Estuaries support a wide range of human activities and values, but are one of the most anthropogenically impacted ecosystems in the world. Ki uta ki tai (mountain to sea) is a holistic view of waterways, that is embodied within Ngāi Tahu whakapapa (genealogy) and environmental management... Read More
The research in this thesis used statistical and spatial analysis methods to test the influence of six Northern Hemisphere teleconnection patterns on the latitude and longitude components of tropical cyclogenesis occurring in the eastern and western North Pacific Ocean basins for the period... Read More
The agro-fundamentalists consider agriculture as the engine of growth while agro-pessimists argue that economic growth causes agricultural productivity. It is the main engine of growth in agriculture-based countries; less important in transforming economies; and plays the same role as other... Read More
The students and faculty of the Rhode Island School of Design produced fourteen annual group portfolios between the years 1967-1981. The George Eastman House collection contains nine of the fourteen group portfolios created. The group portfolios add to the discourse surrounding university... Read More
My thesis focuses on the incorporation of Hyperboreans, a mythical classical race, into the prevailing Gothic or Geatic narrative of national history in seventeenth and eighteenth century Swedish historiography. The beatific Hyperboreans were identified with ancient Swedes to emphasise that the... Read More
For millennia battles were essentially affairs of linear encounter. From the 10th Century to the 20th Century, artillery generally fired directly in the two dimensional plane,limiting potential effects. The development of indirect fire changed this , two-dimensional model. Warfare became not so... Read More
Although most historians have evaded its study, postmortem mutilation had an extensive history on both sides of the Atlantic and appears in a startling number of sources. Corporeal trophies communicated a variety of meanings to the people of Early America: mutilating a corpse conveyed affective... Read More
The thesis examines the various difficulties with logistics the British needed to overcome in Canada during the Seven Years War and those who helped . Without the necessary supplies and provisions for frontier campaigning, Britain would have lost the war. The thesis provides primary accounts of the geography during the war, various logistical factors, and the men that helped provide the necessary materials for the successful outcome of the British offensive in Canada.
This research presents a structural model of the effect of the organization of military units upon their capability. This research is oriented towards a more complete understanding of military capability and policy decisions about the structure and development of military forces. We identify the... Read More
This thesis is an investigation into artist strategies for rule testing and critical investigation within recent painting practices, primarily within ‘bad painting’ art practices where conscious decisions are made to paint badly.
At least half of the world's food fish supply comes from small-scale fisheries. In many island countries, almost everyone relies on small-scale fisheries as a source of protein, income, livelihood, and cultural tradition. Here, we investigate the changes in the actual production of small-scale... Read More
The purpose of this Capstone Project was to explore the integration of technology into the elementary general music classroom in ways that align with traditional approaches to general music instruction and the National Core Music Standards (PK-8 General Music). A review of literature explored the... Read More
The Arctic Council has a robust history of fostering cooperation among its members on a host of environmental and scientific objectives. Yet, as the region has warmed the formerly inaccessible region has become ever easier to access, and Arctic politics are becoming of greater interest to the... Read More
The intent of this project was founded upon the need to train students in the techniques of radio astronomy with the purpose of establishing a radio telescope in order to teach the principles and practice of radio astronomy.This document describes the theory, research, to establish the 1st... Read More
This research study seeks to evaluate the techno-economic and environmental implications of a variety of aero-derivative marine gas turbine cycles that have been modelled for the propulsion of different types of merchant ships. It involves the installation and operation of gas turbine propulsion... Read More
Prohibition opened the door to the United States for individuals or groups to smuggle alcohol by waterways. These people came from all walks of life and were known as rumrunners. The United States Coast Guard was charged with upholding the law and preventing any alcohol from reaching the American... Read More
A survey of public relations educators at accredited institutions in the United States revealed that faculty members are more intrinsically motivated to incorporate international perspectives in the curriculum than extrinsically motivated. The analysis also found that there is a relationship... Read More
The purpose of this study was to determine whether law students experienced library anxiety and, if so, which components contributed to that anxiety. The Multidimensional Library Anxiety Scale (MLAS) developed by Dr. Doris Van Kampen was used to assess library anxiety levels of law students. The... Read More
The Steins method, originally introduced by Stein (1972), gives us a novel wayto investigate normal approximation. This method has since been developed in different areas and can be applied to different distributional approximations. It is a very powerful tool to estimate the absolute error of... Read More
Differentiated instruction is necessary to meet the needs of diverse learners, particularly those in mixed ability classrooms (Gregory and Chapman, 2012; Sulla, 2013). This action research study explored one middle school that recently transitioned from ability grouped classrooms to mixed ability... Read More
Student funds of knowledge and asset-based instruction provide educators with an opportunity to meet the academic needs of their students. An increase in student engagement and involvement can lead to improvement in academics. This study is about how asset-based instruction improved a third grade student’s academic achievement, improvement, and engagement in the classroom. ( en )
Capturing the Fleeting is an exhibition that presents preserved memories through sculpture to indicate the fleeting nature of life. Boyhood hunting experiences allowed me to witness the transition between life and death. These experiences led to a raised awareness and curiosity about our brief time in this world. Memories of hunting with my family and my father’s occupation of taxidermy informed and provided the inspiration for this body of work.
Sputnik and the `Space Age' have been cited as major factors in the growth of amateur astronomy in the 20th century. Although the growth of popular astronomy magazines, public planetaria, and the popularity of science fiction contributed to the popularization of astronomy, I contend that the... Read More
This project researched the one hundred year history of geometric abstract painting and its origins in utopian ideas and non-representational object-hood. Employing predetermined rules and working methods, commercial and industrial materials, cloth tape was used to create ‘paintings’ that... Read More
This study seeks to determine how the Internal Revenue Service influences religion in the United States. Using the theoretical frameworks of organizational ecology and new institutionalism this study examines the assumption that America has an unregulated religious economy. In particular, I look at... Read More
In this thesis, a variety of available satellite data products have been made use of to bring out a synergistic analysis on the upwelling phenomenon in SEAS. Basic concepts of remote sensing, upwelling and linked oceanography topics have been dealt in this work .Auxiliary data products utilized in... Read More
Seychellois society is characterized by its people’s belief in the sovereignty of their independent state and pride in their creole identity and culture. The source of that culture however, is sixteenth century slavery, which in Seychelles lasted well after Abolition. Because the Seychellois... Read More
The thesis is a combination of five essays: one introductory essay (Chapter 1), three core essays (Chapter 2, 3 and 4) and one concluding essay (Chapter 5). The first essay (Chapter 1) gives an overview of management on marine capture fisheries, and focuses on the importance of economic... Read More
This thesis examines the lives and experiences of relatively 'unknown' minority ethnic communities in Britain. As a group, they have been known by many names since their arrival in the 15th Century, although the most common one - and the one that has stuck - has been 'Gypsies'. This label, as the... Read More
This project investigated the connection between literature circles and student engagement in middle school English classes. This study shows that literature circles can cause increases in students' behavioural, emotional and cognitive engagement in reading, and English. It adds to existing local and international research into effective middle school pedagogies, student voice, and reading strategies.
Despite the remarkable continuity, over the centuries, of the Catholic Church's condemnation of Freemasonry and the clarity of her rationale for doing so, the current canonical discipline of Catholic-Masonic issues is the subject of considerable confusion.The canonical prohibition of Catholic... Read More
The purpose of this study was to collect data on graduate reading compliance specific to the field of school psychology. This study examined the amount of required reading completed by graduate students in a National Association of School Psychologists accredited school psychology training program.... Read More
This thesis considers the history and significance of the Museum of Economic Botany at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, focussing especially on the period from its opening in 1847 to the eve of the First World War. Looking specifically at the Museum's collection of wood specimens and artefacts, it... Read More
Through statistical examination of the Multi-Institution Study of Leadership (MSL), conducted at Louisiana State University during the Spring of 2010, quantitative research sought to determine if different leadership outcomes are produced through membership in religious student organizations,... Read More
Thesis (Ph.D.) - La Trobe University, 2011 Submission note: "A thesis submitted in total fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy [to the] Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences, La Trobe University, Bundoora".
In 1999 the South African Parliament passed the Public Finance Management Act No.1 of 1999 (PFMA). The intention was to ensure effective and better public finance management practice. The Act requires that government departments should establish measures to prevent irregular expenditure. However,... Read More
This thesis examines some of the different kinds of metaphors employed in our pedagogical practices. By using the Four Pillars of Philosophy for Children, an alternative metaphor for teaching philosophy is put forth as a viable alternative to the traditional options. This is what we can reasonably call the Rhapsode Metaphor.
Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) licences channel the exclusionary and individualising force of copyright to establish a qualitatively different, somewhat subversive, system for the exploitation of software. This thesis examines how it is that FOSS licences establish this 'system within a... Read More
A human anatomy teacher-scholar is a scholar whose area of expertise includes content knowledge of the anatomical sciences (gross anatomy, histology, embryology, and/or neuroanatomy) and whose research interests and focus are centered in medical educational outcomes. The projects described in this... Read More
In the last 10 years, a new tax incentive for charitable giving has swept through Central and Eastern Europe. Known as the percentage law, it allows tax payers to give a portion of their income-tax burden to a not-for-profit organization (NPO) of their choice. Hailed as a method for increasing... Read More
This thesis examines the relationship between photography and sociology as offering complementary ways of understanding ourselves and the world we live in. Drawing from the work of Pierre Bourdieu and Raymond Williams, I examine the idea of a ‘field’ of photography within the field of cultural... Read More
This is my report on my creative research. It is supplementary to my thesis exhibition of works of sculpture, images of which are included in this report. These sculptures explore the idea of balance through articulation of focus. The idea of balance is expressed as a state of mind, as well as a visual equilibrium. My work embodies this concept through the use of color, geometric abstract forms and the use of permanent material.
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This research aims to investigate how archetypal imagery, as seen in the literature of fantasy and mythology, can inform procedures for constructing contemporary painting within the figurative and abstract elements.
The purpose of this mixed methods study was to determine the effectiveness of music teacher preparation programs in Georgia in providing preservice music teachers with the pedagogical knowledge and skills (PKS) required for music instruction in elementary music classrooms. The data-validation... Read More
The main purpose of this ministry project is to gain an understanding of the historical context of workplace ministry and events leading to the current state of workplace ministry in America. This project will evaluate the two main models of workplace ministry and offer an alternative model that will lead the reader to define how they can best reach their workplace for Christ. It will be shown that each model is based on the biblical model of relational evangelism rooted in the Great Commission.
This study examines the development of artillery used in and around the Latin East during the period of the crusades. It begins with an examination of the broader historiography of medieval artillery, an overview of the spread of swing-beam siege engines (trebuchets) across Europe and the Levant in... Read More
This study examines processes of military doctrinal change during periods of peace. Given the conventional wisdom of hidebound bureaucratic military organizations, why do these organizations innovate doctrinally? Rather than conduct competitive hypothesis testing between two or more theories of... Read More
The subject of this doctoral thesis is the mathematical theory of independence, and its various manifestations in logic and mathematics. The topics covered in this doctoral thesis range from model theory and combinatorial geometry, to database theory, quantum logic and probability logic. This study... Read More
Diverse forces have shaped the genomes of individuals throughout the world. It is crucial to understand those historical processes to study the genetics of individuals alive today. Nowhere else is this more important than in the study of admixed populations. A majority of individuals across the... Read More
In the dissertation, I consider the permissibility of a familiar set of responses to wrongdoing in our interpersonal relationships—those responses that constitute the imposition of some cost upon the wrongdoer. Some of these responses are, I argue, properly considered punishing, and some of these... Read More
Newcomer youth’s migration and integration experience is a topic with depths that are yet to be discovered. However, to enhance the integration experience, it is crucial that we look into the existing pathways and barriers to successful integration. Through a combination of primary research with... Read More
The social sciences are often thought to be inferior to the natural sciences because they do not have laws. Bohman writes that “the social sciences have never achieved much in the way of predictive general laws—the hallmark of naturalistic knowledge—and so have often been denied the honorific... Read More
This thesis discusses exchanges between Britain and Greece as part of the Arts and Crafts Movement which took shape in England in the 1880s. It had an impact throughout Europe; its influence was especially significant on newly emergent nation states. Two important elements were the use of the past... Read More
This thesis consists of two major parts: it discusses effects of multifactorial environmental changes (e.g. climate change and nitrogen deposition) and management type on plant diversity of species-rich fen meadows of high conservation concern in Switzerland. Secondly, the role of biodiversity in... Read More
Buildings such as shopping malls or university campuses are complex and have always been a challenge to walk through. While map is the commonly used navigation aid, it has several limitations. On the other hand, there are studies about how visual navigation elements can help people to navigate... Read More
Around 1900, oceanography was not an established scientific field. Even though scientific surveys of the oceans had been done quite steadily in Europe and the United States for several decades, those efforts were not yet organized into a single scientific discipline. A new trend in the study of the... Read More
This dissertation consists of three chapters. This first chapter studies ability sorting between rural and urban regions induced by regional differences in prices and evaluates the importance of this mechanism in explaining the large rural-urban (agriculture-non-agriculture) income gap in... Read More
For archaeological or historic preservation to occur, there must be public support for it. This research examines historic and archaeological preservation in the Tampa Bay area of Florida through the use of selected case studies. It analyses opinions about archaeology and preservation from members... Read More
The nature of the Trinity is a central and salvific doctrine within biblical Christianity. The divine nature of the person of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is pertinent to Christian teachings and a proper understanding of God is crucial to authentic worship and belief. Cults or heterodoxic... Read More
An examination of the science of human anatomy and dissection as it occurs in plays of the early modern period. Starting with a survey of available literature on the subject, the thesis then moves on to examine the state of human anatomy in England at the time as well as an overview medical... Read More
Comprised of three regular battalions of infantry, 2nd Battalion The South Wales Borderers, 2nd Battalion The Essex Regiment, 2nd Battalion The Gloucester Regiment and Brigade HQ, 56th (Independent) Infantry Brigade was only formed in early March 1944. Its specific task was to land 'under command'... Read More
Home economics programs through the 1920s served varied purposes within higher education. This typology addresses three types of home economics programs - teaching, extension, and academia- through the lens of characteristics, curricula, and examples. Reviewing historical events that lead into the... Read More
This work examines what constituted 19th century American military science, why it was framed within government policy and taught within the United States Military Academy, and how it became the early American way of war. The work uses as evidence a wide array of documents including biographical... Read More
This dissertation is a presentation and defense of the idea that public philosophy is a valuable activity, and that public philosophy should be generally supported because it provides benefits to the people who engage in it, and it raises esteem for philosophy generally. Historically philosophy... Read More
Seven studies examined whether people are more likely to avoid learning potentially threatening information when they lack the resources necessary to manage the threat. Studies 1 through 3 demonstrated that individual differences in personal (i.e., coping) and interpersonal (i.e., social support)... Read More
The primary purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of using simulations as an instructional tool in an introductory doctoral level statistics course. The study focuses on the impacts of simulations on students’ attitudes and understanding of statistical concepts, as well as how... Read More
Using the tool of witnessing, Eastern European authors look westward intending to facilitate the reemergence of what the West imagines to be its limit-space: Eastern Europe. It is my dissertation's goal to increase the West's literacy about the history and culture of a region different from the... Read More
This qualitative study views international students as information-using learners, through an information literacy lens. Focusing on the experiences of 25 international students at two Australian universities, the study investigates how international students use online information resources to... Read More
The popularity of elective cosmetic surgery has risen rapidly over the last two decades, drawing attention to its pursuit and psychological effects. However, the literature shows mixed results regarding the psychological outcomes of cosmetic surgery, suggesting methodological weaknesses across a... Read More
The objective of this study is to examine the connection between the service quality and patient satisfaction and loyalty in Ho Chi Minh City public hospitals. This research is about to determine the dimensions of service quality, especially in health care sector. The most concentration is on the... Read More
In this thesis, I will discuss the influence of education on the identity formation of African American students. Based on the scholarly literature in education theory, I will argue in Bourdieuan theory education, formal education, fails to accommodate the specific needs of African American... Read More
Mobile devices are rapidly becoming the new medium of educational and social life for young people, and mobile educational games have become an important mechanism for learning. To enhance plant science learning, we developed a mobile educational game with Unity3D game engine and Kii cloud data... Read More
The EU guarantees the free movement of persons. The citizens of the EU Member States have the right to move freely without barriers within the EU borders and this result in an integration of the peoples in Europe. The integration result in several international family relationships. It is not... Read More
Many health care professionals and patients are unclear of the role that dentists may play in the management of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea-Hypopnoea Syndrome (OSAHS.) The dentists’ role is primarily in the construction of appliances for OSAHS but in the United States of America some dentists have... Read More
Today’s undergraduate student faces many challenges. The challenges include paying for tuition and textbooks and finding a job upon graduation. These students are tech-savvy and seeking better ways to learn and retain material they learn in their classes. In addition, the textbook market is... Read More
This thesis studies the intersection between contemporary international political theory and global environmental politics. It asks whether concern for global environmental degradation requires a rethinking of the assumptions that underlie international political theory as a field of study within... Read More
This supplemental report is based on my thesis exhibition and is an investigation into the influences that drive me to create sculpture. The work stems from a fascination with nature's ability to deconstruct what mankind builds, transforming something new in its place. Through the use of juxtaposed structure, materials and surfaces I explore these relationships. Images of the sculpture and references have been included.
Environmental art is increasingly becoming a medium to address environmental challenges and studies have shown that the art form offers many opportunities when included within work of sustainable development. This study has investigated artists motivations to pursue environmental art and asked... Read More
Immigrants from Western Europe to the United States are commonly assumed to be racially white. Almost no attention has been paid, however, to recent changes occurring within the composition of the Western European immigrant population: individuals who were born in Western Europe but whose families... Read More
While scholarship has recognized the role that sex discrimination has played in the naming of “Indians” in Canada, one aspect of this depiction has been minimized. In addition to the gendering of Indigenous subjectivities, Canada has consistently racialized us/them through practices of... Read More
My research examines how Asian Americans at University of California, San Diego engage in a discourse around self- determination, internationalization, and diversity from 1960 to the present. In a post-racial era where colorblindness and meritocracy shape diversity policy at an elite California... Read More
The number of women farmers in the United States is increasing at a substantial rate. Women are fulfilling various roles on the farm and stepping into formal leadership positions in the agricultural community. This study surveys the perception of women reputational leaders in Kentucky agriculture... Read More
There has recently been a lack of judicial confidence in the evidence provided by handwriting analysis which has highlighted the need for objective research to be conducted in this area. In response this study has examined the principles and practices of two of the field’s most complex areas of... Read More
The literature regarding the cause of occiput posterior fetal position is controversial. Regardless of the etiology, delivery of an infant in the occiput posterior position has potential dangers for mother and child. While there is increasing use of epidural analgesia in the United States, the... Read More
The history of biological quantifications of "primary productivity" from National Socialist agricultural science through the International Biological Program of 1964-74
This study concerns itself with the consideration of the textbook material of the histories and geographies of the English-speaking countries bordering on the Pacific, to find the amount of space devoted to each country and to judge the nature of the material found.
Being pioneers comes with advantages and responsibility. The concept of threathunting is currently being subsidized by businesses promoting their products. Additionally,there is little or no information regarding the implementation and theeffects, which vary depending on the organization. Threat... Read More
This paper takes an institutional approach to examine justice in Canadian refugee status determination, focusing on the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) as an administrative tribunal. The IRB is viewed in the historic context of post-Second World War international rights expansion and the rise... Read More
America’s victory in World War II came from a number of successes such as production of war materiel, technological advances, and national mobilization on levels not seen before or since. America went into the war behind the Axis Powers both militarily and economically. The Great Depression had a... Read More
This South African study investigated a sample of Grade 4 to 7 Natural Sciences teachers’ attitudes towards botany and botany teaching and these teachers’ botany Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK). It explored whether a relationship exists between teachers’ attitudes towards botany teaching... Read More
This disseration discusses classical music culture from the standpoint of interpretation, discourse, and personal reflection
This thesis asks how manifestation of religious belief by religious individuals can best be protected in English law. It is particularly concerned with the protection available to religious individuals in the public sphere. This thesis assesses the current state of protection under religious... Read More
Over the years, the surgical management of breast cancer has become less invasive due to various factors. Breast conserving surgery and lesser axillary surgery are performed whenever possible. Early stage at diagnosis made possible by breast screening and earlier presentation of symptomatic cancers... Read More
This dissertation discusses the ways that scientific thought and philosophy have theorized human life and machines in western thought.
This MRP seeks to illustrate why and how states circumstantially employ their sovereignty in regards to international forced migration. My thesis is, that states, dependent on their degree of sovereignty, are negligent in their capacity to accommodate refugees. In pursuing this thesis, I examine... Read More
In this thesis I explore the narratological paradigm of conversion and its usefulness in interpreting the Metamorphoses of Apuleius. I believe that this paradigm is not useful in exploring the novel. However, a closely related paradigm - which I call a "narrative of metamorphosis" - can in fact help us interpret the novel and make sense of the final book of the novel known as the Isis book, which has generated much scholarly debate.
This essay focuses on the role that discursive structures such as "neoliberalism" play in political theory, and on how these heroic discourses inhibit theoretical projects seeking to generate solutions to damaging political projects. In response to a discourse-focused trend within political theory,... Read More
This dissertation is a literary and cultural history of the intertwining of Yiddish, Spanish and English in the twentieth-century Americas. I employ a hemispheric lens to argue that across the Americas, Jewish authors imagined national belonging through different engagements with language. The... Read More
This study examined baseball coaches' attitudes and experiences with sport psychology. The researcher used a descriptive and multivariate approach to explore baseball coaches' relationship with sport psychology professionals and sport psychology services. A modified version of the Sport Psychology... Read More
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In an expansion of Jerome McGann's claims for a "materialist aesthetic" as the defining feature of William Morris's Kelmscott Press books, this dissertation maintains that Morris's book designs are the fullest expression of an Arts and Crafts interpretive model that Morris established over his... Read More
Lelov, an otherwise quiet village about fifty miles south of Cracow (Poland), is where Rebbe Dovid (David) Biederman founder of the Lelov ultra-orthodox (Chasidic) Jewish group, - is buried. His grave is now a focal point of the Chasidic pilgrimages. The pilgrims themselves are a Chasidic... Read More
REVEALING THE ROLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN A DIVERSE DEMOCRACY: A THEORY OF COLLEGE STUDENT POLITICAL IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT Demetri L. Morgan J. Matthew Hartley This dissertation sought to investigate how students make meaning of their curricular and cocurricular educational experiences while in... Read More
The team was asked to outline the process for implementing a call center at the College of Dentistry as well as identify problems with the current system. Current problems include an outdated phone tree, a non-user-friendly website, and coordinator's lack of formal training. Based on a tool used by... Read More
This programme of study documents the implementation of an alternative teaching approach informed by contemporary learning theory, the Constraints Led Approach, within the QUT Physical Education Teacher Education course. The findings have contributed important practical implications for physical... Read More
The Hearts and Hands Music Therapy Program will focus on addressing the individualized needs of students who would benefit from receiving music therapy services. Music therapy treatment will be designed to provide children with opportunities to achieve their highest developmental potential. Along... Read More
Computer software for music has made a significant impact by affecting the perspective of music making, music creating, music education, music production, and music distribution. This impact continues to evolve as individuals seek new avenues of musical expression. Through the papers included in... Read More
This research investigated the ways academic libraries are using social media and adopting participatory principles in their programs and services. Using the Grounded Theory method the research developed an empirically derived model for participatory libraries. The research revealed three core... Read More
Obesity is associated with an increase in morbidity and mortality. Over the past 30 years the rate of obesity has been rising in almost all countries. The number of weight loss surgery procedures has also increased in England in recent years. Research into the psychological impact of weight loss... Read More
In Chapter 1, I posit a hypothesis about the way sensory input, memory, and imagination mingle in the mind, with the result that what we seem to experience is not actually all present in the outside world, but instead a blending of the three. External stimuli invoke, or call to mind, memories of... Read More
Theorising about international relations has progressed in recent years, and dialogue between the concurrent disciplines of International Relations, political theory and international law has started to emerge. There is, however, work still to be done in fostering a genuine ‘International... Read More
The first part of the thesis concerns the existence of model companions of certain unstable theories with automorphisms. Let T be a first-order theory with the strict order property. According to Kikyo and Shelah's theorem, the theory of models of T with a generic automorphism does not have a model... Read More
This study sought to evaluate the constitutional-legal and institutional framework for promoting and enhancing public financial accountability (PFA) in Ghana since the advent of the Fourth Republic in 1993. The study focused on three independent oversight institutions; the Office of the... Read More
This thesis starts by describing the legal foundation of religious liberty in the United States and the evolvement of the religion clause jurisprudence. Then follows an outline of the main legal theories on religious liberty. It continues to describe a case study conducted on how Americans citizens... Read More
The history of mathematics education during colonial America and early republic is an underprivileged subject. This thesis focuses on one aspect of this broad topic, the interdependence of land surveying and mathematical instruction. By analyzing the mathematical content of surveying manuals and by locating relevant newspaper advertisements, I conclude that the interdependence not only benefited the American mathematics education at its beginnings, but was instrumental in starting it.
This study will aim to analyze the character Data, an android, in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. More specifically, this study will focus on Data’s humanity and sentience in the episode “The Measure of a Man”. Is Data sentient? Is he just a machine? Does he resemble... Read More
M.Inf. The research study investigates the importance of information as a resource in academic institutions. The study serves to answer questions appertaining to management of information as a resource, such as, what is information resource management? How should information as a resource be... Read More
The purpose of this capstone project was to construct a review of literature on creative thinking in the elementary music classroom. The literature review focuses on the incorporation of popular music and technological tools that encourage creative thought. The studies I consulted revealed that... Read More
The dental postdoctoral application and matching process is a high-stakes and resource-intensive process but little is known regarding its underlying subjective and objective decision-driving influences. This study sought to offer a qualitative insight into the stakeholders' experiences and views... Read More
Sacramental marriage is an essential social, public, ecclesial, and theological good, yet its influence in the United States is threatened by a divorce rate comparable to the U.S. population in general, an explosive increase in cohabitation, and a declining marriage rate. The underlying assumption... Read More
This dissertation demonstrates that Sarah Orne Jewett’s The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896), Mary Hunter Austin’s The Land of Little Rain (1906), Kate Chopin’s The Awakening (1899), and Mary Wilkins Freemans The Portion of Labor (1903) exemplify the radical politics and aesthetics that... Read More
Archaeology undertook a process of definition and exclusivity in order to develop as a discipline. It justified its increasing control and management of the archaeological resource as being on behalf of the public. This has been challenged by the concept of community archaeology, which was... Read More
This study examined merchant marine engineering education and training in Canada, its regulatory requirements related to Transport Canada Marine Safety (TC) and Canadian merchant marine training colleges' role in satisfying the employment demands for workers in the Canadian maritime industry. Using... Read More
The purpose of this project in lieu of thesis is to create a sculpture curriculum resource for art teachers. Sculpture offers a spatial engagement with depth and form to students that other artistic practices cannot. After reviewing art education literature for a pilot study conducted in 2009, it I... Read More
This thesis argues that the Gospel of Mark reflects the assumptions, purposes, and conventions of ancient Jewish biographical writing rather than those of Greco-Roman biography. It offers a sustained critique of the view that the gospels are Greco-Roman biographies and argues that it is based on an... Read More
This dissertation examines the role of religious authority in the debate over the codification of family law in Bahrain. It analyzes the grounds upon which three sets of actors claim authority over family law: religious scholars, women activists, and the state. While the state already holds the... Read More
We propose a novel approach for analyzing scribal behavior quantitatively using information about the handwriting of characters. To implement this approach, we develop a computational framework that recovers this information and decomposes the characters into primitives (called strokes) to create a... Read More
The purpose of this study was to discover the types of conduct processes that are being utilized when fraternities and sororities violate alcohol, hazing, and other policies at four-year universities. Many negative issues have been tied to Greek letter organizations and have become a national... Read More
This thesis examines the relationship between financial sector development and international trade in Africa. Specifically, the study investigates (i) the direct and indirect effects of finance on trade via economic growth (ii) threshold effects of finance–trade nexus mediated by the levels of... Read More
In this study distance learning library resources and services as provided by member institutions belonging to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) were examined. The goals of this study were (a) to identify the types of distance learning library resources and services being provided, and... Read More
Following Joseph Stalin’s death in 1953, Nikita Khrushchev became leader of the Soviet Union and ushered in a liberalization campaign that reverberated outward to certain Eastern European nations. Canadian officials recognized that limited freedom of maneuver was conceded to certain Eastern... Read More
In recent years, a large literature has provided an array of evidence attempting to explain variation in the availability of local public goods. Despite the theoretical and empirical contributions of this literature, there are two persistent puzzles that cannot be explained by existing approaches.... Read More
Simulation has become the cornerstone of teaching surgical procedures in all surgical subspecialties. Limited operating room resources and patient safety drive this trend. Gynecology lacks any standardized curriculum for teaching residents about surgical procedures, specifically laparoscopy. The... Read More
This thesis examines the readability of two grade 4 Natural Sciences textbooks currently used in South African schools. Being important sources of classroom input, particularly in grade 4 where learners are reading to learn, textbooks should be readable. That the Natural Sciences subject is only... Read More
Indian marine engineers are renowned for employment globally due to their knowledge, skill and reliability. This praiseworthy status has been achieved mainly due to the systematic training imparted to marine engineering cadets. However, in an era of advancing technology, marine engineering... Read More
The French Revolution's state cults were possible because of French intellectuals' preference for pre-Christian Greco-Roman civilization, as well as France's history of heterodoxy. The philosophes endorsed ancient Greco-Roman civilization as embodying mankind's ideal and more "natural" state;... Read More
Background: The anatomy of the coronary venous system has important implications for clinical interventions including cardiac resynchronization therapy, ablation therapy, defibrillation, perfusion therapy, and mitral valve annuloplasty. Method: The effect of coronary venous anatomy on cardiac... Read More
The aim of this study is to look at the connections between speech and gesture at the level of iconic gestures and their lexical affiliates. The primary interest is to see if the lexical affiliates of gestures representing the four aspects of iconicity belong to any specific word class or take a... Read More
Abstract This dissertation takes Foucault’s statements regarding political strategies of historical discourse in modernity, from the Enlightenment to the present, and through this lens reads the historiographic study of gladiators as a text which reveals deeper truths about the modern west’s... Read More
This work is a comprehensive study of American soldiers‘ writings during World War II as they related to personal and national postwar aims. The paper uses military and domestic publications along with a selection of memoirs and diaries published during and immediately after the war to create an overview of soldiers' ideological and material desires of postwar America.
The researcher proposes that there are similarities as well as differences between the private and public institutions. Is it true that the results regarding achievements and quality are better with private education institutions than with public institutions, with much more difficulties facing private education than public education? What are the fundamental differences and similarities between the private and public Higher Educational institutions that lead to their marketing strategies?
This thesis examines attitudes toward international affairs held by students and staff at the University of Edinburgh between 1914 and 1939, particularly those relating to the issues of war and peace. Specific ideological areas to be looked at include religious influences, nationalism and... Read More
The thesis of this research is that the geography of tourism plays a significant role in the development and marketing of a tourist industry, and that the visitor’s perception of this physical and cultural geographic environment is an essential prerequisite to the permanent establishment of a profitable and dynamic tourist industry.
Home economics education in Estonia has gone through remarkable developments within recent decades. Its content has widened and the learning approach in the curriculum has changed. Thus, meeting the requirements set by the curriculum can be challenging for the teachers. To support teachers in... Read More
M.Com. (Business Management) This study will focus on the hunting industry in South Africa. Being a dedicated hunter the researcher has great enthusiasm for and interest in the local hunting and wildlife industry. The study focuses on the marketing of the South African hunting industry. Therefore,... Read More
The Hymn to the Virgin is a poem attributed to the Welsh poet Ieuan ap Hywel Swrdwal, thought to have been written around 1470 while he was a student at the University of Oxford. It is reputedly the first poem ever written in English by a Welshman (Stephens 1998: 341). The particularities of this... Read More
This dissertation explores the history of black classical musicians in Germany and Austria from 1870 to 1961. In it, I argue that throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, black classical musicians provoked listeners in Austria and Germany into renegotiating their definitions of race,... Read More
Current marine navigation radars are capable of high-resolution imagery of marine ice but are not able to classify the marine ice. Classifying marine ice means identifying the ice as first-year ice, multi-year ice or glacier ice. The latter two ice types are as hard as concrete and capable of... Read More
A spatial logic is any formal language with geometric interpretation. Research on region-based spatial logics, where variables are set to range over certain subsets of geometric space, have been investigated recently within the qualitative spatial reasoning paradigm in AI. We axiomatised the theory... Read More
This dissertation focuses on the large-scale distribution of imagery from the Southern Netherlands across Europe and the Americas, particularly on the large number of paintings exported from Antwerp-Mechelen to Spain and the Americas during the seventeenth century. To analyze this profitable... Read More
In this thesis, I will discuss the influence of education on the identity formation of African American students. Based on the scholarly literature in education theory, I will argue in Bourdieuan theory education, formal education, fails to accommodate the specific needs of African American... Read More
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore how a select sample of college-level history textbooks position Iran and Iranians in the origins of Western Civilization. Western Civilization history marginalizes, misrepresents, misappropriates, and/or omits Iran’s positioning... Read More
Summary: The Roma people, often referred to by the derogatory misnomer of "gypsy," are an ethnic group plagued by (mis)representation in popular culture. Roma representations in cinema, literature, journalism, and other forms of popular culture have perpetuated a long history of Roma exclusion.... Read More
The present thesis focuses on the critical dialogues on the literary canon developed between 1970 and 2000 in the United States as a crucial juncture for the consolidation of the notion of canon as a scholarly subject matter within the field of literary studies. By taking stock of the abundance of... Read More
ABSTRACT Currently statistics is used in society as social indicators that measure, for example crime rates, or research concerning health and medical issues, which are reported by the media. Educated citizens need to be able to understand statistics; it is assumed that adult students who graduate... Read More
In the last twenty years, fine art photography has undergone a shift from photography that documents ‘reality’ to photography that is actively engaged in the construction of fictions or alternate realities. That is, from the ‘representation of drama’ to the ‘drama of representation’.... Read More
Due to the development of distributed generation (DG) and power management technologies, an islanded marine power system, namely microgrid in marine, becomes a promising option for marine power systems and gains an increase in research interest. Microgrid solution provides integration of... Read More
This thesis presents an investigation on effective design of mobile pedestrian navigation systems by conducting three field study experiments. It looked into the aspects of personalisation, navigation efficiency, user interactions, and navigation performance, in order to propose a set of design guidelines that can be used for future studies and developments.
This explanatory essay discusses the rationale, methods and observational results using modern commercial, off the shelf (COTS) equipment in meteor astronomy. Much of the work is directed at developing spectroscopic observations and combining multi station observations to provide both orbital and... Read More
King Philip’s War (1675-1676) was one of the bloodiest in American history. One New England colony, however, emerged unscathed from the conflict. Connecticut maximized three important cultural-diplomatic and military components that set it apart from its sister colonies. Connecticut had a... Read More
Twenty-six mothers and their 11-14 year old children participated in the Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT). Although designed for elementary-aged children, CPRT was modified for pre-teens and biblically integrated worldview. An analysis of data obtained from the Parenting Relationship... Read More
A short biography of Edith Vanderbilt, focusing chiefly upon her marriage to George Vanderbilt.
Pedestrian navigation is an emerging technology with high growth market potential. In this report, we present a location based service framework for pedestrian navigation that uses smart phones as client devices and is deployed on an existing Wi-Fi infrastructure in a building. The thesis describes... Read More
The primary objective of this thesis is to demonstrate the direct relationship between history and literature, with particular reference to literature published in the German Democratic Republic. It explores the period of history from 1945 to 1990 describing the collapse of National Socialist... Read More
I focus on Company A of the Nineteenth Texas Infantry, C.S.A., and its unique status among other Confederate military units. The raising of the company within the narrative of the regiment, its battles and campaigns, and the post-war experience of its men are the primary focal points of the thesis.... Read More
Online privacy has become one of the greatest concerns in the United States today. There are currently multiple stakeholders with interests in online privacy including the public, industry, and the United States government. This study examines the issues surrounding the protection of online... Read More
Undergraduate experiences can have a profound impact on a student’s emotional connection and affinity for their alma mater. For many graduates, involvement experiences like student organizations, membership in fraternities and sororities, and on-campus jobs can become an ingrained part of the... Read More
Visual Arts education is fundamental to an effective school curriculum for primary and secondary students. It provides students with opportunities for expression and personal growth, essential to a holistic education. Recently, in Perth, Western Australia (WA) several secondary Visual Arts... Read More
Asian Americans are considered the least likely out of all the racial groups in the United States to participate politically. However, Asian Americans have suffered many injustices and challenges throughout their history and establishment in the United States. They have been able to slowly become... Read More
This thesis seeks to demonstrate the relationship between biblical archaeology and Christian apologetics, where archaeology can be used as way to show that the Bible has accurately preserved the history it reports.
Over the past 14 years, working independently and with other original thinkers, I have produced works that have on two fronts contributed to the evolving understanding of ethnic relations in contemporary Britain. The first is around social/community cohesion, media and representation as well as counter-terrorism policy as explored through the social sciences. The second domain covering the same themes is couched within the humanities, in particular, the production of literary fiction.
In this thesis, we provide convergent numerical solutions to non-linear forward-BSDEs (Backward Stochastic Differential Equations). Applications in mathematical finance, financial economics and financial econometrics are discussed. Numerical examples show the effectiveness of our methods.