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Baccalaureate Nursing Student and Faculty Views of Effective Teaching 

Noll, Kelley (2017-07-22)
This study aimed to determine baccalaureate nursing student and nursing faculty views of effective teaching. Using the Teacher Behavior Checklist (TBC), a psychometrically sound tool, participants were sent an email ...

Bad Rap: Examining the Role of African American Males in Popular Music 

Grucza Viscarra, Eryn (2010-12-02)
The purpose of this study is to investigate the claims made by popular media and public figures regarding rap music and its potential to adversely socialize Americans—particularly young adults and children—and show that ...

Ballistic Limit Velocity For Continuous Fiber Polymeric Composite Materials and Polymers Through Experimental and Numerical Methods 

Grupp, Jonathan (2015-05-06)
Composite materials are often subject to harsh operating environments which may include impact from errant projectiles of various geometries traveling at specific velocities and trajectories. Experimentalists seek to ...

Band Engineering of Perovskite Ferrite Epitaxial Thin Films for OER Catalysis 

Paudel, Rajendra (2022-07-28)
Reliable energy from renewable sources via oxidation of water requires an efficient electrocatalyst. The high cost, low abundance, and poor stability of the current noble metal based electrocatalyst are a primary obstacle ...

Bandwidth-Aware Routing Tree (BART) for Underwater 3-D Geographic Routing 

Kim, Tae (2008-08-15)
The limited bandwidth and power resources in underwater sensor networks have made geographic routing a favorite choice. While many detouring strategies in geographic routing do not work for 3-D underwater network topology, ...

Banking Efficiency Analysis for Two Special Years during Recent Financial Crisis 

Li, Chen (2016-12-09)
This paper covered almost thirty thousand groups of commercial banks’ quarterly data in 2007 and 2011 to analyze the influence of 2008 financial crisis on banking performance, and investigate if there is any difference of ...

The Baptist Frontier: Isaac McCoy, Indian Missions, and the Making of a Denomination 

Williams, Daniel (2017-10-30)  ETD File Embargoed
This dissertation explains how the missions to Native American tribes run by Isaac McCoy in the Old Northwest (Indiana and Michigan Territory) shaped the development of the Baptist denomination in the early American republic ...

Baptists in Middle Georgia During the Civil War 

Gourley, Bruce (2008-12-15)
Historians thus far have largely portrayed Baptists in the South as uniformly supportive of the Confederacy and Civil War, other than in regional pockets which exhibited widespread Union sympathy. This study focuses on ...

Bargain Theater: A Dramaturgical Analysis of a Flea Market 

Medlin, Allison (2008-08-15)
More than five thousand flea markets are conducted each year in the United States alone (Karch, Andriola and Berman 2002). Of those five thousand plus, little is known of their visitors, their vendors, their management, ...

Barriers Obtaining Alternative Certification in Online Career and Technical Teacher Education Programs in Alabama 

Wilson, John (2015-07-17)
This research study sought to identify perceived barriers in online career and technical alternative certification and specialty area certification in the state of Alabama. The study was further conducted to determine why ...

Barriers to Adoption of Sustainable Agriculture Practices in the South: Change Agents Perpectives 

Rodriguez, Baide (2005-12-15)
Current conventional agriculture systems of production lead to environmental degradation, economic problems, and even social problems. The efficacy of sustainable agriculture systems in guaranteeing economic, environmental, ...

Barriers, Motivators, and Perceived Abilities Related to Completion of the Doctoral Degree 

Lovelace, Jennifer (2016-01-06)
Student retention has been a well-researched topic in higher education for decades (Austin, Cameron, Glass, Kosko, Marsh, Abdelmagid, & Burge, 2009; Ericson & Gardner, 1992; Lau, 2002; Pang, 2009; Thompson, 2007; Wetzel, ...

Batty Landscapes: Rethinking Urban Pests. 

Bennett, Chad (2015-05-04)
As a species we humans dominate the lands in which we live. Because of this we have started to lose respect for other species and often quickly dismiss them. This thesis looks to address this issue and change the way in ...

Beam Collimation and Intensity Uniformization of Laser Diode Array Using Lenslets 

Zhang, Ming (2013-01-09)
With the advent of the laser, its applications have been extended to many areas including material processing, such as welding, cutting and drilling; and medical procedures, such as eye surgery and cosmetic skin treatments; ...

Becoming Acquainted with the Faces of Words: Fostering Vocabulary Development in Kindergarten Students through Storybook Readings 

Thornton, Resia (2006-12-15)
The purpose of the study was to examine the effect of storybook readings with explicit instruction of target words on the vocabulary acquisition of primary grade students. The secondary focus of the research sought to ...

Beef cattle performance, forage productivity and quality from a mixed small-grain/ryegrass and warm-season annuals grazing system 

Cline, Mary Kimberly (2010-04-05)
A two-phase grazing experiment was conducted to evaluate the feasibility and productivity of a cool-season/warm-season annuals grazing system for growing-finishing beef cattle. Eighteen Angus × Simmental steers grazed ...

Beef Communication within the Digital Pasture: Tools that Impact Consumer Perceptions 

Locke, Savannah (2022-05-09)
Increasingly, people obtain information from social media (SM) instead of peer-reviewed scientific and factual sources. As a result, a knowledge gap has been created between average citizens, consumers, and the animal ...

Beginning Georgia Agriculture Teachers Motivation For Teaching Agriculture 

McHugh, Sallie (2018-07-18)
The purpose of this study was to determine the level of motivation for tasks associated with program standards for beginning agriculture education teachers in Georgia. The participants in the study were middle and high ...

Behavior Analysis and Enhancement of Robustness for Deep Neural Networks 

Wang, Longwei (2022-08-01)  ETD File Embargoed
Apart from the remarkable success of machine learning models utilizing deep neural networks in solving a variety of problems including image classifications, these models are highly vulnerable to small and carefully chosen ...

BEHAVIOR AND CAPACITY OF THERMALLY RESTRAINED MOMENT FRAME MEMBERS DURING COMPARTMENT FIRE 

Chinivar, Supriya Nagraj (2021-07-27)
In the event of a fire hazard, structural resistance depends on the ability to resist a comprehensive set of load combinations comprising the gravity loads and the thermally induced fire loads without undergoing failure. ...