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  • Determining if factors affecting NHL attendance are equal across geographical regions 

    Provenzano, John (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    This paper estimates a nightly demand model for National Hockey League attendance for five teams from different divisions. The magnitudes of the coefficients are compared for each team to determine if factorsthat influence ...
  • The development of ottoman ceramics 

    Hellman, David William (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    Many of the world’s ceramic objects can trace their aesthetic lineage to one source, Ming Dynasty export porcelain. Turkish or Ottoman ceramics is a tradition that drew inspiration from luxury goods acquired through trade ...
  • Does individualizing vocabulary instruction combined with fluency instruction increase reading comprehension to students scoring below the first quartile 

    Jennings, Michelle Dawn (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    After pre assessing students in a third grade classroom, the researcher noted four students, scoring below the 25th Percentile on the reading portion of the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) in fall, 2008. As the ...
  • Does the use of interest rate swaps matter? 

    Luo, Hao (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    This project analyzes the effectiveness of employing interest rate swaps to weather U.S. monetary announcement effects. This study presents the evidence that there are benefits for fixed-rate payers when the Fed tightens ...
  • Dynamic capacity apportionment procedure exposed to different business conditions 

    Santos-Pinzon, Jorge E. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    Revenue management (RM) is a methodology used to allocate resources in order to maximize revenue. Capacity allocation is one of the problems in RM when demand surpasses the available capacity. This problem is addressed by ...
  • Ecological perspectives of Latino/Hispanic families in a rural school community 

    Callis, Larry D.; Grant, Natalie S.; Siemens, Douglas T.; Stout, Lance D. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    Immigration waves from Mexico, Central and Latin America have changed demographic landscapes and in some communities, native Spanish speaking people are the majority. In schools across the U.S., growing numbers of students ...
  • Editorial: response to president Obama's school speech 

    Winterbone, Elizabeth (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    This study seeks to determine if editorial coverage was supportive or critical of Obama's September 8, 2009 school speech. Newspapers serve as the government's "Fourth Estate" by shining a spotlight on politicians and ...
  • The effect of hippotherapy on children with developmental delay 

    Belcher, A.A.; Methvin, K.L.; Wiebe, A.S. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    The purpose of this study was to determine the effect(s) hippotherapy has on children diagnosed with developmental delay as measured by the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI). Although researchers have ...
  • Effects of body position and vision on speech understanding 

    Dorsey, Erica M.; Stone, Kayla (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    Twenty-four young adults with normal hearing, vision and balance completed the BKN-SIN Test under four conditions: Sitting versus standing with eyes open versus blindfolded. Subjects’ SNR-50 scores did not differ significantly ...
  • The effects of computer animations on high school student’s performance and engagement in biology 

    Westhoff, Brian W. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    Technology and computers today play a huge part of how society and education function. The learner has been shaped by digital media such as computers, internet, iPods, and Xbox.Research has shownthat learning in biological ...
  • The effects of hamstring stretching on vertical jump in healthy young adults 

    Craig, Karson L.; Goman, Donya M.; Shields, Maria L.; Stewart, Jamie L. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    In physical therapy, a large portion of the patient population consists of non-athletic individuals. The purpose of the study was to achieve a better understanding about the use of a stretching program prior to activities ...
  • Effects of negative middle-ear pressure on auditory steady state responses: a preliminary study 

    Nguyen, Kieu (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    The auditory steady-state response (ASSR) is a type of auditory evoked potentials, which are electrical activities of the auditory system in the presence of sounds and recorded with electrodes from the scalp. Research has ...
  • The effects of two phytohormones in Medicagotruncatula plants infected with Macrophomina phaseolina 

    Gaige, Andres Reyes (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    Macrophomina phaseolina is a soil-borne fungal pathogen that causes a disease known as charcoal rot. This fungal infection dramatically decreases the crops’ yield due to loss in biomass, low seed quality and plant death. ...
  • Empowering settings in Nicaragua: Hearing some of the voices of Nicaraguan youth 

    Kirk, Chris M. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    With high rates of poverty and a remarkably young population, Nicaragua is a nation in which the challenges of the future lie in the empowerment of its youth. The role of empowering settings in the development of individual ...
  • Energy-efficient data redistribution in sensor networks 

    Kurkal, Rohini (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    We tackle the data redistribution problem in data intensive sensor networks, which concerns how to redistribute the large volume of sensory data into the sensor networks wherein sensor nodes have limited storage space and ...
  • English vowel production for Japanese adults: Comparison of two training methods 

    Maeda, Masako (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    American English vowels are challenging for non-native speakers of English, because the vowels’ articulation is generally difficult to observe and describe. Although a computer has been applied for language learning, human ...
  • Enhancing the development of phonological patterns in a 2-year-old child 

    Waller, Katherine; Ellis, Carol (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    Most 2-year olds use many words and are understood at least 50% of the time. The child in this case study (age 2 years; 1 month) experienced difficulty communicating because of word omissions and a limited speech sounds ...
  • Environmental sustainability: Metrics and definitions 

    Nezami, Farnaz Ghazi (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    Corporate sustainability as a newly defined concept is based on five main pillars of environment, business excellence, innovation, governance and human contributions. Among these pillars, environment is an important one ...
  • Ergodic channel capacity for amplify-and-forward (AF) half-duplex cooperative systems 

    Bi, Yu (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    In this model, relay node assists the transmission from source node to the destination. The channel gain hsd,hsr,hrd are zero mean circular Gaussian. And the noise at relay and destination node is assumed i.i.d. zero-mean ...
  • Evaluation of energy efficient medium access control (MAC) protocol for data-intensive sensor networks 

    Takahashi, Masaaki (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    Data-Intensive Sensor Networks (DISNs) are sensor networks where large amount of different types of sensory data are sensed from physical environment and accessed by multiple users through networks such as the Internet. ...