All theses, dissertations, capstones, and applied clinical projects from graduate students at Nova Southeastern University.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Teachers' Judgments of Emergent Literacy Skills among Preschoolers, Jill Driest

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Region-based Crossover for Clustering Problems, Jeevan Dsouza

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: THE CROSS-CULTURAL EFFECTS OF RESCALING VERBAL AND NUMERIC RATING SCALES USING CORRESPONDENCE ANALYSIS, Christopher Martin Fairchild

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Dissertation: TWO ESSAYS ON SMALL CAPITILIZATION PUBLIC FAMILY AND NONFAMILY FIRMS, Philip Louis Fazio

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Thesis: Post-Release Survival and Habitat Utilization of Juvenile Swordfish in the Florida Straits, Jenny Fenton

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Diel, Tidal, and Sex Based Differences in Time Spent Feeding by the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris), Megan Flora

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Dissertation: Constructing a Community Response Grid (CRG): The Dublin, Ohio Case Study, John Freund

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Dissertation: A Study of Technological Barriers to Instructor E-Readiness in the Online Learning Environment, Glenda H. E. Gay

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: One Step Closer to Non-Invasive: Quantifying Coral Zooxanthellae Pigment Concentrations Using Bio-Optics, Harmony Alise Hancock

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Towards an Internet-based Distance Education (IDE) Framework for Religious-based Higher Education Organizations: A Case of the Alliance for Assemblies of God Higher Education, Jeremy William Harris

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: THE INFLUENCE OF CULTURE ON INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATION STYLES: A COMPARATIVE CROSS-CULTURAL STUDY OF JAMAICAN AND U. S. NEGOTIATORS, Locksley Glenworth Henry

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Drug Attitude and Time to Relapse Following Discharge from Residential Treatment, Lyndsay Madalena Henry

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Experiment Using Webcam-Based Surveillance to Deter Information Systems Misuse, Kenrie Hylton

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Towards an Understanding of Mobile Website Contextual Usability and its Impact on Mobile Commerce, Jack Alan Hyman

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Investigation of diode laser debonding of ceramic orthodontic brackets, Pavel Ivanov

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Comparison of a Young and Older Adult Population of Computer Users' Recognition Rates of Different Tactons Using Modulation and Simple Waveforms as Stimulus Parameters., Ricardo Jimenez

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Development of an Audit Classification Index (ACI) for Federal e-learning Systems Security Vulnerabilities, Gerald Deawne Johnson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: How Do Police and Firefighters' Perceived Leadership Practices Relate to Organizational Commitment, Willie B. Johnson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Student and Faculty Perceptions: The Impact of Synchronous Online Software as an Interactive Tool in a Web-Based College Course, Natolyn Jones-Ferguson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: FINANCIAL IMPACTS OF MILITARY BASE CLOSURES ON LOCAL COMMUNITY PROPERTY VALUES, David Lee Joyner

Dissertation: Relationship between proximal hip stabilizer force and incidence of recurrent ankle sprains with female soccer players ages thirteen to seventeen, Jane G. Keehan

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: FACTORS AND BEHAVIORS THAT INFLUENCE FINANCIAL LITERACY IN U.S. HOUSEHOLDS, Scott E. Kehiaian

Dissertation: Factors influencing retention of students in an RN-to-BSN program, Belinda Kern

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Dissertation: Latino Parental Acceptability towards the Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine, Linda M. Kondilis

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Diversity-Awareness Training Experiences of School of Education Employees, Michelle Krantz

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Code Clone Discovery Based on Functional Behavior, Ronald Michael Krawitz

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Dissertation: Quantifying Performance Costs of Database Fine-Grained Access Control, David Harold Kumka

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Understanding Obesity, Related Health Risks and Barriers to Weight Management in Women Veterans, Laura Kupperman

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Sea Surface Microlayer Microbial Observation System, Naoko Kurata

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: PREDICTORS OF TYPICAL AND MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE:, William Harmon Lauffer

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Learning Conversational English with Student-Generated Podcasts, Sandra I. Lebron-Lozada

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Use of Simulation Analyses to Investigate Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) Growth Models in the Atlantic Ocean Incorporating Gear Selectivity, Amanda Levy

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Dissertation: Securely Handling Inter-Application Connection Credentials, Gary Lieberman

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: AN EXAMINATION OF RELATIONSHIP MARKETING AS A DETERMINANT OF COMMITMENT AND LOYALTY IN COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY STUDENTS, Ronald Thomas Linares

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Antecedents of business incubator effectiveness: an exploratory study, Alan David Lish

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: AN EXAMINATION OF COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR, OPTIMISM, UNCERTAINTY AND THEIR EFFECTS ON CORPORATE STRATEGIES IN THE HOME BUILDING INDUSTRY, Alex Locay

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Implications for Real Project Management Success: A Study of Avatar Identity as an Antecedent of Virtual Team Trust, Michael F. Lohle

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Baldrige on Employee Engagement within Army National Guard Organizations, Mickey Dean Maryland

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Portrait of the Early 21st Century MBA, Robert J. Matthews

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Assessment of Web-Based Authentication Methods in the U.S.: Comparing E-Learning Systems to Internet Healthcare Information Systems, Herbert J. Mattord

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Data-Driven Decision Making on Educational Practice in Louisiana Schools, Dana James Maxie

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: FINANCIAL STATEMENT PREPARERS' REVENUE DECISIONS: ACCURACY IN APPLYING RULES-BASED STANDARDS AND THE IASB-FASB REVENUE RECOGNITION MODEL, Mary Miller McCarthy

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Feasibility of Rubble-Binding Sponge Propagation for Use in Reef Restoration, Emily Christine McGrath

Dissertation: Reliability and validity of a functional measure of change in canine lameness : the canine timed up and go test, Cindy June McGregor

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Dissertation: The Interactions Among Information Technology Organizational Learning, Project Learning, and Project Success, Donald Stuart McKay

Dissertation: Augmenting clinical educational material with high-fidelity simulators within an undergraduate baccalaureate nursing program, Linda McQuiston

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Dissertation: SALES PROMOTIONS EFFECTS ON BRAND LOYALTY, Marife Mendez

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Effect of Interactive Television as an Instruction Delivery Method in Rural Secondary Schools on Learner Achievement, Motivation and Anxiety, Douglas Shane Miller

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Underachieving Gifted Science Students and Multi-User Virtual Environments, Gloria Miyares

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study of Requirements Volatility and Footprint Visualization Properties in Evolving Use Case Data Sets, Dennis Mize

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Learning and Long-Term Memory Formation in Danio rerio Through Two Sensory Modalities, Christopher Morin

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Excerpt From Novel: The Ballad of Rozzeltorre, Tara Morin

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Resiliency and Domestic Violence: Social Support as a Moderator of Posttraumatic Stress, Alison Mulcahy

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Dissertation: Understanding the Value of Enterprise Architecture for Organizations: A Grounded Theory Approach, Edwin Frank Nassiff

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Life Mastery: Reflections of a Scholarly Heart, Diane Obregon

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Effective mentoring in physical therapy : approaches for residency training, Anne E. O'Donnell

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Evaluating the knowledge of those who teach : an analysis of candidates' performance on the certified nurse educator (CNE) examination, Tracy Ortelli

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Variables affecting treatment outcomes in a 30-month post-graduate orthodontic residency, Michelle Palmer

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Meta-Transcriptome Profiles of the Marine Sponge, Axinella corrugata and its Microbial Consortia: A Pyrosequencing Approach, Jignasa Patel

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Empirical Study of Privacy Risk Assessment Methodologies in Cloud Computing Environments, Wayne A. Pauley Jr.

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Variable Recovery of the Massive Coral, Porites Lobata, in Response to El Nino-Southern Oscillation Events at Devil's Crown, Galapagos, Ecuador, Nicole Christine Paul

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Stock Option Expensing as Part of CEO Compensation and Earnings Quality, Veronica Paz

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Thesis: Navigating Expectations: A Comparative Analysis of Writing Standards, Denise Pichardo

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Cross-sector segmentation: A framework for collaborative alliances between nonprofit and for-profit organizations, Arturo Rabade

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Selecting Online Vendors by Privacy Risks, Syed Qamar Raza

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Examination of an Information Security Framework Implementation Based on Agile Values to Achieve Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Security Rule Compliance in an Academic Medical Center: The Thomas Jefferson University Case Study, David W. Reis

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Dissertation: How Successful is Homework Success for Children with ADHD?, Alexis Resnick

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Dissertation: Alternative Interventions Used to Help Mexican-American Students Improve Academic Achievement in Grades 9 - 12, Alberta M. Reyes

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Integrating Educational Technology to Increase Academic Performance of Sixth-Grade Mathematics Students, Ray Anthony Robinson

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Dissertation: Exploring Email Letter Writing To Augment Therapy Relationships with Clients Who Self-Injure, Babette A. Rosabal

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Effect of low level Ga-Al-As laser irradiation on osteogenic regulation of human osteoblastic cell line - CRL 1427, Daniel Rudd

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Comparative Study on Electronic versus Traditional Data Collection in a Special Education Setting, Hernan Dennis Ruf

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: AN EXAMINATION OF THE USE OF ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND THE SUCCESS OF SMALL BUSINESSES IN SOUTH CAROLINA, Tara Honea Saracina

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Relationship of Compensation Plans to the Moral Cognizance of the Healthcare Executive, Heather B. Schneider

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: THE ROLE OF RELATIONAL CAPITAL IN SUPPLY CHAIN RISK REDUCTION, Susan I. Scott

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Reducing Incongruity of Perceptions Related to Information Risk: Dialogical Action Research in Organizations, Derek J. Sedlack

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Investigation of a Synchronous Engagement System (SES) to Alleviate Anxiety Among eLearning Students in an MBA Program, Farnaz Sharifrazi

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Relationship between Subjective and Objective Measures of Attention in a Clinical Population of Children and Adolescents, Eric Edward Silk

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Transition from Traditional to Blended On-Campus Learning Experience, Devena M. Singleton

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Development of a Reliable and Valid Means to Measure the Physical Abilities of Young Male Gymnasts, Mark D. Sleeper

Thesis: Staging glaucoma based on structural findings using optical coherence tomography, James P. Smith

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Evolving Credible Facial Expressions with Interactive GAs, Nancy T. Smith

Dissertation: Using fMRI to determine if hemodynamic responses to pain change following thoracic spine thrust manipulation, Cheryl L. Sparks

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Reading Preference and Risk Taxonomy for Printed Proprietary Information Compromise in the Aerospace and Defense Industry, Joshua D. Stalker

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Juvenile Scleractinian Coral Density, Composition, and Influence on the Adult Coral Population in Southeast Florida., Jennifer Stein

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Abundance of Spinner Dolpin (Stenella longirostris) in the Southern Tanon Strait, Philippines 2004-2007, Rachel Stronach

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Dissertation: Minimizing Recommended Error Costs Under Noisy Inputs in Rule-Based Expert Systems, Forest D. Thola

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study of Leadership Practices: Comparing Cuban Female Managers in Cuba and in the United States, Sandra Lee Torres

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Relationships between Psychological Distress and Immune Function in Women with a History of Childhood Maltreatment, Mischa Tursich

Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Toward an Understanding of Online Word-of-Mouth Message Content and the Booking Intentions of Lodging Consumers, Gerald Van Loon

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Thesis: Microbial Effects on the Production and Transformation of Surfactants Within the Microlayer and Subsurface Waters in Application to Remote Sensing Techniques, Katie E. Vella

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Investigation of Traditionally-Aged College Students' Perceptions of the Community of Inquiry, Karen Kraus Vignare

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Thesis: The Effects of a New Bridge on Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) Use of the FPL Discharge Canal at Port Everglades, Florida, Brea Viragh

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Thesis: Evaluation of critical parameters of low level laser irradiation on human osteoblast cell proliferation and differentiation, Samuel Dean Waddoups

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Incidence and Impact of Urinary Incontinence and Health Related Quality of Life for Postpartum Bangladeshi Women: Comparison by Birth Mode, Lori Marie Walton

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Effects of Depression and Anxiety in Children on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition, Laura Bruder Weinberg

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Dissertation: An Empirical Assessment of Factors Contributing to Individuals' Propensity to Commit Software Piracy in The Bahamas, Raymond Cleophas Wells

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Relationship Between Cognitive Abilities and Functional Decline in Older Adults Diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, Sarah West

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Development of a Career-Oriented Instructional Design Model for Game Programming, Penn Pinlung Wu

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Formative Research on an Instructional Design Theory for Online Learning Communities: A Higher Education Faculty Development Case, Elizabeth Yagodzinski