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    • Reversing songbird decline: overwinter food supplementation significantly increases assumed survival of the Dark-eyed junco 

      Spellmeyer, Andrew J. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      The North American Breeding Bird Survey indicates a long-term decline of the Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis). Strong flock fidelity and small overwinter home range of juncos makes them exceptional models for studies ...
    • 9th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects 

      Yildirim, Mehmet Bayram (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2013-05-08)
    • Gene delivery with PCL nanofiber in vitro 

      Ceylan, Muhammet; Jiang, Jianhao (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Gene therapy has widely been known to be the promising treatment approach for many diseases, whether acquired or inherited through a genetic disorder. Viral and nonviral vectors are the primary research fields of gene ...
    • Neuromuscular assessment of collegiate-level female cheerleaders 

      Roberts, Devin; Hawkins, William C.; Costa, Pablo (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Recent epidemiological data on U.S. cheerleaders suggest that injuries are on the rise and the majority of injuries sustained are strains/sprains of the lower extremities. The purpose of this study was to investigate ...
    • Triaging incoming change requests: bug or commit history, or code authorship? 

      Hossen, Md Kamal (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Combining information retrieval and source code authorship information as a novel approach to recommend expert developers to assist with software change request is presented. This approach is based on the presence of code ...
    • Korean comfort women as political discourse 

      Silcott, William (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      In the dichotomy between force and agency in prostitution, the placement of comfort women, girls taken by Japan during WWII and forced into sex service, presents a clear field in which the question of agency fades. With ...
    • The demographics of academic entitlement in grading 

      Witsman, Katherine A. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Within academia few constructs are so often talked about yet so poorly understood as academic entitlement. Using AE scales, this study evaluates the latent variables of AE in grading as well as the relationship of these ...
    • Optimizing the growth parameters of highly ordered TiO2 nanotubes during the electrochemical anodization 

      Djam, Kimal; Dirks, Jonathan; Khan, S.I. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) are photo electrochemical cells that are produced using various semiconductor nanoparticles and dye solutions. Efficiency of these inexpensive solar cells is fairly low (less than 11 %) ...
    • Implementing a Toffoli gate in an N-qubit linear nearest neighbor array 

      Daraeizadeh, Saman (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Most proposals for quantum computers are based on linear nearest neighbor (LNN) arrangements where qubits only interact with neighbors. A Toffoli gate is a three-qubit operation, which is used in many quantum applications ...
    • Do epistemological beliefs and ways of knowing predict reactions to a child with Asperger syndrome? 

      Cernik, Karin Hampton (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      This study explored the relationship between epistemological beliefs, ways of knowing, parenting styles, and how one reacts to a child with Asperger Syndrome acting out in public. The purpose was to determine if epistemological ...
    • Origin of fan identity 

      Bonsall, Julica; Willey, Sarah (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      The purpose of this research is to identify the origin of fans' identity while analyzing levels of commitment to teams. In order to measure fan commitment, the Sport Spectator Identification Scale (SSIS) (Wann, 1993) was ...
    • Starving college students: an examination of the cliché 

      Dreiling, Michelle (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Many have heard the phrase "starving college student." This paper answers the question - are college students really hungry? And if so, what is the nature and the scope of the issue on Wichita State University's campus? ...
    • A study in music interpretation and nuances 

      Khow, Karine (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      The purpose of this study is to address the importance of interpreting music and to explore the possibility of transferring ideas from the score to the audience. The study will consist of a brief description of the meaning ...
    • A perfect storm of photographic innovation, marketing and consumer desire: Kodak's you-press-the-button camera ads 

      McCullough, Madeline (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      This research examines adoption of the earliest Kodak cameras by consumers who quickly became fascinated with them. Early photography, such as daguerreotypes and ambrotypes, required sophisticated knowledge about photographic ...
    • Developing a quantitative measure of self-as-context 

      Gird, Suzanne R. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      The theoretical model upon which acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) [1] is based holds that six distinct, but interrelated processes, contribute to psychological flexibility. The psychometric properties of a self-report ...
    • Species delimitation in the bear scarabs: using GIS tools to clarify the Paracotalpa ursina (Coleoptera) species complex 

      Keller, Oliver (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Distributions and environmental conditions for the western North American Paracotalpa ursina (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Areodina) species complex are assessed using niche modeling. This species complex occurs mainly in the ...
    • Wanna hit?: Sensation seeking and themes present in anti-marijuana messages 

      LeBrun-Martin, Cassandra (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Sensation seeking has been linked to drug use and risky behavior. Therefore, drug prevention efforts use sensation seeking as a targeting variable for drug prevention campaigns by creating a desired level of stimulation ...
    • A normative study on wideband tympanometry and energy reflectance in human ears: effects of repetitive measurements 

      Burdiek, Laina M. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      The hearing organ includes the outer, middle, and inner ear. The middle ear transfers sounds into the inner. Wideband energy reflectance (ER) is a new clinical procedure that assesses middle ear function. It gives information ...
    • Does primary care provider advance directive education influence attitudes and practice? 

      Johnson, Kimbra (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Many people do not have advance directives (ADs) prepared and have never discussed their wishes for end-of-life care. Primary care providers (PCP) who have limited knowledge of ADs contribute to this problem. Does PCP AD ...
    • Efficacy of the falling less in Kansas toolkit 

      Holwey, Nicholas J.; Snell, Cameron D. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      An effort to provide fall prevention education to rural older adults has led to the development of a fall prevention toolkit, Falling Less in Kansas. Usability testing was done to determine the ease of use of the toolkit ...