The Plan B paper is usually a review of literature with conclusions drawn after conceptualizing an area of inquiry, planning a systematic search, and analyzing and critiquing the acquired information. The summary and conclusions developed should enhance knowledge in the discipline. These papers and reports follow the same format specifications as theses and dissertations and are expected to reflect equivalent scholarship standards, even though they may be less intensive and not demand the originality of a Plan A thesis.

Some programs may not require a Plan A thesis or Plan B paper, but instead require a capstone report. Such reports may be found in this series.

Students requesting changes to thesis/dissertation:

Upon final deposit in the Institutional Repository (IR), a thesis/dissertation becomes part of the student’s official academic record. No changes may be made to the thesis or dissertation after it has been approved by the School of Graduate Studies.

A student may submit a request to include an addendum to the completed document. This requires the support of the thesis/dissertation chair and written approval from the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies. The author must submit a written request to the School of Graduate Studies including the proposed addendum and a letter of support from the dissertation chair. The School of Graduate Studies will forward the addendum and approval to the Library, and the addendum will be added to the record in the IR.

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2022

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Effects of IMU Sensor Location and Number on the Validity of Vertical Acceleration Time-Series Data in Countermovement Jumping, Dianne Althouse

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Relationship of Eccentric Strength and Forward Perturbation Restabilization After Foot Contact, Leandra K. Ashworth

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Analyzing Suicidal Text Using Natural Language Processing, Cassandra Barton

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Evaluating Short Term Effects of Opportunity Zone Designation, Sarah M. Bennett

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Organizational Culture and Communication Competence Workshop: Masters Plan B, Travis Bergon

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The Tinker Bell Jar, Kayla Berryman

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Do Board Diversity and Gender Quotas Affect Firm Value? Evidence from California Assembly Bill No. 979, Emily Kelleen Blake, Sepideh Raei, Katarzyna A. Bilicka, and Todd Griffith

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Pragmatics in Game Activities, Humor, and Technology in Second Language Learning, Zachary Brandon Brown

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Power and Communication: A Literature Review and Course Proposal, Cody Clayton

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An Investigation of Active Learning on Students' Understanding of Infinite Series Convergence, Zachary Coverstone

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Building 6C’s (Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, Culture, Connectivity) in the Chinese Learning Classroom, Weixi Dong

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Teaching Japanese as A Foreign Language with A Cultural Context, Naomi Fujii

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Development of an Instructional Course on Fire-Protective and Low-Water Landscaping in Utah, Jordan Goff

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Sacred Earth: The Role of the Natural Divine within Wendell Berry's "Manifesto", T. Greyson Gurley MA

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Contributions of Vision to the Neuromotor Control and Biomechanics of Depth Jumping, Kenneth Harrison

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Authorial Agency: Investigating Composition Pedagogies Under A New Lens, Tyler Hurst

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Building a Positive Teacher and Student Identity in the Chinese DLI Context, Lila Jensen

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Sporkling, Mia Jensen

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Developing and Piloting a Design Guide for Outdoor Classrooms in Utah, Derek Jenson

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Oaths and Evasion: Variable Honesty in Tax Evasion Games, Logan Krebs

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Student Centered Language Teaching: A Focus on Student Identity, Rachel Mano

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Paranormal Investigators: Exploring a Positive Social Construct Through Paranormal Belief and Investigations, Meagan E. Oltman

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Predicting Order Status using XGBoost, Kegan J. Penovich

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Sweet Nothing, Austin Riddle

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Artifiact, Max Saunders

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Acoustic Waves in the Upper Atmosphere, Geoffrey Blayne Schulthess

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Selected Projects in Scenic Design, Sera Shearer

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The Moth Effect, Kylie Smith

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Defending Difference: Translingualism in the Composition Classroom, R. Elle Smith

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North Logan Active Transportation Plan, Lloyd Sutton

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The Effects of a Mindfulness Curriculum on Sixth Grade Students in a Title I School, Jason A. Tackett

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The End of the Known World, Madeline Thomas

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Methods in Costume and Projection Design for Theatre, Jessica Wallace

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AAC Services for Emergent Bilinguals: Perspectives, Practices, and Confidence of Speech-Language Pathologists, Hannah Ward

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Comparative Effects of Eccentric Overload Training On Muscle Function Measures When Combined With Aquatic Plyometric Training, Cassidy Weeks

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Association Between Visuomotor Skills and the Effects of Stroboscopic Vision on Depth Jump Performance, Riley Welch

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Teaching and Learning Chinese Characters in the Chinese as a Foreign Language Classroom, Wanru Xue

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Quantum Computing Simulation of the Hydrogen Molecule System with Rigorous Quantum Circuit Derivations, Yili Zhang

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Making the Old New: The Recontextualization and Traditionalization of Tree Spirits in Video Games, Alexandria Ziegler

2021

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The River, the Residents, and the City: A Holistic Vision Study for Logan River's Upper Reach, Lisa Aedo

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Taphonomy of Late Jurassic (Tithonian) Morrison Formation Apatosaurus sp. Vertebrae Found Associated with Teeth from Allosaurus sp. and Ceratosaurus sp., and Body Size Extrapolation from the Associated Theropod Teeth., Greg C. Agyan

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Forecasting Stock Market Prices: A Machine Learning Approach, Abraham Alhomadi

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The Sea Calls: A Selkie's Liminal Existence, Frances Avery

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A Marvelous Work and a Trauma: An Examination of Narratives Among Latter-Day Saint Sister Missionaries, Maygan Barker

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Comparing Chunking Abilities of Children With and Without Developmental Language Disorders, Alison Barlow

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Compassionate Support Training for Adults Impacted by Mental Illness: A Workshop Series Using Transformative Learning Pedagogy, Lindsay Bennett

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Augmenting the Site Analysis Phase of the Design Process Using Virtual Reality and Drones, Brandon Blauer

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Predictive Modeling for Real Estate Days on Market, Jeffrey Brann

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Testing Methods of Surficial Sinkhole Identification Using Remotely Sensed Data, Dane P. Brophy

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Collaborative Classrooms: Incorporating Pragmatics and Technology in Language Learning with a Focus on Generation 1.5, Brandee Burk

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Mindfulness-Based Practices for the Impaired Performance Athlete, Mackenzie L. Campbell

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Intermachine Reliability of the Velotron During Wingate Anaerobic Testing, Caleb Christie

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The Wingate Anaerobic Test: A Comprehensive Literature Review and Update on Reference Values in Athletes, Caleb Christie

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Balancing the Double-Edged Sword of Implementation: An Eclectic Approach, Spencer R. K. Chun

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Fundamental Aspects of Black Holes, Jacob Fisher Ciafre

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Conserving Water Through Modular Planting Design: Water-Wise Templates for Ogden's Residential Front Yard Landscapes, Jessica Clements

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Current Expected Credit Losses Methodology, Rhett Crandall

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Report: Spatial Facilitation-inhibition Effects on Vegetation Distribution and their Associated Patterns, Daniel D'Alessio

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Effects of Flow Path Factors in the Permeability of Natural and Man-made Granular Soils Using the Kozeny-Carman Equation, Robert Davies

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A Research Project to Investigate the Instructional Preferences of Alternatively Certified Career and Technical Education Teachers, Jessica Deceuster

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Test-Retest of the 5-Minute Psychomotor Vigilance Test, Katharine Dennison

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An Examination of Costume Design and Costume Shop Management; and Working in Theatre During a Pandemic, Jordan Draper

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A Review of Harmful Algal Bloom Prediction Models for Lakes and Reservoirs, Jade Snyder Echard

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An Analysis Of Obsidian Artifacts from the Black Mountain Redoubt (48FR6463): A Late Archaic to Late Prehistoric Shoshone Campsite in Northwestern Wyoming, Mary Margaret Hagen Erlick

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A Reexamination of the Illiquidity Premium in Cryptocurrencies, Wyatt Fitz

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Exploring Teaching Language with Culture, Sixin Fu

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Performance and Contributions of the Green Industry to Utah's Economy, Lara Gale

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Spatial Behavior of Backcountry Anglers and Hikers in Rocky Mountain National Park, Robin Graham, Noah Creany, and Christopher Monz

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Post-Experience Survey of Backcountry Anglers and Hikers in Rocky Mountain National Park, Robin Graham, Anna Miller, and Christopher Monz

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Exploring Questions of Tectonic Geomorphology in the Bear River Range, Utah Using Terrain Analysis and Reconstruction, Edward M. Grasinger

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Understanding Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Potentials at Utah Ski Resorts, Rachel Hager

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Mélange de Motifs: Custom Pattern Designs Inspired by the Interiors, Architecture, and Gardens of Vaux-le-Vicomte, Jill Christine Harmon

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Meeting the Needs of Adult Language Learners: A Focus on Communication and Literacy, Jessica Hercules

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Equivalence: A Covariantly Constant Problem in General Relativity, Jaren Hobbs

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Teaching in the Digital Age: Creating a Student-Centered Classroom, Becca Huber-Jackson

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In the Presence of Evil: Demonic Perception Narratives, Victoria Jaye

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Effects of Professional Development Delivered in a Blended Format on General Education Elementary Teachers' Knowledge of the Response to Intervention Process, Laura Jensen

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Drone Technology in Agriculture Appraisal, CJ Johnson

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Exploiting a Grading Policy Shift as an Instrument to Estimate Impact of Grading on Teacher Evaluations, Gavin Johnson

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Examining General Education Teacher Perceptions of Individualized Education Program Accommodations, Riley Johnson

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Retail Trading and Stock Volatility: The Case of Robinhood, Cooper Jones

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An Examination of Articulatory Precision in Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Elizabeth R. Josephson

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Allyship Training Programs in Higher Education: Creating a Critical Curriculum of Change, Macy Marin Keith

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Spectrum, Kara Kellett

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Survey of NCAA Athletic Trainers’ Administration of the National Wrestling Coaches Association Weight Certification Program, Samuel Konrath

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The Non-Fee Costs of Grazing on Idaho State Grazing Leases, Dexton Lake

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Motivating Language Students Through a Collaborative, Multiliteracies Approach, Joshua Richard Lamping

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A Teacher's Guide in Creating Linguistic Diverse Classroom: Code-Meshing and Translingual Practice in First-Year Composition, Yvonne Liu

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Teaching Chinese as a Second Language: Exploring Teaching Methods, Identity Development, and Learner-Centered Education, Zhen Li

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Corporate Venture Capital and Its Effects on Company Valuation - An Analysis of the Additions of CVC Arms, Joshua Lyman

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The Volatility Implications of the Chinese Cryptocurrency Ban, Keaton Manwaring

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Measuring Similar but Distinct Aspects of the Memory System: A Proof of Concept Study, Hailey A. Martineau

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The Demographic Effect of Minimum Wage: Evidence from San Francisco County, Poorya Mehrabinia

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Representations of Masculinity and the Influence of Bruce Lee in Film, Zhenxia Meng

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Improving the Specificity of Vertical Stiffness Measurement in Depth Jump Landings, Miles Mercer

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Comparison of Solutions to Reduce Air Quality Impacts to Environmental Justice Neighborhoods, Rebecca Merrell

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Arid Visions, Casey Miller

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Comparative Metabolism of Aflatoxin B1 in Two Quail Genera Coturnix japonica and Callipepla californica, Sean Moody

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Characterizing Pinyon Jay Nest Habitat at Multiple Spatial Scales, Elizabeth Audrey Moore

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Willingness to Pay for Fact-Checking About Immigration: The Effect of Partisan Cues, Jennifer Morales