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 2018

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Serious leisure as a catalyst to community development as defined by community engagement, Marie Elomba Adebiyi Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Instructors' attitudes and perceptions toward critical thinking: A case study of interior design instructors in Saudi Arabia, Afnan Al Ramis Open Access Thesis

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The effectiveness of a "patient discharge information" booklet in patient education programs in Saudi Arabia, Amani Mohammed Al Rebeh Open Access Dissertation

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Exploring the academic, social, and cultural experiences of English language learners from Saudi Arabia at a Midwest university in the U.S., Sukainah A. Al Subia Open Access Dissertation

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Effects of a neuromuscular facilitation intervention on an excessive q-angle, Steven Blair Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Longitudinal monitoring of various indicators of performance throughout a season for a NCAA Division I women's volleyball team, Mathieu Castello Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Faculty to faculty incivility in Iowa nursing education programs, Candace Chihak Open Access Dissertation

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A study of high school dropout rates in a Midwestern community, Shinita Irene Crawley Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Shift into ctrl: Integrating digital citizenship into high school freshman transition curriculum, Ellen Fairfield Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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

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Mindset theory among education professors in a midwestern private college, David D. Fox Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Blended learning and second language acquisition in the classroom, Victoria R. Hamilton Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Pedagogical contraband: A phenomenological approach to understanding student engagement during simulations, Stephen Austin Henderson Open Access Dissertation

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Perceptions of wellbeing and happiness: Exploring and examining perspectives of college youth, Theodora Jn-Baptiste Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Blended learning in credit recovery, Robin Kuhn Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Student variables and teacher perceptions: Examining the decline of reading proficiency at sixth grade, Jo Ellen Latham Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Adult- and peer-created motivational climates in sport and injury rehabilitation, Rachel Majewski Open Access Dissertation

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Perceived causes and methods of examination malpractice in the Malawian education system: A case study of secondary schools in South East Education Division (SEED), Fiddelis Blessings Makaula Open Access Dissertation

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Turnaround leadership: A case study of principal leadership practices in a persistently low-achieving school during the turnaround process, Stephanie N. Mohorne Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Examining the relationship between social ties and perceived effect of stress on health among employees, Demi Marie Monaghan Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The effects of massage therapy on delayed onset muscle soreness, Carli Mueller Open Access Thesis

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Exploring the experiences of adolescent students attending a virtual school, Allan G. Nelson Open Access Dissertation

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Exploring the Effects of Web-Based Parenting Support on Access to Information and Resources for Rural Families, Anne Plagge Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Teachers' pedagogical practices, shift, and professional growth in online courses, Maryam Rod Szabo Open Access Dissertation

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An exploration of teacher dispositions: Expectation of potential, Kathleen Louise Saleh Open Access Dissertation

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Mental health literacy: The knowledge of mental health literacy and help-seeking attitudes among NCAA Division I student-athletes and non-athletes, Danielle E. Schuck Open Access Thesis

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Study of low dose nitrite stress on human mononuclear cells: An in-vitro case-control study on osteoarthritis, Junu Shrestha Open Access Dissertation

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An investigation of early childhood outdoor play areas and social and emotional play, Brandy A. Smith Open Access Dissertation

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Analysis of the relationship between religion and forgiveness, Desislava S. Stoycheva Open Access Dissertation

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The effects of a station-rotation model of blended learning on student engagement, Melinda Tremmel Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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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Examining the quality of special education pre-service teachers' co-planning and co-teaching, Ohoud M. Arrushaid Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Fluency and instruction in the elementary grades, Stacey Bakken Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The development and support of geometric and spatial concepts in preschool- and kindergarten-aged children, Laura J. Becker Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Taking university business courses online : an instructional designer's perspective, Zachary P. Benton-Slocum Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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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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Vocabulary matters : why vocabulary instruction is important and how to implement quality instruction in preschool, Melanie Blocker Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Visual phonics : its impact as an instructional tool to promote literacy development in kindergarten students, Lori J. Bower Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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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 Open Access Dissertation

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Invented spelling and its effect on kindergarten students' reading and writing abilities, Kelli A. Daly Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Intergenerational conversation: Authentic learning through critical reflection of a community engagement learning experience, Amy Davison Open Access Dissertation

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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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The value of inquiry-based science instruction for elementary students, Jessica Renae Enger Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Association of various concentrations of cat's claw herb (Uncaria tomentosa) on lymphocyte proliferation and nitric oxide expression: An in-vitro study of osteoarthritis, Noha Fadlalddin 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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Impact of family engagement on child outcomes in preschool, Kathryn S. Ingham Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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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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Dungeons and Dragons and literacy: The role tabletop role-playing games can play in developing teenagers' literacy skills and reading interests, Stefanie L. B. Kaylor Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Teacher librarians and technology leadership, Jennifer Kizer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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

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Using blended learning to improve undergraduate introduction to literature courses: A mixed methods approach, Julie Leigh Klein Open Access Dissertation

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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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Comparison of forward lean during Bulgarian split squat at high and low box heights, Craig Konrardy 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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Play-based early childhood classrooms and the effect on pre-kindergarten social and academic achievement, Amy McGinn Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The use of touchscreen devices to support writing development of preschoolers, Celeste Mortvedt Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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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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Career development and trajectories: Women in senior-level management positions in nonprofit organizations and government agencies, Jennifer Diane Stevens Open Access Thesis

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Prep-kindergarten teachers' beliefs : basic skills versus child-centered orientation, Katie Stundahl Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Vocabulary development with instructional coaching support, Jessica L. Swaab Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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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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Parent-child interaction : how it impacts language and literacy skills, Angie Thurman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Infant and toddler care, Maggie Trecker Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Technology and young children, Jamie Vircks Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Benefits of movement for academic achievement and classroom behaviors, Allison A. Waltz Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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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

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Recreational reading in secondary schools through book clubs, Briana White Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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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Fostering reading with a summer literacy unit for elementary students, Diane M. Bahrenfuss Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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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