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Theses and Dissertations Spring 2009 to present

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This collection contains theses and dissertations of graduate students of the University of Alberta submitted since Spring 2009. Documents are added to this collection through the review process required for convocation for current students.

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  1. Maintaining the mission: a comparative case study of two youth-serving, nonprofit agencies in Edmonton, Alberta

    by Wodinski, Lindsay

    This study explores the impact of social, economic, and political environments on social service nonprofit and voluntary...

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  2. Maintenance and transfer of academic behavior in children with autism: the role of intrinsic motivation

    by Lynch, Shane Lorne

    Educational programs for children with autism rely on the use of extrinsic rewards to increase children’s motivation to participate....

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  3. Making connections: network theory, embodied mathematics, and mathematical understanding

    by Mowat, Elizabeth M.

    In this dissertation, I propose that network theory offers a useful frame for informing mathematics education. Mathematical...

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  4. Making Diagnostic Inferences about Student Performance on the Alberta Education Diagnostic Mathematics Project: An Application of the Attribute Hierarchy Method

    by Alves, Cecilia

    Cognitive diagnostic assessments (CDA) is an approach where the psychology of learning is combined with methods and models...

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  5. Making Gene Sets More Coherent

    by Mahdavifard, Fariba

    One important goal in microarray data analysis is to learn a predictor using a patient’s microarray data to predict some...

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  6. Making Magyars, creating Hungary: András Fáy, István Bezerédj and Ödön Beöthy’s reform-era contributions to the development of Hungarian civil society

    by Bodnar, Eva Margaret

    The relationship between magyarization and Hungarian civil society during the reform era of Hungarian history (1790-1848)...

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  7. Making Meaning in Modern Yoga: Methodological Dialogues on Commodification and Contradiction

    by Graham, Laura C

    This study explores the meaning of commodification in modern yoga and finds that commodification often contradicts yoga’s...

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  8. Making Meaning of Trust in the Organizational Setting of a School

    by deGoeij, Konsctancija

    Recognizing that teachers are both leaders in their classrooms and colleagues in the school setting, this study focuses on...

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  9. Making sense of evolving health information: navigating uncertainty in everyday life

    by Genuis, Shelagh K.

    While evidence-based practice and knowledge translation (or transfer) has garnered much attention, research has not focused...

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  10. Malawian transitioning elites: identity construction and critical HIV/AIDS discussions

    by Myroniuk, Tyler Wiktor

    This study analyses the characteristics and life trajectories of highly educated18 to 35 year old Malawians, how they negotiate...

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  11. Mâmawoh kamâtowin: Coming Together To Help Each Other: Honouring Indigenous Nursing Knowledge

    by Bourque, Raymonde Lisa L.

    “Mâmawoh kamâtowin: Coming Together To Help Each Other: Honouring Indigenous Nursing Knowledge is the result of coming to...

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  12. Management and Health Care Utilization for Osteoporosis and Osteoporosis-Related Fractures

    by Knopp-Sihota, Jennifer A

    BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis is a skeletal disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone, leading to increased...

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  13. Management of Geohazards at Lihir Gold Mine-Papua New Guinea

    by Singh, Mohan

    Lihir Gold Mine in Papua New Guinea is one of the largest gold mines in the world situated in a seismically sensitive zone....

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  14. Managing Energy-Harvesting Environmental Monitoring Systems

    by Watts, Asher G.

    Data collection is difficult in remote locations due to limited access and scarce resources. To power environmental monitoring...

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  15. Managing Tunnelling Construction Risks

    by Giel-Tucker, Kimoya Lee

    Construction projects are often faced with complex challenges; all of which lead to difficult decisions and possibly disputes...

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  16. Manhood, Rivalry, and the Creation of a Canadian "Hockey World": Media Coverage of Early Stanley Cup Hockey Challenges, 1894-1907

    by Lorenz, Stacy Lyle

    This study examines media narratives of high-level amateur and professional hockey in Canada during the late nineteenth and...

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  17. Manipulation of the Angiogenic Balance by Pharmacological Inhibition of Platelet PKC Signalling

    by Moncada de la Rosa,Cesar A.

    Blood platelets mediate wound healing by preventing bleeding and by supporting growth of new blood vessels. Blood vessel...

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  18. Manufacturing places: Anabaptist origins, community and ritual

    by Suderman, Henry

    Traditional analyses of Anabaptist action continue to be problematized by substantial theological, social, economic, ethical,...

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  19. Many Gifts: A Narrative Inquiry Study into Urban Aboriginal Women’s Experiences of Breastfeeding

    by Goudman, Angela M

    Aboriginal populations constitute one of the largest ethnic populations in Canada. After initial contact with Europeans,...

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  20. Mapping and characterization of mel-43(sb41), a gene required for early embryonic viability in C. elegans

    by Curtis Pahara, Donna

    A genetic screen for dominant, temperature-sensitive, maternal-effect embryonic lethal mutations identified mel-43(sb41),...

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