Dissertations and Theses @ UNI

 

All UNI graduate programs require a culmination work, such as a dissertation, thesis, or graduate research paper, before awarding a graduate degree. This collection includes theses and dissertations submitted electronically.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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An analysis of use of automated tools for improving the process of software verification and validation in a Midwestern company, Darshak Dodiya Open Access Thesis

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Calculating nutrient loads from four tributaries of the Cedar River in Iowa, Jacob Donaghy Open Access Thesis

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Perceptions of changes in diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorders in DSM-5: Parents, school professionals, and mental health professionals/trainees, Nathalie Claire Dubois Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Do offenders' life goals reflect locus of control and personality traits?, Luci L. Dumas Open Access Thesis

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Contemporary gothic literature: The need for fear, Erica Schael Kaitlin Engel Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Dennis Mahony, "At the Disposal of Tyrants": An analysis of a newspaper editor's intentions during the Civil War, Ryan Robert Engelman Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Effectiveness of Preschool Lessons for Active Youngsters (PLAY) curriculum on the gross motor development and physical activity level of preschool children, Karyn K. Finn Open Access Thesis

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Outcomes of global service-learning: A content analysis of student reflection essays in Camp Adventure child and youth services, Kasee Fuller Open Access Dissertation

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Gender differences in self-concept consistency and career choices under stereotype threat, Asha Ganesan Open Access Thesis

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Doorways and walls: Peer coaching as a means to change instructional practice, Chad Garber Open Access Dissertation

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Effective nutrition interventions, Kathryn C. Gerber Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Violent video games and aggressive behavior: mortality salience and the hostile attribution bias, Paden R. Goldsmith Open Access Thesis

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Hero to zero: Stress perceptions of the public school administrator and his spouse, Steven L. Gray Open Access Dissertation

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A master of music recital in conducting, Claudia Restrepo Guzman Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The effectiveness of the Boys Town Educational Model as a school wide intervention, Natalie Hahn-Mauck Open Access Thesis

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3D variability in ball toss and impact location for tennis serves in collegiate female players, Javier Ignacio Hervas Open Access Thesis

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Depression in children and adolescents: The role of school professionals, Emily Dawn Hoerman Open Access Thesis

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Development of leaf shape and vein homologies in five species of the genus Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae), Austin William Jones Open Access Thesis

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Pre-service teachers' attitudes towards gays and lesbians, Rachel Jones Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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A case study: Sex education in mainline Protestant denominations, Alexa Jo Juhl Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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A graduate recital in voice, Samantha Kantak Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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A master's recital in piano, Min Jeong Kim Open Access Thesis

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Secondary teachers as early childhood principals: A qualitative case study, Brian Dale Kingrey Open Access Dissertation

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A graduate recital in voice, Valeria Kishkunas Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Testing implications of the general theory of crime, Kirstin Denise Kerr Kramer Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Understanding habitat associations and population dynamics of the black redhorse, Moxostoma duquesnei, a species of greatest conservation need in Iowa, Ryan Robert Kurtz Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Understanding the impact of vegetation on surface roughness length for enhancing wind resource characterization in Iowa, Andrei Vladimirovich Kushkin Open Access Thesis

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Educator preparedness for teaching children on the autism spectrum, Katherine Lynn Lawrenz Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD): Examining the overlapping features, co-occurrence, and sex differences, Brittany Lewno Open Access Thesis

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The gay rites of passage, Zachary Paul Lowe Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Effective behavior management strategies for the preschool classroom, Sedona Amber Loy Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Video self-modeling as a school based intervention for childhood anxiety, Suzanne Esther Maas Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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A master's recital in flute, Tara Lynn Meade Open Access Thesis

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The phylogenetics and systematics of Physaria kingii (Brassicaceae), Jamie Minnaert-Grote Open Access Thesis

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Effects of a short term mental skills training program on mental toughness, Mitchell Edward Mleziva Open Access Thesis

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Homocysteine intensifies embryonic LIM3 expression in migratory neural crest cells: A quantitative confocal microscope study, Jordan Naumann Open Access Thesis

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Education at its corp, Steven Michael Pals Open Access Thesis

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Tracking above- and below- ground seed persistence and mortality in a native tallgrass prairie restoration, Carmen Pellish Open Access Thesis

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Superintendent leadership: Comparing superintendent and school board president perceptions of essential leadership characteristics and capabilities of the superintendent in today's complex and ever-changing educational environment according to MCREL's superintendent responsibilities and the Iowa standards for school leaders, Daniel J. Peterson Open Access Dissertation

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Graduate recital in choral conducting, Alice Reid Pruisner Open Access Thesis

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Professional Educators of Iowa member perspectives about Iowa State Education Association and National Education Association membership and political activities, Melissa Kay Reade Open Access Dissertation

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Investigating the effectiveness of a professional development program for secondary physics teachers, Meghan Reynolds Open Access Thesis

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Climate analysis using tree-rings from the Wind River Range, Wyoming, Derek Richards Open Access Thesis

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Amalgamation: A collection of poetry, prose, and process, Grant Andrew Riedel Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The shadow wars: An analysis of Associated Press coverage of drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen, Anthony Roth Open Access Thesis

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Vodka lullabies and purple skies: A collection of creative works, Rachel Routier Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Developing an integrated spatially explicit scale dependent modeling framework for wind farm suitability assessment in Iowa, Tesfay G. Russell Open Access Thesis

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Identify and manage productivity risks in construction processes, Souhail M. Saad Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Anger, relationships, and intimate partner violence in emerging adults with and without ADHD symptomology, Gina Marie Sacchetti Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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School and juvenile justice personnel's perceptions of dangerousness regarding adolescents with mental illness, Amber Lynne Schramm Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Solitary, Anita Ellen Schuck Open Access Thesis

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Developing rating curves in a small Iowa watershed to evaluate nutrient loading in streams, Jennifer Mary Shepeck Open Access Thesis

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The effect of soft tissue oscillation therapy on the management of pain associated with delayed onset muscle soreness, Jenifer Ann Shoultz Open Access Thesis

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"Democracy put in action": Experiences of African Americans in the Women's Army Corps at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, 1942-1945, Rebecca Singer Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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A graduate recital in voice, Brent M. Smith Open Access Thesis

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Graphic communications industry trends and their impact on the required competencies of personnel, Sara B. Smith Open Access Dissertation

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Resistance to change among veteran teachers: Providing voice for more effective engagement, Richard R. Snyder Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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The impact of digital organization on retention in college algebra, Mary Benac Staniger Open Access Dissertation

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The economic impacts of annual community festivals: A case of the Sturgis Falls Celebration, 2013, Chelsea Mae Tolle Open Access Thesis

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The effects of living in a springboard house during one's first year at the University of Northern Iowa, Laura Trettin Open Access Thesis

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Intraindividual personality change: Situational influences, patterns of change, and frequency-based measurement, Carol Tweten Open Access Thesis

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Child Find in early childhood education, Lauren (Burgers) Vanderhorst Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Human trafficking and the media: Comparing newspapers' portrayal of victims and offenders, Brittany Leigh Virkus Open Access Thesis

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Changes in the proteome of the barley spike under drought and well-watered conditions, Aaron Walck Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The use of school-based forgiveness education and interventions in an RTI framework, Elizabeth Watson Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Finna get locked up: The school experiences of five men labeled BD, Jill Renae Mollison Weigel Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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A study of college student attitudes and behaviors related to recycling, Mark Allen Wilcox Open Access Dissertation

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The environmental performance of biobased resin within phenolic-urethane nobake binders: A feasibility study, Ian David Morgan Williams Open Access Thesis

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D-spaces in infinite products of ordinals, Duncan Wright Open Access Thesis

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Unregulated, untrained, and unaware: restraint and seclusion practices in educational settings, Daniel E. Zaccaro Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Self-study of my secondary reading workshop teaching practice: Struggling learners, literate identities and school absenteeism, Kayla Lynn Becker Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Postmodern humanism and the "exhaustion of easy life", Mason Beets Open Access Thesis

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A master's recital in piano, Katrina Ann Benjegerdes Open Access Thesis

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A survey of literacy instruction in public preschool programs in Iowa, Anne Marie Berthelsen Open Access Thesis

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Predicting commitment for those in military relationships, Darrina Sofia Bledsoe Open Access Thesis 2014 Award

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The unveiling of W.E.B. DuBois : A qualitative content analysis of diverse interpretations of the works and life of W.E.B. DuBois, Sonja Lee Bock Open Access Thesis

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From sidebets to sideshow: The influence of gambling on the development of professional wrestling in America, 1870-1911, Lee Casebolt Open Access Thesis

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Longitudinal analysis of perceived body image, sport commitment, burnout, and athletic injury, Erik Chaouch Open Access Thesis

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Evaluating the effectiveness of healthcare exploration experiences for high school students, Margaret Mary Conlon Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The effects of one-to-one computing for students with disabilities in an inclusive language arts class, Billie Jo Cowley Open Access Dissertation

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Analysis of wind power generation with application of wind tunnel attachment, Ulan Dakeev Open Access Dissertation

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Perceptions of dimensions of service quality and recreational benefits in collegiate recreational sports programs, Christopher Berne Denison Open Access Dissertation

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Recalcitrant arguments, Kiranjeet Kaur Dhillon Open Access Thesis

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Providing academic access to individuals with significant disabilties [sic], Lindsey Jill Frandsen Open Access Thesis

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Writing supports for older students with significant disabilities: examining two students' journeys towards becoming writers, Emily Helen Freeman Open Access Thesis

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Are students experiencing the intended outcomes of Quality Matters standards?, Maryam Ghayoorrad Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Aquatic strategies and techniques and their benefit on children with autism, James G. Hall Open Access Dissertation

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School wide positive behavioral and intervention supports : the effectiveness of Tier 1 strategies, Gregory James Halsor Open Access Thesis

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Leading through change: A study of the role of central office leadership in the process of secondary change, Dirk A. Halupnik Open Access Dissertation

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Acute effect of postactivation potentiation versus dynamic stretching plus postactivation potentiation on countermovement vertical jump performance, Daniel John Hammes Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Outside is in: Women, special education, and the superintendency, John Lawrence Hanson Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Temporal dynamics of nutrient flux across hydrologic unit boundaries, Md. Aminul Haque Open Access Thesis

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Population genetics of Thomomydoecus minor: Ectoparasitic chewing lice on Thomomys bottae pocket gophers of the Rio Grande Valley in New Mexico, Sheree Elizabeth Harper Open Access Thesis

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Nurturing resiliency among adolescents with emotional and behavioral disturbances (EBD) in a special education setting, Rimaz Herz Open Access Dissertation

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Investigating blended learning in the high school science classroom, Holly Cassandra Hinkhouse Open Access Thesis

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Language as a social reality: The effects of the infantilization of women, Chelsae R. Huot Open Access Thesis

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Christians, lesbians, gays, and bisexuals: examining the roles of uncertainty and religiosity in Christian attitudes toward LGB individuals, Megan Deanne Wharff Kavanaugh Open Access Thesis

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Mental illness and schools: An examination of how schools are providing supports and services to students with mental health concerns, Nikki Leigh King Open Access Thesis

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Perceptions of coaching efficacy from the coaches', parents', and athletes' perspectives, Wade Previn Kooiman Dissertation (UNI Access Only) 2015 Award

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Batman and the superhero fairytale: deconstructing a revisionist crisis, Travis John Landhuis Open Access Thesis

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Automated sinkhole extraction and morphological analysis in northeast Iowa using high-resolution LiDAR data, Jonathon Launspach Open Access Thesis

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A master's recital in piano, Brittany K. Lensing Open Access Thesis

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Measurement and analysis of intra-vehicle UWB channels, Qingshan Liang Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The Duluth Model in practice: Evaluating police and practitioner response to domestic violence, Jessica L. Lorenz Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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A master's recital in piano, Elena Lyalina Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Social and cultural influences on alcohol drinking habits among native American college and university students across the United States, Wayva Waterman Lyons Thesis (UNI Access Only) 2015 Award

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PROMIS physical function item bank v. 1.0: Validity of physical function assessment for athletic training clientele, Leif Philip Madsen Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Liquid sorption properties and structural changes of metal-organic frameworks of cobalt nitrate and 4,4'-bipyridine, Kathryn Mauger-Sonnek Open Access Thesis

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Comparison of immediate myofascial pressure release treatment effects among active and latent trigger points, Chelsea M. Morris Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The effects of heel elevation and fatigue on torso inclination during the barbell back squat, Michael James Neppel Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Witchcraft accusation, Kamlesh Niraula Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Graduate composition recital: a brief analysis, Xingzimin Pan Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Uncovering the lived experiences of entry-level administrators in a school in need of assistance, Teresa Rayman Peterson Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Bird use of heterogeneous native prairie biofuel production plots, Jarrett D. Pfrimmer Open Access Thesis

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Einstein metrics on piecewise-linear three-spheres, Kyle Pitzen Open Access Thesis

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A graduate recital in voice, Kelley Elizabeth Raymon Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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A description of swing parameters and their relationship to in game batting performance in Division I softball players, Cassandra Reilly-Boccia Thesis (UNI Access Only) 2015 Award

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Where loyalties lie: A study of workplace dissent through the lens of loyalty, Katelyn L. Santy Open Access Thesis 2014 Award

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Effects of isolated work environments on software engineering metrics collection, Christian A. Schreiner Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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An analysis of the effect of a 21st-century-designed middle school on student achievement, Gary David Schwartz Open Access Dissertation

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A Midwestern culture of civility: Student activism at the University of Northern Iowa during the Maucker years (1967-1970), Christopher J. Shackelford Open Access Thesis

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Long-term, low-dose exposure of people residing in arsenic affected areas of Iowa: A cross-sectional analytical study, Junu Shrestha Open Access Thesis

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From saeter to sod: Single women homesteaders of Norwegian descent farming their land in Dakota territory, 1862-1929, Sara Marie Skindelien Open Access Thesis

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Effect of limb circumference on intramuscular cooling during and following an ice bag application after exercise, Marcus A. Sojka Open Access Thesis

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Playing by new rules: board games and America's cold war culture, 1945-1965, Matthew John Sprengeler Open Access Thesis

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Cross-cultural comparison and contrast of Americans' and Bulgarians' understanding of forgiveness, Desislava Sevdalinova Stoycheva Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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"The most deadly spot on the face of the earth": The United States and antimodern images of "Darkest Africa" 1880-1910, Melinda Stump Open Access Thesis

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Is higher education the key to unlock the door of fortune? A study of students' occupational aspirations, Daiyue Sun Open Access Thesis

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Evaluating the effects of increasing mathematics graduation requirements: A survey of the effects of state policy change in Illinois, Corey Tafoya Open Access Dissertation

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Teachers' perceptions of professional development for the use of interactive white boards in Turkey, Erkan Taskin Open Access Dissertation

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Queering the coming out narrative, Sarah Jean Taylor Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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A review of a school psychologist's roles in the implementation of an RTI system, Leigh Ann Thul Open Access Thesis

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Understanding the critical role of a wetland in maintaining the ecosystem: A case study, Sushil Tuladhar Open Access Thesis

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A master's recital in double bass, Dmitriy Vasilistov Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Comparing second grade students' creative and content knowledge performance on figural transformation activities introduced in a standard or enhanced manner with nutrition content knowledge taught through factual or fantasy reading, Angela Naomi Webb Open Access Thesis

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Voice of the voiceless: The effects of labeling children in public schools, Mike T. Wells Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Behind the mask: An analysis of women's perceptions and rationale toward the purchase and use of anti-aging products, Clair Maureen Williams Open Access Thesis

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Habitat usage, movement patterns, and home range size of wood turtles (Glyptemys insculpta) in a suburban habitat, Jessica Williams Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The design and evaluation of a small size wind-solar hybrid power system, Bekir Zihni Yuksek Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Effects of anger and impulsive traits on non-suicidal self-injury, Ashley S. Zellhoefer Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Comparing sixth grade students' creativity in word play to spatial construction with integrated academic content eliciting a distal or proximal perspective, Ksenia S. Zhbanova Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Incorporating the Delphi Technique to investigate renewable energy technology transfer in Saudi Arabia, Nasir K. Al-Otaibi Open Access Dissertation

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Best practices of Individual Family Service Plans and analyses regarding quality outcomes, Ashley M. Andrew Open Access Thesis

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Development of a modular dual engine hybrid electric vehicle simulation model, Kenan Baltaci Open Access Dissertation 2005 Award

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Destination attractiveness of the Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area, Puyong Choi Open Access Dissertation 2007 Award

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Intensive mentoring : stimulators of and barriers to coaching, spiritual guiding and discipling relationships, David Alan De Jong Open Access Dissertation

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A qualitative study of new secondary teacher attrition in an Iowa urban school setting, James E. Dostal Open Access Dissertation

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Case study on the journey of an elementary school labeled as a Persistently Low-Achieving School, Annette Duncan Open Access Dissertation 2006 Award

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Comparing middle school students' learning and attitudes in face-to-face and online mathematics lessons, Clayton M. Edwards Open Access Dissertation 2014 Award

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A case study of one Iowa female elementary school principal's journey into administration, Angela J. Fowler Open Access Thesis

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Producing early modern space and the mind in public and closet drama, Megan M. Gallagher Open Access Thesis 2013 Award

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Baseball in the heartland: Semi-pro baseball survives in Iowa, Todd Michael Hospodarsky Open Access Thesis 2004 Award

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Instructional coaching : a look at teaching practices and impact on student achievement, Sharon Sue Ingebrand Open Access Dissertation

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Assistive technology for students with disabilities: Resources and challenges encountered by teachers, Dawn LaRae Jacobsen Open Access Dissertation

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Asking school psychologists how job satisfaction can be increased, Justin S. Janssen Open Access Thesis

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Strategic communication in women's rights organizations: Tools, challenges and best practices, Anastasia Kalinina Open Access Thesis 2013 Award

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Being in the world : an existential inquiry of knowing one's self through a personal project : in the context of dissertation survival, Tomoe Kitajima Open Access Dissertation

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Exploring new roles of classroom teachers in Iowa communities experiencing rapid ethnic diversification, Cindy R. Lewis Open Access Dissertation 2010 Award

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The design and evaluation of Wireless Sensor Networks for applications in industrial locations, Hameed Madwar Open Access Dissertation 2002 Award

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Early avian colonization in a prairie biofuel project, James T. Mason Open Access Thesis

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Disordered eating habits and extreme weight loss techniques in collegiate wrestlers: A qualitative analysis, Jaime Marie Mayer Open Access Thesis 2008 Award

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iPads versus laptops: The effects of mobile device interfaces on students' attitudes towards technology and learning, Evans Lugalia Mudanya Open Access Thesis

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Learning transfer of geospatial technologies in secondary science and mathematics core areas, Curtis P. Nielsen Open Access Dissertation

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Self-defeating behaviors in sexual offenders: Exploring factors of social support and motivation to change, Cassie Rose Nieman Open Access Thesis 2013 Award

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Building sustainable schoolwide positive behavior supports in high schools, Jessica M. Overturf Open Access Thesis

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Circulating and organizational testosterone and the perception of dominance, Jon C. Pedersen Open Access Thesis 2014 Award

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Ergonomics evaluation of task demands among kitchen staff, Jaqueline Pereira Da Silva Open Access Thesis

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A Sociable Humanoid Autonomous Robotic Platform (the SHARP Project): An evaluation of the G.E.N.E.S.I.S. robot as an interactive consumer robotic platform, Jeffrey J. Rick Open Access Thesis 2003 Award

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Embedded experiences, critical conversations: Learning about teaching in a professional development school cohort setting, Daphne Schuchart Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Career Cruising impact on the self efficacy of deciding majors, Anthony William Smothers Open Access Dissertation

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Development of an ankle function model, Kelli R. Snyder Open Access Dissertation 2001 Award

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A consideration of positive behavior supports through a preschool lens, Theresa J. Stevenson Open Access Thesis

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The role of animal-assisted therapy in initial psychotherapy sessions with adolescents, Erin B. Stromberg Open Access Thesis

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Special issues in engaging and collaborating with families of English language learners, Stephanie Allison Strouse Open Access Thesis

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Using metarules to integrate knowledge in knowledge based systems. An application in the woodworking industry, Alvaro Villavicencio Open Access Dissertation 2009 Award

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Student-centered literacy instruction: An examination of an elementary teacher's experience, Carolyn Marie Wiezorek Open Access Dissertation

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Leadership distinctions : the impact of leadership on teachers of Second Chance Reading, Rebecca Sue Williams Open Access Thesis

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A study of cultural orientation and attitudes and meaning toward play: A cross cultural investigation among emerging adulthood in the People Republic of China, Hong Kong, and United States, Winnie Wing-Sze Wong Open Access Dissertation 2011 Award

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Feedback : best practices for effectiveness, Hanne Elizabeth Wuertz Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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The link between functional behavioral assessment and behavioral intervention plans, Megan Kathleen Seamans Anderson Open Access Thesis

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Identifying ways to better support new teachers to improve retention, Dianna L. Briggs Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Disrupting the discussion : the story of disruptive students in the online classroom, Belle Doyle Cowden Open Access Dissertation

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The impact of attachment disorder on the family and child, Stephanie DuRocher Open Access Thesis

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Effects of environmental variables on food consumption, Denise Eslinger Open Access Thesis

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Cylinders and spheres : toddlers engage in problem solving, Rosemary Geiken Open Access Dissertation 2012 Award

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Shared superintendency in Iowa: An investigation of organizational perceptions of leaders in districts that employ a shared superintendent, Roark Ronald Horn Open Access Dissertation

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The value of leisure in coping with natural disaster: A case study in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Germaine Jackson Open Access Dissertation

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Enrollment of students with disabilities in career and technical education, Cory C. Johnson Open Access Thesis

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Digging deeper: Enriching transition to adult life outcome research through life-histories, Jennifer Johnson Open Access Dissertation

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A comparison of bullying in public and private schools in a small Midwestern community, Daniel J. Ryan Open Access Dissertation 2008 Award

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A wireless system for crack monitoring in concrete structures, Souhail M. Saad Open Access Thesis

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Resident assistant use of student development theory and its relation to supervisor knowledge and use, David Michael Schmid Open Access Dissertation 2009 Award

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Maggie and her students: Talking and reasoning in a reform-based mathematics classroom, Debra Louise Semm Rich Open Access Dissertation 2013 Award

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A comparison of face-to-face and online instructional delivery methods in large-group settings in a university undergraduate wellness course, Lea Ann Shaddox Open Access Dissertation 2010 Award

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Our voices: A descriptive account of African American parental involvement in an urban elementary school, Charletta D. Sudduth Open Access Dissertation

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Transforming lives: Exploring the impact of transitioning on female-to-male transpersons and partners of female-to-male transpersons, Megan Marie Tesene Open Access Thesis 2012 Award

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Effective professional development for teachers of students with autism, Erin Marie Torruella Open Access Thesis

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Wash water in the mix: Effects on the compressive strength of concrete, Brian Wasserman Open Access Dissertation

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Master students' perception of informal faculty mentoring : an explorative investigation, Nangai Yang Open Access Dissertation

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From a weak tribual to a branch of government: The Supreme Court of the United States from 1789 to Marshall, Dale Edward Paul Yurs Open Access Thesis 2012 Award

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Language exclusionary behavior and attitudes toward immigrants, Christine L. Bennett Open Access Thesis

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First-year college student beliefs about writing embedded in online discourse: An analysis and its implications for literacy learning, Gina Burkart Open Access Dissertation

The development of a Leisure and Life Satisfaction Scale for Outpatient (LLSSOP) leisure activity programs in Iowa, Li-Ming Chiang Dissertation (Electronic Copy Not Available)

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A study of the adjunct faculty experiences in the creation of a teacher work sample, Anna L. Conway Open Access Dissertation

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The student achievement decline at sixth grade and the practices impacting achievement, Mary Cooksley Open Access Dissertation

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A case study of the perceptions of stakeholders from a school district in Iowa on the impact of No Child Left Behind on the comprehensive high school, Brian Coppess Open Access Dissertation

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Helping adolescents forgive : the use of forgiveness education at an inpatient mental health facility, Tiffany R. Everding Open Access Thesis

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A comparative study of the organizational culture of CAPRA accredited and non-accredited municipal park and recreation agencies, John E. Farland Open Access Dissertation

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A glance backwards: An analysis of youth resiliency through autoethnographical and life history lenses, Toney Bissett Ford Open Access Dissertation

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Baby boomer and Genx elementary principals : differing perspectives on schooling, Lisa M. Fry Open Access Dissertation

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Obscenity and pornography: A historical look at the American Library Association, the Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, and the Supreme Court, Gretchen Brooke Gould Open Access Thesis

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Understanding environmental health disparities of Roma populations in Romania, Jennifer L. Hall Open Access Dissertation

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Performance-based assessment of school psychology interns : analysis of problem-solving skills as demonstrated in comprehensive case examinations, Kimberly Suzanne Hansen Open Access Thesis

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Service learning : a vehicle to reflective thinking, Janelle Lynn Hawk Open Access Thesis

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Functional behavioral assessment : school based practice and perception, Clint Henning Open Access Thesis

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Educational applications of achievement goal theory, Michelle Hinzman Open Access Thesis

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The effects of planting methods and granivory on seedling emergence in a tallgrass prairie reconstruction, Justin Vernon Huisman Open Access Thesis

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A late-Quaternary record of environmental variability from lake sediment cores, Wind River Range, Wyoming, Tyler Johnson Open Access Thesis

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Do pull-out programs create a mirage of long-term results for at-risk youth?, Varotta Mi'Chele Johnson Open Access Thesis

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Teachers' perspectives on changes in general and special education: Examining the pieces of the puzzle, Janine Kane Open Access Dissertation

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Impact of the Iowa smoke-free ban among the college students of the University of Northern Iowa, Jean Marie Vianney Hirwa Kavamahanga Open Access Thesis

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Creating salsa, claiming salsa: Identity, location, and authenticity in global popular music, William Guthrie LeGrand Open Access Thesis 2011 Award

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Trends in environmental concern by grade level: A study of elementary, middle, and high school students, Ryan David Lensing Open Access Thesis 2012 Award

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Status is fine for the in-group but out-group members watch out: Examining an optimal model of face processing using eye-tracking, J. Daniel McCarthy Open Access Thesis 2011 Award

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The impact of mathematics professional development on elementary teachers' mathematics content knowledge for teaching and implementation of innovative pedagogical practices, Vicki Oleson Open Access Dissertation

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Motivation factors as indicators of academic achievement: A comparative study of student-athletes and non-athletes academic and social motivation, Jonell Pedescleaux Open Access Dissertation

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Is the coach ready for the game? A self-study of literacy coaching in a secondary school, Barbara J. Perry Open Access Dissertation

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Applying cognitively guided instruction through word problem probes, James Jackson Ploen Open Access Thesis

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Struggling learners of mathematics: An investigation of their learning through reform-based instruction, Jennifer Pothast Open Access Dissertation

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Leisure and aging: A content analysis of leisure textbooks and leisure academic journal articles, Leila Rod-Welch Open Access Dissertation

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Risk-taking propensity and its relationship to achievement motivation among selected municipal parks and recreation directors in the state of Iowa, Jiangong (Brad) Tan Open Access Dissertation

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The impact of Reading First on reading achievement scores in a midwestern elementary school, Julie Thomas Open Access Thesis

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Middle school teachers' implementation of differentiated instruction : the complexity, Tonya Rae Vitense Keefer Open Access Thesis

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Conflicting identities and ideologies: A rhetorical analysis of the National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism During World War II, Kaori Yamada Open Access Thesis

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A comparison of forgiveness across two cultures: Lebanon and the United States, Zeina Yousof Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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The impact of an international healthcare mission experience on healthcare professional students at the University of Northern Iowa, Evelyn Adom-Boateng Open Access Dissertation

Investigation of the English language curriculum in grade five for the Omani government schools, Khalfan Hamed Alharrasi Dissertation (Electronic Copy Not Available)

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The effect of learning styles and attitude on preservice elementary teachers' conceptual understanding of chemistry and the nature of matter in a simulation-based learning environment, Mo H. Al-Jaroudi Open Access Dissertation

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The effectiveness of colored overlays on reading achievement and attitudes toward reading for students with Scotopic Sensitive Syndrome, Hanan Ali Bagabas Open Access Dissertation

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An analysis of the effect of supply chain and manufacturing parameters on inventory cost reduction for push type manufacturing systems, Mehmet Emre Bahadir Open Access Dissertation

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The stuff that affects you: Fiction, poetry, and doggerel, Lisa D. Brodersen Open Access Thesis

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An Analysis Of The Effectiveness Of Functional Behavioral Assessment For Students With Emotional Behavioral Disabilities, Megan Kale Brose Open Access Thesis

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How do beginning administrators navigate through their first year of the middle school principalship?, James D. Cryer Open Access Dissertation

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The effect of self-efficacy and psychosocial development on the factors that influence major changing behavior, Karen Cunningham Open Access Dissertation

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Voluntary Simplicity and its effects on personal identity, family life, and relationships, Julie Ann Fox Open Access Thesis

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Captivating emotions: Sentiment and the work of rhetorical drag in colonial and early national captivity narrative, Gleidson Gouveia Open Access Thesis 2010 Award

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Investigating The Relationship Between Teacher Self-Efficacy Beliefs In Mathematics And Teacher Reflection: Do Teacher Thinking Dispositions Play A Moderating Role?, Shawna Hufendick Open Access Thesis

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Technology integration: A study on the impact of increased technology access, Gina Kuker Open Access Dissertation

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An exploratory case study of students' perceptions of online graduate education, Hou Chun Kuong Open Access Dissertation

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The effect of weekly teacher collaboration on instructional practices in the classroom, Laurene A. Lanich Open Access Dissertation

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The thought processes of administrators as they review and make evaluative judgment of a second-year teacher portfolio: A qualitative study, Terri Anne Lasswell Open Access Dissertation

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Taiwan's language curriculum and policy: A rhetorical analysis of the DPP's claims-making, Yi-Hsuan Lee Open Access Dissertation

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The third space: The use of self-study to examine the culture of a science classroom, Dashia M. Magee Open Access Dissertation

Application of health promotion theoretical approaches to changing recycling behaviors and assessing participation rates augumented with GIS/GPS among targeted populations, Israel Gabriel Msengi Dissertation (Electronic Copy Not Available) 2010 Award

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The effects of Indian-accented English and need for cognition on message evaluation: A field study, Duoc V. Nguyen Open Access Thesis 2011 Award

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Methods for fostering success in the transition to high school, Deborah E. Hanna Porter Open Access Thesis

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Administrative mentoring: An investigation of practicing principals' perceptions of the role mentors played in their professional development and job satisfaction, Lisa M. Remy Open Access Dissertation

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Secondary preservice teachers' understanding of Euclidean geometry, Karen Sabey Open Access Dissertation

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Characteristics of highly effective teachers: A perspective from students with disabilities, David J. Smith Open Access Dissertation

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Detecting the process' 1.5 sigma shift: A quantitative study, James R. Stevenson Open Access Dissertation

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Those magnificent men or their flying machines?: Tradition and modernity in the 1928 National Air Races, Joshua James Waddle Open Access Thesis

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A test of TMT: Mortality salience and avoidance of worldview threats, Taylor Wayne Wadian Open Access Thesis 2010 Award

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The effects of varying seeding rates of Bouteloua curtipendula and mowing on native plant establishment in a new prairie reconstruction, Ryan Leon Welch Open Access Thesis

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An exploration of the relationship between student experiences in the school environment and school belonging, Erin E. Welsh Open Access Thesis

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Teacher learning in a Tibetan school in exile: A community of practice perspective, Pema Yangchen Open Access Dissertation 2011 Award

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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“She called me a Mexican!”: a study of ethnic identity, Simona Florentina Boroianu Open Access Dissertation

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Pain stages of change: Variations in pain acceptance, catastrophizing, and emotional distress across a model of readiness for behavior change, Melinda J. Collingwood Open Access Thesis

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Does content knowledge matter in scoring teacher work samples?: A study of rater differences, Yana A. Cornish Open Access Dissertation

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Exploring the relationship between parent beliefs and athletes' perceptions: A sport commitment approach, Heather M. DeWaard Open Access Thesis 2009 Award

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Women chief information officers in higher education: Voices from the field, Marilyn J. Ziesman Drury Open Access Dissertation

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Thriving, coping, surviving, hoping: Negotiating the first year of teaching, Debrah Jean Fordice Open Access Dissertation

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Deliberative democratic practices in tourism planning: Towards a model of participatory community tourism planning, Oksana Grybovych Open Access Dissertation

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The impact of a C.A.R.E. based martial arts class on students' academic achievement, peer relationships, and social interactions, David Hite Jr. Open Access Thesis

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The reflexivity of pain and privilege: An autoethnography of (Mestizo) identity and other Mestizo voices, Ellis Hurd Open Access Dissertation

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Reframed teacher leadership: A narrative inquiry, Cynthia L. Kenyon Open Access Dissertation

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A case study of a rural Iowa school preparing to meet new state guidelines for school libraries, Karla Steege Krueger Open Access Thesis

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Upper elementary teachers' perception of the pre-referral process, Lyndi Meyer Open Access Thesis

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Home-school collaboration : strategies for improvement, Kelly O'Bryan Open Access Thesis

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Supporting school persistence : an examination of student experiences in an alternative high school, Molly O'Connor Open Access Thesis

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Surface temperature mapping of the University of Northern Iowa campus using high resolution thermal infrared aerial imagery, Alexander Savelyev Open Access Thesis 2010 Award

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Disability and difference: Adolescents' interpretations based on television viewing, Paula Anne Schmidt Open Access Dissertation

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A journey of advising: Experiences of doctoral international students and faculty advisors in the College of Education at a Midwestern university, Madalina Florentina Tincu Open Access Dissertation

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Now have we gotten it right?: Exploring the special education referral process, Janine Sue Wahl Open Access Dissertation

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School counselors' perceptions of the needs of children of incarcerated parents, Sarah Wakefield Open Access Thesis

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Perspectives of change: Municipal park and recreation directors perceptions of the importance of specified organizational goals 1983–2008, Daniel Archie Wheeler Open Access Dissertation

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Low power energy harvesting and storage techniques from ambient human powered energy sources, Faruk Yildiz Open Access Dissertation 2009 Award

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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A case study using guided reading and teacher read-alouds while monitoring English language learners' and native English speakers' reading achievement, Kelsey M. Baker Open Access Thesis

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Guess who's not coming to dinner: A review of the policies and practices in three urban Iowa school districts to recruit teachers from underrepresented backgrounds, Willie B. Barney Open Access Dissertation

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Sexual Minority Youth In The Research Literature: The Invisible Students, Kelly J. Beck Open Access Thesis

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The Views Of Students With Disabilities Regarding Dropout And School Belonging, Rebecca L. Brandau Open Access Thesis

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Approaches to studying and study tactics of baccalaureate nursing students, Lisa D. Brodersen Open Access Dissertation

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The effects of facial attractiveness, weight, and immediacy on social influence: A test of dynamic social impact, Melinda Bullock Open Access Thesis 2009 Award

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Mental Health Services In Schools: School Psychologists' Current Practices And Perspectives, Nicole Carlson Open Access Thesis

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Estimating the economic impact of tourism: A comparative analysis of Albania, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece, Arjana Çela Open Access Dissertation

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What happens when veteran and beginner teachers' life histories intersect with high-stakes testing and what does it mean for learners and teaching practice: The making of a culture of fear, Shelly L. Counsell Open Access Dissertation

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Pieces to the puzzle, Ann L. Cracco Open Access Dissertation

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Identifying behavioral characteristics of high school principals providing leadership in reforming Iowa high schools, Nadene E. Davidson Open Access Dissertation

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How the clinical settings of radiography programs affect learning perceptions, Peggy Fortsch Open Access Dissertation

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Significance of the general public for public relations: A study of the blogosphere's impact on the October 2006 Edelman/Wal-Mart crisis, Sergei Golitsinski Open Access Thesis 2009 Award

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The role of spirituality in women's leadership at community colleges, Carol L. Hedberg Open Access Dissertation

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Quantifying granivory in a reconstructed prairie: affects of season, species, seed predators, sacrificial food, and the chemical deterrent capsaicin, Craig M. Hemsath Open Access Thesis

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School Psychology Shortage And Urban/Rural Differences, Melissa Marie Hickman Open Access Thesis

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Succession of an Iowa sand prairie into an adjoining old-field, Susan Jill Kirt Open Access Thesis

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An analysis of coaching efficacy in volunteer soccer coaches, Christopher Lee Kowalski Open Access Dissertation

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Addressing the school psychologist shortage : past trends and implications for the future, Erin Delaine McCoy Open Access Thesis

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Considerations for delivery of online professional development courses for childcare professionals, Heather Marie Bauer Olsen Open Access Dissertation

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Examination of the major factors contributing to the school psychology shortage, Sara Ann Recker Open Access Thesis

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High school dropout : educators' knowledge of and perceived role in dropout prevention, Dustin Reese Open Access Thesis

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Cedar Falls Civil War, Cynthia Rae Huffman Sweet Open Access Thesis

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Tree species identification in an urban environment using a data fusion approach, Matthew A. Voss Open Access Thesis 2008 Award

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An examination of group agreement among functional ankle instability participant inclusion criteria, Shantelle A. Howe Weichers Open Access Thesis 2008 Award

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Sexual minority youth in the research literature : what kind of coverage is the field of school psychology providing?, Jill Hayes White Open Access Thesis

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A study of elementary instructors' teaching of forearm passing as a part of volleyball instruction, Tsui-Feng Tiffany Yeh Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Trends in family-centered early intervention, Jody Lee Albertson Open Access Thesis

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School-wide positive behavior supports : an evaluation of an elementary school program, Lisa Andreasen Open Access Thesis

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A Qualitative Study: Does Anger Elicit Gender Normative Aggressive Reactions?, Austin Beer Open Access Thesis

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The relationship of the co-curriculum with student faith development: Challenge and support at a college of the church, Eric Bradley Braun Open Access Dissertation

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Adding species diversity to a reconstructed prairie using an incremental approach, Amy L. Carolan Open Access Thesis

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IEP meetings: What are the strategies that make an IEP meeting successful?, Maria T. Cashman Open Access Dissertation

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Students at a Chinese radio and television university: Reasons for participation, and perceptions of their status as students and the quality of their learning, Huiping Ding Open Access Dissertation

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The relationship of undergraduate cognitive development and academic advising preference at two small, private, liberal arts colleges, Vicki Van Vark Edelnant Open Access Dissertation

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Biomonitoring organochlorine and cholinesterase inhibiting insecticide in eastern Iowa streams, Matthew Thomas Fisher Open Access Thesis 2007 Award

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Alternative high schools: what types of programs lead to the greatest level of effectiveness?, Timothy W. Gilson Open Access Dissertation

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IEP team decision-making process in the reintegration of special education students: A qualitative analysis of exiting decisions, Kenneth G. Hayes Open Access Dissertation

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United States American students' experience with and orientation toward international diversity in a Midwestern comprehensive university setting, Olga V. Kostareva Open Access Dissertation

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Exploring the relationship between mathematics content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge among pre-service teachers, Hsueh-I Martin Lo Open Access Dissertation

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Need, qualifications, training, responsibilities, and supervision of paraprofessionals in special education : a qualitative case study approach, Heather L. Marolf Open Access Thesis

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Family, child, teacher perceptions of what African American adult family members think and do to assist their elementary school-aged children to become better readers, Shadrack Gabriel Msengi Open Access Dissertation

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No Child Left Behind (2001) and high stakes tests : how they affect teachers' experiences in the classroom, Emily N. Olson Open Access Thesis

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No Child Left Behind (2001) and high stakes tests : how they affect teachers' experiences in the classroom, Emily N. Olson Open Access Thesis

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Exploring intersectionality in education: The intersection of gender, race, disability, and class, Amy J. Petersen Open Access Dissertation 2008 Award

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There are no winners here: Teacher thinking and student underachievement in the 6th grade, Sue L. Pettit Open Access Dissertation

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Teacher perceptions on professional study groups as an effective means to successful guided reading implementation, Melissa Kay Reimer Open Access Thesis

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Functional behavioral assessment : a new model for interviewing, Shelley K. Schafer Open Access Thesis

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Addressing diversity: A case study of teacher educators' views and instructional practices at a Midwestern university, Alina Slapac Open Access Dissertation

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Job satisfaction of Iowa public school principals, Boris Sodoma Open Access Dissertation

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Speech recognition: The interpretation of training and using speech recognition software from the perspectives of postsecondary students with learning challenges, Delann Soenksen Open Access Dissertation

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The contribution of socio-economic status and maturity on injury risk in youth soccer, Kristin Noel Stoneberg Open Access Thesis 2007 Award

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Voicing women's resistance within religious studies: An interrogation of rational choice theory, Anne E. Tedore Open Access Thesis 2008 Award

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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The mind is the tabernacle of the consciousness soul: A journey visiting the roles of consciousness, communication, education, and technology in human and curriculum development by integrating Dewey, Gebser, and Steiner: Past, present, future, Daniel Joseph Kazim Bardy Open Access Dissertation

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Monitoring spatial and temporal water quality changes in Iowa lakes using airborne hyperspectral imagery, Nathan Robert Green Open Access Thesis 2007 Award

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Achievement Goal Theory: A Preliminary Study Examining Educators' Motivational Beliefs And Practices, Marc Groen Open Access Thesis

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Inter-institutional collaboration: A case study of factors contributing to the viability of the Iowa Community College Online Consortium, Kent Johnson Open Access Dissertation

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A qualitative investigation of student interactions in a learning activity center: Defining success, at-risk factors, and resiliency for developmental programs in community colleges, John L. Kalkwarf Open Access Dissertation

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Teacher perceptions of cross-cultural adaptability and instructional practices in international locations, Debra S. Lee Open Access Dissertation

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Administrative strategies that foster self-reflective practice in Iowa educators as perceived by middle level principals and teachers, Jane Brandt Lindaman Open Access Dissertation

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Opportunity and access for children with disabilities in the inclusive preschool classroom, Jodi Meyer-Mork Open Access Dissertation 2007 Award

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Investigating the effectiveness of professional development on high school physics teachers' conceptual understanding of Newtonian mechanics, instructional practices, and the conceptual growth of their students, Julia K. Moeller Open Access Thesis 2006 Award

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Modeling and simulation to investigate effects of static mixer, carrier gas, temperature and pressure on the mixing ratio of carbon nanotubes growth reactors, David Addie Noye Open Access Dissertation

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The use of direct observation in functional behavior assessment, Lori O'Rourke Open Access Thesis

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The efficacy of writing course placement at an Iowa community college, Kristine D. Owens Open Access Dissertation

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Come out, stay out, stand out: Eight stories of gay and lesbian high school students, Nicholas J. Pace Open Access Dissertation

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The impact of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation on school leadership of two school buildings designated in need of improvement: An agency theory perspective, Susan Pecinovsky Open Access Dissertation 2006 Award

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Sticks, stones, & stigmas: A social-cognitive account of stereotype threat mechanisms, Michael C. Philipp Open Access Thesis 2006 Award

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Perceived importance of national occupational CADD skill standards among faculty of NAIT accredited institutions, Ronald Shava Open Access Dissertation

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Namibia principals' knowledge and attitudes towards HIV/AIDS and their compliance with the ministry's national policy, Shamani-Jeffrey Shikwambi Open Access Dissertation

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Inventory simulation and optimization using system dynamics, structural modeling equations and genetic algorithms in the drivetrain division of an automotive manufacturer, Marco Sisfontes-Monge Open Access Dissertation

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Emotional intelligence as a protective factor for risk behavior in adolescence, Nicole Renee Skaar Open Access Thesis

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"Second-class families": Media portrayal of adoption in America, Jennifer Ellen Struve Open Access Thesis 2006 Award

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An exploration of academic advising care groups at an Iowa private college, Kendra Williams-Perez Open Access Dissertation

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Examining the role of empathy training in anger management programs for young children, Amy L. Zirkelbach Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Manifestation Determinations: How Do Iowa's AEA Adopted Procedures Compare To Federal And State Requirements And Expert Guidelines?, Keely J. Beam Open Access Thesis

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Modeling and measuring the dispersion of odors from hog confinements, François Béra Open Access Thesis 2005 Award

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Educational change process: A case study of a rural school district's reading reform, Barbara M. Havel Bohach Open Access Dissertation

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A case study of senior students' perceptions of factors that shape aspirations in one low-income rural Iowa high school, Louise Elizabeth Esveld Open Access Dissertation

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The Relationship Between Giftedness And Resiliency Among Head Start Children, Angela R. Fry Open Access Thesis

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Students' views of classroom management strategies in assertive discipline and constructivist classroom settings, Joan Carolyn Gerbo Open Access Dissertation

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Mapping wetlands and potential wetland restoration areas in Black Hawk County, Iowa using object-oriented classification and a GIS-based model, James Harken Open Access Thesis 2005 Award

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Early Literacy And Making Sense In An Inclusive Preschool Classroom, Patresa A. Hartman Open Access Thesis

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Application of case study methodology in the context of undergraduate critical care nursing education, James A. Hauschildt Open Access Dissertation

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The impact of the Iowa Children's Water Festival on the children's attitudes and behaviors toward the environment, Sang-Min Kim Open Access Dissertation

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The influence of spelling strategy use on student achievement and attributions, Lisa Lynn Ludwig Open Access Thesis

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The John Deere Ceres program: The decision to locate assembly of a German tractor in Waterloo, Iowa, Chris T. Simenson Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The relationship between social skills and resiliency among preschool children, Kathleen M. Twohig Open Access Thesis

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A case study of a child presenting reading/writing and behavioral difficulties, John Daniel Warrington Open Access Thesis

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Building a comprehensive energy model for off-highway vehicles with emphasis on vehicle thermal control systems, Ayhan Zora Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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The effects of social identity salience on the cohesion of demographically diverse groups, Michael Anderson Open Access Thesis 2004 Award

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Preparation for the role of baccalaureate nurse educator: Implications for development of nurse educator curriculum, Vickie R. Barth Open Access Dissertation

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Student perceptions of ethics and professionalism in computer science: Does age, gender, or experience matter?, James Stuart Bohy Open Access Dissertation

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Development and implementation of the University of Northern Iowa's “Students First” capital campaign: A case study, Cornelius Anthony Castain Open Access Dissertation

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An investigation of the concept of balance in children ages 6–9: Logic and protologic identifiable in making mobiles, Seon Chun Open Access Dissertation

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Culture from chaos: The formation of social norms from the dynamic self-organization of individuals' attitudes and behavior, Jerry G. Cullum Open Access Thesis 2005 Award

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The design and evaluation of a PLC-based model predictive controller for application in industrial food processes, Bryan T. Griffen Open Access Dissertation

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Costume design for Roosters by Milcha Sanchez-Scot, Theatre UNI, Spring Semester, 2003, Carmelita Tyson Guse Open Access Thesis

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Childhood depression and resiliency : an evaluation of the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment Program, Sarah Carroll Jones Open Access Thesis

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Resource consultation : a study of the relationship between an elementary mathematics teacher and the talented and gifted coordinator, Janine Kane Open Access Thesis

Pedagogical content knowledge—content area reading strategies: An analysis between teacher education and student teaching, Janet Kehe Dissertation (Electronic Copy Not Available)

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Recent Jewish immigrants' communication in Postville, Iowa: A case study, Anna I. Levina Open Access Thesis

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An analysis of progress toward safe and drug-free schools, Kristina A. Lorenzen Open Access Thesis

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A qualitative study of relational aggression in sixth grade girls, Catherine Tinsley McLallen Open Access Thesis

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Collaboration between student affairs and academic affairs at liberal arts institutions, Jessica Lynn Moon Open Access Thesis

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Factors associated with the decision not to become 7–12 principals by those holding the license, Gail Moorman Behrens Open Access Dissertation

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Predicting Ghanaian pre-service teachers' intention to teach high-risk sexual behavior prevention from teaching efficacy and prevention approach, Joseph Kwesi Ogah Open Access Dissertation 2005 Award

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Teacher perceptions of Iowa workshop model aspects fostering use of Project WET, Marcene Seavey Open Access Thesis

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Social experiences of African-American female students on a predominantly white campus, Guy Alexander Sims Open Access Dissertation

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Design and evaluation of a PDF print estimating system, Mengtsung Tai Open Access Dissertation

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Internationalizing higher education: A case study of a Midwest comprehensive university, Irene Tan Ai Lian Open Access Dissertation

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Body image, eating disturbance and estrogen levels across the menstrual cycle, Mei-Chuan Wang Open Access Thesis 2004 Award

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Reading Recovery, Wendy C. Williams Open Access Thesis

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The effects of aerobic activity on the self-stimulating behaviors of children diagnosed with autism, Jason Lee Witte Open Access Thesis

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Teachers' perceptions of the application of instructional design elements in the distance teaching process, Lihua Zheng Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Organophosphorous insecticide contamination in streams: Insects as bioindicators, Brian M. Andersen Open Access Thesis 2003 Award

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Integrating New Technologies Into the Methods of Education (INTIME): Its impact on the professional practice of participating teacher educators, Marius Boboc Open Access Dissertation

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Monitoring of prairie bushclover (Lespedeza leptostachya) in south-central Iowa, Paul J. Bockenstedt Open Access Thesis

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A qualitative inquiry into why and how special educators leave the field, Jane E. Caraway Open Access Dissertation 2003 Award

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A simulation program for electronics skill knowledge instruction at a selected community college in Taiwan, Hung-Jen Chen Open Access Dissertation

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Academic Attribution Style Of Tenth Grade Students With Attachment Problems, Kimberly Conrad Open Access Thesis

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Student perceptions of satisfaction with school climate in relationship to their involvement in an extracurricular activity program for the promotion of intercultural harmony, Dana Charles Deines Open Access Dissertation

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Perceptions of high school principals on instructional leadership and implications for practice and professional development, Dianna K. Engelbrecht Open Access Dissertation

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The educational thought and practices of Padre Luís Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga S. J., Justo Gallardo Open Access Dissertation

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The use of AFLP to detect genetic differentiation within and among populations of two prairie plant species: Panicum virgatum and Coreopsis palmata, Christopher Andrew Hilker Open Access Thesis

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An investigation of the types of support identified as necessary by secondary classroom teachers in Iowa school districts for the inclusion of students identified as behaviorally disabled, Rick Alan Ironside Open Access Dissertation

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A study of the multiple perspective approach to leadership used by elementary and secondary public school principals in urban Iowa, Tracy E. Johns Open Access Dissertation

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Student perceptions of a peer mediation program in a middle school setting, Amy Junkermeier Open Access Thesis

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Acculturative stress experienced by international students at the University of Northern Iowa and their coping options, Mmamiki Gaolatlhe Kamanakao Open Access Thesis

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Job satisfaction among nurse educators of private colleges and universities, Jacqueline Kay Kuennen Open Access Dissertation

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A national survey of elementary principals' response to the events of September 11, 2001, Diane Mary McCarty Open Access Dissertation

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Impact of family involvement on student academic achievement, Jennifer L. Meyer Open Access Thesis

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The effects of an interactive computerized multimedia tutorial on knowledge gain in modular fixturing design concepts, Veekit O'Charoen Open Access Dissertation

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A descriptive analysis of sexuality education in the state of Iowa : what content is being delivered to secondary students?, Brian Poncy Open Access Thesis

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The effects of the Comprehensive School Improvement Process on gifted and talented programming in Iowa as perceived by middle level principals and teachers, Jean Suchsland Schneider Open Access Dissertation

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Web-based distance instructional partnership for maritime technology of Pacific Rim countries, Chun-mei Shieh Open Access Dissertation

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Forgiveness intervention for an incest survivor : a case study, Joyce Skinner Open Access Thesis

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"Good stuff for wise men to laugh at or honest men to take pleasure at": The Arthurian tradition during the Renaissance, Crystal Stallman Open Access Thesis 2003 Award

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In their footsteps: Women faculty of Wartburg College 1914–1945, Susan Kosche Vallem Open Access Dissertation

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A case study of a child presenting academic and on task difficulties, Eric Stephen Weichers Open Access Thesis

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Emergence and mortality of native prairie forbs seeded into an established stand of grasses, Dave Williams Open Access Thesis 2004 Award

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Emergence and mortality of native prairie forbs seeded into an established stand of grasses, Dave Williams Open Access Thesis

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Migration and cultural identity: Performing the Afro-Caribbean woman's struggle, Elvinet Samantha Wilson Open Access Thesis

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Parental perceptions on maintaining heritage languages of CLD students, Ruth Lingxin Yan Open Access Dissertation

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General educator training for the instruction of English language learners : is it sufficient?, Jane E. Zirkelbach Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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An analysis of a radio frequency sensor as a means to remotely sense selected surface topographies in an agriculture environment, Barry Michael Alexia Open Access Dissertation

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Use and effectiveness of decision support systems (DSS): Study of the Saudi private sector, Ibrahim A. Alhunaishel Open Access Dissertation

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Attitudes and perceptions regarding Internet-based electronic data interchange in a public organization in Saudi Arabia, Abdulrahman S. Al-zumaia Open Access Dissertation

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A contrastive cross-cultural study of the speech act of correction in Egyptian Arabic and American English, Nadir Anis Open Access Thesis 2002 Award

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The Effectiveness Of Group Play And Group Counseling For Children With Aggressive Behaviors, Jennifer Marie Brehm Open Access Thesis

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Using Bibliotherapy To Increase Sharing In A Kindergarten Classroom, Carla Marie Eich Open Access Thesis

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The effect of valproic acid on motility and morphometry parameters, and actin and N-cadherin distribution in avian neural crest cells, Leah Christine Fuller Open Access Thesis 2002 Award

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The coupling of biotechnology with electrochemistry: Electrodenitrification of water using the enzyme nitrate reductase, Cyril Geyer Open Access Thesis 2002 Award

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A study of important content for undergraduate graphic communications programs, Tsung-Yu Hao Open Access Dissertation

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Two Instructional Approaches - The Electric Maze And The Direct Instructional Model-For Teaching At- Risk Kindergarten Students Alphabet Letter Names, Sherry Marie Jack Open Access Thesis

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder : diagnostic criteria using the Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ed.) and Russell Barkley's 1990 model of ADHD, Justin Matthew Larson Open Access Thesis

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The effects of individual factors on punitive attitudes toward juvenile offenders, Jennifer Keely Mac Connell Open Access Thesis 2003 Award

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An investigation to measure the performance of commercial printing firms for conducting business-to-customer activities on the Web, Devang Pranlal Mehta Open Access Dissertation

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Multidisciplinary team decision-making practices in Iowa schools, Debra S. Meyer Open Access Thesis

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Authentic assessment in physical education: Prevalence of use and perceived impact on students' self-concept, motivation, and skill achievement, Joseph Kwame Mintah Open Access Dissertation

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An investigation of eddy current analysis for laser surface treatment of steel, Ronald Edward O'Meara Open Access Dissertation

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An investigation of cooperative consciousness-raising as an innovative teaching practice, and of reactions to its introduction into a high school, Sahoby Solo Raharinirina Open Access Dissertation 2002 Award

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A study of attitudes and beliefs of teachers and site council members toward parental involvement within the framework of four models of home-school relations, Beverly Ann Smith Open Access Dissertation

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Germination, emergence, and early growth of Spartina pectinata, Wade Herold Williams Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Assessing the classification accuracy of digitized National Aerial Photography Program imagery: Comparison with botanical data, Mark Arthur Alexander Open Access Thesis 2001 Award

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A comparison of Web-based and conventional-based training methods in a leading Midwestern company, Hani Aljadaani Open Access Dissertation

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The factors that affect the implementation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) in the international Arab Gulf States and United States companies with special emphasis on SAP software, Saud Al-Sehali Open Access Dissertation

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Examining the impact of Internet electronic commerce on commercial organizations in Saudi Arabia, Fahad Abdullah Alyabis Open Access Dissertation

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The effects of a rational emotive behavior therapy intervention on irrational beliefs and burnout among middle school teachers in the state of Iowa, Shirley Anderson Open Access Dissertation

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An analysis of current instructional practices at selected universities utilizing interactive television technology, Richard Shengmao Chang Open Access Dissertation

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An Exploration Of Social Withdrawal In Adolescence, Ryan Lee Channel Open Access Thesis

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A model for production scheduling and sequencing using constraints management and genetic algorithm, Ahmad Nadeem Choudhry Open Access Dissertation

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Similarities in aggression, inattention/hyperactivity, depression, and anxiety between friends and nonfriends, Kristin A. Clark Open Access Thesis 2001 Award

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Home-School Collaboration: A Case Study, Sarah C. Ferguson Open Access Thesis

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The effect of heat on fingertip sensitivity of meat processing workers, Brian James Finder Open Access Dissertation

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Intervention Selection For Students With Asperger'S Disorder, Tracy Lynn Gappa Open Access Thesis

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Eating Disorders: Personal Perspectives, Suzanne D. Holmes-Bunde Open Access Thesis

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A leadership model and supervisory skills perceived by production employees, supervisors, and managers as important to the improvement of employee performance in manufacturing, Douglas R. Hotek Open Access Dissertation

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Effects of external rewards on elementary students' intrinsic motivation to read and reading achievement : an examination of a reading incentive program, Jennifer Deann Jacobson Open Access Thesis

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The effectiveness of self-monitoring for a preschooler with aggressive behaviors, Nicole Fay Kimball Open Access Thesis

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The double edged sword of depersonalization: An examination of depersonalization's role in the police profession, Michael J. O'Connor Open Access Thesis

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Principal succession: Realities encountered by successor principals during the succession process, Kenneth Lester Rigdon Open Access Dissertation

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An analysis of manufacturing facility characteristics and four-year manufacturing engineering technology competencies for ABET accredited programs in North Carolina, Richard Eugene Temple Open Access Dissertation

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Hong Kong higher education in transition: The academic community's perception at the time of 1997 retrocession, Jiyu Yang Open Access Dissertation

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Photodecomposition of crystal violet dye in water solution and suspensions of metal oxides, Tatiana Yurievna Zakharian Open Access Thesis 2001 Award

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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An Evaluation Of ADHD Assessment, Intervention, And Progress Monitoring Practices In One School According To Best Practice Recommendations, Kristin M. Briggs Open Access Thesis

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Effects of sludge application on prairie establishment, Brenda Joan Durbahn Open Access Thesis

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Perceptions of Iowa high school principals on the relationship of leadership, school size, and socioeconomic level to school culture, Kevin Wayne Fiene Open Access Dissertation 2001 Award

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Simulation of Optimal Drive Systems Consisting of Gear-Cam Mechanisms With Brushless DC Servomotors, Norbert Fritz Open Access Dissertation 2000 Award

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The Relationship Between Phonemic Awareness And Preschool Children'S Literacy Activities, Cheryl M. Guerts Open Access Thesis

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Conjoint Behavioral Consultation: How Effective Is Cbc With Ethnic Minorities, Tina L. Hoffman Open Access Thesis

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A study of factors affecting the implementation of ISO 9000 in Taiwan's construction industry, Chuan-Chen Hung Open Access Dissertation

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Yusef Komunyakaa: Questioning traditional metaphors of light and darkness, Katarzyna Jakubiak Open Access Thesis 2000 Award

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The efficiency and effectiveness of self-monitoring for increasing fourth graders' work completion, Stacy S. Jeffrey Open Access Thesis

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Psychological maltreatment : the case of verbal abuse, Majedah Khalifah Open Access Thesis

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Providing services for a culturally and linguistically diverse student in a small midwestern elementary school : a qualitative case study, Candace L. Kist-Tahmasian Open Access Thesis

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The use of RAPD to detect genetic variation in populations of Liatris aspera Michx., Duane Joseph Kitchen Open Access Thesis

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Circle of friends and attitudes toward children with ADHD and other disabilities, Joan E. McCrory Open Access Thesis

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Adolescent depression : further examination of gender differences, Elizabeth Marie O'Neill Open Access Thesis

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Dimensions of roles, responsibilities, training background and needs, policies, and procedures for paraeducators dealing with students with special needs, Beverly Anne Plagge Open Access Dissertation

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A study of the motives, barriers, and enablers affecting participation in adult distance education classes in an Iowa community college, Roger Joseph Rezabek Open Access Dissertation

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The Reasons for living inventory for adolescents (RFL-A) : validation in three adolescent populations, Joe S. Rich Open Access Thesis

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The impact of IDEA 1997 on teachers' beliefs and collaborative practices as participants on IEP teams at one middle school, Mary Ann Walsh Schroeder Open Access Dissertation

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The Commonweal in the heartland: Charles T. Kelly and Iowa's industrial army, Ryan James Sprau Open Access Thesis 2000 Award

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Social class depiction in selected award-winning children's narrative fiction, Edward L. Starkenburg Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Factors affecting the self-perceived continuing education needs of certified athletic trainers, Marchell Cupett Austin Open Access Dissertation

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Multicultural, gender-fair infusion index and survey, William P. Austin Open Access Thesis

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Oil consumption measurements of a production engine using the sulfur-trace method, Verlyn Royal Benson Open Access Dissertation

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A descriptive study of non-accredited athletic training programs, Donald Lee Bishop Open Access Thesis

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The Effects Of Systematically Fading Reinforcement While Maintaining Skills, Jodi Suzanne Brown Open Access Thesis

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Development of rapid assessment protocols for evaluating the mental health status of incoming Bosnian refugees in Waterloo, Iowa, Susan Renee Dobie Open Access Thesis

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The morality issue: How Darlan influenced the Allied unconditional surrender pledge in World War II, Brian Fiderlein Open Access Thesis 1999 Award

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Analysis of violence prevention perceptions among teachers and principals in Iowa public secondary schools, Elizabeth Fischer-Jurgensen Open Access Dissertation

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Student self-assessment, portfolios, and the context of the classroom, Colleen Goodenbour Open Access Dissertation