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METHODOLOGY FOR FORECASTING MANPOWER REQUIREMENTS AS A BASIS FOR LONG RANGE EDUCATIONAL PLANNING
METHODOLOGY FOR FORECASTING MANPOWER REQUIREMENTS AS A BASIS FOR LONG RANGE EDUCATIONAL PLANNING
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 32-11, Section: A, page: 6071., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1971.
METHODS AND TECHNIQUES IN THE INSTRUCTION OF ADULTS: AN APPLICATION OF SELECTED THEORIES AND MODELS IN THE DESIGN OF A COURSE ON INSTRUCTION FOR EDUCATORS
METHODS AND TECHNIQUES IN THE INSTRUCTION OF ADULTS: AN APPLICATION OF SELECTED THEORIES AND MODELS IN THE DESIGN OF A COURSE ON INSTRUCTION FOR EDUCATORS
The purpose of this study was to develop an advanced course on methods and techniques in the instruction of adults. The course was designed to complement the adult education graduate program at the Florida State University. Content of the course was derived from the literature, discussions with faculty and students, and content analysis of the syllabi on methods and techniques from adult education departments of 12 universities in North America. The course content included three areas: (a) learning theories, models, and philosophies pertaining to adult education; (b) preinstructional design activities; (c) models of teaching (concept attainment, inductive thinking, awareness training, nondirective teaching, social inquiry, jurisprudential, social simulation, and direct training) having implications for the instruction of adults., Development of the course was based on an instructional design strategy. Seven learning techniques were employed: seminar, discussion, lecture, laboratory, briefing and tutorial., Formative, summative and goal-free evaluation strategies were used to determine the effectiveness of instructional procedures, and the importance and applicability of the materials. Content validation was performed by professors of adult education from 13 universities in North America., Analysis of the data provided by the participants and the professors revealed the followings: (a) Content of the theoretical frame of reference was essential for facilitating the instruction of adults, but actual use in practice was low. Learning theories, teaching models and preinstructional activities were rated high as being useful in facilitating instruction of adults: philosophies pertaining to adult education were rated low. (b) Although the models of teaching have theoretical importance for the instruction of adults, their actual use in practice was low. (c) While strategies of the direct training, nondirective teaching, concept attainment, and inductive thinking were used in practice, others were rarely used., The preparation, implementation and evaluation processes of the course were considered to be valuable contributions in the design of learning materials., Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 44-02, Section: A, page: 0359., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1983.
METHYLATION PATTERNS IN BOVINE SATELLITE I DNA
METHYLATION PATTERNS IN BOVINE SATELLITE I DNA
Methylation patterns in bovine satellite I DNA were studied by direct sequence analysis. Satellite I DNA was prepared as a discrete restriction fragment from genomic DNA of various bovine tissues and subjected to sequencing by the technique of Maxam and Gilbert. Sequence was obtained for a region of 350 nucleotide pairs in the satellite fragments from calf thymus and bull sperm DNA's. Comparison of sequence ladders from methylated and unmethylated DNA's (thymus and sperm, respectively) facilitated identification of methylated cytosines., Methylation in thymus DNA was shown to be confined to the configuration 5' ('m)CpG 3', and there was no indication that these sites were methylated in the sperm sequence. In thymus DNA, there were a few occurrences of the CpG doublet in which cytosines were apparently not methylated. In regions where sequence was obtained for both strands, methylation was shown to be symmetrical. When the analysis was extended to DNA from other tissues, the unmethylated pattern was demonstrated only in chorion DNA. All other tissues showed the thymus methylation pattern., Sequence was also obtained from a cloned satellite I fragment. This sequence was compared by computer with sequence from genomic DNA and with other known bovine satellites. A computerized homology search demonstrated degenerate repetitions within the satellite I sequence and degenerate homologies with other bovine satellites., The results are discussed in light of other recent findings, and in terms of their possible implications for evolution and development., Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 42-12, Section: B, page: 4681., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1982.
MIAMI - DADE JUNIOR COLLEGE: A STUDY IN RACIAL INTEGRATION
MIAMI - DADE JUNIOR COLLEGE: A STUDY IN RACIAL INTEGRATION
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 25-04, page: 2308., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1964.
MICHAEL POLANY'S THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE
MICHAEL POLANY'S THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 28-06, Section: A, page: 2293., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1967.
MICROBIAL SEEDING TO ACCELERATE HYDROCARBON DEGRADATION
MICROBIAL SEEDING TO ACCELERATE HYDROCARBON DEGRADATION
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 32-09, Section: B, page: 5354., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1971.
MICROTUBULE ORGANIZATION, THE REGULATION OF MICROTUBULE ASSEMBLY AND DISASSEMBLY, AND THE FUNCTIONS OF THE MICROTUBULE-CONTAINING STRUCTURES IN SEA URCHIN EGGS DURING FERTILIZATION AND CELL DIVISION (MOTILITY)
MICROTUBULE ORGANIZATION, THE REGULATION OF MICROTUBULE ASSEMBLY AND DISASSEMBLY, AND THE FUNCTIONS OF THE MICROTUBULE-CONTAINING STRUCTURES IN SEA URCHIN EGGS DURING FERTILIZATION AND CELL DIVISION (MOTILITY)
Anti-tubulin immunofluorescence microscopy was used to study the structures involved in the first cell cycle in the fertilized sea urchin egg and the regulation of microtubule assembly following fertilization., Four different microtubule-containing structures were observed in the egg cytoplasm at different times during the first cell cycle. The unfertilized egg was found to be devoid of microtubules. Immediately after fertilization, the sperm aster forms. This structure is transient, and is followed in sequence by the monaster, the streak, and the mitotic apparatus. The possible functions of each of these structures was investigated., The finding that the unfertilized egg does not contain any polymerized microtubules presented a perfect system to study the regulation of microtubule assembly in vivo. The formation of microtubules in vivo was studied in relation to DNA synthesis cycles, the presence or absence of centrioles, and the Ca('++)-fluxes and pH changes which accompany fertilization. It was determined that of these variables, the change in intracellular pH that accompanies fertilization is absolutely essential for microtubule assembly to commence in the egg cytoplasm., Investigations were carried out to determine the target or targets which were affected by the pH shift and were then subsequently responsible for making the egg cytoplasm conducive to supporting microtubule assembly. Ca('++)-sensitivity experiments were carried out on the sperm aster microtubules at various pH's and it was found that the microtubules themselves were not made more resistant to Ca('++) ions because of the pH change. From this it was concluded that the change in pH does not act directly on microtubules to support microtubule assembly. The cytoplasmic component that is the target of the pH shift remains to be determined., Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 46-04, Section: B, page: 1051., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1985.
MIDDLESCENT COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS: A PROFILE OF THEIR REENTRANCE GOALS AND EXPRESSED MEANING IN LIFE
MIDDLESCENT COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS: A PROFILE OF THEIR REENTRANCE GOALS AND EXPRESSED MEANING IN LIFE
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 40-02, Section: A, page: 0733., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1978.
MILITANCY AMONG PUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS
MILITANCY AMONG PUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 34-10, Section: A, page: 6754., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1973.
MILLAY IN THE VILLAGE
MILLAY IN THE VILLAGE
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 34-10, Section: A, page: 6631., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1971.
MILTON'S "LYCIDAS": BACKGROUND, STRUCTURE AND MEANING
MILTON'S "LYCIDAS": BACKGROUND, STRUCTURE AND MEANING
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 36-12, Section: A, page: 8082., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1975.
MILTON'S ONTOLOGY
MILTON'S ONTOLOGY
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 34-04, Section: A, page: 1875., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1973.
MINERAL, CHEMICAL AND TEXTURAL VARIATIONS ALONG S-SURFACES IN SELECTED OUTCROPS OF AMPHIBOLITE, GEORGIA AND ALABAMA PIEDMONT
MINERAL, CHEMICAL AND TEXTURAL VARIATIONS ALONG S-SURFACES IN SELECTED OUTCROPS OF AMPHIBOLITE, GEORGIA AND ALABAMA PIEDMONT
Amphibolites were systematically sampled along s-surfaces from two outcrops in the Alabama and Georgia Piedmont. S-surfaces are planar features that pervade rocks. In this study the s-surfaces have a metamorphic origin. Compositional and textural effects of two phases of metamorphism (one of increasing temperature and one of decreasing temperature) were examined within distances of centimeters along s-surfaces. Mineral, chemical and textural parameters were measured and were found to vary along the s-surfaces., Chemical variations between s-surfaces show chemical differentiation that could have been present in an original basaltic body. The s-surfaces are oriented at oblique angles to the direction of inferred differentiation in both outcrops. Although the amphibolites have been affected by two metamorphic events, the original chemical variations in the basalt have not been obliterated. Hornblende 2V variations and the presence of both epidote and clinozoisite within thin sections indicates that major elements are immobile within distances of millimeters along these s-surfaces. These findings do not support the development in amphibolites of metamorphically differentiated features, such as layering, by the diffusion of elements through longer ranged distances. The process of recrystallization, occurring crystal by crystal, in a sequence is implied by the absence of hornblende intercrystal equilibria., The major mineral transformation recorded in these rocks is plagioclase changing to clinozoisite. The degree of this mineral reaction varies along s-surfaces. The dependence of this reaction on the presence of water indicates that fluid pressure varies along the same s-surfaces over distances less than centimeters., Hornblende crystals that were originally more randomly distributed have rotated and translated to a less random arrangement due to the volume decrease that accompanied the retrograde plagioclase-clinozoisite reaction., This study includes the most detailed quantitative description of metamorphic rock textures thus far described in the literature. Quantitative textural parameters include the distribution of hornblende and clinozoisite in the rock, hornblende sizes and shapes, dispersion of hornblende optic Z-axes and dispersion of the traces of hornblende crystallographic bc planes in the dominant and secondary lineations. These textural parameters vary in an unsystematic fashion along the s-surfaces., The textural values obtained from amphibolites in Alabama and Georgia are comparable to those of amphibolites from New Mexico, Scotland and Wyoming. Therefore, regardless of variations of metamorphic grade and degrees of strain, amphibolite hornblendes have narrowly defined spatial distributions and optical and crystallographic orientations., Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 41-03, Section: B, page: 0859., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1980.
MINERALOGICAL CHANGES IN ANTARCTIC DEEP-SEA SEDIMENTS AND THEIR PALEO-CLIMATIC SIGNIFICANCE
MINERALOGICAL CHANGES IN ANTARCTIC DEEP-SEA SEDIMENTS AND THEIR PALEO-CLIMATIC SIGNIFICANCE
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 35-07, Section: B, page: 3478., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1974.
MINERALOGY, GEOCHEMISTRY AND RADIOACTIVITY OF SOME EGYPTIAN PHOSPHORITE DEPOSITS
MINERALOGY, GEOCHEMISTRY AND RADIOACTIVITY OF SOME EGYPTIAN PHOSPHORITE DEPOSITS
Mineralogical, geochemical, and radiogeological studies of forty nine phosphorite samples from three main mining areas in Egypt, Abu Tartur (Western Desert), Sibaiya (Nile Valley), and Safaga (Red Sea) have been carried out and the results are incorporated in this dissertation., X-ray diffraction studies of these Egyptian phosphorites show that carbonate-fluorapatite (francolite) is the major phosphorite mineral in these deposits, with partial substitution of Mg and Na for Ca, and (CO(,3)) for (PO(,4)). Other minerals identified using the x-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscope include calcite, dolomite, pyrite, quartz, gypsum, feldspars, micas and clay (smectite). Electron microprobe analysis of the apatite pellets was utilized for deducing the structural formula of the average phosphorites of Egypt. Francolites exhibit several systematic isomorphous substitutions including Na, Mg, Sr, and Cd for Ca; and SO(,4) and CO(,3) for PO(,4). These substitutions result in measurable variations in the unit cell dimensions. These variations in the chemical compositions and unit cell dimensions of the pelletal phosphorites in Egypt show some relation to their coloration., The uranium content and U/P(,2)O(,5) ratio show low values in Abu Tartur phosphorite deposits relative to the Red Sea and Nile Valley deposits. Autoradiographic studies of the Egyptian phosphorites showed that the radioactivity is unequally distributed among its constituents. The opaque pellets are the most radioactive and the bone fragments are the least radioactive., Geochemically, four distinct groups of minerals were identified in the Egyptian phosphorites according to the degree of correlation between the major apatite components and the trace elements. These mineral groups are apatite, clays, heavy minerals and leached group. The results showed that the phosphorites of Nile Valley are relatively rich in Co and Zn whereas the Red Sea phosphorites are relatively rich in Pb and U. The Western Desert phosphorites are much richer in Ti as compared to the other two areas. Relative to the world phosphorites, the Egyptian phosphorites are geochemically enriched in Co, Mn, and Ni and impoverished in Sr, Cr, U, Zn, Cu, Ti, and V., Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 42-10, Section: B, page: 3987., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1981.
MINIMUM COMPETENCY TESTING: STUDENT INVOLVEMENT IN THE REMEDIATION PROCESS (ASSESSMENT, SKILL TEACHING, READING)
MINIMUM COMPETENCY TESTING: STUDENT INVOLVEMENT IN THE REMEDIATION PROCESS (ASSESSMENT, SKILL TEACHING, READING)
This is an empirical study of the remediation process for the minimum competency test in Florida, namely, the State Student Assessment Test (SSAT). First, a review of the literature covers minimum competency testing from its creation at the federal level to its reality in the classroom in Florida. Second, a closer look is taken of the minimum competency program in Leon County, Florida., The data collected came from 321 seniors attending three of the four public high schools in Leon County. The survey was conducted by means of a random selection process., The findings suggested that race, mother's education, school attended, and test status make a difference as to the level of involvement of the student in the remediation process. The level of education of the student's mother, the school attended by the student, and the test status of the student make a difference as to the student's awareness of the test and testing process., This study is concluded by a summary of the findings, conclusions, and suggestions for further research., Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 46-04, Section: A, page: 0938., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1985.
MINIMUM DELTA ESTIMATION FOR LOG-LINEAR MODELS
MINIMUM DELTA ESTIMATION FOR LOG-LINEAR MODELS
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 41-07, Section: B, page: 2669., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1980.
MINIMUM PIANO REQUIREMENTS FOR MUSIC EDUCATION MAJORS: A COMPARATIVE STUDY AND EVALUATION OF PIANO COMPETENCIES
MINIMUM PIANO REQUIREMENTS FOR MUSIC EDUCATION MAJORS: A COMPARATIVE STUDY AND EVALUATION OF PIANO COMPETENCIES
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 19-03, page: 0542., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1958.
MINORITIES AND REPRESENTATIVE BUREAUCRACY: AN EXAMINATION OF AREAS OF COMPATIBILITY AND CONGRUENCE BETWEEN MERIT PRINCIPLES AND MINORITY VALUES
MINORITIES AND REPRESENTATIVE BUREAUCRACY: AN EXAMINATION OF AREAS OF COMPATIBILITY AND CONGRUENCE BETWEEN MERIT PRINCIPLES AND MINORITY VALUES
One of the most controversial issues of the past two decades involves the area of civil rights, specifically, the achievement of equality for minority individuals within American society. To that effect both scholars and practitioners of public administration have been faced with the challenging task of increasing the representativeness of the Federal public service, in order to make Federal bureaucracy more aware of the social, economic, and political needs of the minority individuals which it serves. Recent attempts to achieve a Federal bureaucracy broadly representative of all subgroups in American society at all levels of the organizational hierarchy include the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and although the provisions of these acts, in conjunction with the program of Affirmative Action, have been successful in increasing minority representativeness at the lower levels of the Federal public service, the lack of a substantive number of minority individuals in higher level supervisory and/or managerial positions within the bureaucratic hierarchy poses a critical threat to the realization of a more representative Federal bureaucracy within the United States., In examining reasons for the inability of minority individuals to make necessary inroads into the higher levels of the bureaucratic hierarchy that are essential for the attainment of bureaucratic representativeness, this study investigates the argument that minority employees of the Federal bureaucratic organization experience discrimination in promotion as a result of their culturally influenced perceptions of the Federal merit system and Federal merit principles. Given the observation that the cultural group responsible for developing organizations within society creates societal organizations predicated on the values of that particular group, coupled with data confirming that the Federal public service was established by individuals from the dominant white male culture, the dissertation proposes that the merit principles governing personnel policies in the current Federal public service are defined according to white male values and, as such, may act to discriminate against minority individuals not subscribing to the same culturally defined perceptions of merit., The hypothesis that the cultural environment from which an individual originates effects that individual's perceptions of the Federal merit system and Federal merit principles, in short, the proposition that perceptions of merit are a function of culture, is tested on a sample of minority and non-minority Federal employees from selected Federal organizations in Atlanta, Georgia. Through the use of bivariate, partial, and conditional correlation techniques, the dissertation analyzes the data gathered by the survey of minority and non-minority Federal employees, provides insight into whether or not perceptions of the Federal merit system and Federal merit principles are related to cultural environment, and considers the implications of the research findings with respect to the achievement of a more representative American Federal bureaucracy., Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 42-03, Section: A, page: 1308., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1981.
MITOCHONDRIAL INCORPORATION OF TRITIATED THYMIDINE IN TETRAHYMENA PYRIFORMIS AND A QUANTITATIVE AUTORADIOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS RELATED TO MITOCHONDRIAL FORMATION
MITOCHONDRIAL INCORPORATION OF TRITIATED THYMIDINE IN TETRAHYMENA PYRIFORMIS AND A QUANTITATIVE AUTORADIOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS RELATED TO MITOCHONDRIAL FORMATION
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 25-09, page: 5357., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1964.

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