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MIXED METER: THE CHANGING BEAT
MIXED METER: THE CHANGING BEAT
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 32-11, Section: A, page: 6470., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1971.
MIXED TRIFLUOROPHOSPHINE - CARBONYL IRON COMPOUNDS AS PHOTOCATALYTIC PRECURSORS IN ISOMERIZATION STUDIES
MIXED TRIFLUOROPHOSPHINE - CARBONYL IRON COMPOUNDS AS PHOTOCATALYTIC PRECURSORS IN ISOMERIZATION STUDIES
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 38-09, Section: B, page: 4231., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1977.
MIXING, CONVECTION, AND ADVECTION IN THE UPPER OCEAN
MIXING, CONVECTION, AND ADVECTION IN THE UPPER OCEAN
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 41-09, Section: B, page: 3368., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1980.
MODAL COURSE EQUIVALENCY SUBSTITUTION REQUIREMENTS FOR PROFESSIONALLY ACCREDITED BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK PROGRAMS
MODAL COURSE EQUIVALENCY SUBSTITUTION REQUIREMENTS FOR PROFESSIONALLY ACCREDITED BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK PROGRAMS
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 40-07, Section: A, page: 3811., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1979.
MODALITY AND FIELD DEPENDENCE-INDEPENDENCE: LEARNING STYLE COMPONENTS AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
MODALITY AND FIELD DEPENDENCE-INDEPENDENCE: LEARNING STYLE COMPONENTS AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The present research was designed to study the interrelationships of modality strength, modality preference, field dependence-independence, sex and ecological environmental group, and their contribution to mathematics achievement among 256 fourth grade Puerto Rican students. Three instruments were administered: Learning Style Inventory (LSI), Swassing Barbe Modality Index (SBMI), and Children's Group Embedded Figures Test (CGEFT). Results from a Mathematics Basic Skills Test (MBST) were obtained from the Puerto Rican Department of Education. A combination of descriptive and inferential statistics were used in analyzing the data., Results indicate that modality preference, as measured by the Learning Style Inventory, and modality strength, as measured by the Swassing Barbe Modality Index do not appear to measure the same dimension. The ipsative-like nature of the LSI and the SBMI, as well as issues of reliability and validity in relation to modality preference as measured by the LSI are discussed., Ecological environment, defined as differences in ecological factors, was found to influence modality strength, modality preference and field dependence-independence. Separate analyses for males and females indicated variance in field dependence-independence and mathematics achievement can be accounted for differently according to sex. The joint contribution of modality strength and environmental group was statistically significant and explained 18% of field dependence-independence's variance for females. Modality strength's and modality preference's contributions were not statistically significant in explaining mathematics achievement vaiance for either males or females. Field dependence-independence's unique contribution explained the largest proportion of females' mathematics achievement variance (33%) while environmental group's unique contribution accounted for the greatest amount of explained variance in males (23%)., The findings of this study suggest that ecological factors present in an individual's environment influence learning style and mathematics achievement. Implications of the findings and future research needs are discussed., Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 43-03, Section: A, page: 0666., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1982.
MODE L. STONE: PORTRAIT OF AN EDUCATIONAL LEADER
MODE L. STONE: PORTRAIT OF AN EDUCATIONAL LEADER
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 40-09, Section: A, page: 4913., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1979.
MODE OF AGGRESSION IN RELATION TO LANGUAGE MATURITY
MODE OF AGGRESSION IN RELATION TO LANGUAGE MATURITY
The purpose of this study was to investigate the validity of the language-aggression hypothesis which suggests that high language development is associated with low observable aggression. This theory is based on Pavlov's second signalling system theory in which language is said to have regulatory capabilities in human behavior., The main focus of this study was to examine aggressive expression in light of language maturity as opposed to language development assessed by language measures currently on the testing market. Subjects were 108 Black, White, Latin, and Oriental second and third grade children from Tallahassee, Florida. These subjects were matched for sex and social class., A new device was developed to measure aggressive expression in both the verbal and physical mode in order to determine aggressive preference. Paradigmatic or syntagmatic response to a word association test was used as an indicator of language maturity., The language-aggression hypothesis holds true for low language mature subjects. These subjects tended to select the physical mode of expression, but the opposite was not true for high language mature children. While these language mature children tended to use verbal aggression, the relationship was not as strong as language immaturity and the physical aggressive expression., When explaining a child's preference for physical aggression in this model language maturity appears to be the best predictor. Sex appears to be the best predictor when examining a subject's preference for verbal aggressive expression., The results suggest that aggressive expression is a function of language maturity for physical aggression but not so for verbal aggression. Further examination of verbal aggressive expression appears to be necessary in order to indicate underlying motivation for the selection of this mode., Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 41-10, Section: A, page: 4277., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1980.
MODERN MAN AND ADULT EDUCATION: AN ANALYSIS OF THE WORKS OF HERBERT MARCUSE, PETER BERGER, AND MARY DOUGLAS
MODERN MAN AND ADULT EDUCATION: AN ANALYSIS OF THE WORKS OF HERBERT MARCUSE, PETER BERGER, AND MARY DOUGLAS
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 37-06, Section: A, page: 3496., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1976.
MODERN TECHNIQUES IN A SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH WRITER: ANNE DE LA ROCHE-GUILHEN
MODERN TECHNIQUES IN A SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH WRITER: ANNE DE LA ROCHE-GUILHEN
Anne de la Roche-Guilhen, an intriguing seventeenth-century French novelist, has been credited for writing over twenty-five works. In spite of the fact that she was a Huguenot, having to leave France to seek refuge in England, she earned a considerable following of French readers, for nearly all of her novels appeared in several editions and some were even translated into English., Perhaps Anne de la Roche-Guilhen's greatest contribution to the development of the French novel is the skillful manner in which she applies the art of storytelling as a narrative device, for in contrast to other novels of her day, her works are composed almost entirely of stories being told by one character to another. Moreover, her characters are portrayed as helpless beings who struggle to overcome various obstacles to secure happiness. They always find eternal bliss in the end, however, whether it be with the sword or deus ex machina., Considering Anne de la Roche-Guilhen's unique contributions to the development of the novel, it is quite clear that she is a noteworthy pioneer of her day and a precursor of the eighteenth-century novel., Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 48-07, Section: A, page: 1765., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1987.
MODERNIZATION OF KOREAN BUREAUCRACY
MODERNIZATION OF KOREAN BUREAUCRACY
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 33-11, Section: A, page: 6437., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1972.
MODIFICATION OF ARGINASE ACTIVITY BY HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT SUBSTANCES
MODIFICATION OF ARGINASE ACTIVITY BY HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT SUBSTANCES
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 21-08, page: 2097., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1960.
MODIFICATION OF SALT-SEEKING BEHAVIOR IN THE ADRENALECTOMIZED RAT VIA GAMMA-RAY-IRRADIATION
MODIFICATION OF SALT-SEEKING BEHAVIOR IN THE ADRENALECTOMIZED RAT VIA GAMMA-RAY-IRRADIATION
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 29-03, Section: B, page: 1184., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1968.
MODIFICATION OF THE NON-CONFORMIST'S CONFORMITY BEHAVIOR
MODIFICATION OF THE NON-CONFORMIST'S CONFORMITY BEHAVIOR
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 32-11, Section: B, page: 6650., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1971.
MODIFICATIONS IN A LABORATORY ENVIRONMENT OF DEPRESSIVE-LIKE BEHAVIORS
MODIFICATIONS IN A LABORATORY ENVIRONMENT OF DEPRESSIVE-LIKE BEHAVIORS
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 38-09, Section: B, page: 4496., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1977.
MODIFYING STIMULUS CONDITIONS TO INCREASE THE MEALTIME CONVERSATION OF RETARDED ADULTS
MODIFYING STIMULUS CONDITIONS TO INCREASE THE MEALTIME CONVERSATION OF RETARDED ADULTS
This research evaluated several antecedent stimulus conditions for facilitating client conversation during a noon-time family style dining program at a state retardation facility. Experiment one compared a condition using a staff member as the table leader to a condition with the clients serving as table leader, within a multi-element design. Results indicated that more client conversation resulted on both tables under the client-as-table-leader condition. Experiment two evaluated whether the passing and serving of food by the clients themselves produced more subsequent conversation than during meals when they received pre-served plates. Again, a multi-element design was utilized. Here, ambiguous results were obtained: one table evidenced no differences, while the second table engaged in a higher rate of conversation after passing and serving their own food. Experiment three investigated the effectiveness of a designated topic for producing conversational rates beyond that obtained under the optimum conditions discovered in experiments one and two. Within a multiple-baseline design, the results obtained suggest that providing a designated topic increases conversation over that found under the baseline conditions (Client table leader plus pass-and-serve food service). However, the conversational levels obtained in experiment three did not equal the level of conversation found among similarly sized groups of staff members at lunchtime. The potential cost-effectiveness of these antecedent manipulations argues in favor of their use for increasing client interactions as opposed to more costly contingency management systems., Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 42-10, Section: B, page: 4194., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1981.
MODIFYING THE IMPULSIVE COGNITIVE LEARNING STYLE BY INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND TEACHER MODELING
MODIFYING THE IMPULSIVE COGNITIVE LEARNING STYLE BY INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND TEACHER MODELING
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of an instructional program designed to modify the impulsive learner to become more reflective. The instructional program consisted of instructional materials designed to foster reflective problem solving skills and teacher modeling designed to model reflective classroom behavior., The subjects selected for this study were fifth grade students in the Escambia County (Pensacola) School District, Escambia County, Florida. Seven classrooms representing three elementary schools were used., All subjects were pretested with the Matching Familiar Figures Test (MFFT) developed by Kagan (1965). Subjects were identified as impulsive, reflective, slow-inaccurate, or fast-accurate based on their average response time and error rate on the MFFT. Sixty-six subjects were identified as impulsive, fifty-one as reflective, thirty-nine as slow-inaccurate, and thirty-five as fast accurate., All subjects were also pretested with selected subtests from the Stanford Achievement Test, Intermediate Level II (vocabulary, word study, mathematics concepts, and mathematics applications). The subtests measured the problem solving skills taught in the instructional materials., The treatment consisted of exposure to specially constructed instructional materials over a nine week period. The instructional materials were four self-contained, self-instructional modules designed to foster reflectivity. The modules contained elements of the following problem solving skills: (a) visual discrimination, (b) word study, (c) mathematics computations, and (d) inductive problem solving. The teacher modeling treatment included teacher training to model reflective classroom behavior in (a) verbal pacing, (b) physical pacing, and (c) direction giving., A control group consisted of 66 fifth grade students in the same school district in similar classrooms. The control group was given the same pretests and posttests as the experimental group., At the conclusion of the nine weeks treatment, the impulsive subjects in both the experimental and control groups were given the MFFT as a posttest. The mean gain scores on the MFFT of the groups were compared for significant differences. The impulsives in the experimental group showed significant gains on the MFFT posttest over the impulsives in the control group. The subjects were also given the problem solving skills subtest as a posttest. The mean gain scores on the problem solving skills subtest for the impulsives in the experimental group were significantly higher than those of the control group., It was concluded that an instructional program consisting of instructional materials designed to foster reflectivity and teacher modeling of reflective behavior can significantly effect impulsives to behave more reflectively on the MFFT test and to perform better on a test of problem solving skills. It was recommended that a long range study on the effects of such an instructional program be used as a follow-up of this study to determine the residual effects of such treatment., Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 41-05, Section: A, page: 1872., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1980.
MOESSBAUER SPECTROSCOPY OF SOME POLYNUCLEAR IRON CARBONYLS
MOESSBAUER SPECTROSCOPY OF SOME POLYNUCLEAR IRON CARBONYLS
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 31-05, Section: B, page: 2543., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1970.
MOLECULAR BEAM CHEMISTRY AND THE SEQUENTIAL IMPULSE MODEL: REACTIONS OF CESIUM ION WITH SEVERAL ORGANIC MOLECULES
MOLECULAR BEAM CHEMISTRY AND THE SEQUENTIAL IMPULSE MODEL: REACTIONS OF CESIUM ION WITH SEVERAL ORGANIC MOLECULES
The following endoergic ion-molecule reactions were investigated with a crossed beam apparatus: (UNFORMATTED TABLE FOLLOWS), Cs('+) + C(,6)H(,5)CN (--->) C(,6)H(,5)('+) + CsCN (1), Cs('+) + C(,4)H(,7)Cl (--->) C(,4)H(,7)('+) + CsCl (2), (--->) C(,3)H(,5)('+) + C(,2)H(,2) + CsCl (3), Cs('+) + C(,3)H(,5)Br (--->) C(,3)H(,5)('+) + CsBr (4)(TABLE ENDS), Angular and energy distributions were measured for these reactions at the following relative collision energies: reaction (1) at 10.9 and 13.1 eV, reaction (2) at 7.2 eV, reaction (3) at 9.9 eV, and reaction (4) at 7.2 and 9.5 eV., Cartesian contour maps of the relative scattering intensity of the product ion were constructed for each reaction at each relative collision energy. The experimental contour maps for reactions (1) through (3) showed the greatest scattering intensity sideways to the center of mass, unlike the results of other similar systems investigated in this lab. The experimental contour map for reaction (4) showed backward peaking., A general treatment of the Sequential Impulse Model (SIM) was developed for endoergic, exoergic and elastic reactions and generic calculated contour maps were presented to illustrate the effects of the model's adjustable parameters. Best fit calculated SIM contour plots were presented for reactions (1), (2) and (4). Contour maps of the relative intensity of the scattered product ion for reactions (1) and (2) were reproduced quite successfully, while the corresponding contour maps for reaction (4) were reproduced with fair success., The SIM best fit calculations for reaction (1) were discussed in comparison with SIM calculations published for reactions of Cs('+) with other substituted benzenes. Physical and chemical implications of the SIM best fit parameters were discussed for each system. Finally, several modifications to the SIM were suggested to enhance the model's realism., Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 48-03, Section: B, page: 0772., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1987.
MOLECULAR CHANGES AND PHOTOREVERSAL OF THE VISUAL PIGMENT RHODOPSIN: ISORHODOPSIN AS A PROBE
MOLECULAR CHANGES AND PHOTOREVERSAL OF THE VISUAL PIGMENT RHODOPSIN: ISORHODOPSIN AS A PROBE
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 34-07, Section: B, page: 3120., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1973.
MOMENT INEQUALITIES, MAXIMAL INEQUALITIES AND THEIR APPLICATIONS
MOMENT INEQUALITIES, MAXIMAL INEQUALITIES AND THEIR APPLICATIONS
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 37-10, Section: B, page: 5198., Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1976.

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