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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. The preceptorship experience in the intergenerational context: a phenomenological study

    by Foley, Vicki

    Preceptorship tends to be the teaching/learning method of choice for senior level nursing students engaging in clinical practice...

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  2. Preceptorship in the Ghanaian context

    by Asirifi, Mary Asor

    Preceptorship provides the opportunity for preceptors to offer practical experience to nursing students in the clinical setting....

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  3. Pre-cross-connected protection architectures for transparent optical transport networks

    by Grue, Aden

    This thesis presents a collection of studies on the topic of survivable transparent optical networks. As backbone networks...

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  4. Predicition of the molecular structure of ill-defined hydrocarbons using vibrational, 1H, and 13C NMR spectroscopy

    by Obiosa-Maife, Collins

    This represents a proof-of-concept study of the appropriateness of vibrational and NMR spectroscopy for predicting the molecular...

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  5. Predicting Chinese Canadian’s visitation to local and distant parks

    by Lin, Yanan

    This thesis examined factors affecting Chinese Canadians’ visitation to local parks and distant parks. These factors included...

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  6. Predicting conservation status of North American avian and mammalian scavengers: Implications of geography, life history, behaviour and human disturbance

    by Ives, Kimberly

    Conservation risk is spatially and taxonomically variable, affected by both biological (intrinsic) and environmental (extrinsic)...

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  7. Predicting homologous signaling pathways using machine learning

    by Bostan, Babak

    Understanding biochemical reactions inside cells of individual organisms is a key factor for improving our biological knowledge....

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  8. Predicting Liquid Phase Heat Capacity of Ill-defined Hydrocarbons

    by Dadgostar, Nafiseh

    There are currently no reliable methods for predicting liquid heat capacities of ill-defined hydrocarbons, such as bitumen...

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  9. Predicting opponent locations in first-person shooter video games

    by Hladky, Stephen Michael

    Commercial video game developers constantly strive to create intelligent humanoid characters that are controlled by computers....

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  10. Predicting the age of weathered hydrocarbon mixtures

    by Zorzetti, Brianne

    Predicting the time for which a petroleum mixture has been exposed to weathering effects could have many applications. Historically,...

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  11. Predicting the Elastic Properties of Two Dimensionally Braided Tubular Composite Structures Towards the Design of Braid-Reinforced Polymer Medical Catheters

    by Ayranci, Cagri

    Two-dimensionally (2D) braided tubular composites have been utilized in a wide range of applications including medical equipment...

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  12. Prediction of Load-Sharing Mechanisms and Patterns of Human Cervical Spine Injuries Due to High-Velocity Impact Using Finite Element Method

    by Mustafy,Tanvir

    The purpose of the current study was to investigate the loading rate dependency, load-sharing and injury mechanisms of the...

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  13. Prediction of Rainfall Runoff for Soil Cover Modelling

    by Jubinville, Sarah K.

    Surface runoff can be the largest component of the surface water budget that controls the quantity of precipitation that...

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  14. Prediction of the Active Layer Nanomorphology in Polymer Solar Cells Using Molecular Dynamics Simulation

    by Ashrafi Khajeh, Ali Reza

    The most important factor that determines the efficiency of bulk heterojunction polymer solar cells (PSC) is the active layer...

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  15. Predictive value of magnetic resonance imaging of disc displacement for temporomandibular disorder signs and symptoms in a pre-orthodontic adolescent patient population

    by Moldez, Marlon

    The purpose of this retrospective study was to examine the predictive value of quantitative MRI disc displacement for changes...

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  16. The Predictors of Physical Activity Participation in Elderly Cardiac Patients

    by Buijs, David, M

    Background: Exercise adherence is particularly low among elderly patients with low functional capacity. Purpose: This study...

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  17. Preference for Autonomy in Consumer Decision Making: On the Antecedents and the Consequences of Consumers' Relinquishment of Decision Control to Surrogates

    by Usta, Murat

    This dissertation investigates the psychological processes relevant to consumers’ relinquishment of decision control to surrogates...

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  18. Prefiguring Futures: Towards a Politics and Ethics of Non-Domination

    by Cucchiara, Salvatore

    The purpose of this investigation is to formulate a theory of change. To this end, I first explore what goal(s) can productively...

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  19. A Preliminary Study on Pyrolysis and Gasification of Asphaltenes and Coal-Asphaltenes Slurry in Entrained Flow Reactor

    by Berahman, Behnam

    The aim of this work is to study pyrolysis of coal-asphaltenes slurry in an atmospheric entrained flow reactor. Athabasca...

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  20. Preludes: On metaphorical spaces and the socio-political function of preludes in the Heian court

    by Reeves, Kristopher L

    This paper focuses on a genre of Heian literature I have called preludes (jo 序). The sort of preludes examined here are those...

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