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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. Learning multi-agent pursuit of a moving target

    by Lu, Jieshan

    In this thesis we consider the task of catching a moving target with multiple pursuers, also known as the “Pursuit Game”,...

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  2. Learning to cope among adolescent athletes

    by Tamminen, Katherine A.

    The current research was designed to add to the youth sport coping literature by examining adolescent athletes’ stressor...

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  3. Learning to Listen: Children's Voices Guiding Change in Rural Vietnam

    by Maideen, Freda T

    Although Vietnam has made notable progress in terms of economic development, the transition from a social to market-based...

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  4. Learning to listen: the voices of post-secondary deaf and hard of hearing learners

    by Martin, Deena

    This study examined the experiences of Canadian postsecondary learners who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing and have received...

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  5. Learning to Love the Mess: An Autobiography of a Writing Teacher

    by Carmichael, Lindsay H.

    This paper is an exploration of teaching, writing, and living in, among, and across the lines and structures of teaching....

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  6. Learning Writing Assignments Across the Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum

    by Chaudoir, Susan B.

    Many studies in the fields of postsecondary education and WAC/WID writing research have documented respectively the kinds...

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  7. Leaves in the Garden: The Utopian Politics of the Kelmscott Press Edition of News from Nowhere

    by Christianson, Thomas Stephan

    In this study I examine William Morris’s novel News from Nowhere in relation to his utopian-socialist politics. This examination...

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  8. Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction and Volume Calculations Using Three-Dimensional Echocardiography

    by Wood, Peter William

    In a review encompassing 18 single- and multi-centre studies comparing echocardiography with magnetic resonance imaging,...

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  9. Legume-grass forage mixes for maximizing yield and competitiveness against weeds in early establishment

    by Gabruck, Danielle

    A field experiment from 2003 to 2005 at two sites examined the impacts of forage species and legume proportion on forage...

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  10. Lesson Study: Mathematics teachers become the professionals in their professional development

    by Harle, Joanne

    This research begins with an argument for the implementation of a professional development model that would empower mathematics...

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  11. Letting go: How newly-graduated Registered Nurses in western Canada decide to exit the nursing profession

    by Chachula, Kathryn M

    The Canadian Nurses Association predicts the nursing shortage will rise to an estimated 60,000 Registered Nurses (RNs) by...

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  12. Let’s not Sugar-Coat it: Exploring Differences of Sugar Consumption Behaviours During Pregnancy Through Focused Ethnography

    by Graham, Jocelyn E.

    Excessive sugar consumption may adversely affect maternal and fetal health. This study explored influences on women’s sugar...

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  13. The levels of self-criticism and forms of dependency: their relation to attachment, the working alliance, and outcome

    by Banack, Kendell D

    This study examined the relationships between attachment style and the levels of self-criticism (comparative and introjective)...

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  14. Leveraging supplementary transcriptions and transliterations via re-ranking

    by Bhargava, Aditya

    Grapheme-to-phoneme conversion (G2P) and machine transliteration are important tasks in natural language processing. Supplemental...

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  15. Lexical tone processing by monolingual and bilingual speakers of tone and non-tone languages

    by Danielson, Donald Kyle

    This study tests early Chinese-English bilinguals’ perception of Thai lexical tone. Lexical tone is a feature that is used...

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  16. Liberalism, Nationalism, and uses of the Word Citizenship: Canadian Discourses

    by McLane, Patrick B

    The word citizenship is a keyword in many political debates, as well as legislation and public policy. Citizenship studies...

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  17. LiDAR assisted mapping and deformation history of Crowsnest Pass, Alberta

    by Hartman, Sharlene E.

    The Crowsnest Pass area, located in the Rocky Mountain foothills of the Canadian Cordillera, provides an exceptional example...

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  18. Life Cycle Assessment and Greenhouse Gas Abatement Costs of Hydrogen Production from Underground Coal Gasification

    by Verma, Aman

    Large amounts of hydrogen (H2) are required for the upgrading of bitumen from oil sands to produce synthetic crude oil (SCO)....

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  19. Life cycle assessment of arsenic from poultry feed to agricultural crops

    by Gupta, Sanjay Kumar

    A series of experiments were conducted to study the fate and distribution of arsenic (As) when it passes through various...

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  20. Life Cycle Assessment of Biomass Conversion Pathways

    by Kabir, Md R

    This study has investigated the life cycle of three biomass feedstocks including forest residue, agricultural residue, and...

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