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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Engaged Citizenship: A Longitudinal Study of Student Engagement and Early Adulthood, Jennifer Rau

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Predictive Modeling of Alumni Donors: An Engagement Model for Fundraising in Postsecondary Education, Nicholas Rau

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Effects of Auditory and Visual Distracters on Acceptable Background Noise Level in Hearing-Impaired Listeners, Elizabeth A. Ripley

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The Neural Representation and Behavioral Detection of Frequency Modulation, Daniel Elliott Shearer

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Violin Pedagogy Through Time: The Treatises of Leopold Mozart, Carl Flesch, and Ivan Galamian, Steffany Ann Shock

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In Search of Best Practices for Multicultural Education: Empirical Evidence from the Forum BEVI Project, Mary Beth Tabit

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Early Music Influences in Paul Hindemith's Compositions for the Viola, Domenico L. Trombetta

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Inhibitory Control and Classroom Behavior in Kindergarten Children, Samantha Anne Tynan

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The Effects of Musical Training on Perception and Neural Representation of Temporal Fine Structure, Verleyne Andrews-Rodgers

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A stylistic analysis and performance guide to selected compositions of Dave Douglas for the Tiny Bell Trio, Taylor Roy Barnett

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Wired to Bond: The Influence of Computer-Mediated Communication on Relationships, Jennifer Lynn Cline

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Effects of Negative Keying and Wording in Attitude Measures: A Mixed-Methods Study, Chris M. Coleman

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Implementing Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents in an Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Setting, Thomas Andrew Field

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Pedagogical Use of Cinematic Imagery in Augusta Read Thomas's Piano Etudes, Luis Bernardo Gonzalez

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Measuring Motivation for Coursework across the Academic Career: A Longitudinal Invariance Study, Makayla Grays

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Artistic Influence, Stylistic Irony, and Musical Reference in Dmitri Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1, Ryan Michael Hoffman

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Quantifying Head Acceleration during Vestibular Rehabilitation, Anne Hogan

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A Unified Approach to Well-Being: The Development and Impact of an Undergraduate Course, Kimbelry Erica Kleinman

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The effect of early hearing loss on Bobwhites’ responses to pure tones: A possible animal model of prelingual deafness, Bethany Leanne Magee

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The Effects of Item and Respondent Characteristics on Midpoint Response Option Endorsement: A Mixed-Methods Study, Kimberly Rebecca Marsh

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The Effects of Various Modes of Feedback on Preferred iPod Listening Levels, Justine A. McDermott

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Changes in leadership self-efficacy, leader identity, capacity for socially responsible leadership, and curiosity due to a structured leader development program, Lori K. Pyle

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Ultrasonic Vocalizations in Eph/ephrin Mutant Mice, Bryna Rickenbach-Cline

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The Effects of Auditory and Visual Distracters on the Toleration of Background Noise in Normal Hearing Listeners, Lauren Shastany

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EMOTION REGULATION IN EUROPEAN AMERICAN AND HONG KONG CHINESE MIDDLE SCHOOL CHILDREN, Kayan Phoebe Wan

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The Acute Effects of Gentamycin Ototoxicity on Bobwhite Quail Basilar Papilla and Auditory Brainstem Responses, Kristie Wilson

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Students’ Attitudes toward Institutional Accountability Testing in Higher Education: Implications for the Validity of Test Scores, Anna Zilberberg

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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The Development of the Well-Being Interview, Craig Alexander Asselin

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J. S. Bach and the High School Choir: A Resource Guide for Teachers of Intermediate and Advanced Level High School Choirs, Lynn G. Atkins Jr.

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Perceived Occlusion and Comfort in Receiver-in-the-Ear Hearing Aids, Sara A. Conrad

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Crisis Supervision: A Qualitative Study of the Needs and Experiences of Licensed Professional Counselors, Madeleine Ann Dupre

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The Illusion of Chaos: The Compositional Structure of Olivier Messiaen’s Le Merle Noir, Tiana Lynn Grise

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Examining the Bifactor IRT Model for Vertical Scaling in K-12 Assessment, James Koepfler

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A Conductor's Analysis: The Birthday Cantatas of Christoph Graupner (1683-1760), John Patrick McCarty

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Investigation of personal and collective mortality threats in individualistic and collectivist cultures: A cross cultural study., Catherine Munns

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Early Flute Pedagogy: The Utilization of Alternative Types of Flutes for Young Children, Erin Murphy

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Demonstrating Validity Evidence of Meta-Assessment Scores Using Generalizability Theory, Chris D. Orem

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The effects of age on the mismatch negativity response to differences in place of articulation, Meredith Robotti

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Normal and Mutant Murine Auditory Brainstem Responses (ABRs), Kristin Shearer

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Identity Development and the Construction of Self: Findings and Implications from the Forum BEVI Project, Jessica Christine Spaeth

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A Comparison of Vibrotactile and Air Puff Stimulation for Inducing Swallowing, Kathryn Diane White

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Continuing Abby Whiteside's Legacy--The Research of Pianist Sophia Rosoff's Pedagogical Approach, Carol Ann Barry

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Introducing the Unified Measure of University Mattering: Instrument Development and Evidence of the Structural Integrity of Scores for Transfer and Native Students, Megan Katharine France

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An Exploration of Swallowing Stimulation in the Infant, Sarah Elizabeth Hegyi

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Objective and Subjective Evaluation of Wind Noise Reduction in Digital Hearing Aids, Sheena Kate Jessee

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Headturn Preference of 10-Month Infants for Familiar and Unfamiliar Signs, Steven Thomas Kulsar

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The increasing rate of undergraduate male attrition: What the men tell us. A qualitative case study., Monika Neelam Kushwaha

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Effects of Speech Signal Type and Attention on Acceptable Noise Level in Elderly, Hearing-Impaired Listeners, Jennifer Susan Mundorff

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Do different methods of hearing aid information delivery influence knowledge acquisition?, Lindsey Ann Parr

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Development and Validation of the Preservice Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching Items (PMKT): A Mixed-Methods Approach, Javarro Antoine Russell

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The Evolution of Style in the Neoclassical Works of Stravinsky, Kyle Szabo

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The Effect of Kalman Weighted Filtering and In-situ Pre-amplification on the Accuracy and Efficiency of ABR Threshold Estimation, Julie Kathleen Wheeler

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Comparison of Speech Intelligibility Over the Telephone Using a Hearing Aid Micorphone and Telecoil, Phillip K. Bond

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Examining the Bricks and Mortar of Socioeconomic Status: An Empirical Comparison of Measurement Methods, Ross Markle

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An Evaluation of a New Method of IRT Scaling, Shelley Ragland

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Effect of Real-Ear Verification on Hearing Aid Benefit, Sarah K. Sporck

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Nonresponse Bias in Online Course Evaluations, Cassandra Jones