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2012

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A Pilot Study: The Use of a Survey to Assess the Food Knowledge of Nutrition Students at Various Levels of Nutrition Education, Chante Chambers

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Comparison of Maximum Likelihood, Bayesian, Partial Least Squares, and Generalized Structured Component Analysis Methods for Estimation of Structural Equation Models with Small Samples: An Exploratory Study, Frances L. Chumney

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Approaches to Teaching Young Children Science Concepts and Vocabulary and Scientific Problem-solving Skills and Role of Classroom Environment, Amy Colgrove

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Excellent Teaching: A Collective Case Study of Outstanding Elementary Mathematics Teachers' Teaching of Mathematics, Michael J. Gay

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EXPLORING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE LEARNING COMMUNITY AS A FORM OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND A CATALYST FOR CHANGING THE BELIEFS AND PRACTICES OF FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDERS, Jennifer Gerdes

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Promoting Healthy Body Image in College Men: An Evaluation of a Psychoeducation Program, Justin Henderson

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Male and Female Perceptions of Aftercare Supports and Services, Jacqueline N. Huscroft-D'Angelo

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Use of Product Reviews as Influenced by Family, Peers, and Online Social Networking Usage: A Look into Modern Consumer Socialization, Jennifer E. Johnson

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Which Study Method Works Best? A Comparison of SOAR and SQ3R for Text Learning, Sarah C. Kasson

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The Impact Of Distractor Duration On Spatial Working Memory In Early Childhood, Brian Keiser

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The Role of the Student-Teacher Relationship in the Lives of Fifth Graders: A Mixed Methods Analysis, Christopher M. Knoell

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Teachers Engaging Parents as Tutors to Improve Oral Reading Fluency, Sara Kupzyk

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Reviewing or retrieving: What activity best promotes long-term retention?, Paul D. Lindgren

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Family Environment and School Environment as Predictors for Physical Aggression in Low-Income Children, Xiaoyu Li

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The Impact of Parental Involvement on Preschool Children’s Later Language Development in Low-income Hispanic English Language Learners, Yanjie Long

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MAKING ROOM FOR FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT PROCESSES: A MULTIPLE CASE STUDY, Rob McEntarffer

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The Elephant (or Donkey) in the Room: Political Ideology and News Comprehension, Matthew T. Mehrhoff

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Learning to Teach Mathematics with Reasoning and Sense Making, Amy L. Nebesniak

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The Relation Between High-Quality Prekindergarten Classroom Environments and Literacy Outcomes for Students Learning English as a Second Language, Allison Q. Osborn

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PARENTAL LITERACY BEHAVIOR AND ENGAGEMENT IN HOMES OF DUAL-LANGUAGE LEARNERS: A MIXED METHODS STUDY, Sandra Ixa Plata-Potter

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The Nurse in the School Health Office: Exploring Health Care in a Public School, Pamela A. Rademacher

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Modern Quilting: DIY Discourse, Ellen Rushman

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Relationship Between Dietary Intake, Fitness Level, and Body Composition in College-aged Students, Garrett J. Serd

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Incorporating Latent Variable Outcomes in Value-Added Assessment: An Evaluation of Univariate and Multivariate Measurement Model Structures, Leslie H. Shaw

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A Mixed Methods Approach to Food Safety Knowledge, Beliefs and Practices in Hispanic Families with Young Children in Nebraska, Kristen M. Stenger

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A Shared Story of Successful Spanish Learning: An Embedded Multiple Case Study, Janine M. Theiler

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A Pilot Study on the Attitudes of Management Practices in Adults with PKU, Elizabeth L. Vlock

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Aging and Religious Participation in Late Life, Kuan-Yuan Wang

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The Teaching of Happiness in Mainland China: in Light of Aristotle and Marx, Zhaojun Xu

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Effects of Website Environmental Cues on Consumers’ Response and Outcome Behaviors, Eunju Yoon

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Development and Initial Validation of a Measure of Attributions for Writing Success and Failure, Mingying Zheng

2011

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The Efficacy of Quality Care Initiative Implementation in Nursing Homes Measured by Client Satisfaction, Deanna G. Aguilar

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Portraits of Empowerment Exhibited by One Million Signatures Campaign Activists, Manijeh Badiee

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The California Art Quilt Revolution, Nancy C. Bavor

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Does Being Rural Matter?: The Roles of Rurality, Social Support, and Social Self-Efficacy in First-Year College Student Adjustment, Allison L. Bitz PhD

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Vocational Experiences of Survivors of Severe TBI with Diverse Employment Patterns: An Explanatory Mixed Method Design, Erin J. Bush

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A theatre-based youth development program: Impact on belonging, developmental assets, and risky behaviors, Denise A. Craig

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AN INVESTIGATION OF THE POTENTIAL USE OF ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMINATION SCORES IN THE COLLEGE ADMISSION OF TRANSFER STUDENTS, Andrew Callahan Dwyer

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Community College Faculty Perspective On Changing Online Course Management Systems: A Phenomenological Inquiry, Kathleen Eitzmann

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Inquiry, Art and Consummatory Experience: A Deweyan Account of the Instrumental and Aesthetic Modes in Human Well-Being, Eric A. Evans

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What Brings People to Leadership Roles: A Phenomenological Study of Beef Industry Leaders, B. Lynn Gordon

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Prosocial Behavior as a Protective Factor for Children's Peer Victimization, Emily R. Griese

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VALUE ADDED BY MIXED METHODS RESEARCH: A MULTIPHASE MIXED METHODS DESIGN, Courtney Haines

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A Qualitative Study of Nebraska Sixpence Program Directors' Experiences and Perceptions, Katherine E. Hauptman

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Functional Analysis of Replacement Behavior: Assessing Concurrent Behavioral Excesses and Academic Deficits, Kristi L. Hofstadter-Duke

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FACTORS THAT FACILITATE OR INHIBIT INTEREST OF DOMESTIC STUDENTS IN THE ENGINEERING PHD: A MIXED METHODS STUDY, Michelle C. Howell Smith

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Exploring Student Perceptions to Explain the Relationship Between Physical Activity and Academic Achievement in Adolescents: A Mixed Methods Study, Megan J. Hylok

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Exploring Familial Themes in Malaysian Students' Eating Behaviors, Car Mun Kok

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Managing Small Group Instruction Through the Implementation of Literacy Work Stations, Carrie Kracl

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The Effects of Simplifying Assumptions in Power Analysis, Kevin A. Kupzyk

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Determining the Longitudinal Effects of Acculturation Orientation on Elementary-Aged Spanish-Speaking English Language Learner Students' Reading Progress, Courtney M. LeClair

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EXAMINING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AND MOTIVATION USING INTERNET-BASED INQUIRY IN THE CLASSROOM, Julie M. Lokie

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Audibility as a Predictor of Speech Recognition and Listening Effort, Ryan W. McCreery

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS’ CONNECTION TO SCHOOL AND ENGLISH THROUGH THE DIGITAL STORYTELLING PROCESS, Megan J. McElfresh

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Peer Relationships: Links between Victimization, Participation, Depressive Symptoms and Achievement in the Classroom, Tiffany R. Murray Sydzyik

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Perceptual And Acoustical Comparisons Of Motor Speech Practice Options For Children With Childhood Apraxia Of Speech, Amy Nordness

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A Mixed Methods Examination of Strengths-Based Prevention Training in a Youth Recreation Program, Daniel S. Payzant

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Implicit Beliefs About Writing: A Task-Specific Study of Implicit Beliefs, Kyle R. Perry

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TUCKED IN: American Quilts and the Beds They Cover, 1790-1939, Madeleine Roberg

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EFFECTIVE SCIENCE TEACHERS’ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: A MULTIPLE-CASE STUDY OF DISTRICT-LEVEL SCIENCE SUPERVISORS’ PERSPECTIVES, Chris J. Schaben

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The Development of Phonological Awareness in Young Children: Examining the Effectiveness of a Phonological Awareness Program, Stephanie Schmitz

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Examining the Efficacy of Conjoint Behavioral Consultation for Health Behaviors of Children with Obesity, Carrie Alisha Semke

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Behavioral Health Providers and Electronic Health Records: An Exploratory Beliefs Elicitation and Segmentation Study, Nancy C. Shank

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EFFECTS OF BACKGROUND CONTEXT AND SIGNALING ON COMPREHENSION RECALL AND COGNITIVE LOAD: THE PERSPECTIVE OF COGNITIVE LOAD THEORY, Minjung Song

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The Referral Process: Rural Primary Care Physicians' Perspectives on Providing Counseling Referrals, Casey N. Tallent

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The Process of Becoming a Strong GLBT Family: A Grounded Theory, Maureen E. Todd

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A Pilot Study to Assess the Readiness and Barriers as Correlates to Participation in Rural Worksite Health Promotion Programming, Kayte L. Tranel

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THE EFFECT OF OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENT ON ATTENTION AND SELF-REGULATION BEHAVIORS ON A CHILD WITH AUTISM, Mollie R.M. von Kampen

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A Longitudinal Investigation of Peer Victimization, Self-esteem, Depression, and Anxiety among Adolescents: A Test of Cognitive Diathesis-stress Theory, Cixin Wang

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Cultural Orientation and Drinking Behaviors among Chinese University Students, Shiyuan Wang

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Understanding Mesosystemic Influences On Reported Health Among Rural Low-Income Women: A structural equation analysis, Tiffany Wigington

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Examining the Effect of Medical Risk, Parental Stress, and Self-Efficacy on Parent Behaviors and the Home Environment of Premature Children, Kathryn Woods

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Validation of Chinese Women’s Alcohol Expectancy Instrument, Yue Qiu Yu

2010

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CONSTRUCTING A CREATIVE SELF-EFFICACY INVENTORY: A MIXED METHODS INQUIRY, Daniel H. Abbott

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Quality of Life Despite Back Pain: A Phenomenological Study, Margaret B. Blair

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RAP: A READING COMPREHENSION STRATEGY FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES, Courtney D. Blume

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Writing Motivation of Students with Specific Language Impairments, Kyle Lee Brouwer

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Medical Students' Attitudes Toward The Medical College Admission Test, Cassie J. Connealy

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Chintz Appliqué Albums: Memory and Meaning in Nineteenth Century Quilts of the Delaware River Valley, Carolyn K. Ducey

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Improving IRT parameter estimates with small sample sizes: Evaluating the efficacy of a new data augmentation technique, Brett P. Foley

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TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING IN COLLEGE STUDENTS: A MIXED METHODS STUDY, James R. Fullerton

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THE BATTERED WOMAN EXPERIENCE: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY EXPLORING THE LIVES OF LATINA WOMEN AND THEIR EXPERIENCE WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, Jaime Gonzalez

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The Process of General Education Reform From A Faculty Perspective At A Research-Extensive University: A Grounded Theory Approach, Frauke Hachtmann

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A Case Study of the Mathematical Learning of Two Teachers Acquiring Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching, David R. Hartman

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Pathways to Reflection: Exploring the Reflective Analytical Practices of Novice Teachers, Emily Hayden

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Discovering the Leadership Skills of Alumni Who Participated In An Adult Agricultural Leadership Development Program: A Case Study, Terence A. Hejny

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CHILD KINSHIP CARE: AN EXPLORATORY MIXED METHODS STUDY OF SOCIAL SUPPORT, RESOURCES, AND HEALTH ISSUES OF NEBRASKA CHILD KINSHIP CAREGIVERS, Toni L. Hill

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Quilt Documentation Projects 1980-1989: Exploring the Roots of a National Phenomenon, Christine Humphrey

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A NATURALISTIC STUDY OF EXERCISE ADHERENCE AMONG A COMMUNITY BASED SAMPLE AT A FITNESS FACILITY, Felicia M. Johnson

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Evaluating Measurement Invariance with Censored Ordinal Data: A Monte Carlo Comparison of Alternative Model Estimators and Scales of Measurement, Natalie A. Koziol

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The Impact of Teaching Presence in Intensive Online Courses on Perceived Learning and Sense of Community: A Mixed Methods Study, Elizabeth Laves

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Effects of Systematic Social Skill Training on the Social-Communication Behaviors of Young Children with Autism During Play Activities, Laura L. Maddox

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STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT USING WEB 2.0 TECHNOLOGIES: A MIXED METHODS STUDY, Dallas R. Malhiwsky

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Student and Faculty Perceptions of Technology’s Usefulness in Community College General Education Courses, William L. Moseley

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Promoting Wellness for At-Risk Women in Nebraska: A Qualitative Study, Hannah Nelson

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Is Competition Making a Comeback? Discovering Methods to Keep Female Adolescents Engaged in STEM: A Phenomenological Approach, Kathryn B. Notter

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AN INVESTIGATION OF INTERPERSONAL DISRUPTIONS AND SECONDARY TRAUMATIC STRESS AMONG MENTAL HEALTH THERAPISTS, Rachael Ann Robinson-Keilig

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Student Writing Performance: Identifying the Effects when Combining Planning and Revising Instructional Strategies, Amanda K. Schnee

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Effect of Sensation Seeking and Perfectionism on Stimulant Use, Carissa J. Scurlock

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The Perception of Natural, Cell Phone, and Computer-Synthesized Speech During The Performance Of Simultaneous Visual-Motor Tasks, Nirmal Kumar Srinivasan