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Dissertations from 2014

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The Effect of Instruction in Alternative Solutions on American Ninth-Grade Algebra I Students' Problem Solving Performance, Erin Elizabeth Sagaskie

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EFFECTS OF USING VIDEO, AUDIO, OR MIXED CHANNELS FOR VICARIOUS LEARNER INTERACTIONS IN A SYNCHRONOUS E-LEARNING ENVIRONMENT, Roman Eduardo Sarmiento

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EFFECT OF STRUCTURE IN PROBLEM BASED LEARNING ON SCIENCE TEACHING EFFICACY BELIEFS AND SCIENCE CONTENT KNOWLEDGE OF ELEMENTARY PRESERVICE TEACHERS, Selena K. Sasser

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Middle School Students' Attitudes toward Math and STEM Career Interests: A 4-Year Follow-Up, Madalyn R. Schneider

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"I Don't Want to Hurt Anyone's Feelings": Using Race as a Writing Prompt in First Year Writing, Dianna Shank

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ARCHITECTURE-AWARE HARD-REAL-TIME SCHEDULING ON MULTI-CORE ARCHITECTURES, Mayank Shekhar

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AKR1B8 IS A NOVEL MODULATOR OF CRYPTIC SELF-RENEWAL AND SUSCEPTIBILITY TO COLITIS AND ASSOCIATED CANCER, Yi Shen

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TOWARDS A UNIVERSAL DEFINITION AND MEASURE OF SPIRITUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE, Uday Shinde

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The Effects of Foreign Aid on Government Policies: Theoretical and Empirical Analyses, Hyeon Joon Shin

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AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT EXCHANGE TRADED NOTES, Sara Shirley

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LEARNING STYLES, DEMOGRAPHICS, AND ACHIEVEMENT OF NURSING ASSISTANT STUDENTS IN ILLINOIS: IS THERE A RELATIONSHIP?, Nishala Iroshini Silva

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STOCHASTIC MODELS IN POPULATION DYNAMICS., Pathiranage Lochana Pabakara Siriwardena

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Conditional Reinforcement: A Comprehensive Review and Investigation of Terminal Link Stimulus Functions, Travis Ray Smith

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THE INFLUENCE OF RACE, CAUSAL ATTRIBUTION, & IN-GROUP FAVORITISM ON RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REHABILITATION SERVICES, Matthew Evan Sprong

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A Look at the Decision Making of Mutual Fund Families, Jeffrey R. Stark

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GEOGRAPHIC EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON MAJOR RURAL LAND COVERS OF THE CENTRAL UNITED STATES, Timothy J. Stoebner

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Ars rhetorica et sacrae litterae: St. Patrick and the Art of Rhetoric in Early Medieval Briton and Ireland, Brian James Stone

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PHYSICAL THERAPISTS' CLINICAL PRACTICES REGARDING INTRINSIC AND EXTRINSIC FALL RISK FACTORS AND THEIR ATTITUDES TOWARD THE USE OF EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE, Michael Alan Stroud

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ATOMISTIC MODELING OF PHONON BANDSTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT FOR OPTIMAL THERMAL MANAGEMENT IN NANOSCALE DEVICES, Sasi Sekaran Sundaresan

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Modified Stochastic Sine-Gordon Equation, Abdallah M. Talafha

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Host-Pathogen Ecology: Effects of Species Ecology and Environmental Factors on the Intensity and Distribution of Disease Among Illinois Amphibians, Brooke Lee Talley

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THE CHALLENGES OF EDUCATION FOR DEMOCRACY: SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA IN AN ERA OF GLOBALIZATION, Yonmon Tchinsala

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Composition, Pedagogy, and the Development of Effective Student-Teachers: A Comparative Analysis of Training Programs for Teaching Assistants in English Departments, Ryan James Thornsberry

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Ecology of the marsh rice rat (Oryzomys palustris) in southern Illinois: wetland dynamics, metapopulations, and trophic position, Jorista van der Merwe

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THE ROLE OF ADAPTATION AND INFORMATION IN AGRICULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCE, Sarah Varble

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Ghost, Animal, Android: Trauma, Posthuman Ethics, and Radical Vulnerability in American Literature, 1940-2010, Tony M. Vinci

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Living The Crisis: Identities And Materialities In A Transnational Greek Setting, Leonidas Vournelis

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Fundamental studies and applications for the development of novel MRI contrast agents: Hyperpolarized xenon-129 and superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles, Laura L. Walkup

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Cinematic Accounts of a Neoliberal Hong Kong: Post-1997 Urban Cinema and the Human Cost of Neoliberalization, Mark Walters

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DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW SCREENING AND DETECTION METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING PROTEIN-SMALL MOLECULE INTERACTIONS, Lin Wang

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Chronic Impact Of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles On Solanum Lycopersicum L. And Brassica Rapa L., Qiang Wang

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Parameter Estimation in the Advection Diffusion Reaction Model With Mean Occupancy Time and Boundary Flux Approaches, Xiuquan Wang

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CUSTOMERS' EMOTIONAL AND COPING RESPONSES TO SERVICE FAILURES: THE ROLE OF SELF-CONGRUENCE, Shuqin Wei

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The Dark Cloud of Jeffersonian Philanthropy: Native American Assimilation and the Critique of the Frontier Romance, Stanley (Buck) Weiss

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Web Walkers, A Phenomenological Study of Adult Native American Distance Learning Experiences: Toward a Standard Model of Indigenous Learning, Sandra D. Weiterman Barton

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Choice Overload and Maximization: Implications for Disordered Gambling, Seth William Whiting

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UTILIZING VROOM'S EXPECTANCY THEORY AS A PREDICTOR OF STUDENT ACADEMIC SUCCESS ON THE ILLINOIS NURSE ASSISTANT COMPETENCY EXAMINATION, Kelli D. Whittington

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An Adornoesque Ethics: The Problem of Damaged Life, Heather Wilburn

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When do propagules matter? The role of ecological filters and regeneration dynamics during community assembly in tallgrass prairie restorations, Jason Willand

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A STUDY OF SAFETY IMPACTS OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF DRIVEWAYS AND THEIR PROXIMITY, Michael R. Williamson

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Applications and Advancements of Dynamic Isoelectric Focusing, Shannon Courtney Wilson

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Inflammatory and Conciliatory Rhetoric in the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Content Analysis of How Three Newspapers Covered Two Provocative Events, Oliver R. Witte

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Blood, Mud, and Money: Place and Public Land Conflicts in the Shawnee Hills, Karen Wolf

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A CHARACTERIZATION OF SELECTION FOR EVOLVED RESISTANCE TO PROTOPORPHYRINOGEN OXIDASE (PPO)-INHIBITING HERBICIDES IN AMARANTHUS TUBERCULATUS, Raymond Joseph Wuerffel

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REGULATION OF CIRCADIAN CLOCKS AND METABOLISM BY ARYL HYDROCARBON RECEPTOR, CANXIN XU

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TOMOGRAPHIC IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION: IMPLEMENTATION, OPTIMIZATION AND COMPARISON IN DIGITAL BREAST TOMOSYNTHESIS, Shiyu Xu

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ESSAYS ON MIGRATION AND HUMAN CAPITAL ACCUMULATION, Xu Xu

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UNDERSTANDING REHABILITATION COUNSELORS CULTURAL COMPETENCE THROUGH CLIENT PERCEPTIONS, Priyanka Yalamanchili

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Crystallographic and Modeling Studies Suggest that the SKICH Domains from Different Protein Families Share a Common Ig-like Fold but harbor substantial Structural Variations, Yang Yang

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(RE)CLAIMING THE INTELLIGENT HEART: A CRITICAL PEDAGOGUE'S JOURNEY TOWARD CONNECTED SCHOOLING, Melinda L. Yeomans

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CONSTRAINED STATISTICAL INFERENCE WHEN TARGET AND SAMPLE POPULATIONS DIFFER, Huijun Yi

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Malaysian Counselor Supervisor Development: The Effect of Counselor Supervisor Training, Self-Efficacy, and Role Conflict and Role Ambiguity, Hapsah Md Yusof

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The role of hCLCA2 and hCLCA4 in suppression of breast cancer progression, Yang Yu

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Hearing Existenzspeak: An Existential Response to Millennial Angst, Brian Zager

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ARAB STUDENTS' DIFFICULTIES WITH ENGLISH WRITING DURING THEIR TRANSITION TO THE UNITED STATES: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY, Rima Nassar Zghyer

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LOW-POWER LOW-VOLTAGE ANALOG CIRCUIT TECHNIQUES FOR WIRELESS SENSORS, Chenglong Zhang

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CONSUMER INVOLVEMENT IN REVIEWING PRODUCTS ONLINE: A SELF-DETERMINATION THEORY PERSPECTIVE, Nan Zhang

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MECHANISMS OF RAPID RESOLUTION OF DIABETES FOLLOWING ILEAL INTERPOSITION SURGERY IN THE RAT, Ping Zhao

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A Unified Robust Minimax Framework for Regularized Learning Problems, Hongbo Zhou

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Open quantum system dynamics for describing state transfer, Nayeli Zuniga-Hansen

Dissertations from 2013

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A Qualitative Exploration of the Experiences of Adult Thermal Burn Survivors: The Navigation Toward Recovery and Health, Thereasa Eilene Abrams

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GEOGRAPHIC DATA MINING AND GEOVISUALIZATION FOR UNDERSTANDING ENVIRONMENTAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH DATA, Samuel Adu-Prah

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INVESTIGATING THE IMPACT OF ORIENTATION AND DETECTED CHARACTERISTICS OF FIRST-TIME ONLINE STUDENTS ON THEIR SUCCESS RATE IN A COMMUNITY COLLEGE SETTING, Reginald C. Akpom

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Investigation of Proteretic Hopfield Networks, Aysar Al-khalidi

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The Social Construction of Deviance, Activism, and Identity in Women's Accounts of Abortion, Mallary Allen

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In Our Own Backyard: A Qualitative Investigation of Marginalized and Dominant Perspectives on White Privilege in Counseling Psychology Training Programs, Steven Matthew Andrews

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ATTITUDES OF COLLEGE STUDENTS TOWARD PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN VARIOUS SOCIAL CONTEXTS, Azzahrah Anuar

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RELIGION AND WOMEN'S STATUS ATTAINMENT: A COMPARATIVE AND HIERARCHICAL ANALYSIS, LUBNA AYUB ASIF

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THE IMPACT OF POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL CAPACITIES AND POSITIVE EMOTIONS OF FRONTLINE EMPLOYEES ON CUSTOMER PERCEPTIONS OF SERVICE RECOVERY, Carolin Edward Gergis Azab

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Factors Affecting Adoption and Diffusion of Distance Education Among Health Education Faculty, James W. Ball

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THE EFFECTS OF CONDITIONAL DISCRIMINATION INSTRUCTION AND VERBAL BEHAVIOR ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF HIERARCHICAL RESPONDING, Clarissa Sue Barnes

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KEY DEVELOPMENTAL EVENTS IN THE ORIBATID MITE, ARCHEGOZETES LONGISETOSUS, AND THE EVOLUTION OF CHELICERATE BODY PLANS., Austen Alan Barnett

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INCOME SHIFTING AMONG OPTION INTENSIVE FIRMS IN THE 1990'S, Christopher Becker

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The changing face of Andean peatlands: the effects of climate and human disturbance on ecosystem structure and function, Juan C. Benavides

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ORGANIZATIONS, RELIGION, AND LEGAL MOBILIZATION: THE CASE OF CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVE LEGAL ADVOCACY, Daniel Bennett

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XANTHENE AND SILICON ANALOGS OF XANTHENE FLUOROPHORES AS CHEMICAL SENSORS FOR pH AND HYPOCHLOROUS ACID, Quinn Adams Best

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WHO SUPPORTS TERRORISM? A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF TERRORIST RESOURCE NETWORKS, Srobana Bhattacharya

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RETROSPECTIVE EVALUATION OF FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF C.A.T.C.H. IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS SCHOOLS, Matthew Ryan Bice

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Negotiating Work-Family Conflict, Job Satisfaction, and Burnout in A Sample of Rural Home Healthcare Providers, Abigail Ryan Bilderback

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Assessing the Leadership Potential of Applicants to CACREP Accredited Doctoral Programs, Peter Joseph Boccone

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ADVANCED PHOSPHORUS BASED MIGRATION RESISTANT ANTI-OXIDANTS FOR CARBON-CARBON COMPOSITE AIRCRAFT BRAKES WITH INCREASED CATALYTIC OXIDATION RESISTANCE, Matthew Levi Bolin

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Higher-Order Lucas Sequences and Dickson Polynomials, Joshua Daniel Boone

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EVOLUTION AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY, Michael E. Brady

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A Survey of Professional Development for Co-teaching, Phillip Brown

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A COMPARATIVE CASE STUDY ANALYSIS OF CAMPUS VIOLENCE PREVENTION PLANS AT THREE ILLINOIS HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS, Wade Robert Brown

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Examining the Relationship between Career Interests, Styles, and Subjective Well-Being with the Strong Interest Inventory, Kristine Buelow

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Callous Unemotional Traits and Patterns of Antisocial Behavior Among Female Juvenile Offenders, Allison Leigh Burke

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Alcoholism on the American Stage: De-Stigmatizing Socially Constructed Depictions of the Alcoholic through Performance, Thomas Michael Campbell

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Effect of the affordances of a virtual environment on second language oral proficiency, Heidy Patricia Carruthers

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Extensions of the Tripartite Integration Model of Social Influence (TIMSI): Using Explicit and Implicit Measures to Examine Ethnic Minority and Majority Student Academic Achievement, Randie Christine Chance

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AN EXPLORATORY STUDY INTO THE ADOPTON OF INTERNET BANKING IN MAINLAND CHINA, Lisa Chen

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An Analysis of School Superintendents' Responses to Ethical Dilemmas, Daniel Curtis Cross

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BIODIESEL PRODUCTION THROUGH MICROWAVE ASSISTED TRANSESTERIFICATION OF MICROBIAL CELLS, Yi Cui

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ROLES OF HAND2 TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR IN UTERINE RECEPTIVITY AND DECIDUALIZATION, Huyen Van Doan

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DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF A HEALTHY BODIES CURRICULUM MODULE FOR COLLEGE PERSONAL HEALTH, Teresa Drake

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Golden Handshakes at Commercial Banks, Jessica Dunn

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ELUCIDATION OF REGULATORY MECHANISMS OF TRANSCRIPTION AND COUPLED mRNA EXPORT, Geetha Durairaj

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From Star Trek to Siri: (Dis)Embodied Gender and the Acousmatic Computer in Science Fiction Film and Television, Liz W. Faber

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PERFORMATIVE CORPORATE TRAINING IN TAIWAN, Sheng-Tao Fan

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CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THE PHILOSOPHIES OF ARISTOTLE AND PEIRCE WITH REGARD TO NON-DEDUCTIVE INFERENCES AND TO THEORY OF COGNITION, Jorge Alejandro Florez Restrepo