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Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
Recent Thesis Titles
Rural Sociology Graduate Association
Recent Thesis Titles
|Student||Degree||Graduation Date||Thesis Title|
|Reyes, Carolyn||MS||8/2016||Motivating the Motivators: Teacher Perceptions of the Peruvian 2012 Teacher Career Law|
|Rhubart, Danielle||PHD||8/2016||Expanding Health Insurance Coverage under the Affordable Care Act: Out with the Disparities and In with the…Disparities?|
|Bataineh, Karim||MS||5/2016||Could Empathy Lead to Community Development? A Study on the Factors Shaping and Maintaining Personal Empathy|
|Eshleman, John||PHD||5/2016||Issues, Resources, Strategies: A Field-Level Analysis of National Agrifood Organizations|
|Larson, Eric||PHD||5/2016||Private Forest Landowner Willingness, Community Impacts and Concerns, and the Development of a Wood-Based Biofuels Industry|
|Ward, Melissa||MS||5/2016||Using Local Demographic Characteristics to Predict Admittance and Enrollment of Underrepresented Applicants in a Midwest Flagship University|
|Augst, Tyler||MS||12/2015||Are We Still Digitally Divided? Analysis of Uses of the Internet Across Residence in the United States|
|Castellanos, Paige||PHD||12/2015||Stipends and Schooling: A Mixed-Methods Approach to Evaluating Costa Rica’s Conditional Cash Transfer Education Program, Avancemos|
|Corra, Jennifer||PHD||12/2015||Aspirations, Expectations, and Influences on the Post-Secondary Plans of Rural Youth|
|Eissler, Sarah||MS||12/2015||Understanding Diffusion of Innovations with Smallholder Coffee Farmers in Turrialba, Costa Rica|
|Hagedorn, Annelise||MS||12/2015||Extracurricular Participation in Rural Pennsylvania High Schools: What Helps? What Hurts?|
|Hayden, Jennifer||PHD||12/2015||The Social Life of Soil|
|Sterner, Glenn||PHD||08/2015||An Examination of Community Organizing Processes to Assess the Potential for Increasing Innovation in Practice|
|Tran, Thang||MS||08/2015||Ethnic Minorities and Fertility in Vietnam: Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Contraception|
|Babbie, Kristin||MS||12/2014||Intersections of Knowledge, New Information Technologies, and Ideas of Good Farming in Southeast Pennsylvania and Northwest Italy|
|Engle, Elyzabeth||MS||12/2014||The Local Experience: A Study of Two Pennsylvania Farm-to-Restaurant Networks|
|Franklin, Madeline||MS||12/2014||Owning Land: The Experiences of Women Farmers in Maryland|
|Terman, Anna Rachel||PHD||08/2014||Hillbilly Women, Affrilachians, and Queer Mountaineers: Belonging and Mobility among Young Adults in Rural Communities|
|Adam, Rahma||PHD||05/2014||Gender and the Dynamics of Production and Distribution of Sweet Potato Planting Materials among Small Holder Farmers in the Lake Victoria Zone Region, Tanzania|
|Borlu, Yetkin||PHD||05/2014||Following the Maize: Regulation and Production in the Agricultural Landscape in Turkey in the 2000s|
|Jones, Kristal||PHD||05/2014||Emerging Seed Markets, Substantive Seed Economics and Integrated Seed Systems in West Africa: A Mixed Methods Analysis|
|Bloom, J. Dara||PHD||12/2013||Strategies for a Sustainable Food System: Issues of Goverance in a Corporate-Led Model of Food System Localization|
|Pillen, Leslie||MS||12/2013||From Old Agricultural Ladders to New Land Access Springboards: An Examination of Land Link Programs in the Northeast U.S.|
|Wood, Kathleen||MS||12/2013||Laboring to Learn and Learning to Labor: Experiences of Farm Interns on Sustainable Farms|
|Ader, David||PHD||08/2013||People of the Land Without Land: A Socio-Demographic Study of Mapuche Poverty|
|DeLessio-Parson, Anne||MS||08/2013||Vegetarianism in a Meat Landscape: A Case Study of Vegetarians in La Plata, Argentina|
|Green, Brandn||PHD||08/2013||Christianity, Self-Transcendence, and Congregational Influences on the Generation of Environmental Values, Attitudes and Behaviors|
|Moseley, Jannety||MS||08/2013||Utilization of Public Assistance Among Mexican-Americans in the Black Belt South: Implications of 1996 Welfare and Immigration Reform|
|Rhubart, Danielle||MS||08/2013||Former Street-Involved Children in Rural Central Kenya: Uncovering an Understudied Population|
|Gunsallus, April||MS||12/2012||Neighborly Stripping: Exotic Dance in a Rural Club|
|Filteau, Matthew||PHD||08/2012||Who are Those Guys? Undoing the Oilfield’s Roughneck Masculinity|
|Kelly, Andrew||MS||08/2012||Estimating Migration to Pennsylvania Counties due to Marcellus Shale Drilling Activity|
|Longmire, Cynthia||PHD||08/2012||Pennsylvania’s Private Forest Landowners: Exploring Motivations, Management Activities and Sources of Information|
|Shoff, Carla||PHD||08/2012||Disparities in Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy across the Levels and Dimensions of Rurality|
|Badayos-Jover, Mary||PHD||05/2012||Mainstreaming Gender in Philippine Institutional Responses to Climate Change|
|Nonoguchi, Atsuko||PHD||05/2012||Gender and Climate Change in Nepal|
|Roka, Krishna||PHD||05/2012||Evaluating the Performance of NGOs in Nepal|
|Fortunato, Michael||PHD||12/2011||The Individual-Institutional Opportunity Nexus: Examining Interaction, Purpose and Opportunity in Rural Entrepreneurship Development|
|Jones, Kristal||MS||12/2011||Ground for Change: Assessing the Efficacy of Participatory Research and Development of Agricultural Innovations|
|Raboanarielina, Cara||PHD||08/2011||Community Perspectives on Conservation, Forest Livelihoods, and Social Well-being in Zahamena National Park, Madagascar|
|Eshleman, John||MS||05/2011||Knowledge Co-Production and Agricultural Field Days: A Comparison of Three Models|
|Bedford, Jason||PHD||12/2010||Teaching Change: A Mixed-Method Study of Interventions, Risk Perceptions, and Behavior Change among the Garifuna of Honduras|
|Schwartzberg, Audrey||MS||12/2010||Practices and Perspectives in Farm Labor Management: A Qualitative Study of Small-Scale Growers in Central Pennsylvania|
|Weigle, Jason||PHD||12/2010||Resilience, Community, and Perceptions of Marcellus Shale Development in the Pennsylvania Wilds|
|Clark, Jonathan||PHD||08/2010||Greening The Factory Farm: Toward a Theory of Agri-environmental Technoscience|
|Kazeem, Aramide||PHD||08/2010||Examining Children’s Well-Being: Schooling and Child Labor in Nigeria|
|Gordon, Jason||PHD||05/2010||Latino Environmental Perceptions and Uses of Outdoor Recreation Areas: Community and Natural Resources in Pennsylvania|
|Jensen, Eric||PHD||05/2010||Distant Fields: Mexican Farmworkers and New Immigrant Destinations in the United States|
|Woods, Bradley||PHD||05/2010||Social Well-Being in the Appalachian Coalfields|
|Coleman-Jensen, Alisha||PHD||08/2009||Time Poverty, Work Characteristics and the Transition to Food Insecurity among Low-Income Households|
|Mendum, Ruth||PHD||08/2009||The Scientific Seed: Collaborative Plant Breeding and the Enhancement of Biodiversity|
|Bloom, J. Dara||MS||05/2009||Conceptualizing “Hybrid” Food Networks: Engaging Conventional Food System Infrastructure to Build Local Food Systems.|
|Shoff, Carla||MS||05/2009||Teenage Fertility: Does Place, Race, or Poverty Matter?|
|Wolfmuller, Kristin||MS||05/2009||Personal Troubles and Public Issues as Master Frames|
|Meyer, Alissa||PHD||12/2008||Farming Fuels: Searching for Rural Revitalization in an Agricultural Bioeconomy|
|Cascante-Matarrita, David||PHD||08/2008||Consequences of Tourism-Based Growth on Rural Communities’ Quality of Life: A Comparative Study of Liberia and La Fortuna, Costa Rica|
|Ryan, Andrea||PHD||08/2008||The Effects of Alcohol and Illegal Drug Use on Initial Family Formation|
|Smith, Lindsay||MS||08/2008||From Cow Belles to WagNs: Factors that Have Influenced the Creation of Women Initiated Agriculture Organizations in the United States|
|Thomas, Robert||MS||08/2008||From Renewable to Alternative: Waste Coal and the Pennsylvania Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard|
|Yang, Tse-Chuan||PHD||08/2008||Exploring the Rural Paradox: A Spatial Investigation of Rurality and Mortality|
|Curry, Alisha||MS||05/2008||Out-Group Marriages and Cohabitations: A Logistic Regression Approach to Studying Black, White, and Hispanic Unions|
|Amsden, Benoni||PHD||12/2007||Understanding Sense of Place Among Community Residents and Volunteers in Alaska|
|Raboanarielina, Cara||MS||12/2007||Factors Associated with Forest Management in Allegany County, Maryland|
|Gordon, Jason||MS||08/2007||A Comparative Analysis of Community Risk Perception and Resilience to Wildfire|
|Bagdonis, Jessica||MS||05/2007||Perceptions and Organization of Emerging Farm-to-School Programming in Rural and Urban Pennsylvania Settings.|
|Iwasaki, Takashi||MS||05/2007||Approaching Adults’ Perceptions of Responsibility for Child Well-Being|
|Jolly, Natalie||PHD||05/2007||Public Culture, Private Birth: Social Patterns of Amish Domestic Space|
|Bhandari, Prem||PHD||12/2006||Technology Use in Agriculture and Occupational Mobility of Farm Households in Nepal: Demographic and Socioeconomic Correlates|
|Lenihan, Martin||PHD||12/2006||State, Social Movement and Producer Perspectives on Multifunctional Agriculture in the Global Food Regime|
|Coleman-Jensen, Alisha||MS||08/2006||Defining Food Insecurity Status: A Consideration of U.S. Households ‘At Risk for Food Insecurity’|
|Sambisa, William||PHD||08/2006||The Influence of Women’s Autonomy and Women’s Status on Their Adoption of Safe Sexual Behavior as Related to HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe|
|Smith (Sparks), Patrice||PHD||08/2006||Inequality and Infant Health: A Multilevel Approach to Disentangling Correlates of Metropolitan/Nonmetropolitan Disparities in Low Birth Weight Infants|
|Demi, Mary||MS||07/2006||Adolescent Educational and Residential Aspirations: The Role of Community|
|Khatun, Mahmuda||PHD||05/2006||Invisible Men in Power: Some Evidence on UnMet Need for Family Planning in Bangladesh|
|Cascante-Matarrita, David||MS||08/2005||Factors Associated with Community Participation in Western Communities.|
|James, Erin||MS||05/2005||Factors Influencing the Adoption and Non-Adoption of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program in the Cannonsville Watershed, New York|
|Tanzo, Irene||PHD||05/2005||Women and Pesticide Management in the Philippines: An Assessment of Roles and Knowledge|
|Flint (Hauge), Courtney||PHD||12/2004||Community Response to Forest Disturbancies on Alaska’s Kensi Peninsula|
|Slack, Timothy||PHD||12/2004||Work, Welfare, and the Informal Economy: An Examination of Family Livelihood Strategies|
|Goncuoglu,Sezer||PHD||05/2004||Public Attitudes toward Genetically Modified Foods|
|Brennan, Mark||PHD||12/2003||Community Agency: A Comparison of Rural Community Action in Ireland and Pennsylvania.|
|Chen, Jiaqiang||MS||12/2003||Contraceptive Use and Method Choice in China|
|Leon/Castro, Camilo||MS||12/2003||Social Impact Assessment of Camisea Pipeline Project|
|Van Loon, Mollie||PHD||05/2003||Teenage Pre-Marital Childbearing|
|Imoff, Ethan||MS||12/2002||Determining the Socioeconomic Impacts of Prison Construction on Rural Communities: A Case Study of Somerset, Pennsylvania|
|Bodes, Kimberly||MS||06/2002||Does Residence and Income Matter? A Cohort Comparison of Youth Employment in 1979 and 1997|
|Knight, Andrew||PHD||05/2002||Afraid of Food? An Integrative Approach to the Study of Risk Perception|
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Thesis projects for IT engineering students and masters at the Department of Information Technology
This page has been restructured to conform to the Swedish pages
Administrative routines for the master thesis course
Structure of the pages
This page contains information about the start-up meeting, about what documents are required to start a thesis work and about the compulsory mid-course meeting. In addition links to some course plans can be found here. For more detailed information about various topics, see the left side menu items.
Compulsory start-up meeting, before starting a thesis project
At the compulsory start-up meeting for thesis projects, you will receive all necessary and important information you need in order to start working on your thesis project. At this meeting, you learn about how to find thesis projects, how you get it registered, the requirements for starting, the requirements for approvment, the supervision and reviewing of your thesis project and report, etc.
You must show up at one of the compulsory start-up meetings (see below) before starting your thesis project. Be sure to do this well before you actually start the thesis project, you are not required to have any project assigned to attend these meetings.
Please notice that the compulsory start-up meeting IS NOT the same thing as the start of your thesis project. The start of the thesis project is the day you get your thesis specification and application approved and registered by the examiner or thesis coordinator. Your thesis project can not be found in Studentportalen until it is approved and registered.
Compulsory start-up meetings 2018
|Day and date||Time||Room|
|Thursday 30th Aug||13-15||1311|
I have not yet booked any more start meetings for 2018. I will do soon. If you want to be informed of a start meeting then please email [email protected]
Material presented at the start-up meeting, 2017
Starting the thesis project
Writing and some tips
In order to start a thesis project, you need to hand in four documents:
- A record of your studies in order to show that you are allowed to enter the thesis project. The requirements are 240hp for engineering students and 30hp for master students. This relates to courses in your study program. The best way to get this is from the student office or from Studentportalen.
- A specification of the thesis project that you have written together with your supervisor at a company or a research department.
- An application form that you and your supervisor have signed.
- Master/Bachelor student form for applying for a thesis project: in Swedish , in English .
- Engineering students (civilingenjörer), in English the forms that you need can be found here .
- The certificate showing that you have taken the compulsory start-up meeting
We recommend that you do use an agreement form that regulates the responsibility between you and the company. For external projects use this form , for internal projects, see here . We strongly recommend that you publish your thesis as soon as it’s accepted, but if your thesis report unavoidably will contain confidential information that your supervisor wants to delay publication of for some time, you must additionally use this form here .
When you have these documents, you contact the thesis coordinator. His first task is to find a reviewer for you, and make sure this person signs the form too. You can reach the thesis coordinator by email to .
Paper documents must be put in mailbox 48 (building 1, floor 2) marked “exjobbsamordnare”. You must also submit the documents both electronically and physically.
If we do not receive physical and electronic versions of the forms the entire process will be slowed down or we might not even register you as we are not fully aware of your application. Please make sure you send us a notifying email with the electronic documents attached!
Please note that the process of finding a reviewer may take some time, 2-3 weeks is not unusual from the point when you leave the form to the coordinator to the point in time when the project has been registered by the office. This is due to the fact that several persons are involved in finding a reviewer. A strong recommendation is therefore to look for a reviewer on your own. This may save some time for you. If you look up a reviewer on your own, please make sure to bring or send the specification to that teacher, so that he or she can decide on your proposal.
There is an English summary of the requirements for thesis projects at Uppsala University. You might want to use these if you are planning to do your thesis projects outside Sweden.
Compulsory mid-course meeting
2017-01-01: The mid-course meeting has been replaced by a mid-course check-up.
You are to attend a compulsory mid-course meeting when you are in the middle of the project. The purpose of this meeting is to practice presentation and opposition. You will get a personal notification when you are supposed to attend such a meeting.
Information about what is expected on the meeting can be found here .
Related document describing the layout of the report can be found here .
Compulsory mid-course check-up
In the middle of the project, you are to meet your thesis reviewer for a mid-course check-up. During the check-up, you are expected to present your project, available results and plans for the rest of the project.
The purpose of the mid-course check-up is both to review your progress and to give you practice in presenting your work as preparation for the final presentation. It is important that you give a well prepared presentation where you describe and motivate your project in detail, starting with the basics. The feedback you get will then be helpful for you when preparing the final presentation.
How can I find examples of thesis reports from the dept. of IT?
All archived thesis reports from 2008 an on.
Rules and hints
- Checklists: the work , before the presentation and finish .
- How to start a thesis project.
- The working process (what) and the roles (who ) in a thesis project.
- The specification is the most important document when you start a thesis project
- How to write a report .
- How you present your thesis and oppose on some other thesis.
- How you conclude your thesis project and applies for a degree.
Collection of rules for the Engineering study programs. Valid from 2012-01-01.
- Here you will find the course plan for the Master Thesis Project, 30hp for IT Engineering students (New program)
- Here you will find the course plan for the Master Thesis Project, 30hp in Computer Science.
- Here you will find the course plan for the Master Thesis Project, 45hp in Computer Science.
- Here you will find the course plan for the Master Thesis Project, 30hp in Scientific Computing.
- Here you will find the course plan for the Master Thesis Project, 45hp in Scientific Computing.
- Here you will find the course plan for the Master Thesis Project, 30hp in Human Computer Interaction.
- Here you will find the course plan for the Master Thesis Project, 30hp in Embedded Systems.
- Here you will find the course plan for the Master Thesis Project, 45hp in Embedded Systems.
2018-08-16 17:32:07 by Justin Pearson .