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Federalism and Civil Conflict: the Missing Link?
This thesis investigates federalism and civil conflict. Past work linking federalism and civil conflict has investigated the factors that pacify or aggravate conflict, but most such studies have examined the effect of decentralization on conflict onset, as opposed to the form federalism takes (such as congruent vs incongruent forms, for example). I collect data on civil conflict, the institutional characteristics of federalist states and fiscal decentralization. My theoretical expectations are that federations who treat federal subjects differently than others, most commonly in an ethnically based manner, are likely to experience greater levels of conflict incidence and more severe conflict. I find support for these expectations, suggesting more ethnically based federations are a detriment to peace preservation. I close with case studies that outline three different paths federations have taken with regards to their federal subunits. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc149626/
Event Centrality: Debunking the “Bad Science” Myth That Self-reported Posttraumatic Growth Does Not Reflect Positive Change
Despite strong evidence supporting the existence of posttraumatic growth (PTG), some investigators question whether the construct measured by the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI) is that of perceived growth or “actual” growth. In a replication of a recent investigation, the present study sought to refine the methodology used by employing the construct of event centrality. Due to its limited sample size, the results of this analysis did not provide strong evidence in support of the hypothesis that limiting analyses to individuals rating their trauma as high in event centrality improves the ability of the PTGI to reflect “actual” growth. However, results did support the idea that investigations of PTG conducted immediately following a trauma may be more reflective of a coping process, rather than growth. Further research is warranted to investigate the role of event centrality in posttraumatic growth, and the effect of time on the progression of growth following trauma. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc149614/
A Comparative Study of the Administration and Conduct of an Equitation Program in Private Summer Camps of Texas and of Northern and Northeastern States
Because of the lack in the research field, the investigator undertook a comparative study of the administration and conduct of an equitation program in girls' private summer camps of northern and northeastern states and of Texas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130214/
An Investigation of Methods for the Concentration of Chemical Compounds Produced by Actinomycetes and Their Relation to Tastes and Odors in Municipal Water Supplies
It is the purpose of this investigation to improve upon techniques to enhance the taste of municipal water and attempt to devise one that could desorb the compounds from carbon in an unaltered state. It was decided that the odor character would be the criterion used to decide if the eluted compounds were the same as those in the raw water. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107928/
Structure as a Literary Technique in the Major Novels of Ernest Hemingway
The purpose of this thesis is to study the structure of the five major novels of Hemingway, excluding Torrents of Spring and Across the River and into the Trees. They are: The Sun also Rises; A Farewell to Arms; To Have and Have not; For Whom the Bell Tolls; and The Old Man and the Sea. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107906/
A Proposed Plan of Guidance for Students of Business, Based Upon Vocational Needs of Students at Texarkana College During the Period 1938-1948
This study will attempt to point out the importance of guidance in the life of the students of business at Texarkana College. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130216/
On Ordered Pairs of Cardinal Numbers
This thesis is on ordered pairs of cardinal numbers. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107930/
Electronic Analog Computer Study of Effects of Motor Velocity and Driving Voltage Limits upon Servomechanism Performance
The object of this thesis is (1) to demonstrate the value of an electronic analog computer for the solution of non-linear ordinary differential equations particularly when a large family of solutions is required; and (2) to obtain as a by-product results of practical applicability to servomechanism selection and analysis. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107908/
Henry David Thoreau as a Social Critic
A study of Henry David Thoreau's opinions on religion, economics, politics, government, and major political issues of his time. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75399/
A Program of Films for Teaching in the Primary Grades of the Louisiana Public Schools
The purpose of this study is to provide a compiled list of Louisiana primary motion pictures and their locations for the Louisiana primary teachers. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75398/
An Anthropometrical Study in the Nutrition of Children, Using the Wetzel Grid
In this study, an appraisal of the nutritional status of eighty-eight school children has been made, using the Wetzel Index with the Baldwin-Wood Index and the Pryor Index for the determinations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75397/
The Function of Dramatization in the Elementary School
The purpose of this study is to make an investigation into the studies made and judgment expressed concerning the function of dramatization in the elementary school. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75396/
A Study of the Changes in Selected Social Traits Exhibited by the Campers in Sunshine Camp of Austin, Texas, in the Summer of 1944
The purpose of this study was to evaluate some of the achievements of the camp in furthering the social development of the campers as a means of directing future procedures used in the camp. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75395/
Aspects of Reform in Certain Novels of Charles Dickens
A study of aspects of reform in certain novels of Charles Dickens. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75401/
A Study of Relationships Between Socio-Economic Status, Popularity, Achievement, and Personality in the Fifth Grade of the Sanger Public School, Sanger, Texas
The purpose which guided the writer in the conducting of this study was a desire to determine the existence of any relationships which might be perceptible among such traits and considerations as socio-economic status, popularity at school, general scholastic achievement, and traits of personality as they were found in a group of fifth-grade pupils enrolled in the public school of Sanger, Texas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75400/
A Study of Fees Charged in New Mexico High Schools, 1948-1949
The purpose of this study reported in these pages was to ascertain how well the educational system as practiced in the public high schools of New Mexico was complying, 1948-1949, with the provision of the state Constitution, included in Article XII, which stipulates that "a uniform system of free public schools sufficient for the education of, and open to, all the children of school age in the state shall be established and maintained." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130218/
Falsity in Man: Tennessee Williams' Vision of Tragedy
It is the purpose of this paper to examine the major plays of Tennessee Williams in an effort to formulate the key concepts which appear in the work of a modern successful dramatist who is sensitive to the tragedy of man and to discover Williams' beliefs in regard to man, his need, and the tragedy that results if he does not find the fulfillment of his nature. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107910/
Famous Ships and Their Influence Upon American History : a Study of Sailing Vessels to 1861
This thesis is a study of famous ships and how they influenced American history. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75410/
A Study of the Elementary Science Programs in Leading Schools of Texas and Other Southern States as Compared with the Course of Study from the Thirty-First Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education
The problem, to make a study of the elementary science programs in leading schools of Texas and other Southern states as compared with the course of study from the Thirty-first Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, was chosen as a result of the realization that elementary science has not been given the place in the curriculum that it should have. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75405/
Is There an Answer to the Current Lack of a Satisfying Philosophy Among the American People?
This study will seek to show that what appears to be the cause of a lack of a satisfying philosophy among the American people, as evidenced by restless, disintegrating behavior of individuals, is in reality the effect of such a lack. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75409/
To Determine the Status, Methods of Conducting, Functions, and Desirability of Literary Activities in the Programs of Secondary Schools of Central West-Texas
This study was made for the purpose of determining the status and methods of conducting non-athletic extra-curricular activities in the secondary schools of Central West-Texas with the hope that the findings may prove valuable to school boards and administrators in setting up standards for evaluating their activity programs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75404/
Analysis of Content and Methods of Teaching Poetry to Children
The purpose of this study is to analyze the history and development of children's poetry, and to present helpful suggestions in subject matter and activities for teaching poetry to children. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75402/
A History of Credit Unions in the United States
The purpose of this thesis is to present a history of the founding, operation, and growth of the credit union movement in the United States, with special emphasis placed on the benefits and services such an organization can render to the thousands and thousands of employees who are classed in the realm of small or moderate income brackets. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75403/
Pyridinium Derivatives of 9,10-Endo-o-Phenylene-9,10-Dihydro-1,4-Anthraquinone
The compounds reported here were prepared for the purpose of determining the effects of active groups on the pyridine ring, and to determine the effects of substituted methyl groups on the nucleus. These compounds are to be tested for tuberculostatic activity. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107912/
China's Industry and the Impact of the War Upon It
This thesis is a study of China's industry and how it was impacted by war. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53421/
Study of Some Factors Related to Mutual Friendship on the High School Level
This study has been made for the purpose of determining the similarities and dissimilarities in certain factors related to mutual friendships. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53398/
A Study of the Effect of Group Guidance Classes on the Attitudes and Personal Adjustments of Sophomore High School Girls
The purpose of this study is (1) to develop criteria by statistical methods which will show the extent of gain in personality development through a specific guidance program, and (2) to show by comparison the differences in the scores of instructed groups and those of uninstructed groups. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53426/
The Challenge to the Operation of the Philosophy of Laissez-Faire
The problem of this study is to make an appraisal of laissez-faire, and its aims, methods, and accomplishments in its rise to pinnacle heights, its philosophy, and finally its decline in the maelstrom of society demanding more security, today, than ever before, in our standards of economy and living. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53425/
The Isolation and Chemical Study of Compounds Produced by a Strain of Penicillium Notatum
It is the purpose of this paper to present data on the isolation and study of the chemical nature of compounds produced by this strain of mold which resembles Penicillium notatum nestling. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53439/
Future Farmers and Non-Classified Students in Pottawatomie County High Schools
This study has been made for the purpose of determining what relationships exist between 4-H Club membership and Future Farmers of America Club membership and the grades, extra-curricular activities, and the future education, which includes specifically college training and post-graduate work done in high schools. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53436/
Developing a Reading Readiness Program in Douglas School, Tyler, Texas
The purpose of this study is to develop a readiness program which will be an aid in eliminating many failures in reading and to help the children be happy while learning to read. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53427/
A Personnel Study of Members of Undefeated Basketball Teams of John Tarleton Agricultural College from 1934 Through 1938
The investigator undertook to make a personnel study of the members of undefeated basketball teams of John Tarleton Agricultural College through a period of years extending from 1934 through 1938. The purpose of the study is to make an investigation of the scholastic activities, athletic activities, and the extra-curricular activities of these athletes through the period designated. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53435/
The Incidence of Colon Bacteria on the Hands of North Texas State Teachers College Students
This investigation has for its aim the determination, in a measure, of the degree of personal sanitation existent among students at North Texas State Teachers College, Denton, Texas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53434/
A Study to Determine a Curriculum Pattern Based on Field Psychology
This is a study to determine a curriculum pattern based on field psychology. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130220/
The Use of Geography in Whitman's Leaves of Grass
A study of the significance of Walt Whitman's use of geography in Leaves of Grass. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53444/
A Comparative Study of the Appeal in Favorite Comics and Favorite Fiction, as Reported by Ninth-grade Pupils in the James P. Elder Junior High School, Fort Worth, Texas
The problem of this study is to compare certain elements of appeal in favorite comic books and favorite books of fiction read by 384 ninth-grade pupils in the J. P. Elder Junior High School, Fort Worth, Texas, during a three-months period from November 7, 1949, to February 7, 1950. The purpose of this investigation is to ascertain whether the same elements of appeal are common to both types of reading, and whether they compare favorably with the findings of other investigations reported in literature on the subject. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130222/
A Study of the Interest Patterns of Pre-Medical Students as Revealed by the Preference Record and the Strong Vocational Interest Inventory
The problem of this study is to determine the interest patterns of students engaged in the study of a pre-medical curriculum at North Texas State College during the Fall semester of 1949 and 1950. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96918/
A Study to Determine Democratic Practices in the Pilot Point, Texas, High School
The purpose of this investigation was to reveal certain strong and weak points in the school's program, so that corrective measures might be administered for the betterment of the pupils, the staff, and the community in general. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130224/
The Southern Unity Movement
This thesis describes the history of the Southern unity movement beginning in the mid nineteenth century, with a focus on the legal and political conflicts that surrounded it. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107898/
Characterization of the Heroine in the Fiction of Ernest Hemingway
The purpose of this paper is to examine both the women in Hemingway's life and his works, to search for influences exerted by the biographical women, to categorize the fictional women, and to draw whatever conclusions the evidence may justify. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107924/
The Relationship of Light Wave Length to Tissue Differentiation in Sunflower Seedlings
The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship of light wave length to tissue differentiation in sunflower seedlings. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107922/
The Effect of Individual Guidance on Maladjusted Children with Respect to Personality Development and Achievement in Reading
The purpose of the study is to discover the maladjusted children in one first-grade classroom; to diagnose the behavior problems of the pupils by means of the case study procedure; to present methods of remedial treatment to eliminate the maladjustment; to set up a guidance program that will help individual maladjusted children adjust themselves; to provide information that will he useful to teachers in dealing with maladjusted children. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130212/
A Comparative Study of the Arithmetical Achievement Made by Boys and Girls of the Seventh Grade of Ozona Junior High School, Ozona Texas
The primary purpose of the study was to determine, scientifically, if there is any significant difference between the ability of boys in the seventh grade and the ability of girls in the same grade to retain arithmetical ideas, facts, and processes. A second purpose was to investigate the causes of differences that were found to exist. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107900/
Relative Effectiveness of Two Methods of Teaching Personal Development to Homemaking Girls
The question as to whether to teach personality development as a separate unit or to include it as an integral part of the total homemaking program became a problem which required careful investigation. It became the purpose of this study, therefore, to determine whether more measurable growth in personality is achieved by teaching a special unit in personality than by including such subject matter as an integral part of the homemaking program. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130210/
Growth Based on Corporate Profits for Selected Periods, 1925-1954
This study is one of five such studies dealing with the general subject of growth which have been undertaken recently in the School of Business of North Texas State College. This study is the third in the series and is concerned, as were the previous studies, with the general subject of growth. However, this third study is concerned with the compound annual rates of growth, during definite economic epochs, of net profit after taxes for more than 150 prominent corporations. The problem involved in this study is threefold: (1) to determine what constitutes growth, (2) to determine which corporations are growing, and (3) to determine as nearly as possible the growth characteristics of the corporations employed. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107902/
The use of notated and aural exercises as pedagogical procedures intended to develop harmonic accuracy among beginning jazz improvisers
This study compared the effects from the use of aural and notated exercises as pedagogical procedures for teaching harmonic accuracy to beginning jazz improvisation students. The methods of pedagogy were identified from published pedagogic and historical sources, the results of oral and written traditions of jazz pedagogy. The performance objective was produced from a review of the related literature as a recognized and measurable characteristic of jazz improvisation. The purpose of this study was to compare measurements of harmonic accuracy, following the use of notated and aural exercises as experimental procedures of jazz improvisation pedagogy. A lesson plan, materials, curriculum and outline were developed followed by student recruitment and participation. A total of 20 student volunteers participated in the methods of pedagogy (aural or notation). Data collection consisted of a musical background questionnaire and pre and posttest performance recordings. Student recordings were evaluated by six judges using the “experimental performance evaluation measure.” Statistical analyses were conducted, including comparisons of pre to posttest effects between, and among the methods of pedagogy. Although all student participants performed mostly from notated music prior to this study, students who received the aural method of pedagogy produced greater improvement for all measurement items. While the aural method produced no differences between grade level, the notation method produced significantly lower scores for 9th graders compared to 12th graders; no other significant grade level differences were noted. Conclusions were that although many sources of pedagogy do not include aural exercises as the predominate activity, beginning improvisers who have more experience reading music than playing by ear, learn better from aural, than notated exercises. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2886/
A Comparison of the Differences in the Response of Identical Twins to Rorschach's Test
The purpose of this study was to determine, by use of the Rorschach, any differences in the personality structures of two groups of identical twin subjects. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc108104/
Aristotelian Elements in Tragic Drama from Sophocles to O'Neil
This thesis explores Aristotelian elements in tragic drama from Sophocles to O'Neill. It is limited to a discussion of plot and character with thought, diction, song and spectacle considered only as they apply to the other two. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc108102/
The Theme of Isolation in the Novels of Daniel Defoe
It is the purpose of this paper to illustrate from the novels themselves that Defoe's protagonists are essentially isolated individuals and that this isolation is the result of the circumstances of their births, the nature of their professions, their spiritually isolating religious beliefs, and their attitudes toward their fellow men. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc108106/
A System for Measurement of Negative-Ion Charge-Exchange Cross Sections
A radio-frequency positive-ion source and a fifty-kilovolt linear accelerator were designed and constructed in order to produce sizable quantities of hydrogen, helium, nitrogen, neon, and argon. Plans were then made to equip this ion source with charge-exchange apparatus suitable for charge-exchange cross-sectional measurements. It is the purpose of this paper to present the design of the equipment and to present operational knowledge of the equipment and of ion beams which are producible. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc108076/