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application/x-fascinator-package The prevalence of dissociation and Dissociative Disorders, and trauma and parent-child dynamics as etiological factors: implications for the validity of the Trauma Model and Fantasy Model of dissociation

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Chapter Two: The prevalence and antecedents of Dissociative Disorders (DDs) and dissociative experiences in college populations: a meta-analysis of 98 studies provides benchmarks for understanding and interpreting prevalence rates of DD and dissociation in a college populations, as well as reviewing research on antecedents to establish the evidence base for both the Trauma Model and Fantasy Model of dissociation. This main meta-analysis includes two CMA data files: 1. The first contains secondary data from 12 studies that provide the prevalence rates for at least one of the DDs with the diagnosis based on a structured clinical interview (the SCID-D, the mini SCID-D and the DDIS) 2. The second contains secondary data from 92 studies measuring dissociation with the Dissociative Experiences Scale (DES) that report the DES mean, or components thereof, i.e. the mean for the pathological taxon (DES-T), the subscales of absorption, depersonalization or amnesia; or the percentage of pathological dissociators in the sample. Chapter Three: Parent-child dynamics and experiences of maltreatment during childhood that predict dissociation in a college population contains primary research that enables the influence of parent-child dynamics, including attachment, to be empirically tested, to see if these alongside trauma exposure can predict dissociation in adulthood in a non-clinical sample; and to determine whether these findings provide support for the Trauma Model or Fantasy Model of dissociation. The data set for chapter three is derived from primary data collection from 313 internal and external students and academic staff from the University of New England using demographic data and data from the following four instruments: - A 60 question version of the Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation (MID; Dell, 2006) - The Parent-Child Dynamics Questionnaire designed by the PhD student - A revised version of the Betrayal Trauma Index (BTI; Freyd, Deprince, & Zurbriggen, 2001) - Relationship Questionnaire – Clinical Version (RQ-CV; Holmes and Lyons-Ruth, 2006) Chapter Four What kinds of parent-child dynamics and experiences of maltreatment during childhood best predict dissociation and Dissociative Disorders in Australian college students, outpatients and inpatients? builds upon the findings of chapter three and uses the same set of instruments to see if the relationships found in a university population are replicated in a clinical population; and to determine whether these findings provide support for the Trauma Model or Fantasy Model of dissociation. The data set for Chapter 4 is derived from primary data collection from three university groups (those with normal, elevated, and clinical levels of dissociation) and a group of 13 inpatients (Belmont Private Hospital, Brisbane) and 21 outpatients (Australia wide) diagnosed with a Dissociative Disorder.  

application/x-fascinator-package Impacts of Ascaridia galli infection on health, immunity, productivity and egg quality of free-range laying hens

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Two experiments were conducted at Laureldale research farms. Hens were artificially infected with different doses of Ascaridia galli eggs. Impacts on health, immune response, productions were measured. Subsequently, hens were ranged on the contaminated ranges. The impacts of such naturally acquired infections were measured. 

application/x-fascinator-package Factors influencing Barbervax ® immunity and effects on wellbeing and production in Merino ewes and lambs

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The data includes WEC and antibody titre (Barbervax specific on ewes and lambs and H. contortus antibody titres on the ewes. Also included are bodyweight and BCS measures of ewes and lambs, parentage measures, pregnancy scanning and fleece data from the ewes. All data was collected over a 12 month period. The data was used to analyse Barbervax immunity of ewes and lambs and effects of vaccination on performance. 

application/x-fascinator-package ‘What the student does’ Undergraduate business students in group work: A narrative study of learner experiences

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Australian undergraduate business education consists of a diverse student cohort. Employers of these students, highly desire skills which are encompassed under the generic banner of teamwork. Group work is a common teaching method utilised to develop teamwork skills. When this framework is analysed through organisational behaviour theory, it reveals gaps in theory and practical reality. By eliciting the students’ stories, my narrative research sought to understand ‘what the student does’ when group work is used to develop teamwork skills. The stories of Australian domestic and Chinese international undergraduate students were investigated. My research has shown through a combined literature lens that leadership will influence group process events, and the acquisition of teamwork skills. 

application/x-fascinator-package Conceptualising-operationalising expertise in independent schools: Teacher and leader perceptions

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The project aims to conceptualise-operationalise expertise in teaching from the unique perspective of those participants involved in any aspect of professional practice in schools. If an increase in teachers’ expertise is to occur in schools, the professional’s voice is a crucial part of this aspiration. A better understanding of expertise in teaching, how it occurs and how it can be developed and improved for teachers in schools, enables advancement beyond the status quo. Data is being collected to capture the perspective of participants to inform this study. The research approach planned features two separate cases – teacher and leader – across three sites, utilising multiple individual and focus group interviews. The methodology is situated in an interpretivist paradigm and uses qualitative case study method. The sources of the data are teachers and leaders in three schools located in different states/territory in Australia. Participants volunteered to provide their perceptions of expertise as part of this research project. 

application/x-fascinator-package Early adolescents motivation and engagement in learning and impact of school-related conditions in low socio-economic districts in Sri Lanka: A mixed methods study

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Collected quantitative data from 220 students in Kalutara, Colombo, NuwaraEliya, and Monaragala districts in Sri Lanka using a survey. And conducted interviews with 24 students, 12 teachers and 12 principals and collected qualitative data. Those data were used to reveal the motivation and engagement levels, differences among gender and ethnicity, school-related conditions, and motivational strategies taken by the schools to examine early adolescents’ motivation and engagement in learning and impact of school-related conditions in low socio-economic districts in Sri Lanka. 

application/x-fascinator-package Impacts of climate change on staple crops and their pests

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The occurrences are mapped to see the current (historical) occurrence. This also can be seen in the figures of each article already published. The geographic coordinates are uploaded to the UNE cloud to add more support to the thesis. The article information is enough to reproduce our research. The data was collected to find the current (historical) suitability for the species under study. This information was collected from literature resources, web sites such as GBIF, PlantWise and for maize from a Mexican Institution named CONABIO. 

application/x-fascinator-package Decisions about Care Priorities at the Final Stage of Life: Listening to Renal Dialysis Patients and Carers in Hong Kong

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Data supporting PhD thesis. Mixed methods sequential explanatory study design was used in this research study. In the quantitative phase, a survey with close-ended questions was conducted with both the dialysis patient and carer groups in a regional hospital of Hong Kong. The findings were then analysed and used to guide the qualitative component of the study; specifically, the questions to be asked during the focus group interviews. The qualitative data from focus groups generated different information, reflecting common versus diverse views that prepared people to deal with more sensitive issues related to end-of-life care. 

application/x-fascinator-package Using Neem to Control Charcoal Rot Of Chickpea

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The data describe plant growth and disease parameters for chickpea infected with charcoal rot caused by Macrophomina phaseolina, and the effects of using neem (Azidirachta indica) products for disease control. Experiments were conducted in the University of New England's glasshouse and field trials. 

application/x-fascinator-package Fiscal policy in Australia

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Data set is the quarterly data covering the period Q1 1984 to Q4 2014. The data used to test the effects of fiscal policy on GDP, unemployment rate and housing price in Australia using vector autoregression (VAR) model. Main source from Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), with a portion collected from OECD Stat_Metadata. The data pertain to economics. 

application/x-fascinator-package Adaptive Learning and Forgetting in an Unconventional Experimental Routine

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Learning and forgetting were assessed concurrently in two experiments that involved the same unconventional routine. The schedule of reinforcement changed every session. Sessions were run back-to-back with a 23-hour mid-session break such that in a single visit to the testing chamber, the subject completed the second half of one session and the first half of the next. The beginning of a new session was either signaled or unsignaled. Experiment 1 involved concurrent variable interval-variable interval schedules with four possible reinforcer ratios. Response allocation was sensitive to the richer schedule and was retained through the mid-session break. Experiment 2 involved peak-interval schedules of varying durations. Temporal discrimination was rapidly acquired before and after the mid-session break, but not retained. Signaling the session change decreased control by past contingencies in both experiments, demonstrating that learning and forgetting can be investigated separately. Forgetting is often thought of as the inability to remember, but remembering and forgetting allow behavior to adapt to a changing environment in distinct and separable ways. These results suggest that the temporal structure of information can impact animals’ capacity to forget and remember. 

application/x-fascinator-package Adoptions from foster care through Family and Community Services (FACS)

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The file contains raw de-identified data from administrative records from FACS in relation to children adopted from care in NSW from 2003 to 2014. The file contains demographic data in relation to the adopted child, the adoptive family and aspects of the child protection and adoption circumstances.  

application/x-fascinator-package The Empirical Assessment of the Performance of Portuguese Local Government

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Sustainability Indicators for the 308 councils in Portugal (2015). Input – output indicators for the 308 councils in Portugal. (2000-2014) National Institute of Statistics National Agency for Development and Cohesion  

application/x-fascinator-package The effect of EFL teachers’ Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) on EFL teaching in Saudi Arabian Secondary Schools

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Data was collected using two main instruments – a web-based survey and semi-structured interviews. The data was analysed and presented for examination in a PhD Thesis. There are no restrictions on the thesis. 

application/x-fascinator-package The rules of engagement

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Interview data from in-depth, one on one interviews with key informants involved in a range of participatory processes stimulated by legal requirements for natural resource planning and wind farm development.  

application/x-fascinator-package Opening the doors of possibility for gifted/high-ability children with learning difficulties: Preliminary assessment strategies for primary school teachers

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Dataset contains questionnaires, interview recordings, and interview transcriptions relating to a study of gifted/high-ability children with learning difficulties. The data was collected to offer preliminary assessment strategies for primary school teachers. 

application/x-fascinator-package Developmental pathway for individualized learning of algebra

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A qualitative study deriving individualised pathways of learning algebra and developing higher-order thinking. Investigating cognitive gaps in the presentation of the subject algebra and cognitive gaps in student approaches to algebra. Evidencing these gaps in comments made by HSC markers from 2002 – 2011. Providing a framework to explore processes underpinning cognitive gaps via student cognitive conversations structured on literature review, markers comments and particular domains of algebra. Leading to individualised pathways of learning, a new concept of understanding algebra and higher-order thinking. 

application/x-fascinator-package An examination of co-composting aged polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) contaminated Manufactured Gas Plant soils

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The dataset contains a copy of current thesis following submission, folders divided up per chapter and within these chapters the files are stored into sub folders as applicable for the thesis. Predominantly, the bulk of the data was created using MS software. 

application/x-fascinator-package Measures of eastern quoll vocalisation extracted using PRAAT

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Defining an acoustic repertoire is essential to understanding vocal signalling and communicative interactions within a species. Currently, quantitative and statistical definition is lacking for the vocalisations of many dasyurids, an important group of small to medium-sized marsupials from Australasia that includes the eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus), a species of conservation concern. Beyond generating a better understanding of this species' social interactions, determining an acoustic repertoire will further improve detection rates and inference of vocalisations gathered by automated bioacoustic recorders. Hence, this study investigated eastern quoll vocalisations using objective signal processing techniques to quantitatively analyse spectrograms recorded from 15 different individuals. Recordings were collected from Secret Creek Sanctuary in Lithgow in conjunction with observations of the behaviours associated with each vocalisation to develop an acoustic-based behavioural repertoire for the species. Vocalisation measures were extracted using narrowband spectrograms (FFT method, window length 0.05 sec, dynamic range = 70 dB, time-steps = 1,000, frequency steps = 250, Gaussian window shape) produced in the program PRAAT (5.3.84 DSP Package). Source-related parameters using an autocorrelation method were used to detect the fundamental frequency (F0) contour from which measures of Duration, Median F0, Mean F0, Minimum F0, Maximum F0, Range of F0, Standard deviation of F0, Noise-to-Harmonics ratio, Jitter and Shimmer were extracted. Additionally intensity contours were extracted for each call to measure the Minimum amplitude, Maximum amplitude and Amplitude variation. Analysis of recordings produced a putative classification of five vocalisation types: Bark, Growl, Hiss, Cp-cp, and Chuck. These were most frequently observed during agonistic encounters between conspecifics, most likely as a graded sequence from Hisses occurring in a warning context through to Growls and finally Barks being given prior to, or during, physical confrontations between individuals. Quantitative and statistical methods were used to objectively establish the accuracy of these five putative call types. A multinomial logistic regression indicated a 97.27% correlation with the perceptual classification, demonstrating support for the five different vocalisation types. This putative classification was further supported by hierarchical cluster analysis and silhouette information that determined the optimal number of clusters to be five. Minor disparity between the objective and perceptual classifications was potentially the result of gradation between vocalisations, or subtle differences present within vocalisations not discernible to the human ear. The implication of these different vocalisations and their given context is discussed in relation to the ecology of the species and the potential application of passive acoustic monitoring techniques. 

application/x-fascinator-package Interview transcripts and online survey responses from Chairs and Chief Executive Officers of two-tiered not-for-profit boards.

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The data collected from Chairs and Chief Executive Officers of two-tiered not-for-profit boards reveals perceptions of the contribution of two-tiered governance to organisational outcomes in Australian not-for-profit hospitals.  

application/x-fascinator-package Australian Gini Coefficients derived from taxation data

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The data are a collection of Gini coefficients derived from taxation statistics published by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). The data are available at the national, state and gender level. PhD related and intended to correctly identify the relationship between income inequality an economic growth 

application/x-fascinator-package Crafting careers in a technology-enabled flexible work environment

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54 interviews with flexible knowledge workers, employed within the information technology sector, and based in Australia 

application/x-fascinator-package Metal Complexes and their Role in Wine Chemistry

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To further understand the speciation of transition metals in wine, the stability constants of Cu(II), Fe(II) and Zn(II) complex species formed with a range of organic acids found in wine were investigated in both aqueous and 12.5% ethanol solution (25 °C, I = 0.1 M KCl). When higher concentrations of metal complexes are formed at the wine pH of 3.25, which consequently results in a lower free metal ion concentration, decreased production of xanthylium ion pigments and decreased rates of caffeic acid oxidation are observed. In contrast, higher concentrations of metal complexes generally resulted in increased ascorbic acid oxidation.  

application/x-fascinator-package Farmers, voluntary stewardship programs, and collaborative natural resource governance in rural Australia

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Qualitative, semi-structured interviews and surveys of Australian 23 farmers involved in voluntary stewardship programs. Qualitative, semi-structured interviews of 7 non-farmer stakeholders (animal welfare and environmental NGOs, Regional NRM body, government, researchers). Despite large financial investments by governments and farmers, as well as significant inputs of time, effort and goodwill, the ecological, social and productive capacity of the Australian rural environment is under threat. The nature of environmental problems, the limited capacity of rural communities and government constraints pose immense challenges of governance. Traditional governance measures (ie those centred on public laws) and purely private and self-regulatory forms seem unable to meet these challenges. This has spurred interest in collaborative modes, with the hope of combining the best of both the public and private spheres. Collaborative experiments are already underway in rural Australia, but there is a need for more empirical examination of how such arrangements work in practice. The great hopes attached to the success of collaborative governance are mostly theoretical or based on applications that may not be relevant to rural natural resources in Australia. 

application/x-fascinator-package Unsuccessful introduced biocontrol agents can act as pollinators of invasive weeds: Bitou Bush (Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. rotundata) as an example

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The extent of self-compatibility and reliance on pollinators for seed-set are critical determinants of reproductive success in invasive plant species. Seed herbivores are commonly used as biocontrol agents but may also act as flower visitors, potentially resulting in pollination. However, such contrasting or potentially counterproductive interaction effects are rarely considered or evaluated for biological control programs. We investigated the breeding system and pollinators of Bitou Bush (Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. rotundata), an invasive species in Australia that has been the subject of biocontrol programs since 1987. We found the species to be obligate outcrossing in all six populations tested. From 150 video hours we found 21 species of potential pollinators, including Mesoclanis polana, the Bitou Seedfly, native to South Africa and released in Australia as a biocontrol agent in 1996. Mesoclanis polana transferred pollen to stigmas and was the most common pollinator (52% of pollinator visits), followed by the syrphid fly Simosyrphus grandicornis (9%) and introduced honeybee, Apis mellifera (6.5%). Fruit to flower ratios ranged from 0.12-0.45 and were highest in the population with the greatest proportion of Mesoclanis polana visits. In an experimental trial, outside the naturalised range, the native bee Homalictus sphecodoides and the native syrphid Melangyna viridiceps, were the primary pollinators, and fruit to flower ratios were 0.35, indicating that Bitou Bush would have ready pollinators if its range expanded inland. Synthesis. Invasive Bitou Bush requires pollinators and this is effected by a range of generalist pollinators in eastern Australia including the Bitou Seedfly, introduced as a biocontrol agent, and the major pollinator detected in this study. Fruit to flower ratios were highest when the Bitou Seedfly was in high abundance. This study underscores the importance of evaluating the pollination biology of invasive species in their native ranges and prior to the introduction of biocontrol agents.