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Degree Culminating Works (all departments)  [298]

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This is a collection of various types of works created by University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) graduate (including doctoral) students as a requirement for receiving their master's or PhD degrees from programs based at UMD. It includes dissertations (for PhD degrees), theses (for "Plan A" thesis-based master's degrees), projects (for "Plan B" project-based master's degrees), and papers (for "Plan C" coursework-based master's degrees).

Please note, this collection contains only some of the degree-culminating works produced by UMD graduate students. Additional dissertations and theses (not Plan Bs or Plan Cs) can be found in the University of Minnesota Twin Cities "Dissertations and Theses" collection.

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Constructing Confidence Intervals for L-statistics Using Jackknife Empirical Likelihood

Wang, Fuli (2020-06-16)
The linear function of order statistics which is quite known as L-statistics has been widely used in non-parametric statistic such as location estimation and construction of tolerance level. The L-statistics include a ...

An Experimental Examination of Misconception Corrections Across Health Domains and Potential Backfire Effect

Damsgard, Erika (2020-05-29)
The endorsement of misconceptions, unlike ignorance, may be deep-rooted (Hammer, 1996) and can be challenging to correct (Walter & Murphy, 2018). These erroneous beliefs are prevalent in a variety of areas, including ...

Eating Regulation Within the Context of Self-Determination Theory

Dixit, Urvashi (2020-05)
About 40% of young adult females engage in dysregulated eating behaviors (Goldschmidt et al., 2018) which is concerning because this can serve as an antecedent to clinical eating disorders (Bryla, 2003). Research suggests ...

The Blame Game: Assessing Blame Placed on Gender Diverse Victims of HIV and the Impact of Perspective Taking

Deihl, Emma C (2020-03)
Gender diverse individuals experience higher rates of HIV and are blamed for their diagnoses to a greater extent than cisgender individuals. Proponents of Attribution Theory posit that victim blaming can be explained by ...

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