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1. a dissertation resulting from original research, esp when submitted by a candidate for a degree or diploma
2. a subject for a discussion or essay
3. an unproved statement, esp one put forward as a premise in an argument
4. Music the downbeat of a bar, as indicated in conducting
5. (in classical prosody) the syllable or part of a metrical foot not receiving the ictus
6. Philosophy the first stage in the Hegelian dialectic, that is challenged by the antithesis



a sheet engraved with a text of a theological or philosophical nature (the thesis proper) accompanied by depictions of the saints or historical personages to whom the thesis was dedicated. Especially popular in the late baroque period, such engravings were also executed in Russia by I. F. Zubov and others in the early 18th century.

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So, in this research, leadership in educational sciences doctoral dissertations has been examined by content analysis method in Turkey.
Lovitts (2007) worked with a variety of graduate faculty in different disciplines to transform faculty members' implicit standards for judging doctoral dissertations by codifying performance expectations for doctoral students.
Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Graduate School of The Union Institute, 1999).
In 1992, Larry Shyers of the University of Florida defended a doctoral dissertation in which he challenged the notion that youngsters at home "lag" in social development.
The usual mechanisms used for the support of doctoral dissertation research have not attracted significant numbers of underrepresented minority students to the field of ELSI research.
In 1954 a thorough doctoral dissertation at Berkeley concluded that there was one species of Slender Salamander, genus Bat rachoseps, in the state," says Wake.
The Carl Albert Dissertation Award for the best doctoral dissertation in the area of legislative studies (1997-98) was given to Glen S.
who wrote his doctoral dissertation for Yale University, The Place of the Negro in the Evolution of the American Theatre.
Doctoral dissertation, Loyola University of Chicago.
This study, created by Antonia Demas at Cornell University as a doctoral dissertation, demonstrated a dramatic gain in acceptance of diverse, healthful foods among elementary school children participating in the school lunch program.
Donna Friess has been an outspoken participant of the movement and studied its leaders in her doctoral dissertation.
Ryan, a Minnesota priest whose doctoral dissertation ("A Living Wage") applied Leonine principles to the American setting, it anticipated the New Deal by calling for a minimum wage, aid to dependent children, workingmen's health and unemployment compensation, and a host of similar measures that would eventually come to constitute the national government's comprehensive response to the Depression.

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