Electronic graduate theses and dissertations from Utah State University.

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A Multicase Study of the Impact of Perceived Gender Roles on the Career Decisions of Women in Science-Related Careers, Stephen Frank Hren

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In Vitro and In Vivo Comparison of the Pathogenicity of Four Influenza Virus Strains, Brett L. Hurst

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Drivers of Nest Success and Stochastic Population Dynamics of the Common Eider (Somateria mollissima), David Thomas Iles

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Structural and Functional Characterization of the Essential RNA Helicase Mtr4, Ryan N. Jackson

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The Role of Educational Attainment in Migration Probability and Destination Selection for the Metropolitan Rust Belt, 1980-2000, Paul D. Jacobs

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A Study on Conformal Antenna Solutions for Cube Satellites, Maryam Jamali

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Effective use of Interactive Learning Modules in Classroom Study for Computer Science Education, Goldee Jamwal

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Effect of Silicon on Plant Growth and Drought Stress Tolerance, Kaerlek W. Janislampi

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Measurement of Balance Disruption Following a Lower Extremity Injury in Female Soccer Players, Hannah Jaussen

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The Chemical Evolution of Continental and Oceanic Lithosphere: Case Studies in the US Cordillera, Marlon Mauricio Jean

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Livestock Foraging Behavior In Response To Sequence and Interactions Among Alkaloids, Tannins, and Saponins, Tiffanny L. Jensen

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A Demographic Evaluation of Increasing Rates of Suicide Mortality in Japan and South Korea, Sun Young Jeon

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Evaluation of the Optimum Duration and Effectiveness of a Plyometric Training Program for Improving the Motor Abilities of Youth with Cerebral Palsy, Barbara A. Johnson

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Dystopian Literature and the Novella Form as Illustrated Through Side Effects, an Original Novella, Bryan W. Johnson

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Behavioral Mechanisms of Pramipexole-Induced Impulsivity: Discrimination Processes Underlying Decision-Making, Patrick S. Johnson

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A Comparison of Balance and Postural Stability Assessment Tools: BESS Versus NeuroCom Balance Manager, Jamie Joliffe

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SigTree: An Automated Meta-Analytic Approach to Find Significant Branches in a Phylogenetic Tree, Todd R. Jones

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A Coupled Human and Natural Systems Approach to Understanding an Invasive Frog, Eleutherodactylus Coqui, in Hawaii, Emily A. Kalnicky

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A Study of Utah’s New Century Scholarship (NCS) Program, Christine Kearl

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Rock Properties and Structure Within the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD) Borehold, Northwest of Parkfield, California: In Situ Observations of Rock Deformation Processes and Fluid-Rock Interactions of the San Andreas Fault Zone at ~ 3 km Depth, Kelly Keighley Bradbury

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The Development and Exploratory Validation of the Awareness of Social Justice for Individuals with Disabilities Scale, Daniel J. Kelsey

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Water Desalination: Arizona, California, Nevada and Mexico, Clinton P. Kennedy

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Value of Information in Design of Groundwater Quality Monitoring Network under Uncertainty, Abdelhaleem I. Khader

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Research Into the Utility of Standards In Foreign Language Instruction: A Case Study of Methods Used in the High School Setting, Paul S. Kirby

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"Worlds Without End": The Cosmological Theodicy of Brigham Young, James Chase Kirkham

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The Use of Progressive-Ratio Schedules to Assess Negative Reinforcers, Ryan Knighton

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Performance Characteristics of Rayon from Bamboo in Bed Sheets Through Laundering, Jennifer Kohler

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Design of Negative Bias Temperature Instability (NBTI) Tolerant Register File, Saurahb Kothawade

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Using Stereo Particle Image Velocimetry to Quantify and Optimize Mixing in an Algae Raceway Using Delta Wings, Blake W. Lance

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I Would Teach It If I Knew How: Inquiry, Modeling, Shared Writing, Collaborative Writing, and Independent Writing (IMSCI), a Model for Increasing Secondary Teacher Self-Efficacy in Integrating Writing Instruction in the Content Areas, Melanie M. Landon-Hays

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Design of a Split Hopkinson Bar Apparatus for use with Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials, Shawn Michael Lang

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Self-Directed Learning in Problem-Based Learning Versus Traditional Lecture-Based Learning: A Meta-Analysis, Heather M. Leary

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The Relationship Between Salinity and Drought Tolerance In Turfgrasses and Woody Species, Nisa Leksungnoen

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Repeated Reading: Testing Alternative Models for Efficient Implementation, Gregory Paul Lewis

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The Kinetics and Mechanisms of Some Fundamental Organic Reactions of Nitro Compounds, Zhao Li

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The Vox Populi Is the Vox Dei: American Localism and the Mormon Expulsion from Jackson County, Missouri, Matthew Lund

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Effects of sodium chloride salting and substitution with potassium chloride on whey expulsion of cheese, Ying Lu

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Finite Element Modeling of Transverse Post-Tensioned Joints in Accelerated Bridge Construction, Sandeep Reddy Madireddy

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Clark's Nutcracker Seed Harvest Patterns in Glacier National Park and a Novel Method for Monitoring Whitebark Pine Cones, Monika E. Maier

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Combinatorial-Based Prioritization For User-Session-Based Test Suites, Schuyler Manchester

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Exitus: An Agent-Based Evacuation Simulation Model For Heterogeneous Populations, Matthew T. Manley

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“It’s Wraylynn – With A W”: Distinctive Mormon Naming Practices, Jennifer R. Mansfield

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Developing Global Communication Skills for Technical Communicators in the 21st Century: Researching the Language of Collaboration and Cooperation in the Bologna Process, Diane L. Martinez

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The Satisfaction of Participants In Utah's Mutual Self-Help Housing Program, Lucas D. Martin

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A Phenomenological Study of Professional Identity Change in Released-time Seminary Teachers, Mark Daniel Mason

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A Descriptive Analysis of the Effectiveness of Faculty Inservice in Latter-day Saint (LDS) Seminaries, Mark A. Mathews

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Peer-to-Peer Simulation of Massive Virtual Environments, James Dean Mathias

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Test Case Generation Using Combinatorial Based Coverage for Rich Web Applications, Chad Maughan

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Finding the Soul in the Soil: How Welfare Farms of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Create Spiritual Communities, Matthew Maughan

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Bubble Coalescence and Breakup Modeling for Computing Mass Transfer Coefficient, Ryan A. Mawson

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Genetic Characterization of Fine-leaved Festuca valesiaca Germplasm and Evaluation of Their Relationship to the F. ovina complex, Yingmei Ma

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Raman Microspectroscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy, and Electric Cell-Substrate Impedance Sensing For Characterization of Bio-Interfaces: Molecular, Bacteria, and Mammalian Cells, Gerald Dustin McEwen

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Father-Child Interactions at 24 and 36 Months and Developmental Outcomes at Prekindergarten, Shareesa L. McMurdie

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Correspondence Between Teacher-Conducted Trial-Based Functional Analyses and Traditional Functional Analyses with High-School Aged Students, Tashina M. Meaker

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Factors influencing the distribution of brown trout (Salmo trutta) in a mountain stream: Implications for brown trout invasion success, Christy Meredith

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Exploring A Stable Aspen Niche Within Aspen-Conifer Forests of Utah, Cody M. Mittanck

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Integration of Water-column and Benthic Processes and Their Effect on Dissolved Oxygen Fluctuations in Small Northern Utah Streams, Ruba A. Mohamed

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Relationships between Runoff, Land Cover and Climate in the Semi-Arid Intermountain Region of the Western U.S.A., Ibrahim Nourein Mohammed

Numerical and Experimental Study of Anisotropic Effective Thermal Conductivity of Particle Beds under Uniaxial Compression, Jingwen Mo

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Heater Geometry and Heat Flux Effects On Subcooled, Thin Wire, Nucleate Pool Boiling In Microgravity, Troy Munro

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Relationships Between Classroom Schedule Types and Performance on the Algebra I Criterion-Referenced Test, Gregory V. Murray

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Utilizing Correct Prior Probability Calculation to Improve Performance of Low-Density Parity-Check Codes in the Presence of Burst Noise, David A. Neal

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Farmer, Miner, Ranger, Writer: Interpreting Class and Work in the Writing of Wendell Berry and Edward Abbey, Tyler Austin Nickl

Maternal Language During Book-Sharing: Wordless Book verses Print, Jessica Nielsen

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Genetic diversity and genetic structuring at multiple spatial scales across the range of the Northern Leopard Frog, Rana pipiens, Ryan P. O'Donnell

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Determining Compost Carryover for Optimal Use in an Organic Corn Squash Rotation, Davey J.R. Olsen

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The Influence of Geology and Other Environmental Factors on Stream Water Chemistry and Benthic Invertebrate Assemblages, John R. Olson

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Root uptake of organic contaminants into plants: Species differences, Naho Orita

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Web Usage Mining: Application To An Online Educational Digital Library Service, Bart C. Palmer

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Transportation Network Resiliency: A Study of Self-Annealing, Sunil Babu Pant

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Explaining the Paradox: Perceived Instructor Benefits and Costs of Contributing to Massachusetts Institute of Technology OpenCourseWare, Preston Paul Parker

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Effects of Single Panel Replacement of a Full-Scale, Full-Depth, Precast Concrete Bridge Deck System, Jason Robert Perry

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Cattle Browsing Sagebrush Steppe During Fall: Effects On Plant Community Structure and Influence of Experience On Cattle Foraging Behavior and Body Weights, Charles A. Petersen

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The Application of Instructional Design Principles in the Development of Sportsmanship Education Software and Its Impact on Children’s Acquisition of Sportsmanlike Attitudes and Behaviors, Michael J. Petersen

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Closed-Loop Thrust and Pressure Profile Throttling of a Nitrous Oxide/Hydroxyl-Terminated Polybutadiene Hybrid Rocket Motor, Zachary W. Peterson

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Design and Construction of a Tunable Light Source with Light Emitting Diodes for Photosynthetic Organisms, Nathan Phillipps

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Spacecraft Collision Probability Estimation for Rendezvous and Proximity Operations, Michael R. Phillips

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An Evaluation of an E-learning Training Course to Teach Instructors to Implement Discrete Trial Teaching, Joy S. Pollard

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Agreement of Peer Comparison Data Between Direct Behavior Rating Scales and Systematic Direct Observation Methods, Elizabeth Ashley Popescue

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Evaluating Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Utilization in a College Sample: A Multisite Application of the Sociobehavioral Model of Healthcare Utilization, Kimberly M. Pratt

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The Reliability and Diagnostic Accuracy of the Yes/No Scapular Dyskinesis Test When Used By Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainers, Adam Raikes

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The Survival and Growth of Adult Bonneville Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii utah) in Response to Different Movement Patterns in a Tributary of the Logan River, Utah, Jared W. Randall

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Using Script-Fading Procedures to Teach Children with Autism to Initiate During Free Play, Kara Anne Reagon

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A Parametric Study of Embankments on Clay Soils During Earthquake Shaking, Karla I. Reynoso

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Parent Nutrition Education and the Influence on Family Lifestyle Behavior Changes, Kelsey Rich

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Planning in Incomplete Domains, Jared William Robertson

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Temperature Effects On Integral Abutment Bridges For The Long-Term Bridge Performance Program, Leo E. Rodriguez

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Relationship Between First-Year Student Retention, Noncognitive Risk Factors, and Student Advising, R. David Roos

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Statistical Methods for Launch Vehicle Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) System Design and Analysis, Michael Benjamin Rose

Assessing Changes in the Abundance of the Continental Population of Scaup Using a Hierarchical Spatio-Temporal Model, Beth E. Ross

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Three Utah Wastewater Treatment Facilities in Removing Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products, Oksana Roth

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Acute Effects of Antagonist Stretching on Jump Height and Knee Extension Peak Torque, John B. Sandberg

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Geothermal Alteration of Basaltic Core from the Snake River Plain, Idaho, Christopher Joseph Sant

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Biodiesel Production from Mixed Culture Algae Via a Wet Lipid Extraction Procedure, Ashik Sathish

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Marital Quality, Acculturation, and Communication in Mexican American Couples, Audrey Lyn Schwartz

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Modulation of the Host Response to Tacaribe Arenavirus Infection in AG129 Mice by MY-24, Eric Sefing

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Rationalizing Structure, Stability, and Chemical Bonding of Pure and Doped Clusters, Isolatied and Sovanted Multiply Charged Anions, and Solid State Materials, Alina P. Sergeeva

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Characterization of the Involvement of Integrins, Focal Adhesion Kinase, and Phospholipase C Enzymes Endogenous to the Oocyte in Bovine Fertilization and Oocyte Activation, Benjamin Rand Sessions

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The Use of Life History Collage to Explore Learning Related to the Enactment of Social Consciousness in Female Nonprofit Leaders, Susan R. Seymour

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On-Farm Water Management Game With Heuristic Capabilities, Mohammed Z. Shaban