Freking-Smith Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Readers' advisory program for non proficient readers, Lisa Gogel Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A selective annotated list of reading promotion events recommended for elementary students, Nicole Nadine Guldager Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A twist on happily ever after : Fractured fairy tales for young adults, Kathryn Hale Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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E-readers and struggling middle school readers, Abigail L. Hendrickson Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Content analysis of two libraries resources for supporting primary economics instruction, Lindsey J. Hilts Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Online audiobook reference guide for Iowa elementary school librarians, Kerry LeWarne Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Makerspaces and the Iowa Core: Connections in a high school library, Tracie Marshall Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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After-school success: Associations between youth participants and youth outcomes, Dana Miller Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Robotics in the classroom: The effectiveness of robotics based curriculum in STEM education, Mark Nall Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The need for a teacher librarian to take a leadership role in the implementation of supplemental reading program initiatives to achieve desired student outcomes, Mindy M. Reimer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Impact of problem based learning on teaching light to middle school science students, Stephanie Yager Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2015

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Alternative therapy for sickle cell disease, Huda Alsultan Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The 21st century school teacher librarian: Trends in the Iowa school library survey data over the last decade, Emily Baltes Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Active landing velocity: "pawing motion", Erin Dean Blind Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The return on investment from comprehensive worksite health promotion programs, Kayla Nicole Blocker Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The downside of being up: The blight of the nonprofit pedestal, Jamie Branch Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Instruction and standards-referenced grading in a 9th grade conceptual physics classroom, John C. Chai Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The 1930s: The Great Depression and beyond ; an annotated bibliography, Tydra Corbin Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The impact of school library circulation policy change: A case study, Kristen Downes Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Middle school leisure reading selection: Influences during selection and implications for school library programs, Jessica A. Elliot Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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An annotated bibliography of materials recommended for middle school classrooms regarding the multiple perspectives on the causes of the American Civil War, Emma Folland Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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ELA teacher perceptions of the school librarian's role in standards implementation, Franny Frey Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Genrifying the school library's fiction collection, Andrea Hora Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The use of marketing in nonprofit organizations, Elizabeth Kehret Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using a 5E learning cycle to adapt a college physics instructional unit for high school, Stacia Marie Kelly Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The inclusion of engineering design into the high school biology curriculum, Cody D. LaKose Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Generational characteristics: How do we all play together, Jessica L. Malcheff Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Poverty and homelessness : A content analysis of children's nonfiction literature, Christine Newell Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Factors influencing successful planning and implementation and employee participation in worksite wellness programs, Amanda Ramthun Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Lifeguard fitness readiness: Certification vs. qualification, Jacob Rasmussen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A study for comprehensive and collaborative relationships: Partnering public schools and nonprofit outdoor programs, Nicole Rottinghaus Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Teacher librarians & literacy coaches: Their roles in reading support, Nicole N. Ruthaivilavan Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Nonprofit marketing strategies for small organizations, Emily Saveraid Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Understanding by Design unit lesson plans for the next generation science standards: life science, Arie Schiller Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Student achievement in the area of inquiry learning with the implementation of 1:1 iPads, Denise Shekleton Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Strength in numbers: collaborating to support nonprofit advocacy, Emily J. Shields Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Influx of child immigrants to the United States: Policy & practice implications, Megan Vogt Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Sustainable microfinancing: improving microenterprise's traditional measures of success, Stephen R. Watson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2014

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Influencing incoming fourth graders' reading habits through a summer literature circle: A case study, Brandy E. Bingman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Overhand throwing: overuse injury analysis, Peter Z. Broome Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Understanding motivating factors for college students involvement in club sports, Ryan Thomas Houselog Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The collaborative relationship between teacher librarians and public librarians, Jennifer J. Keltner Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Resource to support teaching local history in Baxter, Iowa, Greg Pickett Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The health benefits of dietary fiber consumption of adults in the United States, Nathan Stewart Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2013

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Reader's workshop: A new approach to integration, Ashlea M. Ahrenholtz Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Prevalence of obesity and culturally appropriate prevention among young adolescents in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Wardah Almahdi Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Improving multiplication fact recall; Interventions that lead to proficiency with mathematical facts, Brandon J. Bauer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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What are the effects of integrating technology into student literacy?, Lauren A. Bitetto Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Teacher perceptions of graphic novels, Katherine Block Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using readers theaters to help students develop reading fluency, Adrianna D. Cavanaugh Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of explicit writing instruction, Christine M. Clark Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Portrayal of Latinos in young adult fiction, Jennifer Cole Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A training guide and reference handbook for elementary school library secretaries in the Iowa City Community School District, Lisa Collier Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Artist residency programs: The present and future, Emily Coussens Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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College freshmen dispositional readiness: Examining the perceptions, Jennifer Dovre Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Effect of student choice on acquisition of alphabet knowledge, Lindsey L. Fonkert Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The effects of STEM inquiry practices on English language acquisition in a first grade classroom in Thailand, Rebecca J. Fuhrman-Petersen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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What are the mechanisms of action of stereotype threat and how does it contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease in African Americans, Anthony Gage Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Iowa core technology integration: A resource for kindergarten through second grade teachers, Shalyn Huerter Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Investigating the use of an interactive whiteboard to teach literacy in the early childhood classroom, Laci A. Hummel Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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How elementary students can apply self-guided learning strategies in the classroom, Nicole Ivers Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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A comparison of print and e-book texts with 4th grade students to evaluate comprehension and motivation, Sarah Johnson Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Portrayal of agriculture in children's literature: Contemporary stories in picture books, traditional tales, and nonfiction, Kathryn S. Koller Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A selective annotated bibliography of materials recommended for junior high classrooms regarding resistance during the Holocaust, Katharine Mulfinger Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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101 books for youth that feature hunters & hunting, Leann Seddon Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Scheduled library visits and reading achievement, David Stanfield Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A comparative analysis of leisure and tourism in China and in the USA, Xin Wang Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2012

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Teens Read book trailers, Jill Besler Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Influence of digital communication on young adult contemporary fiction, Melissa J. Dagel Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Multicultural picture books: Windows and mirrors, Dawn M. Goodale Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Access versus circulation for kindergarten students, Linda Johnson Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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School library circulation records: What do they reveal about boys' reading preferences?, Chelsea Sims Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2011

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Supervision in the school library program: Administrator expectations of paraprofessionals and traveling teacher librarians, Dixie Forcht Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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PCE groundwater quality assessment of the University of Northern Iowa campus area, Brian Gedlinske Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Life of chaos, life of hope: Dystopian literature for young adults, Lisa Newgard Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Are students ready for post-secondary research?, Paula Winward Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2010

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Fifth grade student learning and interest in the American Revolution through reading graphic novels compared to reading biography or other nonfiction books, Kari Bosma Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Designing a library program to increase the number of fourth grade reading goals, Jodonna Carlson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Self-censorship in Iowa elementary libraries, Lacey Fliger Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Cloning in young adult fiction, Jennifer L. Kehoe Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Sheldon community history traveling trunk project, Jan M. Kinderknecht Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Educating a school community implementing a one-to-one laptop learning initiative, Shannon McClintock Miller Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2009

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The portrayal of Asian intercountry adoptees in children's literature, Rachel A. Burrow Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Remember me always, love you forever: A mother's memory book, Katie Houselog Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Princesses persevere: Seeking representations of gender equity in modern fairy tales, Erin Becker McConnell Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The portrayal of volunteer firefighters in children's literature, Jamie Noack Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2008

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The role of writing: Increasing higher level thinking for all students, Caroline Elser Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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School library orientation: Introducing teachers to the roles and services of teacher librarians, Allison Emery Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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An herbal ABC book: A contribution to information available to children and adults, Linda Jo Kirkland Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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School librarians are teachers too!: University of Northern Iowa teacher education majors and their perceptions of the role of the school librarian, Colleen Nelson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The portrayal of bullying in young adult fiction novels, Deanna L. Weber Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)