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ETDS from 2018

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Acculturation and Belongingness: The Keys to International Student Satisfaction, Semehar Ghebrekidan

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Extending the Utility of Public Use Microdata, Eric A. Guthrie

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Assessment of the Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Michael Lynch

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Understanding City Parks as New Common Pool Resources: A Case Study of the Dakota Nature Park, Keahna Margeson

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Successes and Challenges in Services for Victims of Sex Trafficking: An Organizational Analysis, Annelieke Sinnema

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“The Problem with the Haitians is their Language”: Language as Color-Blind Racism, Ruthie Wienk

ETDS from 2017

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Explaining the Gender Wage Gap in Rural and Urban China, Wei Gu

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Funding of Higher Education: Variations in State Funding, Impacts of State Funding on Differential Tuition, and Variables Impacting Differential Tuition, Michael Holbeck

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Rail Rebound: The Impact of Freight Rails on Regional Development in the United States, 1970-2010, Bishal Bhakta Kasu

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The Transformation of an Agriculture-Based Economy to a Tourism-Based Economy: Citizens' Perceived Impacts of Sustainable Tourism Development, Debra P. Laville-Wilson

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GESI Mainstreaming in Nepal: Representation of a New Concept or Re-presentation of an Old Concept in a New Package?, Umit Shrestha

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Dual Enrollment And Its Impact on College Freshman Persistence: A Modification of Tinto's Model of Student Departure, Douglas L. Simon

ETDS from 2016

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Government Policy and Initiatives on Maternal Mortality Reduction in Nigeria, Enifome U. Eto

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Application of Routine Activities Theory to the Study of Residential Armed Robbery in Ghana, Neeh Nhai Lhayea

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Causes of Alienation Among Black Students at Two Predominantly White Universities, Anton Mighty

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Coping and Adjustment of Spouses of International Students at South Dakota State University, Elizabeth Nayebare

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Identity Theory and Women’s Choice of Medical Specialty, Kelli A. Rolfsmeyer

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Understanding the Factors Associated with Engaged Scholarship: A Case Study of Sociologists in the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, Rebecca Maame Ahima Tachie

ETDS from 2015

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Aspects of Sudanese Traditions Implicated in Intimate Partner Violence Among Sudanese Refugee Community., Abdelrahim Abulbasher

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Factors Impacting Saudi Arabian Students' Attitudes During Their Stay in the United States, Ahmed Alasiri

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Beef is Beef? An Actor-Network Analysis of the 2012 LFTB Food Scare, Trenton Ellis

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An Investigation of Rural Entrepreneurship Development at County Level: Opportunities for Rural Communities in South Dakota, Joy K. Kobia

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Acculturation and Parenting-- Exploring Intergenerational Conflicts in Chinese Immigrant Families in Rural South Dakota, Shuang Li

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Commercial Motorcycle (Boda Boda) Riders and the Production of Space in Kampala City, Uganda, Marion M. Mugisha

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The Superstore Next Door : The Effects of "Growth Machine" Interests, Controversial Land-use Procedures, and Place Meanings on Local Attitudes in the Rural-urban Fringe, Jonathan R. Wallner

ETDS from 2014

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Critical Thinking in Higher Education, Tyson Abbott

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Windswept in Middle America: Attitudes, Values, and Expectations for Underdeveloped Utility-Scale Wind Projects in South Dakota, Joshua Fergen

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Pro-and-anti Immigration Activities in Iowa's 4th Congressional Districts: A Community Capitals Framework Perspective, Anne Junod

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Undercount and Underrepresentation of American Indians in the Quality of Life Survey, Mary Killsahundred

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'As a Women, As a Mother, As a Farmer': Understanding Women's Agricultural Practices, Perceptions and Adaption to Climate Change in the Upper Midwest, Erin Kline

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Who Am I? Who Am I Supposed to Be? First Generation Graduate Student Experiences of Identity Negotiation, Nicole B. Lounsbery

ETDS from 2013

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A Mixed Methods Study of Student Horizontal and Vertical Networking and Associated Impacts on Student Performance, Jake Cummings

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Food Consumption Similarities and Differences for Two Types of Jamaican Households, Denise A. Gochenouer

ETDS from 2000

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The Gendered World of Disney: A Content Analysis of Gender Themes in Full-length Animated Disney feature Films, Beth A. Wiersma

ETDS from 1963

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The Relationship of Selected Characteristics of Farm Operators to Attitudes Toward Retirement, Wayne L. Larson

The Social System of a Rural Yugoslav-American Community, Oysterville, Frank M. Lovrich

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Adjustments of the Church and the Community to Population Change in a Rural South Dakota County, Charles Emmet Nielsen

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A Proposed Rural Development Program and its Implications for Puktia, Afghanistan, Mohammed Afzal Puktianie

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A Study of Attitudes Toward the Present School System and School Reorganization in a Rural South Dakota County, James L. Satterlee

ETDS from 1962

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Social Distance Correlates: Religiosity, Education, and Personality, Jeanne C. Bigger

ETDS from 1961

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A Study of Selected Factors Which May be Associated with the Imminent Migration of Individuals from the Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Frank C. Estes

ETDS from 1959

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A Study of Selected Factors Related To Attitudes Toward the Hutterites of South Dakota, David T. Priestley

ETDS from 1956

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A Study of Selected Characteristics and the Extent of Church Activity of the Membership and Officials in the Free Methodist Church, Upper Midwest Region, Bruce Leffingwell Kline

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Time and Tide : A Study of the Conflicting Concepts of Time of the Dakota Indian and Western Civilization, R. Clyde McCone

ETDS from 1955

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Attitudes and Opinions Relating to the 4-H Junior Leadership Program in South Dakota, John F. Younger

ETDS from 1948

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The Problem of Recreation for the Blind and a Survey of Present Conditions, Howard H. Hanson

ETDS from 1945

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The Farmers Union "Triangle" Program in North Dakota, Harold S. Hepner

ETDS from 1941

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Factors Influencing Farm Population Fertility in Brookings County, Oscar Markeseth

ETDS from 1940

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Relationships Between Basic Boy Scout Accomplishments and Levels of Social and Economic Status, Roy Dickens Herold

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The Declining Rural School Population in Brookings County, Verna M. Simon

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The Changing Role of the School of Agriculture at South Dakota State College, Herman Stallbaum

ETDS from 1939

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Relief and Family Welfare Problems of the Broken-Home Child in South Dakota, Robert L. McNamara

ETDS from 1937

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The Association of Relief Status of the Farm Operators in South Dakota with the Size of Farms Operated and with Various Personal Characteristics of the Farm Operators, Zetta E. Bankert

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The Relationship Existing Between the Extent of Education and the Relief Status of Rural Households in South Dakota, Vera Petheram

ETDS from 1933

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Social Adjustments of Physically Handicapped Persons, Marie Van Maanen

ETDS from 1932

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Public Charities in Brookings County, South Dakota, Anna Foulks Hubbell

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Juvenile Delinquency in Brookings County, South Dakota, Cathryn Schaefer