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Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: This thesis studies the career of Geoffrey Blainey, both as a historian and controversialist. It considers what factors contributed to his success as a writer of works of history and how he became a h... More
Authors: Naghavi, Azam
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: This thesis is the story of double strangers, the narratives of people who felt they had become ‘displaced forever’, displaced as a result of a sacrifice they made for their children. Double strangers... More
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Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: Focusing on the critical expression ‘Indigenous/Aboriginal Hip Hop’, this thesis investigates the meanings generated by this expression through the discursive strategies employed by those rappers who ... More
Authors: Allen, Cassie
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: Bekos (2007) and Watillon (2002) were pioneers in undertaking empirical research to better understand the mother's motivation for participation in an infant observation. This thesis aims to build on t... More
Authors: Daniel, Sarah
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: Infant observation is an established learning experience for many students of psychoanalysis and other clinical and human service disciplines. It provides an opportunity for the observer to connect wi... More
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: This exploratory study investigated young children's beliefs and opinions about computers by actively involving children in the research project. Fifty two children, four to six years old, were asked ... More
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Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: BACKGROUND The purpose of this research project was to investigate the occupational exposures of participants in a case control study of prostate cancer. By age 60 years over 50% of men will have canc... More
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: Data in the form of sequences accumulate in many domains such as engineering, health, finance and marketing. Therefore, it is important that models and techniques are developed and utilised to effecti... More
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Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: Understanding a student's prior knowledge is a significant issue for teachers as it assists in individualising and implementing effective teaching strategies to ensure that knowledge is processed for ... More
Authors: Munusamy, Mylini
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: The proliferation of websites and degree of flexibility and freedom allowed when developing websites has resulted in websites with varying navigability. Different approaches have been proposed to opti... More
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Authors: Khadka, Suman
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: Despite the majority of Nepalese children struggling to meet basic needs there have been negligible attempts to examine the effectiveness of social policies for children in Nepal. Equally challenging ... More
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Authors: Ryan, Jessica
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: Thesis Summary End-stage renal disease (ESRD) remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. ESRD can develop when there is inappropriate activation of either the adaptive or innate ... More
Authors: Howell, Jacqui
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: Current theories that attempt to explain the horizontal-vertical illusion (HVI) are inconsistent with all empirical evidence, largely due to the remaining gaps in our knowledge. This thesis expands ou... More
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: Problem gambling is increasingly viewed as a behavioural addiction of impaired control. Neurocognitive models of substance-based addictions propose that dysfunction within the fronto-striatal networks... More
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: The Gram-negative bacterium Acinetobacter baumannii is a major cause of hospital-acquired infections, including meningitis, bacteremia, ventilator-associated pneumonia and burn infections. Treatment o... More
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Authors: Parkin, Derwin
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: A detailed numerical study on the drag reduction effects of rear-edge periodic actuation on a flat-back 2.5D Ahmed body (a two-dimensional body extended in the third dimension) is presented, with part... More
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Authors: Low, Teck Fei
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: An indentation test is an experimental method whereby an indenter is pressed into a specimen in order to create a contact impression. Based on experimental input and the mechanical response of a speci... More
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Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: The successful isolation and in vitro culture of human embryonic stem (ES) cells in 1998 by James Thomson ushered in a new era in biology. It was immediately realised that human ES cells might provide... More
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is the consensus term developed and validated in the last 10 years encompassing all classes or stages of kidney injury; it refers to a continuum of injury. AKI is common in c... More
Authors: Lavan, Daniel
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: This thesis approaches self-learning in music composition from a psychoanalytic (PA) perspective, specifically with reference to the work of the French theorists Julia Kristeva and Jacques Lacan. Thes... More
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Authors: Hawke, Ben
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: It is traditionally thought that the value of one's nation is not merely the sum of life, liberty and security; but rather something over and above these things. Given that one's own nation seems to b... More
Authors: Chen, Na
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: Adverse events (AEs) have negative impacts on patients, and may sometimes cause severe harm to patients and even death. This thesis aimed to investigate AEs in Chinese hospitals. Two studies had been ... More
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Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: In Australia, buried water and gas pipes are reported to have more frequent failures in hot and dry summers, which suggests that soil shrinkage and thermal effects are the main factors associated with... More
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Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: Since the early 1980’s educational institutions around the globe have invested large amounts of both time and money into the exploration and implementation of a vast range of technological programs. T... More
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Authors: Liu, Jie
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: While the demand for training that is conducted in cross-cultural settings has increased substantially (Sun & Ross, 2009), most training concepts have been developed with little consideration of natio... More
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