Graduate Student Research

Graduate Student Research

 

A collection of Graduate Student Research by students in the College of Education.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Examining early childhood special education teachers' practices for supporting children's social emotional competence, Suad Mohammed Abuzaid Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Examining the supportive employment practices used by Project SEARCH: A descriptive study, Saeed A. Almalki Open Access Dissertation

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Current practices of co-teaching in an elementary inclusive school: Moving toward effective co-teaching relationship, Mona Nassir Al Nassir Open Access Dissertation

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Students Explore Fossil Creatures of the Cambrian Period Burgess Shale through Model-Making, Andrea Anderson, Ksenia Zhbanova, Phyllis Gray, Jolene K. Teske, and Audrey C. Rule

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Flipping about the Sun and its Pattern of Apparent Motion, Crystal Betts and Allison Pattee

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Ultrasound simulators: determining the simulator's role in diagnostic medical sonography programs, Lisa Bindert Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The impact of peer coaching on peer relationships and the distribution of knowledge in pre-service teachers, Kelsey J. Bowers Open Access Thesis

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An instrumental case study of understanding familial communication in families with hearing parents and deaf children, Polly Brekke Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Aquatic managers of Northeast Iowa: A description of current practices of staff training and implementation detailing competencies, frequency, and evaluation, Tracy N. Carey Open Access Thesis

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Food insecurity and the elder male: exploring the gap from needing food to the utilization of assistance programs, Gale Carlson Open Access Dissertation

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Going 1:1 across the district, Kim Carlson Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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TPACK learning activity types for secondary computer science courses, Rebecca Carton Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Living and teaching for social justice: teacher educators' stories and experiences, Courtney Kay Clausen Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Students' perceptions of the impacts of dual enrollment programs on later college experiences, Caralee K. Doak Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Using Google tools to enhance secondary writing instruction, Sarah Ebener Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The power of professional learning communities, Amanda Eller Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The power of team in IEP meetings, Caroline Elser Open Access Dissertation

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Lead content of lip balms: A cross sectional convenience sample with exposure assessment estimating an average daily intake for young children, Julie Grunklee Open Access Thesis

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

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Head above water weighing: A valid method to measure body fat storage?, Molly Lin Hussey Open Access Thesis

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The effects of using technology to enhance and enrich music instruction, Megan L. Kannenberg Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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An analysis of youth participation in athletics, Jonathan Wayne Klein Open Access Thesis

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Certified nonprofit professionals early career decisions and college student loan debt, Kristina Elizabeth-Ann Kofoot Open Access Thesis

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The effects of using digital tools to support writing in the ELL classroom, Katrina Lint Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Identifying meaningful patient health outcomes among the athletic population, Tricia Lyn Majewski-Schrage Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Effects of lumbopelvic stabilization program in young, non-elite, community-based gymnasts, Miranda Katherine Pomije Open Access Thesis

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The impact of content knowledge, specialized content knowledge, peer analysis and self-analysis on pre-service physical education teachers' error detection abilities, Debra S. Sazama Open Access Dissertation

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Is Iowa making the grade? An assessment of K-12 health education programs in public schools, Jamie L. R. Sebring Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Teaching Kindergarten Students about the Water Cycle through Arts and Invention, Latisha L. Smith and Deepanee Samarakoon

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A case study analyzing the traits, programs, actions, and beliefs necessary to overcome the correlative relationship between high free and reduced lunch rates and low standardized test scores, John Speer Open Access Dissertation

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Student affairs approaches to religion and spirituality in U.S. public higher education, Kayla J. Stafford Open Access Thesis

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An investigation of the assessment practices of elementary general music teachers in Iowa, Michelle Linn Hyde Swanson Open Access Thesis

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The effects of Adlerian play therapy on adopted children's externalizing behaviors: A single case design, Sunnycho S. Teeling Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Outcomes, perceptions, and experiences in one CPED-aligned educational doctorate (EdD) program, Jolene Kay Farley Teske Open Access Dissertation

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Eighth Graders Explore Form and Function of Modern and Fossil Organisms, Jolene K. Teske and Phoebe J. Z. Pittman

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Local health departments in Iowa: Are they keeping up with the shift from communicable to chronic disease?, Jeremy M. Whitaker Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Preservice special education teachers' perceptions of their knowledge and skills of augmentative and alternative communication, Rashed A. Aldabas Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Using Contents and Containers to investigate problem solving strategies among toddlers, Zaid Alkouri Open Access Dissertation

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Saudi Arabian mothers of children with sickle cell disease as givers of social support, Fatimah Sameer Alrubh Open Access Thesis

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Second-Graders Beautify for Butterflies, Andrea E. Anderson and Jessica A. Meier

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Using one-to-one computing for differentiated instruction in Iowa: An investigation of the impact of teachers' perceptions of teaching and learning, Jodi A. Bermel Open Access Dissertation

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Third Graders Explore Sound Concepts through Online Research Compared to Making Musical Instruments, Kyrie D. Borsay and Page Foss

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Comparison of three base stealing techniques in Division I collegiate baseball players, Sean Boss Open Access Thesis

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Differences in landing impulses between the traditional and swing blocking style in volleyball, Jana Geertruida Braakhuis Open Access Thesis

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Evaluating the ability of a synthetic model knee to mimic varying degrees of anterior cruciate ligament integrity, Megan P. Brady Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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

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Designing an Earthquake-Proof Art Museum: An Arts-and Engineering-Integrated Science Lesson, Anastasia Carignan and Mahjabeen Hussain

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

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Water Play, Jane E. Cline and Brandy A. Smith

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The effect of participating on service trips on community engagement and student development, Kristofer M. Czerwiec Open Access Thesis

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Female athletes' perceptions towards alcohol and performance: a psychological approach, Stephanie Dalmacio Open Access Thesis

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

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The effect of ice bag application on musculoskeletal pain during application, Daniel John Drees Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Adolescents' self-disclosure and risk-taking online, Rachel Ellingson Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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

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Examining aided input intervention in a classroom setting for children labeled with significant disabilities, Jennifer L. Flores Open Access Dissertation

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

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An investigation of prosocial and health risk behaviors as predictors of academic motivation, Tess Garceau Open Access Thesis

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A follow-up of patient reported outcomes in chronic plantar heel pain participants treated with Graston Technique: A mixed methods approach, Troy Richard Garrett Open Access Dissertation

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A qualitative study of the perceptions of public school teachers and administrators on the teachers' association and the collective bargaining process in an Iowa urban school setting, Eric J. Gjerde Open Access Dissertation

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

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Shadow Puppet Plays in Elementary Science Methods Class Help Preservice Teachers Learn about Minority Scientists, Phyllis Gray, Audrey C. Rule, Anneliese Gentzsch, and Denise Tallakson

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Make it so: Employing a multi-player starship bridge simulator in a military-based leadership course, Robert Green Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Promoting bullying prevention and intervention through forgiveness education, Amy Gregory Open Access Thesis

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

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

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The use of mentor texts to teach writing in kindergarten, first and second grades, Mary Heeringa Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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

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

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Syntactic structures in dialogue: The role of influence, Brenda Ellen Hite Open Access Thesis

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Self-management of cognitive load in children: Exploring effective strategies by manipulating informational text, Marcus J. Hora Open Access Thesis

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Fourth Graders Make Inventions using SCAMPER and Animal Adaptation Ideas, Mahjabeen Hussain and Anastasia Carignan

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The effectiveness of a Sunshine Circle in a kindergarten classroom as a classroom based interactive play group, Emerald Kissinger Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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An examination of the perceptions of the IEP process as a team plans for the potential reintegration of a student from an alternative setting to the resident district, Sarah J. Knudsen Open Access Dissertation

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The immediate effects of thearapeutic taping on musculoskeletal pain, Aaron Michael Krejci Open Access Thesis

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Campus recreation and its impact on grade point average and retention rates, Kristina M. Leen Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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

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The effect of intermittent pneumatic compression on the management of pain associated with delayed onset muscle soreness, Ashley Kay Lindahl Open Access Thesis

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

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

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Belief and practice: A self-study, Jamie Marie Nelson Open Access Thesis

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Preservice and practicing teacher science inquiry projects: An analysis of their understanding of the inquiry process, Benjamin D. Olsen Open Access Dissertation

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The role of rhythm step on pro-agility test performance in Division I football players, Panayiotis Papadopoulos Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Preschoolers Explore Greenhouses by Visiting a Greenhouse, Making a Model, and Growing Plants, Leann M. Perkins and Dessy Stoycheva

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

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Biomechanical differences in the weightlifting snatch between successful and unsuccessful lifts, Jack Rummells Open Access Thesis

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Who Moved Those Rain Clouds to Town? Making Windbirds to Learn about the Power of Wind, Deepanee Samarakoon and Latisha L. Smith

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Zebras and Jaguars, Oh My! Integrating Science and Engineering Standards with Art during Prekindergarten Block Time, Brandy A. Smith and Jane E. Cline

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Three- and Four-Year Olds Learn about Gears through Arts Incorporation, Dessy Stoycheva and Leann M. Perkins

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Mothers-to-mothers health promotion model: Evaluating long-term impact of a cascading approach to health promotion in Mozambique, Halkeno Terfasa Tura Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Pride and motivational tendencies in Division I athletes after injury, Andrew George Vereen Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Perfectionism and fear of failure in relation to injury occurence and rehabilitation behaviors, Pamela Jean Westendorf Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Perceptions and effects concerning the Reading for Meaning strategy among sixth and eighth grade readers at-risk, Patrice Winkel Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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"Joy for what it is": Narratives of two mothers on raising their children with disabilities, Zeina H. Yousof Open Access Dissertation

Submissions from 2015

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

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

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

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

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Partnership: UNI tutors and families, Melissa Blohm Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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