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Does Repeated Readings Using Expository Text and Word Overlap Lead to a Greater Gain in Fluency and Comprehension Than Non Word Overlap in Expository Text? 

Herndon, Chelsea (2020-11-30)
This study explored the effects of repeated readings with and without overlapping domain specific vocabulary words of expository text. The goal of the study was to test the automaticity theory, a defining component of ...

Does Targeted Campaign Message Impact Vote Intention and Vote Choice? An Experimental Study of Alabama Seniors 

Whitman, Joshua (2009-04-09)
Conventional wisdom and the huge amount of money spent by political campaigns in the United States hold that multiple targeted messages influence voter turnout and voter vote choice. Prior studies have focused primarily ...

Does U.S. Soft Power Translate into Foreign Countries' Support for U.S. Foreign Policies? 

Lawniczak, Brent (2021-01-25)  ETD File Embargoed
Power is a central concept in the study of international relations. This dissertation explores soft power as a facet of power which is seen as increasingly important. Joseph Nye’s concept of soft power has caught the ...

Does Variability Training Facilitate Learning in Two Genetically Divergent Mouse Strains? 

Arnold, Megan (2016-05-06)
Variability is an operant dimension of behavior so the degree of variability observed depends upon the reinforcement contingency. One approach to reinforcing variations is the threshold procedure, in which a particular ...

Doin’ It for the Culture: An Exploration of Critical Consciousness and Civic Engagement Within HBCU Core Curriculum 

Tingle, Nekita (2021-08-03)
Within the context of higher education, HBCUs are more specifically known, due to their controversial origin, for having mission and vision statements that broadly imply attending this particular institutional type will ...

Domestic Violence and the Caste System: Evaluating the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act of 2005 

McInroy, Kayla (2021-08-17)  ETD File Embargoed
The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA) of 2005 was implemented in October 2006 to provide women in India with more civil and legal protection. My research seeks to assess the effectiveness of the PWDVA ...

Double Photoionization of Water and Dissociative Electron Attachment to CF4 

Reedy, Dylan (2016-11-29)
This thesis is an amalgam of two largely different experiments. While the exper- imental apparatus are similar, the incident particles, fundamental interactions, and dissociation dynamics of the two systems are entirely ...

Doubly-Selective Channel Estimation and Equalization Using Superimposed Training and Basis Expansion Models 

He, Shuangchi (2007-08-15)
Owing to multipath propagation and Doppler spread, typical wireless channels are both frequency- and time-selective (doubly-selective). In this dissertation, we concentrate on channel estimation and equalization over ...

The downside of persistence: The effects of mood on an escalation of commitment paradigm 

Horn, Marianna (2012-07-31)
Escalation of commitment is a decision-making phenomenon that continues to impact the performance of managers. This continuation of investments into a losing course of action has been documented in a variety of settings ...

Dr. Billy G. Walls and the Auburn University Bands, 1961-1991: A Story of Impact, Influence and Innovation 

Bouldin, Thomas (2010-12-08)
The purpose of this study was to examine the career of Dr. Billy G. Walls at Auburn University. The study focused on three aspects of his career, namely: social, economic and political issues that affected the band program ...

Drain Current Noise Spectrum Measurement in 0.18 µm MOSFET Using Integrated SiGe HBT Low-Noise Transimpedance Amplifier 

Jingshan, Wang (2013-05-31)
We measured drain current noise power spectral density (PSD) in 0.18 µm metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) using integrated Silicon-Germanium (SiGe) Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor (HBT) low-noise ...

Drained Residual Strength of Expansive Soils Causing Pavement Distress along Alabama Highway 5 

Kennedy, Lydia (2019-11-15)
A segment of Alabama Highway 5 (AL-5) located in Perry County, Alabama has been experiencing severe pavement distress that is mostly caused by the behavior of soil beneath the roadway. AL-5 is a farm-to-market road that ...

Drawn Into Unknown Lands: Frontier Travel and Possibility in Early American Literature 

Spradlin, Derrick (2005-12-15)
This dissertation explores the symbolic meanings contained in literary depictions of journeys to the American frontier written during the late 1700s and early 1800s. I argue that these depictions work to create and advance ...

Dressing the Self: The Relationship between Self Satisfaction and the Physical Display of Self 

Huang, Yi-Han (2010-12-08)
This study was conducted as an attempt to discuss how important some elements of body modifications and supplements are as compared to the comfort level with one’s appearance. This study also looks at what relationships ...

Drill-Core And Geophysical Investigation Of The Western Part Of The Crystalline Rim Of Wetumpka Impact Structure, Alabama 

Tabares Rodenas, Pascual (2012-07-16)
The present research project on Wetumpka impact structure, Elmore County, Alabama, is focused on understanding the effects of hypervelocity impact upon sedimentary target rocks and underlying crystalline bedrock in the ...

Drivers and consequences of human-elephant interactions in an agricultural landscape of rural Kenya 

Von Hagen, Rebecca Lynn (2022-08-02)
Globally, interactions between people and wildlife are increasing due to habitat loss and conversion and the movement of people and wildlife into areas in which they were not previously present. Many of these interactions ...

Drop Shock Performance of Solder Alloys in BGA Assemblies under Different Thermal Conditions 

Vyas, Palash (2024-05-03)  ETD File Embargoed
Lead-free soldering has become mainstream since the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive. Solders have come a long way from the traditional SnPb (Tin-Lead) to lead-free alloys doped with elements such as ...

Drought Forecasting for Small to Mid-sized Communities of the Southeast United States 

Sharda, Vaishali (2012-05-07)
Most of the climate variability in the Southeast United States has been attributed to El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and this climate variability has resulted in increased the stress on water resources of the region ...

Drought Management Plans in Major Cities of the Southeastern U.S. v. Western U.S. 

Moore, Meredith (2019-04-23)
The severe drought conditions impacting California and the Western United States over the last several years have led to greater awareness of the consequences of water scarcity and the need for effective drought policy. ...

Drought Management Plans of States in the Southeastern United States: A Comprehensive Evaluation 

McAleer, Christopher (2023-05-16)
While the Southeast is often considered to be a region of abundant rainfall and humidity, severe droughts over the last two decades have raised awareness of the importance of proper management strategies at the state level. ...