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  • Effects of cold packs on hamstring flexibility 

    Bolton, Penny E.; Pittman-Kremmer, Rachel L.; Stucky, Sarah N. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    Different thermal techniques have been used to increase hamstring flexibility with varying results. Research has shown that cold will help increase hamstring flexibility; however, there are limited studies on the use of ...
  • The effects of focused fluency practice on reading rate, motivation, and interest in reading for struggling primary students 

    Ashley, Kimberly D. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    This study examines the effects of focused fluency practice on reading fluency, motivation, and interest in reading using a variety of research based strategies designed to improve fluency in struggling students. The ...
  • The effects of gender-based strategies and same-sex grouping in a high school social studies classroom 

    Fox, Lindsay (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of gender-based strategies and same-sex grouping in a high school social studies classroom. Prior to implementing my action research in class, I researched gender-based ...
  • The effects of generalized joint laxity and shoulder joint laxity on shoulder joint ROM in swimmers 

    Baril, Beth; Bivens, Brenda; Brown, Lindsay; Travis, Janette (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    Baril, Beth, Bivens, Brenda, Brown, Lindsay, Travis, Janette (2008). The effects of generalized joint laxity and shoulder joint laxity on shoulder joint ROM in swimmers
  • The effects of kiln atmosphere on glaze color and texture 

    Mark, Monette (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    This experiment studies the effects of the chemical colorants, red iron oxide (Fe2O3), copper carbonate (CuCO3), cobalt carbonate (CoCO3), black nickel oxide (Ni2O3), titanium dioxide (TiO2), and rutile, an iron ...
  • Evaluation of the cure state and water content at carn fiber containing composite surfaces 

    Gandikota, Rama G.; Alcalen, Irish; Hall, Sarah; Stevenson, William T.K. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    A technique called ‘Near Infrared diffuse reflectance spectroscopy’ is able to monitor the moisture content in resin rich fiber reinforced composite surfaces and the cure state of resin at the surface of a resin rich fiber ...
  • Expression of a novel follicle-stimulating hormone glycoform relating to fertility 

    Tran, Thao P.; Bousfield, George R.; Shuai, Bin (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), play significant roles in follicular development and maintenance of the estrous cycle. FSH specifically functions to stimulate follicle growth, estrogen synthesis and serve ...
  • Extending the piecewise exponential estimator of the survival function 

    Malla, Ganesh B. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    We propose a new way of extending the piecewise exponential estimator (PEXE) beyond the last observation, where the original PEXE and the Kaplan-Meier estimator (KME) of the true survival function (SF) are undefined. ...
  • Extensive arthroscopic release of the stiff total knee to improve range of motion after arthrofibrosis 

    Reif, Heather; Day, David (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    A retrospective chart review was conducted on patients that had undergone a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) done by the same orthopedic surgeon and subsequently were referred to a different surgeon who performed a ...
  • Factors effecting satisfaction of specialist physicians with referrals from physician assistants: a pilot study 

    Wright, Travis; Fagan, Stacy; Nyberg, Sue M. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    As primary care providers, physician assistants (PA) refer patients to specialist physicians for complex care beyond the realm of primary care providers. Referral of a patient to a specialist for consultation is an ...
  • Factors influencing rural physician assistant practice 

    Armour, Angela F.; Williamson, Robin K.; Muma, Richard D. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    In the 1960s, it was discovered that there was a significant need for more physicians to serve the U.S. population, especially in rural and medically underserved communities. The Physician Assistant profession was built ...
  • Forecasting the sales of light trucks in the United States 

    Christensson, Jon (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    The motor vehicles and parts industry in the United States employed as much as 7.4% of the labour force in the manufacturing industry in 2006. The purpose of this paper is to canvass various forecasting models, determine ...
  • A framework to minimize total energy consumption and total tardiness on a single machine 

    Mouzon, Gilles C.; Yildirim, Mehmet Bayram (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    A great amount of energy is wasted in industry by machines which stay idle due to underutilization. A way to avoid consuming the wasted energy is to incorporate energy consumption into consideration while making the ...
  • Geographical bilateral exchange rate pass-through in the United States 

    Christensson, Jon (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    From February 2002 to December 2007, the dollar depreciated 34.2% against other major currencies. During the same period, core consumer prices only increased 11.3%. One would think the consumer prices would be more ...
  • The great between-subjects assumption 

    Lambdin, Charles Garett; Shaffer, Victoria A. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    There seems to be an assumption that some judgment and decision-making (JDM) findings will only be supported in between-subjects designs, even though between-subjects results can be misleading. This paper tested this ...
  • Health care providers’ perceived versus actual cultural competency levels with Latino patients: a pilot study 

    Watson, Carol M.; Day, David (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    Latinos are the largest growing minority group in the United States and by 2030 are expected to comprise over twenty percent of the total population. Health care provider’s knowledge and understanding of a particular ethnic ...
  • Heart rate changes comparing free weight vs elastic resisted tubing 

    Robertson, Mark; Odgers, Jarvis; Young, Jon; Wilson, Camilla; Reiman, Michael P. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    During lifting, heart rate and blood pressure have been shown to rise because of an increase in intra-abdominal pressure. This increase in pressure is known as a Valsalva maneuver. However, little research has been conducted ...
  • In the shadows of the big houses: non-elite settlements at Uxbenka 

    Schrag, Amber C. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    Households inform us about social relationships in ways public-centered research might exclude. Studies of non-elite settlements also bring attention to the rich diversity that characterized pre-Columbian society. ...
  • Instability of journalistic objectivity: The future of the code is in asking how not how much 

    Petrovic, Jelena (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    American press both praises and stumbles upon objectivity. This study tries to close this gap by providing communication professionals and academia with a definition that understands objectivity, not as a set of ...
  • Iron based earthenware in a forced reduction atmosphere 

    Hayes, Todd Rex (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    Iron is a strong flux in ceramic glazes when fired in an oxygen-starved atmosphere (reduction), resulting in a CO rich atmosphere. The carbon monoxide (CO) robs the iron (Fe2o3) of two oxygen molecules, thus transforming ...