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• #### CHINESE LANGUAGE LEARNER'S MOTIVATION, INTENDED EFFORT, AND CONTINUATION OF STUDY ﻿

(2014-12)
Motivation has been widely recognized as one of the key factors in second language (L2) learning and teaching. Yet very few motivational studies have examined adolescents’ motivation to learn a specific L2 within the ...
• #### Choices and Changes: The Investigation of a Slave/Tenant Cabin Magnolia Plantation, Derry, Louisiana ﻿

(May 2013)
The brick cabins of the Magnolia Plantation Quarters in Derry, Louisiana were occupied continuously from the early to mid 1840’s thru the late 1960’s where 7.5 of the brick cabins stand today. The investigation of a number ...
• #### Choosing the Right Kernel A Meta-Learning Approach to Kernel Selection in Support Vector Machines ﻿

(2015-05)
In recent years Support Vector Machines (SVM) have gained increasing popularity over other classification algorithms due to their ability to produce a flexible boundary over non-linearly separable datasets. Such an ability ...
• #### Chopin's Last Message: A Study of Frederic Chopin's Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 65 ﻿

(2015-12)
Frédéric Chopin’s Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 65, is an undervalued masterpiece that has been unfairly misrepresented in the history of musical criticism. This essay offers a new appraisal of the piece based on historical ...
• #### CHRONIC STRESS REVEALS COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT IN A SUBTHRESHOLD AMYLOID-BETA MODEL OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE ﻿

(2010-05)
Although it is generally accepted that Aβ contributes to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), other factors that impact the severity and time of onset of the disease are not well known. Aside from genetic factors, ...
• #### Chuck Ramirez: Outsider Objects ﻿

(2014-05)
Chuck Ramirez, a graphic designer for H-E-B, a Texas-based grocery store chain, spent his workdays communicating ideas through the products he promoted in glossy advertisements and posters. His professional career undoubtedly ...
• #### Circadian Rhythm of Intraocular Pressure and Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging in the Rat Eye ﻿

(December 2)
Purpose: Ocular hypertension is a risk factor for developing glaucoma, which is an optic neuropathy characterized by progressive degeneration of retinal ganglion cells and subsequent irreversible vision loss. The goal of ...
• #### Cistercian Expansion and Industrial Water Mill Infrastructure in Twelfth-Century France: An Unrecognized Dependency ﻿

(2016-05)
Cistercians have long been linked with the development and use of industrial water mill technology, but current scholarship downplays this interrelationship. The argument presented here is that the success of the Cistercian ...
• #### CLASSIFICATION OF LEAVITT PATH ALGEBRAS USING ALGEBRAIC K-THEORY ﻿

(2015-05)
We show that the long exact sequence for the $K$-theory of Leavitt path algebras over row-finite graphs, discovered by Ara, Brustenga, and Corti{\~n}as, extends to Leavitt path algebras of arbitrary countable graphs. Using ...
• #### Click Behavior in Search Engine Marketing ﻿

(August 201)
This dissertation consists of two essays, both seeking to advance our understanding of consumer click behavior on search engine results pages. The first essay aims at resolving a critical controversy about the interaction ...
• #### CLINICAL PERSONNEL’S PERCEPTIONS ON USING INTERACTIVE APPLICATIONS FOR ONLINE COMPETENCY TESTING ﻿

(2012-05)
This study explored the perceptions of clinical personnel on the use of an interactive application within a Personal Interactive Information Management Site (PIIMS) (Perez, 2011). The interactive application selected for ...
• #### Clinical Teaching in the Intensive Care Unit: Evaluation of the Perception of Trainees and Physicians ﻿

(2018-05)
Background: The education of trainees in the intensive care unit (ICU) is extremely challenging due to factors related to the ICU environment, ICU trainees and physicians, ICU subspecialty training, and safety and quality ...
• #### CLUSTER ANALYSIS OF THE BALAKHANY VIII RESERVOIR UNIT WITH SPECTRAL GAMMA RAY LOGS AZERI-CHIRAG-GUNASHLI FIELD, OFFSHORE AZERBAIJAN ﻿

(2013-12)
The objective of this research was to discriminate the source of reservoir sediments coming from different paleo-river systems, both in space and time, to infer the provenance of the sediments. Spectral gamma ray logs were ...
• #### Cluster Validation of WHAN Galaxy Classification Using a Novel Approach To External Cluster Validation ﻿

(2016-05)
The classification of galaxies is traditionally carried out using human-eye analysis of morphology or through information provided by a large survey of galaxies. Clustering methods can reduce the effort of manual classification ...
• #### Code and Custom: Evidence of Widespread Tradition in Medieval Germanic Law ﻿

(December 2)
This thesis advances the study of Germanic cultural and legal discourse by drawing attention to the retention of customary law found within the constitutions promulgated by the peoples of Germanic ethnolinguistic origins ...
• #### Cognition and depression in cerebellar and frontal lobe stroke patients ﻿

(2014-08)
Contrary to prior beliefs, various case studies have shown that the cerebellum is involved in higher order cognitive functions, and the cerebrocerebellar circuitry has been implicated in subserving such functions. Specifically, ...
• #### Cognitive and Behavioral Rating Measures of Executive Function as Predictors of Academic Outcomes in Children ﻿

(December 2)
The present study aimed to compare the interrelations of cognitive (or performance-based) versus behavioral rating measures four specific domains of Executive Function (EF), and to relate these to academic outcomes in ...
• #### Cognitive Control: Good Bilinguals, Bad Bilinguals, and Monolinguals ﻿

(December 2)
The purpose of this study was to investigate how differences within the bilingual population affect the discovery of a bilingual advantage. One-hundred and one Spanish-English bilinguals and 53 English monolinguals ...
• #### Cognitive correlates of neuropsychiatric syndromes measured over time in patients with Alzheimer's disease ﻿

(2015-05)
Previous research has demonstrated an association between the emotional and behavioral symptoms of dementia, known as neuropsychiatric symptoms, and cognitive and functional decline among patients with Alzheimer’s disease ...
• #### Collective Memory and Racial Attitudes: The Impact of Demographics on State Attitudes of Racial Progress ﻿

(2015-12)
This study examined how state demographics influence civil rights memory, racial difference attitudes, and attitudes about affirmative action. The demographic variables were age, race, income and poverty, education, and ...