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The Nocturnes of Frédéric Chopin and Gabriel Fauré, a Lecture Recital, Together with Three Recitals of Selected Works by Other Composers for Piano

Description: The romantic piano literature contains three important collections of nocturnes. The nocturnes of John Field (1782-1837) were the first to appear, and were followed by collections from Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) and Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). While the relationship of the nocturnes of Field to those of Chopin is well documented, the corresponding relationship between Faure and Chopin is not. This study contains a detailed examination of this relationship, and shows the precise nature of Chopin's strong influence on Faure's early nocturnes, as well as the nature of Faure's growth from that influence. Chopin's influence was strongest in the area of harmonic language, as Faure carried certain of Chopin's techniques to logical extremes. Faure also adopted ternary form as the important form for the piece from Chopin. Faure's use of this form shows both similarities and differences from that found in Chopin. Faure's early nocturnes employ the same basic textures as Chopin's nocturnes, but Faure's later works abandon this in favor of increasingly contrapuntal writing. Chopin's influence is weakest in the area of melodic construction, as Faure's melodies often show a rigorous motivic construction which is not found in Chopin.
Date: December 1979
Creator: Roberson, Richard E.
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An Assessment of the Effect of a School-Wide Positive Approach to Discipline and Classroom Management in a Suburban Junior High School

Description: The findings of this investigation support the following conclusions concerning junior high schools. 1. A positive approach to discipline can be expected to have a significant positive impact on students' opinions of school. 2. A positive approach to discipline can be expected to have a significant positive impact on teachers' opinions of school. 3. A positive approach to discipline can be expected to have a significant positive effect on school atmosphere as evidenced by fewer discipline cases and increased student involvement. 4. A positive approach to discipline will result in increased teacher participation in areas such as sponsorship of student clubs, mini-courses and other extracurricular activities. 5. A school-wide positive approach to discipline will result in increased direct teacher involvement with students. 6. A school-wide positive approach to discipline will result in increased parent-school communication. 7. A school-wide positive approach to discipline will result in fewer truancy problems. 8. A school-wide positive approach to discipline will result in fewer serious behavior problems resulting in Reassignment School or suspension.
Date: August 1979
Creator: Douglas, Art C.
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The Personal, Social, and Academic Adjustment Problems of Arab Students at Selected Texas Institutions of Higher Education

Description: The problem of this study was to determine the personal, social, and academic adjustment problems of Arab students at selected Texas institutions of higher education. The students in this study were 315 undergraduate and graduate Arab students attending four Texas institutions of higher education who were enrolled in the spring semester of 1979. The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to identify the personal, social, and academic adjustment problems perceived by Arab students; and (2) to analyze and to interpret the data in relation to the adjustment problems of full-time Arab students included in this study. Results indicated that the Arab students were in general agreement concerning the questionnaires; no significant differences were found at the .05 level between male and female Arab students, married and single Arab students, and undergraduate and graduate Arab students. Recommendations were included which suggested that faculty and administrators who interact with Arab students be acquainted with the findings of the study. Orientation programs should be provided for Arab students, and the possibility of developing and enhancing the students' academic and non-academic experiences by identifying those individuals who have the ability and interest necessary for working with Arab students should be examined. Better communication should be developed and programs should be implemented to facilitate better understanding and respect between Arab students and Americans.
Date: December 1979
Creator: Saleh, Mahmoud A.
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The Use of Local Norms to Improve Configural Reproducibility of Two MMPI Short Forms

Description: The effectiveness of local norms with two short forms of the MMPI was investigated in this study. Comparisons were made between high-point code-type concordance rates and the overall concordance rates generated by local norms and the original norms of Faschingbauer's Abbreviated MMPI (FAM) and the MMPI-168. The use of local norms did not produce significantly higher high-point code-type concordance rates than the use of original norms. The use of local norms was indicated when one is interested in overall profile concordance. However, this finding was not replicated in the cross-validation samples. No conclusion was reached regarding the superiority of one short form over the other in terms of high-point codetype concordance. In terms of overall concordance, the FAM was found to generate higher concordance rates than the MMPI-168 when original norms were used. Overall concordance rates were not significantly different between the two short forms when local norms were used. Design changes and possible explanations for the findings were discussed. The former included increasing the sample size of the cross-validation samples to reduce sampling error. The latter consisted of the lack of congruence between the factor structures of the FAM and MMPI-168 and that of the MMPI, possible similarities between the populations sampled and those upon which the FAM and MMPI-168 were standardized, and inadequate sample size.
Date: August 1979
Creator: Bennett, Frank William
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Fleogan

Description: Fleogan is a work for a flute choir consisting of four piccolos, six C flutes, six alto flutes, and four bass flutes. The formal structure of Fleogan consists of three levels of arch form. First is the arch structure of the work in its entirety; next is the arch form within a movement, and on the smallest scale is the form within a tempo-section.
Date: December 1979
Creator: Baczewski, Philip
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The Verification of the Test of Affixes in Syntactic Structures: A Study of Derivational Morphology as a Language Correlate for College-Level Reading Proficiency

Description: A lack of research in adult literacy for both native speakers and speakers of English as a second language led to the development of the Test of Affixes in Syntactic Structures (TASS) for use in a pilot study (Dogger, January 1978) in which knowledge of derivational morphology was tested to determine its possible relationship with reading for English as a second language students. Test construction was followed by a thorough verification procedure which is the purpose of this study. In September 1978 the following measures of test strength were established: construct validity, content validity, item difficulty, item discrimination, internal consistency, rational equivalence, and concurrent validity. The degree of relationship between reading proficiency, as demonstrated by subject performance on the Iowa Silent Reading Test, Level III (ISRT,III), and knowledge of derivational affixes, as demonstrated by subject performance on TASS, was also established. Results show that successful performance on the ISRT, III includes reading strategies beyond those required for successful performance on TASS. In other words, mastery of language structures as represented by English orthography is necessary but not sufficient for college-level reading proficiency.
Date: August 1979
Creator: Dogger, Barbara T.
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Introspections :a Composition for String Quartet

Description: The title is intended to suggest that the work expresses the composer's innermost thoughts and feelings, even though these thoughts and feelings have no concrete realizations or programmatic connotations. It is precisely because of their abstractness that the thoughts and feelings are expressed in music rather than in words or some other concrete mode of communication. The total performance time is approximately twenty minute. The individual movements last about ten, four and one-half and five and one-half minutes, respectively.
Date: May 1979
Creator: Takaro, Thomas Michael
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Life History and Psychometric Personality Factors Differentiating Prisoners Convicted of Violent and Nonviolent Crimes

Description: In this study violent and nonviolent prisoners were differentiated on the basis of life history and psychometric variables. Life history data were collected from institutional files and from a biographical questionnaire. Psychometric procedures consisted of the Mini-Mult Prisoner Questionnaire and the Bender-Gestalt. In summary, the variables included in the discriminant function suggest that the violent subjects were more psychopathological than the nonviolent subjects. The violent subjects evidenced behavioral problems at a young age in appropriately expressing anger. They appeared to have limited behavioral repertoires in attaining their desires outside the immediate gratification through aggressive means. They were also more emotionally alienated and less socially skilled. The violent subjects received more negative feedback during childhood and were incarcerated at a younger age, They were more overtly hostile and also more lacking in cognitive ego mastery. In contrast, the nonviolent subjects apparently learned during childhood to repress their anger to a greater extent. They also seemed to modulate their anger by withdrawing from direct interpersonal conflict.
Date: December 1979
Creator: Reuterfors, David Lawrence
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An Analysis of Administrative Competence Needs in Selected Texas Public School Districts

Description: The problem of this study was to determine the perceived needs of selected Texas public school administrators in the areas of competence addressed in the PEEL (Performance Evaluation of the Educational Leader) definition of administrative competence. The conclusions included the following: 1. Between levels of administrative activity, differences were indicated in the high indexes of perceived need on the competency statements between the superintendency-level staff members (superintendent and his advisory staff who hold "line" positions) and the building-level administrators (elementary principals, junior high principals, and senior high principals). 2. Superintendency-level staff members tend to exhibit higher perceived needs on the competency statements relating to instruction and student-oriented responsibilities than do building-level administrators. 3. The size of a school district in which an administrator is employed, the number of years that an administrator has in educational administration, and the highest degree earned by an administrator cause no significant differences to appear in the manner in which an administrator assesses his perceived need on a particular competency statement.
Date: May 1979
Creator: Wood, James R.
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A Study of Perceptions of Leadership Behavior Held by Deans and Directors of Student Development/Student Personnel Services in Texas Community/Junior Colleges

Description: The problem of this study was to determine the nature of the perceptions of leadership behavior held by deans and directors of student development/student personnel services in Texas community/junior colleges. The directors were further identified as directors of counseling and guidance, student activities, admissions and records, financial aid, job placement, and health services. Deans and directors from all Texas community/junior colleges constituted the population for this group and were selected from college catalogs and a professional directory. Ranking and correlation techniques were used in the statistical analysis of data. Results indicated that leadership behaviors exist which are common to the field of student development/student personnel services, and that jurors generally agreed with deans and directors on those leadership behaviors which they perceived to be the most and least important to leadership. In addition, deans and directors agreed on those behaviors which they perceived to be the most and least important to leadership in their position and area of responsibility. Data revealed that deans and directors placed a high priority on collaborative-interactive type behaviors and a low priority on administrative-related behaviors.
Date: May 1979
Creator: Parker, David V.
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Biofeedback and Progressive Relaxation in the Treatment of Muscle Tension Headaches: A Comparison

Description: This study was designed to compare the clinical effectiveness of EMG biofeedback and progressive relaxation training in the treatment of muscle tension headache. These procedures also were compared with a treatment-element control group. Results from this study indicated that EMG biofeedback, progressive relaxation, and the control procedures all led to significant improvements across sessions on EMG and most self-report measures. There was little evidence that either treatment technique was superior to the other or to the control procedures. Although in most cases there were rather large numerical differences between groups, these differences generally were not statistically significant. Analysis of correlations between EMG and self-report data revealed a pattern of variable but generally nonsignificant relationships. However, for the biofeedback and progressive relaxation groups, there were a number of highly significant correlations. The pattern of correlations suggested that the relationship between EMG tension and subjective headache pain may be better predicted by something other than a strict linear model.
Date: December 1979
Creator: Trahan, Donald Everett
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Applications of solid state nuclear magnetic resonance techniques to the study of coals and polymers.

Description: The use of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) to study molecules in the solid state has grown rapidly over the past several years. This is due to the advent of techniques which allow for the removal of certain interactions in the solid state which previously have thwarted most attempts at obtaining chemical shift or their anisotropies. With these parameters and others now available, NMR has become an important tool to be used in the understanding of the chemistry of solids. The work reported in this dissertation applies the techniques of solid state NMR to a number of chemical systems. Specific applications are made to crystallinity in polymers, to combined sample spinning and multiple pulse techniques, and to aromatic and aliphatic content of vitrain portions of coals of varying carbon content.
Date: January 1, 1979
Creator: Pembleton, R. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Notes on the SWTPC MP-N Calculator Interface and the Calc-1 Program

Description: This interface was bought to perform floating-point arithmetic and for its function capabilities such as SIN, COS, and e^x. My application required an integer truncation function that is not performed by this calculator, so i wrote a small assembly language subroutine to do it. A potentially irritating problem is that the calculator chip does not automatically convert to scientific notation if the numbers become too big to display in floating point. The control program must keep track of the display mode.
Date: May 1979
Creator: Long, Daniel Paul
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VISOR (Variable Interval Schedule Of Reinforcement) System Documentation

Description: This program will be used in operant behavior research to monitor and record responses and trigger and record reinforcements on a variable reinforcement (VI) schedule. The original application of this program will be the servicing of several rat cages simultaneously. The response will be the pressing of a metal bar in the cage, the reinforcement will be the triggering of a feeding mechanism which disperses a food pellet into the cage. The subsequent applications of this program are not limited, in that the actual response and reinforcement devices and the subject type are all treated indifferently by the program.
Date: December 1979
Creator: Long, Daniel Paul
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FORTRAN Graphics Library

Description: The objective of this work is to help the faculty, staffs and students of NTSU to use the CalComp plotting facility very easily. Therefore, this work is written in such a step by step and self-explanatory way to help the reader to understand and grasp the essential technique of the computer plotting. Each subroutine illustrated in this work has been run and checked by our NTSU computer-CalComp plotting facility; the results of sample programs and illustrated graphs are believed to be very useful to understand each individual subroutine. Basically, software packages are stored in the magnetic disk of the IBM 360 computer as the standard graphic subroutines. These subroutines were written in FORTRAN IV. The user can write the driving program to call these subroutines and also inputs the desire data to the computer for computation. The results of computation will be outputed and stored in the magnetic tape.
Date: August 1979
Creator: Ling-Yann, Huang
Partner: UNT Libraries
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PILOT for the Apple II Microcomputer

Description: PILOT (Programmed Inquiry, Learning or Teaching) is a simple, conversational language developed in 1969 by John A. Starkweather at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco. Originally designed for computer assisted instructional needs, PILOT also has been effectively used as an introductory computer language. The PILOT system developed for the Apple II microcomputer consists of two programs, PILOT EDITOR and PILOT DRIVER, which are written in Applesoft and which use the Apple II disk operating system. The PILOT system was designed to facilitate easy authoring and execution of programs written in an extended version of the PILOT language. Due to the memory requirements of the programs and the Apple II disk operating system, the PILOT system described here should be executed on a machine with at least 32k bytes of random access memory.
Date: August 1979
Creator: Ellis, Richard George
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Studies of Electron Correlation in the Photoionization Process

Description: Electron correlation is a result of the interaction of two or more electrons confined in a region of space, and may conveniently be treated under the formalism of configuration interaction (CI). Photoionization provides a rather direct experimental method for studying configuration interaction. The types of CI involved in the photoionization process can be divided into three categories: initial state configuration interaction (ISCI), final ionic state configuration interaction (FISCI), and continuum state configuration interaction (CSCI). This thesis deals with experimental studies which reveal how the various types of CI may become manifested in photoionization. The experimental methods utilized in this work are photoelectron spectroscopy (PES), electron impact spectroscopy (EIS), and time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy. The EIS was carried out following the discovery that the UV lamp on a Perkin-Elmer photoelectron spectrometer could be utilized as a source of low energy electrons. The time-resolved fluorescence work utilized both the tunability and the time structure of the radiation available at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (SSRL). A commercial photoelectron spectrometer equipped with a conventional UV lamp (Hei, Nei) was employed for some of the PES studies, and a novel time-of-flight photoelectron spectrometer was developed for the PES work performed using synchrotron radiation. The PES of Ba, Sm, Eu, and Yb was studied using both Hei (22.22 eV) and Nei (16.85 eV) radiation. Satellite structure observed in these spectra using Nei (and for Yb, Hei also) radiation could be satisfactorily explained by ISCI alone. The Hei spectra of Sm, Eu, and, in particular, Ba showed dramatic changes in the satellite population which could only be explained by a new mechanism, autoionization, which is a special form of CSCI. The detailed nature of this mechanism was explored in Ba using synchrotron radiation. It was found that the autoionizing level decays preferentially via an Auger type mechanism. …
Date: March 1, 1979
Creator: Rosenberg, Richard Allen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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THE INTERACTION OF THE Eco RI RESTRICTION ENZYME FROM E.coli WITH NUCLEOTIDES

Description: The Eco R1 restriction enzyme can be shown to be inhibited by nucleotides which correspond to any part of its known site of phosphodiesterase activity. A series of di-, tetra-, and hexa-nucleotide fragments were synthesized and their effect on the activity of the enzyme upon superhelical Co1 E1 DNA studied. The inhibition caused by the individual mononucleotides were also studied. In general all the nucleotide fragments showed some form of interaction with the enzyme system. Tetranucleotides were stronger inhibitors than dinucleotides, which in turn were stronger inhibitors than the mononucleotides. Within each category of inhibitors, those containing the phosphodiester bond which is acted upon by the enzyme were the strongest inhibitors. Only those fragments which were consistent with the enzymes site of activity showed competitive inhibition kinetics. Nucleotides which do not fit within the site of phosphodiesterase activity show non-competitive inhibition kinetics.
Date: November 1, 1979
Creator: Hollis, Donald F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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INDEPENDENT PARTICLE ASPECTS OF NUCLEAR DYNAMICS

Description: A generalization of the independent particle model from nuclear statics to nuclear dynamics is sought. Attention is centered on the average behavior of nuclear dynamics, as opposed to detailed behavior, such as that characteristic of shell effects in nuclear statics. In many situations, all that is needed is a model of dissipation in nuclear dynamics. Completely independent nucleons produce dissipation only when they interact with the surface of a nucleus or when they cross from one nucleus to another. The first possibility manifests itself whenever a nuclear surface deforms. Dissipation is then described by a simple 'wall formula.' The second mechanism for dissipation is relevant whenever two nuclei are moving relative to one another and are in sufficient contact that nucleons can move between them. Another simple expression, the 'window formula,' describes dissipation in this case. Neither of the two formulae has any free parameters.
Date: May 1, 1979
Creator: Robel, M.C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Printmaking and Painting in Combination with Other Media

Description: The purpose of this study was to give information on watercolor painting in combination with printmaking and secondary media. The objectives of the creative problem were stated in two parts. The first dealt with the exploration into kinds of secondary media which affect the printed surfaces and the watercolors, and the second dealt with the investigation into the kinds of secondary media that can be effectively integrated with the collograph and the monoprint.
Date: December 1979
Creator: Gregory, Ellna Kay
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The Use of Blacksmithing Techniques in the Construction of Outdoor Sculpture

Description: The purpose of this problem was to investigate the advantages and limitations in the use of blacksmithing techniques combined with the construction techniques of arc welding and the use of power tools to construct large outdoor sculpture. Specific questions will be asked to determine the suitability of this method of working. The questions are: 1. Can blacksmithing techniques be used in the construction of large outdoor sculpture? a. what specific techniques are appropriate? b. Will some techniques be used more than others? 2. Will these techniques be used more than others? 2. Will these techniques take an inordinate amount of time and make them impractical for the artist to use?
Date: May 1979
Creator: Zinck, Henry G.
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Altering the Muzak Situation

Description: The project involved producing a group (16) of audio-visual installations that successfully displayed and exposed various Muzak situations. The following questions, relating to individual pieces, were of concern: 1. What is the basic intent of each installation or piece? 2. Does the piece communicate the intent of the artist? 3. Which installations or pieces will adapt to any space? 4. What visual documentation is necessary to preserve the idea?
Date: December 1979
Creator: Finch, Carl Wayne
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Collaborative Art

Description: Our problem was to produce art in a collaborative manner. Due to the nature of our problem, we proposed to explore specific aspects of collaborative art and answer these questions: 1. in what ways is the co-artist's input beneficial? 2. How are the artist's skills broadened by working with a fellow artist? 3. What is involved in developing a professional working relationship between male and female artist? 4. What understanding of differences in working styles is acquired? 5. What are the differences reflected in each artist's earlier works as compared to the collaborative pieces?
Date: May 1979
Creator: Bernhardt, Catherine A.
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Dreams as a Source of Imagery

Description: Dreams can be defined as a series of thoughts, images, or emotions that occur during sleep. The impression of strangeness, which is certainly a characteristic of dreaming, comes from three primary performances: (1) a loosened temporal and spacial world, (2) short attentional controls and (3) fewer critical evaluations. In dreams, time and matter are not bound by physical properties, and scenes may change with remarkable rapidity or awesome slowness. One out of three people can recall dreams upon awakening. During a night's sleep there are usually three separate dream periods per night, which contain at least two dream stories within each period.
Date: December 1979
Creator: Penn, Patricia L.
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