Graduate Theses and Dissertations

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    Trends (1938-1946) in the Extent of Training of Texas Public School Teachers
    (1947-06) Barnett, Weldon H.; Votaw, D.F.; Rogers, J.L.; Elliott, Claude
    No abstract prepared.
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    A Clash of Arab Nationalisms: Palestinian Versus Transjordanian
    (1971-12) Barnhart, James Carleton
    No abstract prepared.
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    A Study of Federal Control of Education and Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
    (1967-08) Barnett, John D.; Norwood, Patrick H.; Williams, Buford W.; Pool, William C.
    No abstract prepared.
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    Comparisons of the New-South Achievement Test Scores and the New Stanford Achievement Test Scores
    (1938-08) Barber, Dixie; Votaw, D.F.; Gates, Thomas; Rogers, J.L.
    No abstract prepared.
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    A Partial Separation of the Constituents of the Essential Oils of Cypress Wood (Taxodium Distichum)
    (1949-05) Barnard, Paul, Jr.; Key, Carroll L.; Roady, J.M.; Allen, Earl
    No abstract prepared.
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    The Synthesis of Nonionic Surfactants for Enhanced Oil Recovery
    (1981-12) Barnes, Audrey Lilian; Perry, Reeves B.; Compton, Ross D.; Whitenberg, David C.
    No abstract prepared.
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    Arginine Metabolism in Cotton Leaves
    (1969-08) Barnes, George Edgar; Whitenberg, David C.; Horne, Francis; Willms, Charles
    No abstract prepared.
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    Some Aspects of Vector Derivative Calculus in an En Space
    (1969-08) Bartos, Laura Bohlmann; Tulloch, Lynn H.; Helton, Burrell W.; Parks, Archie O.
    No abstract prepared.
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    Aerobic Steady-State Performance and Heart Rate Response During Rope-Skipping in Adolescent Boys and Girls
    (1994-12) Barta, Troy James; Walker, John L.; Murray, Tinker D.; Johnson, Charles; Squires, William G.
    Previous research has not determined the intensity of rope skipping appropriate for steady-state aerobic exercise, and the exercise variables which contribute to an aerobic steady-state performance. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of skipping rate, as well as other variables, on the probability of achieving an aerobic steady-state rope skipping performance in adolescents. Subjects were 32 boys and 30 girls, ages 13-18, who skipped rope at randomly assigned intensities from 50 to 120 skips per minute for a 5 minute period. Heart rate was monitored through a telemetry system. A subject was classified as achieving an aerobic steady-state (SS) if his/her heart rate did not increase during the last minute of the exercise test. Logistic Regression was used to determine the variables which contributed to the achievement of a SS performance. Skipping rate (Model X21,60 = 11.21, p < .05) and estimated max heart rate (220 - Age) entered the logistic model as the two best predictors of SS performance (Improvement X21,59 = 6.71, p < .05). The overall prediction accuracy for this model was 79.03% (49 out of 62), with 63.6% accuracy (14 out of 22) for non-achievement of SS performance, and 87.5% accuracy (35 out of 40) for achievement of SS performance. Following the inclusion of these two variables, no other variables accounted for additional improvement in prediction accuracy for achievement of SS performance. The logistic model revealed that skipping rates above 80 skips per minute have less than 75% probability of SS achievement, and skipping rates above 100 skips per minute have less than 50% probability of SS achievement. Also, the higher the estimated max heart rate, the greater likelihood of achieving a SS performance across the skipping rates examined. These data suggest that rope skipping programs for physical education students might consider training/ practice periods requiring skipping rates below 80 skips per minute in order to maximize the aerobic benefits of the exercise.
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    An Assessment of Guerrilla Activity in Northern and Western Virginia, 1861-1865
    (1986-05) Barr, Michael D.; Pohl, James W.; Brunson, B.R.; Garofalo, Charles
    No abstract prepared.
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    The Trophic Status of a Deep-Storage Reservoir in Central Texas
    (1978-12) Barrows, David B.; Hanna, Herbert H.; Whitenberg, David C.; Longley, Glenn
    No abstract prepared.
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    The History of the West German Government, 1945-1951
    (1951-08) Bankston, Jessie; Murphy, Retta; Wright, L.N.; Greene, H.M.
    No abstract prepared.
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    A Vision of a Modern Future: A Fantasy Theme and Rhetorical Vision Analysis of the New York World's Fair of 1939
    (1992-12) Barrington, Thomas M.; Mandziuk, Roseann; Burkholder, Thomas; McGee, Jon
    No abstract prepared.
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    Effects of Brush Pile Burning on Soil Nutrients and Microbes in the Edwards Plateau of Texas
    (1987-08) Barrientos, Rosario; Fonteyn, Paul J.; Baccus, John T.; Carson, C. Dee
    On the Edwards Plateau of Texas, Juniperus Ashei piles can occupy as much as 15% of the pasture land and therefore decrease stocking rates. These brush piles are removed by high intensity fires. A study was undertaken to determine the effect of brush pile burning on soil nutrients and microbes. After burning, the amount of soil nutrients either remained the same or increased. The microbe population is greatly reduced as a result of the desiccation of the soil by the burn. Revegetation of the Juniperus Ashei is a very slow process and takes several years to re-establish due to the destruction of the seed bank within the burned brush pile area.
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    Some Problems Affecting the Political Federation of the European Economic Community
    (1972-05) Barrett, Joseph E.; Rich, Francis M.; Sullivan, Alfred B.; Josserand, Frank B.
    No abstract prepared.
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    An Analysis of Eurycea Pigmentation
    (1973-08) Benjamin, Caroline P.; Davis, W.K.; Willms, C.R.
    No abstract prepared.
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    Influences of Rope Skipping Performance in Children
    (1996-05) Barrett, Dave; Walker, John L.; Murray, Tinker D.; Rutledge, Cynthia; Squires, William G.
    There has been little research that has examined the intensity of rope skipping in children during the Jump Rope for Heart event. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between rope skipping rate, heart rate, and fitness test performance in children during the JRFH's jumpathon event, in order to identify the physical fitness profile of children during rope skipping. This study also examined the differences in rope skipping performance between boys and girls. In addition, this study examined the relationship between self palpated exercise heart rate estimates and the actual heart rates measured via a telemetry system in children. A total of 21 fourth grade subjects (13 boys and 8 girls) and 19 fifth grade subjects (9 boys and 10 girls) volunteered and completed this study. The FitnessGram health-related test battery was given to each subject prior to the three week rope skipping training unit as described by the Jump Rope for Heart (JRFH) training manual. For the rope skipping test, the subjects were told to skip rope at their own pace using the basic jump for at least one minute, similar to the requirements for the JRFH event. At any time the subjects could rest while they were being tested. The total amount of skipping time and rest time was kept track of during the testing period. The heart rate was checked at the end of the test using a telemetry system (Polar USA, Inc. Stamford, CT), which was at least one minute in length. The subjects were also asked to give a palpated heart rate for 10 seconds. This palpated heart rate was completed immediately after the completion of the rope skipping test. A linear relationship between PACER scores and BMI scores was observed (r = .44). One-sample t-tests revealed that subjects skipped rope at 84.05 percent of their maximum heart rate, which is within the American College of Sports Medicine (1991) training guidelines of 55 to 90 percent maximum heart rate. A MANOV A revealed the following gender differences; PACER scores (boys = 37.71 ± 12.88 laps and girls= 25.89 ± 12.43 laps), push-ups (boys= 16.29 ± 7.27 and girls= 9.00 ± 6.25), and rest time (boys= 10.38 ± 10.52 seconds and girls 21.26 ± 14.90 seconds). A linear relationship (r = .67, SEE= 13.93 beats/minute) was found between actual heart rate and self-palpated heart rate estimate. This relationship was stronger in boys (r = .73) than girls (r = 58). Physical educators need this information for physical fitness curriculum programming in order to correctly train students in rope skipping. The results are beneficial to the American Heart Association and it's JRFH program because this will help in the publishing of proper training manuals and correct guidelines for the JRFH jumpathon event.
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    The Ecology and Distribution of the Red-Crowned Parrot Amazona Viridigenalis in Central Texas
    (1992-08) Barrera, Alma Nelda; Baccus, John T.; Sissom, Stanley L.; Tuff, Donald W.
    No abstract prepared.
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    The Effects of a Heated Effluent on the Species Diversity of Benthic Macroinvertebrates in Calaveras Lake, a Central Texas Reservoir
    (1976-08) Barra, Tom C.; Whiteside, Bobby G.; Young, Willard C.; Parks, Archie O.
    No abstract prepared.
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    The Development of a Cult of Death Among Mexicans and Mexican-Americans
    (1982-01) Barnhouse, Katherine Jane; Carlisle, Charles Richard; Ugalde, Sharon; Williams, Tom
    No abstract prepared.