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The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research administers all graduate programs at the University of Alberta, including more than 110 master's and 60 doctoral programs in over 300 research areas.
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  1. The WoW Factor: A Virtual Ethnographic Study of Sacred Things and Rituals in World of Warcraft

    Title: The WoW Factor: A Virtual Ethnographic Study of Sacred Things and Rituals in World of Warcraft
    Creator: Sonja C. Sapach
    Description: This paper describes the method of complete participant observation-style virtual ethnography and how it was used to study sacred objects and rituals in the virtual world of Azeroth, from the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) World of Warcraft (WoW). Drawing heavily from the work of Hine (2000), Gold (1958), and Durkheim (1912), and utilizing a case study of the author's MA thesis titled The WoW Factor: The Development of Social Solidarity in Azeroth, this paper provides a detailed description of the unique challenges that a researcher must overcome when planning, and carrying out, an ethnographic study in an MMORPG. Key topics of discussion include: ethical considerations and concerns, recording observations through the use of video-capture and screen-shots, the importance of maintaining the proper balance between being an 'insider' and an 'outsider', and spatial and temporal displacement between the virtual and the real.
    Subjects: Virtual Ethnography, MMORPG, World of Warcraft, Methodology
    Date Created: May 29, 2015
  2. Metered Dose Inhaler Aerosols: Efficiency, Particle Engineering and Atomization

    Title: Metered Dose Inhaler Aerosols: Efficiency, Particle Engineering and Atomization
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    Subjects: Monodisperse, Flash atomization, throat deposition, propellant, vibrating orifice aerosol generator, Humidity
  3. Experimental study for determining the mass transfer coefficient under two-phase flow boiling condition

    Title: Experimental study for determining the mass transfer coefficient under two-phase flow boiling condition
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    Subjects: Mass transfer, Electrochemical method, Flow boiling, Limiting current
  4. Corrosion and Cracking Susceptibility of Austenitic Alloys in Supercritical Water

    Title: Corrosion and Cracking Susceptibility of Austenitic Alloys in Supercritical Water
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    Subjects: Supercritical water, Stress Corrosion Cracking, Corrosion, Crack Susceptibility, Austenitic Alloys
  5. Behavior of Inorganic Matters during Coal Gasification

    Title: Behavior of Inorganic Matters during Coal Gasification
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    Subjects: inorganic deposition, operating conditions, controlled injection, Particle trajectory, CFD modeling, slag formation, coal gasification, CCSEM analysis
  6. Fumagillin and Dicyclohexylamine in Apiculture

    Title: Fumagillin and Dicyclohexylamine in Apiculture
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    Subjects: fumagillin, dicyclohexylamine, Nosema disease, apiculture, Nosema ceranae
  7. Downregulation of the FOXM1 transcription factor by dual nitric oxide-/ hydrogen sulfide-donors: preliminary structure-activity relationships

    Title: Downregulation of the FOXM1 transcription factor by dual nitric oxide-/ hydrogen sulfide-donors: preliminary structure-activity relationships
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    Subjects: FOXM1, Nitric oxide-/ Hydrogen Sulfide-donors
  8. CLIC5A-Dependent Regulation of ERM Proteins Phosphorylation

    Title: CLIC5A-Dependent Regulation of ERM Proteins Phosphorylation
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    Subjects: Podocytes, ERM protein family, Membrane Projections, Kidneys, CLIC protein family, CLIC5A
  9. Dissolved Oxygen Model and Passive Samplers for the Athabasca River

    Title: Dissolved Oxygen Model and Passive Samplers for the Athabasca River
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    Subjects: dissolved oxygen, model, athabasca river, passive samplers, naphthenic acids
  10. EMG Measurement of the fatigability of paraspinal muscles of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

    Title: EMG Measurement of the fatigability of paraspinal muscles of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
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    Subjects: Scoliosis, Fatigability, EMG, Paraspinal, Muscle Properties