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1. Crain, Lauren Annette. Trail user preferences and motivations to attend Alabama state parks.

Degree: 2014, University of Alabama

Alabama's state parks are important centers for outdoor recreation, and their trail systems are often key attractions for visitors. Therefore, enhancing the outdoor recreation experience through improved trail management can potentially increase park usage. The purpose of this study was to determine trail users' preferences and needs so that recreational managers can better use and allocate resources in the context of economic development to the state. A central research hypothesis was that level of expertise and involvement, i.e., recreational specialization, of trail users predicts trail preferences and behavior. Accordingly, a secondary hypothesis was that the employment of a designated trail ranking system in state parks, based on a standardized level of difficulty, would appeal to specialized users. Trail users' preferences and motivations to attend Alabama state parks were examined using an online survey via Qualtrics software. Over 1,000 surveys were taken by distribution of the survey link through hiking and biking organizations' listservs and Facebook pages, the homepage of Alabama State Parks, and through personal email correspondence. After analysis of survey responses, an objective of this study was to make recommendations to the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources on how to cater to experienced trail users, since such recreationists tend toward greater expenditures of time and resources than the general park user. Study results showed that experienced hikers tend to prefer an expansive trail system, and increasing the number of trails would make them more likely than the less specialized park visitor to travel greater distances to a state park. Experienced trail users seek well-mapped, multiuse trails with varying degrees of difficulty. A designated trail ranking system had no effect on drawing users to the state, as it was the least appealing feature of a park by all users. Recommendations to park managers include a more fully maintained, expansive state park trail system and well-mapped, easy to navigate trails. (Published By University of Alabama Libraries) Advisors/Committee Members: Bryan, C. Hobson, Espy-Brown, Amanda, Steinberg, Michael K., University of Alabama. Dept. of Geography.

Subjects/Keywords: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation;  – thesis; Geography; Recreation and tourism; Parks; Recreation; Specialization; State parks; Trails

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APA (6th Edition):

Crain, L. A. (2014). Trail user preferences and motivations to attend Alabama state parks. (Thesis). University of Alabama. Retrieved from http://purl.lib.ua.edu/120454

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Crain, Lauren Annette. “Trail user preferences and motivations to attend Alabama state parks.” 2014. Thesis, University of Alabama. Accessed January 15, 2021. http://purl.lib.ua.edu/120454.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Crain, Lauren Annette. “Trail user preferences and motivations to attend Alabama state parks.” 2014. Web. 15 Jan 2021.

Vancouver:

Crain LA. Trail user preferences and motivations to attend Alabama state parks. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Alabama; 2014. [cited 2021 Jan 15]. Available from: http://purl.lib.ua.edu/120454.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Crain LA. Trail user preferences and motivations to attend Alabama state parks. [Thesis]. University of Alabama; 2014. Available from: http://purl.lib.ua.edu/120454

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University of Alabama

2. Limbaugh, Joelle M. The use of habitat classification and mapping of the threatened flattened musk turtle in the shoreline management of Smith Lake, Alabama.

Degree: 2012, University of Alabama

The purpose of this thesis was to develop a habitat classification system indicating suitability of shoreline for the federally threatened flattened musk turtle (Sternotherus depressus). The shoreline of Smith Lake was visually assessed by a biologist familiar with S. depressus. Segments of shoreline were designated "Good", "Moderate" or "Poor" relative to substrate type. Sternotherus depressus prefers large rock with an abundance of crevices which it uses for protection. To ground truth the habitat classifications, 155 sites along the shoreline were trapped for S. depressus for three trapping seasons (spring and fall 2011, spring 2012). A total of 58 S. depressus individuals were trapped at 25 separate sites. Of these 25 sites, 14 were in "Good" habitat, nine were in "Moderate" habitat, and two were located in "Poor" habitat. A chi-square test for independence indicated that there is an association between the presence or absence of S. depressus and habitat type (÷2 = 8.463, N = 155, p = 0.015) at the trap site. The habitat classification system will be used by Alabama Power Company in its shoreline development program to help reduce adverse effects upon S. depressus or its habitat on Smith Lake. (Published By University of Alabama Libraries) Advisors/Committee Members: Steinberg, Michael K., Bryan, C Hobson, Howeth, Jennifer G., University of Alabama. Dept. of Geography.

Subjects/Keywords: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation;  – thesis; Geography; Wildlife conservation; Environmental management; flattened musk turtle; habitat; management; mapping; shoreline; threatened

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APA (6th Edition):

Limbaugh, J. M. (2012). The use of habitat classification and mapping of the threatened flattened musk turtle in the shoreline management of Smith Lake, Alabama. (Thesis). University of Alabama. Retrieved from http://purl.lib.ua.edu/81688

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Limbaugh, Joelle M. “The use of habitat classification and mapping of the threatened flattened musk turtle in the shoreline management of Smith Lake, Alabama.” 2012. Thesis, University of Alabama. Accessed January 15, 2021. http://purl.lib.ua.edu/81688.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Limbaugh, Joelle M. “The use of habitat classification and mapping of the threatened flattened musk turtle in the shoreline management of Smith Lake, Alabama.” 2012. Web. 15 Jan 2021.

Vancouver:

Limbaugh JM. The use of habitat classification and mapping of the threatened flattened musk turtle in the shoreline management of Smith Lake, Alabama. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Alabama; 2012. [cited 2021 Jan 15]. Available from: http://purl.lib.ua.edu/81688.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Limbaugh JM. The use of habitat classification and mapping of the threatened flattened musk turtle in the shoreline management of Smith Lake, Alabama. [Thesis]. University of Alabama; 2012. Available from: http://purl.lib.ua.edu/81688

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


University of Alabama

3. Heckler, Nina Christine. Mitigating plagiarism in large introductory courses of higher education.

Degree: 2012, University of Alabama

This research focuses on key factors contributing to the mitigation of plagiarism in large higher education classes: a) the role of cultural values in plagiarism, b) assignment design to prevent plagiarism, and c) preventing plagiarism with detection system. The first study focuses on the role of student cultural values in higher education in plagiarism from the students' perspective. Three recommendations are provided to help institutions begin facilitating a culture of learning, rather than a culture of cheating. First, a case can be made that leaders in higher education need to reduce the emphasis on competition and grades. Second, administrators need to encourage faculty to embrace teaching along with other academic pursuits. Last, a social norms campaign should be devised that directly addresses student misperceptions of the incidences of academic misconduct. The second study focuses on the role of faculty course design as a plagiarism deterrent. Accordingly, the researcher generated empirical data on the frequency, type and extent of plagiarism in three course design types using the plagiarism detection system Turnitin. The author concludes that as the trends toward increased computer technologies usage and expanding commercialization of higher education continue, faculty have the most important role in mitigating plagiarism in higher education. The third study explores the use of a plagiarism detection system to deter the escalating prevalence of digital plagiarism. Findings suggest that when students are aware of their work being run through a detection system, they are less inclined to plagiarize. This researcher concludes that regardless of such class demographics as class standing, gender, and college major, recognition by the instructor of the nature and extent of the plagiarism problem and acceptance of responsibility for deterring it are pivotal in reducing it. The investigator concludes by making the case for higher education to use a multifaceted approach to mitigate plagiarism. This includes understanding the cultural context of the behavior, the role of the faculty to mitigate the practice though course design and employment of plagiarism detection software, and an active and supportive program by administrative officials to see that this is done. (Published By University of Alabama Libraries) Advisors/Committee Members: Rice, Margaret, Bryan, C. Hobson, Staffo, Marilyn, Wright, Vivian, Wu, Zhijian, University of Alabama. Dept. of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies.

Subjects/Keywords: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation;  – thesis; Sociology; Educational technology; Instructional design; course design; cultural values; plagiarism; preventing plagiarism; social norms; turnitin

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Heckler, N. C. (2012). Mitigating plagiarism in large introductory courses of higher education. (Thesis). University of Alabama. Retrieved from http://purl.lib.ua.edu/55069

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Heckler, Nina Christine. “Mitigating plagiarism in large introductory courses of higher education.” 2012. Thesis, University of Alabama. Accessed January 15, 2021. http://purl.lib.ua.edu/55069.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Heckler, Nina Christine. “Mitigating plagiarism in large introductory courses of higher education.” 2012. Web. 15 Jan 2021.

Vancouver:

Heckler NC. Mitigating plagiarism in large introductory courses of higher education. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Alabama; 2012. [cited 2021 Jan 15]. Available from: http://purl.lib.ua.edu/55069.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Heckler NC. Mitigating plagiarism in large introductory courses of higher education. [Thesis]. University of Alabama; 2012. Available from: http://purl.lib.ua.edu/55069

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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