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    • Walking their own path : a life course analysis of baby boom women's marital decisions 

      Slaughter, Karen M. (Northern Illinois University, 1992)
      This study sought to examine the influence of birth cohort, structural characteristics of the family, childhood religious teachings, and gender-role modelling on adult gender-role attitudes and the timing of marital ...
    • Walking to the creek 

      Williams, David J. (Northern Illinois University, 1984)
      The poems in this collection center thematically around a pasture creek in Illinois. The creek, as an image, is symbolic of the natural world, and in the poems is often used as a point of contrast to the world of human ...
    • War of words : can protest repression manifest organizational stigma? 

      Jenkins, Raymond (Northern Illinois University, 2018)
      Throughout the history of the United States, protest has provoked both social thought and backlash. Protests regarding civil rights and equality can create situations of great discomfort and varying forms of repression---but ...
    • Warranty policies beneficial to both consumer and producer 

      Ba Pirojboot (Northern Illinois University, 1991)
      This study designs a credible tool which can be used in the situations where warranty policies must be implemented. This tool provides a mechanism for sharing benefits among consumers and producers in price-warranty ...
    • Washington Irving's social attitudes revealed in Salmagundi, Knickerbocker's history, and the sketch book 

      Blomgren, Jeannine Wieza (Northern Illinois University, 1959)
      Washington Irving, American’s first man of letters of the early 19th century, has been studied as a literary and political critic, but not as a social critic. In the introduction to his Irving bibliography, Stanley Williams ...
    • Water quality and physical hydrogeology of the Amarapura township, Mandalay, Myanmar 

      Grzybowski, Michael (Northern Illinois University, 2017)
      Mandalay is a major city in central Myanmar with a high urban population that lacks a wastewater management system, a solid waste disposal process, and access to treated drinking water. The purpose of this study is to ...
    • A watershed analysis of the 1993 midwestern flood 

      Davis, Dawn (Northern Illinois University, 1994)
      The floods which occurred throughout the Midwest and along the upper Mississippi River during the summer of 1993 were the greatest of recorded history within the Midwest region. This study focused upon the extreme stream ...
    • Wavelet tree structure-based image compression 

      Wu, Jincheng, writer on electrical engineering (Northern Illinois University, 1998)
      This paper presents an algorithm for image compression which involves tree structure coding (TSC) of wavelet coefficients resulting from discrete wavelet transform (DWT), successive approximation quantization, and entropy ...
    • Wavelet-based acoustic echo cancellation 

      Shen, Qiping (Northern Illinois University, 1996)
      Acoustic echo cancellers are necessary for communication systems such as teleconferencing and full-duplex phone in order to reduce echoes which impair the quality of communication. In this paper we are focusing on the ...
    • Wavelet-based image compression by successive vector quantization 

      Chen, Yi (Northern Illinois University, 2001)
    • Wavelet-based image enhancement 

      Cheng, Qian (Northern Illinois University, 1998)
      This thesis proposes the novel wavelet-based digital image denoising methods to solve the problems which are difficult for the best known two-dimension adaptive Wiener filtering technique. Because the two-dimension Wiener ...
    • Weaning practices of Indochinese refugee infants 

      Tzung, Ching-Wen (Northern Illinois University, 1987)
      The purpose of this study was to investigate the weaning practices of Indochinese refugees. Maternal food habits and cultural factors affecting the methods used in infant weaning were also’explored. Infant physical status ...
    • Weaving the tapestry of an unfinished woman : Colette's La Naissance du jour 

      Anderson, Cynthia J. (Northern Illinois University, 1996)
      This study analyzed Colette's creation of an ideal self in the novel La Naissance du iour. In particular, I examined how Colette used her writing to recreate her past and to foresee her future. In doing so, she created a ...
    • Web based simulation of flexible manipulators and IIR filters 

      Quadri, Mohd Afwaan Ahmed (Northern Illinois University, 2016)
      This thesis describes an outline for converting an existing stand-alone MATLAB and Simulink-based simulation environment to a web version. With this arrangement the simulation environment will be hosted on a web server and ...
    • A web of aliases : birds in the art of Joseph Cornell 

      Fox, Tamara H. (Northern Illinois University, 1997)
      My thesis examines some of the possible symbolic meaning attached to bird images in the box constructions and collages of American artist Joseph Cornell (1903-1972). Bird images, though figuring prominently in Cornell's ...
    • Wedron Mounds : a late woodland site in Illinois 

      Agran, Miriam (Northern Illinois University, 1974)
      This thesis is a descriptive account of the archaeology of Wedron. Mounds. Wedron Mounds, located in La Salle County, Illinois, is an archaeological site dating to the Late Woodland period. The eight burial mounds are ...
    • Weight control as a domain of achievement : identification of high need achievers 

      Samuel, Patricia A. (Northern Illinois University, 1988)
      This study attempted to expand the traditional achievement motivation literature to include those individuals who are striving to achieve the socially defined standard of excellence in weight-related appearance. Results ...
    • Weight training effects on body satisfaction of body image disturbed college women 

      Depcik, Erica (Northern Illinois University, 1999)
      This thesis assessed the effectiveness of weight training on improving the body image of body image disturbed college females. A quasi-experimental design was employed to compare the differences in body image between body ...
    • Wendy Wasserstein, feminism and broadway : an uncommon combination 

      Dennison, Gloria (Northern Illinois University, 1999)
      This thesis explores the feminist reaction to the works of Wendy Wasserstein. Wasserstein has had comparative success as an American female playwright in the latter half of the twentieth century. She is the first female ...
    • West Asian costume design influence on handwoven overgarments : documentation of the one-woman show of textiles and clothing design 

      Brubaker, M. Eileen (Northern Illinois University, 1975)
      The following work is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Science degree at Northern Illinois University. The work, produced between September, 1974 and August, 1975# was exhibited September ...