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An Evaluation of Educational Guidance as Practiced in Texas Secondary Schools Administered by North Texas Teachers College Graduate Students

An Evaluation of Educational Guidance as Practiced in Texas Secondary Schools Administered by North Texas Teachers College Graduate Students

Date: August 1938
Creator: Boyd, Roy
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine,in a group of Texas secondary schools, the practices employed in educational guidance, and to compare these practices with those obtained in representative secondary schools of the United States.
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An Evaluation of Educational Motion Picture Films Available in the Fort Worth Public Schools Film Library for Elementary Grades

An Evaluation of Educational Motion Picture Films Available in the Fort Worth Public Schools Film Library for Elementary Grades

Date: 1942
Creator: Strain, Seth Vinson
Description: The following study was undertaken as an investigation in the field of visual education for those teachers who may be interested in applying this form of visual aids to instruction.
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An Evaluation of Eight Class B School Transportation Systems of Wise County, Texas

An Evaluation of Eight Class B School Transportation Systems of Wise County, Texas

Date: 1948
Creator: Braboy, John Robert
Description: The problem of this study is to determine the efficiency of the transportation systems of eight Class B schools of Wise County, Texas.
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Evaluation of Ethanol’s Effects on the Biophysical Characteristics of Licking

Evaluation of Ethanol’s Effects on the Biophysical Characteristics of Licking

Date: December 2014
Creator: Stewart, Daryl Ellen
Description: Alcohol use disorders are a public health issue related to adverse effects for individuals and society. A low level of response, or decreased sensitivity, to alcohol has been identified as a heritable risk factor for development of alcohol use disorders. One method for researching level of response to alcohol is through the use of rodent models, which are developed to mimic human conditions while eliminating barriers to conducting research with people. Current rodent models used to evaluate effects of ethanol on motor performance have been criticized for not being well matched to human tasks that measure level of change in body sway after alcohol consumption. This study looks at oromotor behavior as a potential alternative to gross motor performance in hopes of increasing correspondence between human and rodent measures of intoxication. To evaluate rodent oromotor performance a force transducer lickometer is used to measure several dimensions of licking behavior after administration of different concentrations of ethanol solution via gavage. Results show that force of licking is not sensitive to dose of ethanol. The total number of licks per session show dose related decreases and licking rhythm, evaluated by the length and distribution of interlick intervals, either increased or decreased for ...
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An Evaluation of Experiences Available to Elementary Student Teachers in the State Teachers Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools

An Evaluation of Experiences Available to Elementary Student Teachers in the State Teachers Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools

Date: 1949
Creator: Larson, Myrtice Nygaard
Description: The purpose of this investigation is to make a survey study of the activities provided by state teachers colleges for intending teachers in the elementary schools. Those experiences are evaluated by comparison with opinions of authorities and the recommendations of the American Association of Teachers Colleges.
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An Evaluation of Fifteen Fourth-Grade Readers

An Evaluation of Fifteen Fourth-Grade Readers

Date: 1949
Creator: Price, Mary Ann
Description: The purpose of this study is to set up criteria for judging the mechanical features and the content of fourth-grade readers and to determine if the fifteen fourth-grade readers of this study fit these criteria.
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An Evaluation of Filmstrips in the Teaching of Reading in the First Grade in Tom Bean, Texas.

An Evaluation of Filmstrips in the Teaching of Reading in the First Grade in Tom Bean, Texas.

Date: 1951
Creator: Odle, Neva S.
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of the use of filmstrips as an aid in teaching reading to a group of first grade children in the Tom Bean Consolidated School. A further purpose, and probably the most important as it deals with the ultimate objective of education, is the effect that visual aid has upon the behavior of boys and girls.
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Evaluation of Fine Particulate Matter Pollution Sources Affecting Dallas, Texas

Evaluation of Fine Particulate Matter Pollution Sources Affecting Dallas, Texas

Date: May 2012
Creator: Puthenparampil Koruth, Joseph
Description: Dallas is the third largest growing industrialized city in the state of Texas. the prevailing air quality here is highly influenced by the industrialization and particulate matter 2.5µm (PM2.5) has been found to be one of the main pollutants in this region. Exposure to PM2.5 in elevated levels could cause respiratory problems and other health issues, some of which could be fatal. the current study dealt with the quantification and analysis of the sources of emission of PM2.5 and an emission inventory for PM2.5 was assessed. 24-hour average samples of PM2.5 were collected at two monitoring sites under the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in Dallas, Dallas convention Centre (CAMS 312) and Dallas Hinton sites (CAMS 60). the data was collected from January 2003 to December 2009 and by using two positive matrix models PMF 2 and EPA PMF the PM2.5 source were identified. 9 sources were identified from CAMS 312 of which secondary sulfate (31% by PMF2 and 26% by EPA PMF) was found to be one of the major sources. Data from CAMS 60 enabled the identification of 8 sources by PMF2 and 9 by EPA PMF. These data also confirmed secondary sulfate (35% by PMF2 and ...
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An Evaluation of Fish and Macroinvertebrate Response to Effluent Dechlorination in Pecan Creek

An Evaluation of Fish and Macroinvertebrate Response to Effluent Dechlorination in Pecan Creek

Date: May 1995
Creator: Wise, Patricia D. (Patricia Diane)
Description: This study evaluated the effects of chlorinated effluent discharged from the City of Denton, Texas' wastewater treatment plant on Pecan Creek's fish and macroinvertebrate assemblages, and their recovery upon dechlorination. A baseline of ecological conditions was established while chlorine was present in the effluent (June 1993- October 1993), and was evaluated again after dechlorination with sulfur dioxide (October 1993-August 1994). In situ Asiatic clam and fathead minnow ambient toxicity tests, and fish and macroinvertebrate collections were used to establish this baseline for comparison to post-dechlorination results.
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The Evaluation of Four Dallas Elementary School Libraries

The Evaluation of Four Dallas Elementary School Libraries

Date: 1950
Creator: Herndon, Evelyn
Description: This study was undertaken in an attempt to discover the adequacy of the libraries when they were measured by certain established criteria. The ultimate purpose is to improve the weaknesses which might be found and to improve the services of the libraries in question.
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An Evaluation of Fourteen State-Adopted Readers for Sixth Grade with Respect to Certain Criteria

An Evaluation of Fourteen State-Adopted Readers for Sixth Grade with Respect to Certain Criteria

Date: 1951
Creator: Pickard, Mary Virginia
Description: The purpose of this study is to set up criteria for judging the mechanical features and content of sixth-grade readers and to determine whether or not the fourteen sixth-grade readers of this study fit these criteria.
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An Evaluation of Fourth-Grade Social Studies Courses of Study

An Evaluation of Fourth-Grade Social Studies Courses of Study

Date: 1950
Creator: Jacks, Mozelle
Description: The problem of this study is to determine what is recommended for fourth-grade social studies. An evaluation of these findings will be made in order to make suggestions for a program for this grade level.
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Evaluation of hydrogen trapping in HfO2 high-κ dielectric thin films.

Evaluation of hydrogen trapping in HfO2 high-κ dielectric thin films.

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Date: August 2006
Creator: Ukirde, Vaishali
Description: Hafnium based high-κ dielectrics are considered potential candidates to replace SiO2 or SiON as the gate dielectric in complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) devices. Hydrogen is one of the most significant elements in semiconductor technology because of its pervasiveness in various deposition and optimization processes of electronic structures. Therefore, it is important to understand the properties and behavior of hydrogen in semiconductors with the final aim of controlling and using hydrogen to improve electronic performance of electronic structures. Trap transformations under annealing treatments in hydrogen ambient normally involve passivation of traps at thermal SiO2/Si interfaces by hydrogen. High-κ dielectric films are believed to exhibit significantly higher charge trapping affinity than SiO2. In this thesis, study of hydrogen trapping in alternate gate dielectric candidates such as HfO2 during annealing in hydrogen ambient is presented. Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy (RBS), elastic recoil detection analysis (ERDA) and nuclear reaction analysis (NRA) were used to characterize these thin dielectric materials. It was demonstrated that hydrogen trapping in bulk HfO2 is significantly reduced for pre-oxidized HfO2 prior to forming gas anneals. This strong dependence on oxygen pre-processing is believed to be due to oxygen vacancies/deficiencies and hydrogen-carbon impurity complexes that originate from organic precursors used in ...
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An Evaluation of In-Service Training in Sweetwater Schools, Sweetwater, Texas

An Evaluation of In-Service Training in Sweetwater Schools, Sweetwater, Texas

Date: August 1949
Creator: Douglas, Joe B.
Description: The aim of this study was to evaluate the in-service training program in the Sweetwater Public Schools, Sweetwater, Texas from 1945 to 1949; and to show that an in-service training program is a necessity in progressive schools.
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An Evaluation of Instructional Aids Available for Use in Teaching Automobile Mechanics and the Development of Additional Instructional Aids Suitable for Use in Teaching Automobile Mechanics in Industrial Arts at the Secondary Level

An Evaluation of Instructional Aids Available for Use in Teaching Automobile Mechanics and the Development of Additional Instructional Aids Suitable for Use in Teaching Automobile Mechanics in Industrial Arts at the Secondary Level

Date: June 1954
Creator: Belknap, Alfred Rudy
Description: The purposes of this study are sixfold. They are as follows: 1. To study the various recommended courses of study for automobile mechanics and to ascertain the units of learning that are most commonly taught. 2. To obtain the various instructional aids that are available from the automotive industry to industrial arts teachers for use in teaching automobile mechanics at the secondary school level. 3. To develop suitable criteria for use in evaluating those instructional aids that are available. 4. To evaluate the instructional aids available in order to determine their probable effectiveness and practicability in teaching automobile mechanics. 5. To determine if there are instructional aids that can be developed and used by the instructor that are not available from commercial sources. 6. If there are instructional aids that can be developed but which are not available, one of the purposes of this study is to prepare plans and specifications for the construction of such aids.
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An Evaluation of Integrated Teaching

An Evaluation of Integrated Teaching

Date: 1943
Creator: Kilpatrick, Jewell
Description: The purpose of this study is to examine integration in such a manner as to determine its true meaning, to analyze critically its ability to meet the challenge and produce the goals which society and the teacher have set up, and to conclude whether the utilization of integration, as conceived by the writer, will develop the child's capacity of self-expression, encourage critical thinking, develop individual aptitudes, and help him make wholesome adjustments to the group.
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An evaluation of job satisfaction among salespersons in a small department store using four psychological measures.

An evaluation of job satisfaction among salespersons in a small department store using four psychological measures.

Date: May 2002
Creator: Webb, Ruth Sherrill
Description: The purpose of this study was to examine the potential of three independent psychological scales (Rotter's Locus of Control, Karasek's Job Content Questionnaire [non-injury job stress], and Rosenberg's Self-Esteem Scale) to predict job satisfaction, as measured by Brayfield and Rothe's Index of Job Satisfaction, among salespersons in a small independent department store in Wichita Falls, Texas. An 82-item survey which examined the dynamics of a salesperson's work life was administered to 20 individuals who were full-time employees of the department store. Demographic data were also gathered although these factors were not entered into the regression analysis. A multiple regression procedure examined the responses of the 20 employees who participated in the study. The R-squared coefficient indicates that 41 percent of the variance in Job Satisfaction was explained by the three predictor measures. A major proportion of this unexplained variance may be in variables outside the scope of this study, e.g., salaries, vacation time, benefits, bonuses, or commissions. Results suggest that the independent variables measured by the Locus of Control Scale and the Job Content Questionnaire in combination were the best predictors of job satisfaction with a significance level of .01. The single best predictor was the Job Content Questionnaire, significant ...
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An Evaluation of Junior High School Libraries of Texas

An Evaluation of Junior High School Libraries of Texas

Date: August 1938
Creator: Johnson, Myrtle Crawford
Description: The objective of this study are: -to list and describe activities and methods used in the junior high school libraries of Texas, -to present data regarding the administration, staff, and facilites of the libraries in junior high schools of Texas, -to determine to what extent the junir high school libraries of Texas are exceeding or falling short of meeting the standards for secondary school libraries as set forth by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, and finally, -to propose certain improvements or change to be made to conform to the Standards of the Southern Association.
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An Evaluation of Junior High School Social Studies

An Evaluation of Junior High School Social Studies

Date: 1942
Creator: Wyatt, Rose Benton
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine as accurately as possible the needs of adolescents in the junior high school and the extent to which these needs are being met by certain social-studies programs.
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Evaluation of Law Enforcement and the Court System in Texas: Perspectives of Adult Protective Services Case Managers

Evaluation of Law Enforcement and the Court System in Texas: Perspectives of Adult Protective Services Case Managers

Date: May 2013
Creator: Weaver, Matthew S.
Description: The purpose of this study was to examine perceptions of Texas Adult Protective Services (APS) case managers (CM) in regard to their relationships with the law enforcement community and area courts. The sample consisted of 138 Texas APS CMs. The survey measured respondents' perceived strengths and weaknesses of their relationships with both the law enforcement community and with area courts. Items also included respondents' interest in receiving additional training and their perceptions of level of job-readiness of newly hired APS CMs. Data were analyzed quantitatively using SAS. Findings of the survey revealed high ratings of perceived teamwork on the part of the CM are associated with high relationship ratings with both area courts and law enforcement. Findings also revealed that high ratings of perceived autonomy on the part of the CM are associated with lower relationship ratings with law enforcement personnel but not with area courts.
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Evaluation of Materials now Available for Teaching Spanish-Speaking Children to Speak and Read English

Evaluation of Materials now Available for Teaching Spanish-Speaking Children to Speak and Read English

Date: 1947
Creator: Read, Jennie Mae
Description: The purpose of this study is to discover and evaluate materials available to teachers attempting to solve the problems of teaching Spanish-speaking children to read English, and to make some suggestions as to the effective ways of selecting materials to be used in a locality where Spanish-speaking children attend the public schools.
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An Evaluation of Matrix Training Approaches for Teaching Compound Labels to Toddlers

An Evaluation of Matrix Training Approaches for Teaching Compound Labels to Toddlers

Date: May 2015
Creator: Wilshire, Tayla C.
Description: Matrix training techniques arrange instruction for stimulus relations that facilitate emergent responding to novel stimulus arrangements, which is a phenomenon known as recombinative generalization. The current study compared two common matrix training approaches, an overlapping (OV) design and a non-overlapping (NOV) design, with respect to arranging relations targeted for training. Two, typically-developing toddlers were taught compound action-object labels in either an OV or NOV matrix training design. Results suggest that an OV matrix design facilitates recombinative generalization more effectively than a NOV design.
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An Evaluation of Methods and Objectives in Speech Teaching

An Evaluation of Methods and Objectives in Speech Teaching

Date: 1947
Creator: Jinkins, Imogene
Description: The problem of this thesis is to determine whether speech teachers' objectives and methods are in line with educational objectives and certain sound psychological practices and whether speech training has made any contribution to the general education of the ninth grade students in the Odessa Junior High School.
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An Evaluation of Methods of Reporting Grade Progress in a Selected Number of Schools

An Evaluation of Methods of Reporting Grade Progress in a Selected Number of Schools

Date: 1950
Creator: Dyer, Hattie E.
Description: The purpose of this study is to make an evaluation of the type of reports on pupil progress made by a selected number of elementary schools in Texas to determine the extent to which the reports meet criteria for reporting grade progress to parents.
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