Recent Submissions

  • The Learning Difficulties Faced by Community College Algebra II Students in Understanding Algebraic and Symbolic Notation 

    Kong, Amy (Montana State University, 2017-04)
    This research project is aimed to find out students’ common errors and misconceptions regarding to the understanding of the algebraic and symbolic notation and what factors affecting them in their understanding. 18 students ...
  • Interlaboratory study for the evaluation of three microtiter plate-based biofilm quantification methods 

    Allkja, Jontana; van Charante, Frits; Aizawa, Juliana; Reigada, Ines; Guarch-Perez, Clara; Vazquez-Rodriguez, Jesus Augusto; Cos, Paul; Coenye, Tom; Fallarero, Adyary; Zaat, Sebastian A. J.; Felici, Antonio; Ferrari, Livia; Azevado, Nuno F.; Parker, Albert E.; Goeres, Darla M. (2021-07)
    Microtiter plate methods are commonly used for biofilm assessment. However, results obtained with these methods have often been difficult to reproduce. Hence, it is important to obtain a better understanding of the ...
  • Forest Cover Change, Households’ Livelihoods, Trade-Offs, and Constraints Associated with Plantation Forests in Poor Upland-Rural Landscapes: Evidence from North Central Vietnam 

    Van Khuc, Quy; Le, Tuyet-Anh T.; Nguyen, Trung H.; Nong, Duy; Tran, Bao Quang; Meyfroidt, Patrick; Tran, Trung; Duong, Pham Bao; Nguyen, Thanh T.; Tran, Tan; Pham, Linh; Leu, Shawn; Thao, Ngo Thi Phuong; Huu-Dung, Nguyen; Dao, Trung-Kien; Hong, Nguyen Van; Nguyet, Bui Thi Minh; Nguyen, Hoai-Son; Paschke, Mark W. (2020-05)
    Vietnam’s forests have experienced a notable transformation over the past 20 years from net deforestation to reforestation and expanding forests. Continued reforestation that aims to achieve further economic and environmental ...
  • Modeling Partially Surveyed Point Process Data: Inferring Spatial Point Intensity of Geomagnetic Anomalies 

    Flagg, Kenneth A.; Hoegh, Andrew; Borkowski, John J. (2020-06)
    Many former military training sites contain unexploded ordnance (UXO) and require environmental remediation. For the first phase of UXO remediation, locations of geomagnetic anomalies are recorded over a subregion of the ...
  • Agent-Based Models for Collective Animal Movement: Proximity-Induced State Switching 

    Hoegh, Andrew; van Manen, Frank T.; Haroldson, Mark (2021-08)
    Animal movement is a complex phenomenon where individual movement patterns can be influenced by a variety of factors including the animal’s current activity, available terrain and habitat, and locations of other animals. ...
  • Investigation of the role of infusate properties related to midline catheter failure in an ovine model 

    Ryder, Marcia; Gunther, Robert A.; Nishikawa, Reid A.; Stranz, Marc; Meyer, Britt M.; Spangler, Taylor A.; Parker, Albert E.; Sylvia, Charles (2020-08)
    Purpose Infusate osmolarity, pH, and cytotoxicity were investigated as risk factors for midline catheter failure. Methods An experimental, randomized, controlled, blinded trial was conducted using an ovine model. Two ...
  • Using extremal events to characterize noisy time series 

    Berry, Eric; Cummins, Bree; Nerem, Robert R.; Smith, Lauren M.; Haase, Steven B.; Gedeon, Tomas (2020-02)
    Experimental time series provide an informative window into the underlying dynamical system, and the timing of the extrema of a time series (or its derivative) contains information about its structure. However, the time ...
  • Multi-parameter exploration of dynamics of regulatory networks 

    Gedeon, Tomas (2020-04)
    Over the last twenty years advances in systems biology have changed our views on microbial communities and promise to revolutionize treatment of human diseases. In almost all scientific breakthroughs since time of Newton, ...
  • The design of tasks that address applications to teaching secondary mathematics for use in undergraduate mathematics courses 

    Alvarez, James A.M.; Arnold, Elizabeth G.; Burroughs, Elizabeth A.; Fulton, Elizabeth W.; Kercher, Andrew (Elsevier, 2020-12)
    his paper describes theoretical design principles emerging from the development of tasks for standard undergraduate mathematics courses that address applications to teaching secondary mathematics. While researchers recognize ...
  • Ideal points of character varieties, algebraic non-integral representations, and undetected closed essential surfaces in 3-manifolds 

    Casella, Alex; Katerba, Charles; Tillmann, Stephan (2020-02)
    Closed essential surfaces in a 3-manifold can be detected by ideal points of the character variety or by algebraic non-integral representations. We give examples of closed essential surfaces not detected in either of these ...
  • Lie Algebroids As L[infinity] Spaces 

    Grady, Ryan; Gwilliam, Owen (2018-02)
    In this paper, we relate Lie algebroids to Costello’s version of derived geometry. For instance, we show that each Lie algebroid – and the natural generalization to dg Lie algebroids – provides an (essentially unique) L ...
  • Measuring the predictability of life outcomes with a scientific mass collaboration 

    Salganik, Matthew J.; Lundberg, Ian; Kindel, Alexander T.; Ahearn, Caitlin E.; Al-Ghoneim, Khaled; Almaatouq, Abdullah; Altschul, Drew M.; Brand, Jennie E.; Carnegie, Nicole B.; Compton, Ryan James; Datta, Debanjan; Davidson, Thomas; Filippova, Anna; Gilroy, Connor; Goode, Brian J.; Jahani, Eaman; Kashyap, Ridhi; Kirchner, Antje; McKay, Stephen; Morgan, Allison; Pentland, Alex; Polimis, Kivan; Raes, Louis; Rigobon, Daniel E.; Roberts, Claudia V.; Stanescu, Diana M.; Suhara, Yoshihiko; Usmani, Adaner; Wang, Erik H.; Baer-Bositis, Livia; Buchi, Moritz; Chung, Bo-Ryehn; Eggert, William; Faletto, Gregory; Fan, Zhilin; Freese, Jeremy; Gadgil, Tejomay; Gagne, Josh; Gao, Yue; Halpern-Manners, Andrew; Hashim, Sophia P.; Hausen, Sonia; He, Guanhua; Higuera, Kimberly; Hogan, Bernie; Horwitz, Ilana M.; Hummel, Lisa M.; Jain, Naman; Jin, Kun; Jurgens, David; Kaminski, Patrick; Karapetyan, Areg; Kim, E. H.; Leizman, Ben; Liu, Naijia; Moser, Malte; Mack, Andrew E.; Mahajan, Mayank; Mandell, Noah; Marahrens, Helge; Mercado-Garcia, Diana; Mocz, Viola; Mueller-Gastell, Katariina; Musse, Ahmed; Niu, Qiankun; Nowak, William; Omidvar, Hamidreza; Or, Andrew; Ouyang, Karen; Pinto, Katy M.; Porter, Ethan; Porter, Kristin E.; Qian, Crystal; Rauf, Tamkinat; Sargsyan, Anahit; Schaffner, Thomas; Schnabel, Landon; Schonfeld, Bryan; Sender, Ben; Tang, Jonathan D.; Tsurkov, Emma; van Loon, Austin; Varol, Onur; Wang, Xiafei; Wang, Zhi; Wang, Flora; Weissman, Samantha; Whitaker, Kristie; Wolters, Maria K.; Woon, Wei Lee; Wu, James; Wu, Catherine; Yang, Kengran; Yin, Jingwen; Zhao, Bingyu; Zhu, Chenyun; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne; Engelhardt, Barbara E.; Hardt, Moritz; Knox, Dean; Levy, Karen; Narayanan, Arvind; Stewart, Brandon M.; Watts, Duncan J.; McLanahan, Sara (2020-04)
    How predictable are life trajectories? We investigated this question with a scientific mass collaboration using the common task method; 160 teams built predictive models for six life outcomes using data from the Fragile ...
  • No Longer an Island: A Social Network Intervention Engaging Black Men Through CBPR 

    Harley, Amy E.; Frazer, David; Weber, Tyler; Edwards, Terron C.; Carnegie, Nicole B. (2020-03)
    The aim of this study was to assess outcomes from a multilevel social network intervention to promote the health of Black men. Through a community–academic collaboration and using a participatory research approach, we ...
  • Variable Selection and Parameter Tuning for BART Modeling in the Fragile Families Challenge 

    Carnegie, Nicole B.; Wu, James (2019-09)
    Our goal for the Fragile Families Challenge was to develop a hands-off approach that could be applied in many settings to identify relationships that theory-based models might miss. Data processing was our first and most ...
  • Evaluating and presenting uncertainty in model‐based unconstrained ordination 

    Hoegh, Andrew; Roberts, David W. (2019-12)
    Variability in ecological community composition is often analyzed by recording the presence or abundance of taxa in sample units, calculating a symmetric matrix of pairwise distances or dissimilarities among sample units ...
  • An Alternative to the Carnegie Classifications: Identifying Similar Institutions with Structural Equation Models and Clustering 

    Harmon, Paul; McKnight, Sarah; Hildreth, Laura; Godwin, Ian; Greenwood, Mark C. (2019-01)
    The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a commonly used framework for institutional classification that classifies doctoral-granting schools into three groups based on research productivity. ...
  • Characterization of synovial fluid metabolomic phenotypes of cartilage morphological changes associated with osteoarthritis 

    Carlson, Alyssa K.; Rawle, Rachel A.; Wallace, Cameron W.; Brooks, Ellen G.; Adams, Erik; Greenwood, Mark C.; Olmer, Merissa; Lotz, Martin K.; Bothner, Brian; June, Ronald K. (2019-08)
    "Objective Osteoarthritis (OA) is a multifactorial disease with etiological heterogeneity. The objective of this study was to classify OA subgroups by generating metabolomic phenotypes from human synovial fluid. ...
  • Coliform Contamination in private well water on the Crow Reservation 

    Powell, Michaela (2018-10)
    Emery Three Irons is a master’s level graduate student in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences (LRES) at Montana State University (MSU). Advised by Scott Powell, Ph.D., who is an Associate Professor ...
  • Impact of an automated hand hygiene monitoring system and additional promotional activities on hand hygiene performance rates and healthcare-associated infections 

    Boyce, John M.; Laughman, Jennifer A.; Ader, Michael H.; Wagner, Pamela T.; Parker, Albert E.; Arbogast, James W. (2019-07)
    Objective: Determine the impact of an automated hand hygiene monitoring system (AHHMS) plus complementary strategies on hand hygiene performance rates and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Design: Retrospective, ...
  • Randomized controlled trial evaluating the antimicrobial efficacy of chlorhexidine gluconate and para-chloro-meta-xylenol handwash formulations in real-world doses 

    Arbogast, James W.; Bowersock, Lisa B.; Parker, Albert E.; Macinga, D. R. (2019-06)
    Chlorhexidine gluconate-based soaps have become the gold standard for handwashing in critical care settings and para-chloro-meta-xylenol is an effective alternative antibacterial active ingredient. This study benchmarked ...

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