Recent Submissions

  • Rate My Car (Website) 

    Chapman, Nick M., 1997-- (Northern Illinois University, 2018-10-13)
    In a day and age where social media is thriving, and more prominent than ever, it is quite surprising that there is no social website dedicated strictly for car enthusiast. A place where you can be surrounded by like minding ...
  • Is Kinesio Tape Better Than a Placebo? 

    Schneider, Katherine E., 1997-- (Northern Illinois University, 2018-08-05)
    Kinesio tape is designed to provide support and stability to joints and muscles without impacting circulation and the body's range of motion. However, how does kinesiotape physically impact the pain and function of a patient ...
  • Tactile cues: relations between the afferent and efferent nervous system and its effect on resistance training. 

    O'Connell, Patrick J., 1995. (Northern Illinois University, 2018-08-02)
    Objective: Resistance training has been shown to have positive effects on increasing muscle mass and strength in healthy individuals. Athletes of all different backgrounds are always seeking new ways to maximize strength ...
  • Inhibition's Role in Mediating Recall of Arguments 

    Mogan, James R., 1988-- (Northern Illinois University, 2018-05-04)
    Arguments are everywhere and even college students lack the skill to evaluate whether a reason provides minimal support for a claim. Part of this problem may be that when reading an argument, an individual’s personal ...
  • Exploring the Relationships Between Stressors and Cortisol Production in Captive and Wild Sifakas 

    Mogan, James R., 1988-- (Northern Illinois University, 2018-05-04)
    The ‘stress response,’ or how an animal responds to external stressors, transpires from a litany of external factors. Past research has examined this response in captive sifakas and wild sifakas without making a direct ...
  • Supernatural Beliefs and the Influence of the Media 

    Halsey, Mellissa S. (Northern Illinois University, 2018-05-04)
    People and the media has had a continued fascination in the supernatural, from books and verbal stories of the past to television and movies today. The supernatural is a fascinating topic and includes paranormal phenomena, ...
  • Parent and Educator Definitions of Parent Involvement and Engaged Activities 

    Kivikoski, Ashley N., 1996-- (Northern Illinois University, 2018-05-04)
    Parental involvement in education is mandated by law (i.e., NCLB, IDEA) and it is the educators’ responsibility to reach out and include parents in the education of their child(ren). To date, there is little available ...
  • Immigration Policy in the U.S. 

    Hernandez, Erin P., 1996-- (Northern Illinois University, 2018-05-04)
    Legislative behavior and intergroup relations have had a significant impact on comprehensive immigration policy. In recent years, immigration policy has taken the world stage and now immigration legislation has had more ...
  • Making the Abstract Accessible: The Importance of Concrete Connections to Elementary Aged Student's Understanding of New Concepts 

    Basgall, Bonnie, L 1993- (Northern Illinois University, 2018-05-04)
    This paper is a case study about a second grade student that had high fluency, but low overall reading comprehension and looks to examine both where the comprehension breakdown was coming from and what could be done about ...
  • Inertial Motion Capture Gear 

    Goes, Jacob; Dennison, Trevor; Jacob, Joshyn; Shah, Ayush; O'Donnell, Edward (Northern Illinois University, 2018-05-04)
    With many of the limitations that exist with traditional motion capture systems, there is a need for a system that can be used in a real world setting. Our project is to plan, design, build, and test a portable motion ...
  • The Integration of CAM Techniques as a Preparatory Method within the Scope of Occupational Therapy Practice 

    DeFore, Malorie L, 1996-- (Northern Illinois University, 2018-05-04)
  • Can We Predict Reproducible Scholarly Research? 

    McDade, Joseph C., 1986-- (Northern Illinois University, 2018-05-04)
    Empirical research should always be backed by substantial and verifiable data so that anyone who wishes to reproduce the study or replicate the study with different data can verify the claims made by the research are ...
  • Going Unseen: How Perceptions of Police and Police Fatal Shootings are Influenced 

    Surell, Justin M., 1996-- (Northern Illinois University, 2018-05-04)
    Perceptions of policing are of critical importance to the relationship between citizens and police. The influences behind those perceptions are what have built the circumstances seen today. How citizens view police fatal ...
  • A Study of Altmetrics Using Sentiment Analysis 

    Arredondo, Luis (Northern Illinois University, 2018-05-04)
    The increasing use of social media has found its way into the realm of professional and scholarly discussion. Whether it’s through negative or positive sentiment (or neither) people are discussing and bringing light to ...
  • Violence in the Workplace: Its Effect and How Nurses Cope 

    Hielkema, Chantal N., 1996-- (Northern Illinois University, 2018-05-04)
    Abstract Purpose. The purpose of this study was to determine how often workplace violence occurs in the emergency department, how it effects nurses, and how nurses cope with these acts of violence. Background. Over ...
  • Comparing and Analyzing GNU Compilers 

    Powell, Brandon C., 1995-- (Northern Illinois University, 2018-05-04)
    As programmers begin their careers, many do not have a keen understanding of the differences and discrepancies between differing versions of popular programming languages and their compilers. In addition, many programmers ...
  • The Value of Trust: An Investigation into Shareholder Biases Regarding Firm Leadership Characteristics 

    Gerent, Sean A., 1991-- (Northern Illinois University, 2018-05-03)
    The purpose of our research is to determine whether the value of corporate control is influenced by leadership characteristics. The market for corporate control can reveal the extent of trust shareholders have in the ...
  • Corporate Tax Rate Change Impacts on Beta 

    Perez, Alejandro D., 1994-- (Northern Illinois University, 2018-05-03)
    The new corporate tax rate change will have an impact on company financing strategies. Higher levels of corporate borrowing or debt will lead to higher measured beta for firms. An examination of average company betas ...
  • Creation of a Custom Lift for the ComEd Icebox Derby 

    Thompson, Mackenzie; Kaiser, Kenzie; Hallow, Scott; Foley, Brent; Nisbett, Daniel; Terrell, Diontrae (Northern Illinois University, 2018-05)
    To help promote the growth in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers, ComEd created the Icebox Derby STEM cup challenge. The Icebox Derby is a challenge that encourages young women to engage in hands on ...
  • Literature Review of Lumbar Disc Lesions: from Onset to Return to Activity 

    Panzella, Grant C., 1995-- (Northern Illinois University, 2018-05-03)
    The purpose of this thesis was to construct a literature review based upon an applicable topic to the field of athletic training/physical therapy. With non-descriptive low back pain being one of the most common conditions ...

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