Retention and attrition of doctoral candidates in higher education

Retention and attrition of doctoral candidates in higher education

Date: December 2000
Creator: Malmberg, Eric D.
Description: A number of studies have been conducted on the attrition rates of undergraduate and graduate students. However, the body of knowledge concerning attrition for doctoral students, especially those who have attained the level of “all but dissertation” (ABD), is limited. The purpose of this research was to examine retention and attrition factors of doctoral candidates from a typical Higher Education Doctoral Program (Research II Public Institution) who were admitted to candidacy from 1991 through July 2000. Participation of the subject population was limited to those who had attained the level of ABD--those who had previously fulfilled the residency, coursework, foreign language or tool-subject requirements, and successfully completed the comprehensive/qualifying exams. This population included current ABDs, previously attrited ABDs, and graduates of the degree program. The research study was qualitative and intended to identify the effect of specific, predetermined factors that may have influenced or affected the progress of current, previous, and graduated students towards the doctoral degree in higher education. This study obtained responses to questions from the questionnaire/survey instrument concerning factors that affected program completion or attrition. Students had the opportunity to elaborate on factors from their dissertation, advisement, and personal, financial, and employment experiences that affected their ability ...
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What makes a quality Ph.D. program in library and information sciences?

What makes a quality Ph.D. program in library and information sciences?

Date: December 2006
Creator: Klingler, Scott Lavell
Description: The intent of this study was to establish and validate criteria for use to assess the quality of a library and information sciences (LIS) Ph.D. program. The Ph.D. student-centric topology for quality Ph.D. programs was developed from a 2001 position statement by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) regarding the quality indicators in research-focused doctoral programs in nursing. Topology components were tested using a survey instrument to establish their importance to the community of practice and their potential use to assess a Ph.D. program. Survey participants were asked to rank terms or concepts in a balanced incomplete block (BIB) design then rate, on a Likert-type scale, statements about the applicability of these terms or concepts to assessing a quality LIS Ph.D. program. Survey participants were from the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum jESSE Listserv. Of 225 survey participants affiliated with universities or schools from North America who submitted usable surveys, slightly less than two-thirds (64.4 %) were female while 35.5 % were male. Ninety-eight participants (43.6 %) were faculty, 114 (50.7 %) were Ph.D. students or candidates, and 13 (5.8 %) were in other roles. Statistical analysis of survey responses ...
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Methods for Determining the Energy Release in Hypothetical Reactor Meltdown Accidents

Methods for Determining the Energy Release in Hypothetical Reactor Meltdown Accidents

Date: December 1962
Creator: Nicholson, Richard Benjamin
Description: Report and dissertation issued by the APDA over hypothetical reactor meltdown accidents. Methods for the determination of the energy release from reactor meltdowns are presented. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
An Investigation of Instabilities Encountered During Heat Transfer to a Supercritical Fluid

An Investigation of Instabilities Encountered During Heat Transfer to a Supercritical Fluid

Date: April 1965
Creator: Cornelius, Archie Junior
Description: Report concerning "the unstable behavior of a heat-transfer loop operating at a super-critical pressure (p. 7)" within a nuclear reactor.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Analytical and Experimental Investigation of a Nuclear Reactor Support Structure

Analytical and Experimental Investigation of a Nuclear Reactor Support Structure

Date: March 1965
Creator: Marchertas, A. H.
Description: Report containing experiments regarding the slopes and deflections of different grid support structures for a nuclear reactor.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Frequency-Response Analysis of Steam Voids to Sinusoidal Power Modulation in a Thin-Walled Boiling Water Coolant Channel

Frequency-Response Analysis of Steam Voids to Sinusoidal Power Modulation in a Thin-Walled Boiling Water Coolant Channel

Date: May 1965
Creator: St. Pierre, Carl C.
Description: Report regarding a study with the primary objective of acquiring "experimental data on power-to-void transfer functions for a single rectangular flow channel at elevated pressures" (p. 9).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Dynamic Analysis of Coolant Circulation in Boiling Water Nuclear Reactors

Dynamic Analysis of Coolant Circulation in Boiling Water Nuclear Reactors

Date: April 1964
Creator: Sanathanan, Chathilingath K.
Description: Report concerning the study of the two-phase flow through the cooling channels of a natural-circulation boiling water nuclear reactor. "One-dimensional conservation equations describing the flow through each channel are written in the linearized perturbed form, and Laplace transformation in time is performed." (p. 5)
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Providing the ETDs of Today for the Researchers of Tomorrow

Providing the ETDs of Today for the Researchers of Tomorrow

Date: February 2012
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Schultz, Matt; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Skinner, Katherine; Stark, Shannon; McMillan, Gail et al.
Description: This poster talks about the electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)-Lifecycle Management project. This project is collaborative, IMLS-funded research to study the challenges faced by libraries charged with curating and preserving ETD content.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
The North Texan, Volume 13, Number 1, October 1961

The North Texan, Volume 13, Number 1, October 1961

Date: October 1961
Creator: North Texas State University
Description: The North Texan includes articles and notes about North Texas State University students, faculty, and alumni activities.
Contributing Partner: University Relations, Communications & Marketing department for UNT
The Call Number, Volume 44, Number 3, Summer 1984

The Call Number, Volume 44, Number 3, Summer 1984

Date: Summer 1984
Creator: North Texas State University. School of Library and Information Sciences.
Description: Newsletter "of the School of Library and Information Sciences, North Texas State University" (p. 2). The periodical contains editorials, announcements, news items, a fall course schedule, and personals concerning students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
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