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• #### 19F-NMR studies on anthrax toxin protective antigen ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2014-07)
The anthrax protective antigen (PA) is a 83 kDa protein that is one of three protein components of the anthrax toxin, an AB toxin (two-component protein complexes secreted by a number of pathogenic bacteria) secreted by ...
• #### A capillary surface with no radial limits ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2017-05)
We begin by discussing the circumstances of capillary surfaces in regions with a corner, both concave and convex. These circumstances led to the (since proved) Concus-Finn Conjecture, which gives the requirements for a ...
• #### A clinical utility study of personality inventories: Concordance of the MCMI-III, the MMPI-2, the MMPI-RC, two alternative personality disorder scales, and Axis II discharge diagnosis in psychiatric inpatients ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2013-12)
The Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory are two of the most common personality inventories used by clinicians for diagnostic purposes. Discriminant functions of the ...
• #### A comparative study of electroweak Higgs boson production at future Hadron Colliders ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2018-07)
The discovery of the Higgs boson has opened the door to the next phase of exploration in particle physics. Since the Higgs boson was found in July 2012 at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC), many researches and experiments ...
• #### A comparison of some numerical conformal mapping methods for simply and multiply connected domains ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2016-05)
This dissertation compares several methods for computing conformal maps from sim-ply and multiply connected domains bounded by circles to target domains bounded by smooth curves and curves with corners. We discuss the use ...
• #### A comparison of two behavioral activation protocols ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2020-07)
Behavioral activation (BA) is an empirically-supported treatment for major depressive disorder that seeks to increase overt behaviors as a way of countering withdrawal and passivity that often occurs during it. While some ...
• #### A facet level analysis of the concurrent and construct validity of the MCMI-III Grossman Facet Scales using the MMPI-2-RF specific problems scales as the criterion ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2016-07)
Both the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III (MCMI-III) and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) are well established assessment instruments that were developed to help ...
• #### A foundation for a model of subjective value in free-to-play games ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2017-05)
Mobile gaming is an emerging trend in the gaming community. Many of these games are known as "free-to-play" or "freemium". Users can play a mobile game for free, but can also purchase a large number of virtual goods ...
• #### A grand challenge: Social media monitoring, concerns, and authority in grandfamilies ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2016-05)
As of 2010, an estimated 7.5 million children live in a household maintained by a grandparent (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010), indicating a social phenomenon that transcends socioeconomic status, ethnicity, or cultural differences. ...
• #### A longitudinal study examining childhood traumas and protective factors on criminal offending in young adulthood ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2018-05)
Three waves of The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) 1994-2008 data were used to examine childhood traumas parental and school protective and risk factors. Deviance was a Wave IV binary ...
• #### A multiple decision procedure for testing with ordered alternatives ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2015-07)
In testing hypotheses with ordered alternatives, the conclusion of an order restriction when rejecting the null hypothesis is very sensitive to the correctness of the assumed model. In other words, when the null hypothesis ...
• #### A new family of small molecules targets anionic phospholipid found in bacterial membrane ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2019-07)
Antibiotic resistance is one of the most serious threats to human health according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Antibacterial resistance has been around since the development of antibiotics, it is a part of ...
• #### "A peace between them": Negotiating indigenous conflict and diplomacy in the Creek-Choctaw war, 1766-1776 ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2015-05)
This research attempted to understand the underlying causes and consequences of the Creek-Choctaw War of 1766-1776. Previous studies held that the war was fomented by British leadership in North America out of a desire to ...
• #### A pseudo restricted maximum likelihood estimator under multivariate simple tree order restriction and an algorithm ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
The minimum distance projection of a given matrix $X \in R^{pxq}$ onto the order restricted cone in an appropriately defined inner product system, $\pi(X|C_{pxq}),$ plays an important role in order restricted statistical ...
• #### A qualitative study of selected juvenile offenders living in Sedwick County Kansas ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2013-12)
This study details the life stories of three former juvenile delinquents currently living in Sedgwick County, Kansas. The participants who are now adults reported extensive criminality and involvement in the juvenile justice ...
• #### A study of juvenile delinquency in Sedgwick County, Kansas, with special emphasis on juvenile delinquency in the city of Wichita ﻿

(Wichita State University, 1931-05)
The author focuses on a study of juvenile delinquency in Sedgwick County, Kansas with special emphasis on juvenile delinquency in the city of Wichita. The purpose of this study was to obtain objective data and make ...
• #### A tragedy within : An evaluation of the legal realities concerning the Wichita State football team crash of October 2,1970 ﻿

(Wichita State University, 12/01/2001)
This thesis attempts to evaluate the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) hearing held in regard to the Wichita State football team crash of October 2, 1970. From the exterior, it appeared like a normal investigative ...
• #### Abundance of nifH genes in urban, agricultural, and pristine prairie streams exposed to different levels of nitrogen loading ﻿

(2007-05)
Ecosystem processes drive biogeochemical cycles that influence input and losses of nutrients in the biosphere. Through human activities the environment has been highly enriched with nutrients, especially nitrogen. In most ...
• #### Accelerometer determined physical activity in older women: A descriptive study ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2010-08)
Older adults are the fastest growing age group of the population in the US, yet they are the least physically active group compared to the others. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Heart ...
• #### Acceptance and adoption of health information technology: An assessment of attitudes toward personal health records ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2009-12)
A multitude of Health Information Technology (HIT) products are being introduced into the market to address some of the numerous challenges within the healthcare industry through the use of electronic, interoperable record ...