Electronic graduate theses and dissertations from Utah State University.

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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

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Visual Data Mining Techniques for Functional Actigraphy Data: An Object-Oriented Approach in R, Abbass Sharif

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Social Organization and Decision Making In North American Bison: Implications For Management, Ryan A. Shaw

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Structural and Mechanistic Investigations of Phosphothreonine Lyase Class of Enzymes, Alok Gopalkrishna Shenoy

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The Antimycobacterial Activity of Hypericum perforatum Herb and the Effects of Surfactants, Shujie Shen

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Identification of Influential Climate Indicators, Prediction of Long-term Streamflow and Great Salt Lake Elevation Using Machine Learning Approach, Niroj K. Shrestha

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Ensuring Microbial Safety in Food Product/Process Development: Alternative Processing of Meat Products and Pathogen Survival in Low-Salt Cheddar Cheese, Subash Shrestha

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Effect of Independent Crank Cycling Training On Running Economy In Collegiate Distance Runners, Aaron W. Smith

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Compressive Point Cloud Super Resolution, Cody S. Smith

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Coping Mechanisms and Level of Occupational Stress Among Agriculture Teachers and Other Teaching Populations, Kasee L. Smith

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A Study of Mothers’ Perceptions and Practices of Kindergarten Readiness, Kirsten Smith

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Exploring the Reliability and Validity of the Experiential Discounting Task, Rochelle R. Smits

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A Multi-Phase, Mixed-Method Regional Analysis of Lake and Reservoir Based Recreational Opportunities in Utah, William S. Spain

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Spider Community Composition and Structure In A Shrub-Steppe Ecosystem: The Effects of Prey Availability and Shrub Architecture, Lori R. Spears

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A 2D Finite Elembent/1D Fourier Solution To The Fokker-Planck Equation, Joseph Andrew Spencer

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Developing A Framework To Analyze The Effect Of Mobile Technology Within A Department Of Transportation, Devin Squire

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Using Biophysical Geospatial and Remotely Sensed Data to Classify Ecological Sites and States, Carson A. Stam

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A Case Study of Professors' and Instructional Designers' Experiences in the Development of Online Courses, Karl B. Stevens

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Assessing and Enabling Independent Component Analysis As A Hyperspectral Unmixing Approach, Matthew R. Stites

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Identifying and quantifying sediment sources and sinks in the Root River, Southeastern Minnesota, Justin Collin Stout

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The Effects of the Political Landscape on Social Movement Organization Tactical Choices, Jennifer Marie Swalboski

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A Quantitative Analysis of Response Elimination and Resurgence Using Rich, Lean, and Thinning Schedules of Alternative Reinforcement, Mary M. Sweeney

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Chemical Characterization of Meat Related to Animal Diet, Rossarin Tansawat

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An Exploration of the Relationships Among Connectedness to Nature, Quality of Life, and Mental Health, Peter Gelden Tauber

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Dynamic Testing and Finite Element Modeling of a Steel Girder Bridge for the Long-Term Bridge Performance Program, Lourdes Alina Taveras Moronta

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Unified Equations for Cutthroat Flumes Derived from a Three-Dimensional Hydraulic Model, Sathaporn Temeepattanapongsa

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Increasing the Retention of Lipid-Soluble Components in a Curd Matrix, Megan Tippetts

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The Development and Implementation of a Hierarchical Model to Measure the Effects of Instructional Coaching on Student Achievement, Logan Thomas Toone

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Problem Solving in Latino Families, Eliza Torres

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Utah Angler Specialization and Its Relationship to Environmental Attitudes and Angler Motivations, Joseph W. Unger III

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Environmental Assessment of Streams: Linking Land Use, Instream Stressors, and Biological Indices to Infer Likely Causes of Ecological Impairment, Jacob J. Vander Laan

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Prayer, Sacrifice, and Service: Themes in the Mormon Folk Narrative Tradition, Jake D. Vane

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Late Adolescents’ Perceptions of a Digital Generation Gap and Perceived Parent-Child Relations, J. Mitch Vaterlaus

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Assessments of an Exogenous Proteolytic Enzyme in Beef Steer Diets to Improve Growth Performance and Ruminal fermentation, Juan Manuel Vera

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Java API-Aware Code Generation Engine: A Prototype, Chandra Sekhar Vijyapurpu

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Experimental Studies of Vertical Mixing in an Open Channel Raceway for Algae Biofuel Production, Ram Sudheer Voleti

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Biochemical Characterization of SAC9, a Putative Phosphoinositide Phosphatase in Arabidopsis thaliana, and Its Role in Cellular Abnormalities, Almut H. Vollmer

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1. Improving the Yield of Biodiesel from Microalgae and Other Lipids. 2. Studies of the Wax Ester Biosynthetic Pathway and Potential Biotechnological Application, Bradley D. Wahlen

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Effects of Noncontingent Peer Attention on Problem Behaviors in Students with Autism in General Education Settings, Alison L. Walker

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A Localized Geometric-Distortion Resilient Digital Watermarking Scheme Using Two Kinds of Complementary Feature Points, Jiyuan Wang

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Isolation and Purification of Anthocyanins from Black Bean Wastewater Using Macroporous Resins, Xiaoxi Wang

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People Matching for Transportation Planning Using Optimized Features and Texel Camera Data for Sequential Estimation, Ziang Wang

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The Effects of Bison on Cattle Winter Range in the Henry Mountains of South Central Utah: Resolving a Conflict, Ian M. Ware

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Autocorrelation-Based Estimate of Particle Image Density in Particle Image Velocimetry, Scott O. Warner

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Effects of Cache Valley Particulate Matter on Human Lung Cells, Todd L. Watterson

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"To Taste Her Mystic Bread" or "The Mocking Echo of His Own": Uses of Nature in the Poems of Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost, Ian R. Weaver

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Planning, Acting, and Learning in Incomplete Domains, Christopher H. Weber

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Robust Computational Tools for Multiple Testing with Genetic Association Studies, William L. Welbourn Jr.

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Performance of Post-Tensioned Curved-Strand Connections in Transverse Joints of Precast Bridge Decks, Zane B. Wells

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Equivalent Fraction Learning Trajectories for Students with Mathematical Learning Difficulties When Using Manipulatives, Arla Westenskow

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Do Attitudes About Spoiling Children Affect Attitudes Regarding What Infants Need for Early Social-Emotional Development, Kathleen Westover

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Systematics of Multillidae (Hymenoptera) With Special Emphasis on Dasymutilla and Their Allies, Kevin A. Williams

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Unsteady Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Validation and Uncertainty Quantification for a Confined Bank of Cylinders Using Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), Brandon M. Wilson