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Listed below are some of the best examples of research projects and dissertations from undergraduate and taught postgraduate students at the University of Leeds We have not been able to gather examples from all schools. The module requirements for research projects may have changed since these examples were written. Refer to your module guidelines to make sure that you address all of the current assessment criteria. Some of the examples below are only available to access on campus.
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Dissertations from 2024 2024.
THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN UNCERTAINTY, REPRODUCTIVE DISTRESS, AND AVOIDANCE IN ASSIGNED FEMALE AT BIRTH ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT (AYA-F) CANCER SURVIVORS , Devon Ann Pons
Dissertations from 2023 2023
The Association between Psychotic Symptoms and Romantic Relationship Quality among Young Adult Ethnic Minorites , Tashagaye T. McKenzie
The Effects of Acculturation, Marianismo, and Religiosity on Pregnancy Related Anxiety in Latina Women , Jennifer M. Zanoli
Dissertations from 2022 2022
Fifty Years of Underrepresented Student Advocacy at One Jesuit Secondary School , Sonya Cotero Arriola
Voces of Little Michoacan: A Collective Narrative of Resistance and Preservation of Home , Ana Angel Avendaño
CLINICIANS' PERSPECTIVES ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TRAUMA - FOCUSED COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY WITH AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN: A QUALITATIVE STUDY , Jada Carter
The Use of Simulation with the School of Nursing and Health Professions (SONHP) Prelicensure Students to Support Affirming Practice with Transgender Communities , Genevieve Charbonneau
Understanding the perspectives, practices, and expectations of Korean American parents toward the heritage language education of their children , Yunhee Choi
The Association between Physical Pain, Depression, Anxiety, and Nervios among Latinx Agricultural Workers , Iveth Cuellar Celallos
Incorporating Andragogy and Cognitive Theory Of Multimedia Learning Into Self-Paced Training and Development Programs , Shanshan Gao
An Exploration of Learning-At-Home Experiences Among Families and Children of Color Labeled with Disabilities During COVID-19: A Narrative Inquiry , Nam Ju Han
Teaching Solidarity: Popular Education in Grassroots U.S. Social Movements , Tenaya Summers Lafore
The Effects of Curriculum-Integrated Explicit Learning Strategy Instruction on Reading Comprehension for English as a Second Language (ESL) Learners at the Community College , Sylvia Chaiyeon Lee
Genocide in East Turkestan: Exploring the Perspectives of Uyghurs in the Diaspora and their Resistance to Chinese State Violence , Lina Semyonovna Lenberg
Mediating Language Fluency Development: An Action Research Study In A High-School AP Chinese Second-or-Foreign-Language Task-Based Language Teaching Classroom , Jing Liang
Impact of COVID-19 on New Teacher Retention and Perceived Supports in a Northern California Public School District , Rebecka Maxkenzie
African American Female Identified Therapists' Experiences Working Culturally Similar and Dissimilar Populations , Kimiko J. May
EXPLORING LATINX PARENTS’ EXPERIENCES WITH SPECIAL EDUCATION: DEVELOPING A COMMUNITY-BASED WORKSHOP TO EMPOWER LATINX PARENTS OF CHILDREN IN SPECIAL EDUCATION , Gabriela Alejandra Perez
Feminist Catholic Organizational Identity: A Phenomenological Study of Charism in the Lay Educator of a Notre Dame de Namur Learning Community , Kathleen Barrera Quiazon
Effects of Teaching Argument to First-Year Community-College Students Using a Structural and Dialectical Approach , Sharon Radcliff
¿TÚ QUÉ SABES?: LATINA DOCTORAL WOMEN DISRUPTING AND RESISTING DOMINANT KNOWLEDGE , Sendy Ramos Madsen
Cuentos Criollos: Colombian Internally Displaced Families as Knowledge Producers , Liliana Salazar de Deck
The Relationship Between Metacognitive Strategies and Listening Comprehension Proficiency in Intensive-Korean-Foreign-Language Setting , Gumok Seo
The Collegiate Black Space: Black College Students’ Use of New Counter-Spaces for Support, Knowledge Production, and Organizing for Activism , Heather Marian Streets
The Impact of #MeToo on Reasons for Sexual Assault Disclosure , Cheryl H. Tien
Developing Queer Faith: Exploring Experiences of Cognitive Dissonance and Identity Integration For LGBQ Catholics Individuals , Kendal M. Vaarwerk
Using Peer Review to Improve English as a Second Language College Students' Writing Scores , Mengjie Wei
Dissertations from 2021 2021
The Effect of Teaching and Learning Vocabulary in Lexical Chunks on the Listening Comprehension of Adult Learners of Arabic , Bassam Al-Maqtari
Exploring Student Engagement for Diverse Student Populations: A Case Study Examining Institutional Logics of Student Affairs Middle Management Leaders , Frangelo Rominque Ayran
Employment Discrimination: An Efficacy Study of African American Inequities in the California Utility Sector , Victor Baker
Mental Health Outcomes of Various Types of Fear Among University Students who have an Undocumented Legal Status During the Donald Trump Presidency , Liliana Campos
Experiences of UC Santa Barbara female alumni exposed to a gender-based mass shooting , Erin G. Carpenter
Majority to Minority Shift: Experiences for American Born Chinese College Students from Predominant Chinese American Communities to Predominantly White Institutions , Joseph C. Chung
The Role of Community Building in Second Language Acquisition in the Mainstream Classroom , Alejandro Clemente Fernandez
The Effectiveness of Using Multimedia for Teaching Phrasal Verbs in Community-College ESL Classes , Guohua Fu
Replanting a Wild Seed: Black Women School Leaders Subverting Ideological Lynching , Whitneé Louise Garrett-Walker
The Significance of Jesuit Educational Institution in the Reconstruction of Postcolonial and Post-Conflict East Timor , Plinio do Rosario Gusmao dosReis Martins
Effects of Static and Dynamic Visuals on the Learning of Science Concepts in the Secondary-School Classroom , Theodore Johnson
Impact of Moral Injury for Ethnic/Racial Minority Male Veterans , Kristopher Kern
Dysconscious Racism and Racial Microaggressions in the Public School System , Ryan Lee
Stigma and Social-Emotional Health in Youth with Learning Differences , Kelsey Maki
Provider Perspectives: Working with the Male Lifer Reentry Population , Laura R. Marker Dr.
Women Who Lead: A Feminist Phenomenology of Crisis Leadership in Higher Education , Ingrid Helene McVanner
The Use of Mindfulness Meditation to Increase the Efficacy of Mirror Visual Feedback for Reducing Phantom Limb Pain in Amputees , Nicolas Sebastian Mills
A Minority Within a Minority: Exploring Identity Development in Relation to Mental Health Outcomes Within the Black Deaf Community , Nekolas Milton
Community Based Participatory Research Informed Manualization and Piloting of E-Training of a Modified Dialectical Behavior Therapy Intervention , Annika M. Miyamoto
Early Childhood Special Education Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Inclusion: A Qualitative Study on a School’s Transition From Segregated Classrooms to More Inclusion Classrooms , Shally Moua
The Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm as a Critical Theoretical Framework to Enhance Teachers' Professional Identity in Diverse Context , Lourdu Sunder Reddy Mummadi
Patient Reported Outcomes in Sickle Cell Disease Examined Within a Conceptual Model , Swapandeep Mushiana; Marsha Treadwell PhD; Sherif M. Badawy MD, MS; Liliana Preiss PhD; Allison King MD MPH PhD; Barbara Kroner PhD; Yumie Chen BS; Jeffrey Glassberg; Victor Gordeuk MD; Nirmish Shah MD; Angie Snyder Phd MPH; and Theodore Wun MD
Incorporating Critical Perspectives in Nonprofit Management Education Programs: How Critical Scholars of Color Navigate Pressures in Higher Education , Khanh H. Nguyen
Understanding the African American Male Student Experience of Being Diagnosed with Emotional Disturbance Through the Use of Counter-Storytelling , Sara Ordaz
Sex or Sexual Assault? Critical Media Literacy as a Tool for Consent Education , Riana S. Pella
Higher Education Discourses of India’s National Education Policy 2020: Analysis and Teacher Counterspaces in Jesuit Institutions , Vincent Pereppadan Poulose
Effect of Transcendental Meditation on the Social Emotional Well-being of Bilingual Teacher Leaders , Margaret Peterson
Engaging Feminism, Transforming Institutions: How Community Engagement Professionals Employ Critical Feminist Praxis to Re-Imagine and Re-Shape the Public Purpose of Higher Education , Patricia Star Plaxton-Moore
Effect of Prenatal Yoga on Depression, Anxiety, and Maternal-fetal Attachment Among Pregnant Black, Indigenous and People of Color , Alicia Ranucci
The Effectiveness Of A Transaffirmative Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Group-Based Intervention To Help Transgender Individuals Suffering From Depression , Joy Riach
Investigating the Self-Efficacy Awareness of Black Female Technology Leaders , Marie Roberts De La Parra
Parental Involvement in Support of African American Families , September Rose
Pilipinx Radical Imagination: Healing and Visioning in our Process of Becoming , Anthony Abulencia Santa Ana
Interests Served and Interests Converged: A Mixed-Methods Critical Policy Analysis of the California Math Placement Act , Chalesea Schuler
Exploring the lived experiences of Middle-Eastern and North African (Mena) Jews through narrative inquiry using a digital storytelling approach , Brandy B. Shufutinsky
Understanding the Healthcare Experiences of LGBTQ+ People: An Adaptation of the Daily Heterosexist Experiences Questionnaire , Conor Smith
Indigenous assessment developers on elements of the disjuncture-response dialectic: A critical comparative case study , David A. Sul
Indigenous Assessment Developers on Elements of the Disjuncture-Response Dialectic: A Critical Comparative Case Study , David A. Sul
A Study of Students’ and Teachers’ Beliefs about Learning English as a Second Language in Hindi Medium Schools in India , Samir Toppo
The Ambivalence of Participation in Transitional Justice: The Promises and Failures of Peace in Colombia , Alejandro Urruzmendi
Narratives of Disability and Displacement: Oral Histories of the Lived Experiences of Disabled Refugees , Jennifer Lynn Ward
Equity in language programs: Revitalizing indigenous languages in secondary school in Anchorage, Alaska , Betsy Watson (Paskvan)
The Ignatian Leadership Model for Catholic Schools: Critical Spirituality Theory on Leadership Practices , Leonardus Evert Bambang Winandoko
Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in a Chinese Immersion School , Pui Hung Helen Wong
Voices of Chinese International Students: A critical understanding of their experiences in the United States , Shudao Zhang
Perceived Obstacles by ESL Instructors and Required Support for the Integration of Educational Technology , Xiaotian Zhang
Dissertations from 2020 2020
Life After the EL Label: Conversations About Identity, Language, and Race , Veronica Arizaga Aguayo
COUNTER-NARRATIVES: HAITIANS IN ECONOMIC TRANSITION , Patricia Barthaud
Choices: An Evaluation of a Program Aimed at Reducing Criminogenic Thinking Among Incarcerated Women , Alexa Carbajal
Critical Followership: Faculty and Leader Relations Impact on Leadership Turnover at a California Community College , Erik William Christianson
Uncovering Examples of Humanizing Praxis and Pathological Violence in Special Education: District, Parent, and Researcher Perspectives , Andy W. Chung
Exploring the Experiences of Teachers in a Bilingual Immersion Environment , Paloma Cordova
An Analysis of the Yearly Dynamic Change Relationship Between Working Memory Ability and Mathematics Achievement of K-5 Students Using the Grimm et al. (2012) Extensions of the Multivariate Latent Difference Score Models , Wenyan (Emma) Jiang Erzincanli
A Convergence of Conceptual Frameworks: Neurocognitive, Metacognitive and Social Cultural Techniques in Vocabulary Teaching and Learning , Malihe Eshghavi
A Reanalyses of Intercorrelational Matrices of Visual and Verbal Learners' Abilities, Cognitive Styles, and Learning Preferences , Jeanette Marie Fox
Moving from "Me" to "We" to "All of Us": A Community-Engaged Learning Case Study , Monika Lynne Hudson Bowens
Minority Stress, Social Support, and Mental Health Among LGBQP+ Religious Disaffiliates , Kate Jablonski
Self-Efficacy in the Transition to Parenthood , Nicole Marsden
Teachers' Perceptions of the Nine Defining Characteristics of Catholic Identity in Ursuline Secondary Schools of the USA , Barbara Ann Middendorf
A Qualitative Evaluation of the Phoenix Project: A Strengths-based, Trauma-Informed Care Intervention for African American, Transitional Age, Young Adults Living in San Francisco’s Public Housing Community , Lena Miller
Sowing the Seeds of Love: Dialogic and Collaborative Literacies For Social Change , Liz Murray
Experiences of Latinx's Adult Transition to the U.S. and the Clinical Implications that Arise in Acclimating into the Dominant Culture: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis , Gabriela Olavarrieta
An Investigation of California Classroom Teachers' Beliefs and Ratings of Creativity in Dance , Patricia R. Reedy
"Made of Queer Magic": Understanding the experiences of pregnancy for queer women , Lindsey Rogers
Clinical Work with Adult Male Incest Survivors: Therapeutic Themes and Perspectives , Kathryn B. Rosenberg
Philippine Jesuit Schools of Education: Heroic Institutions of Learning and Leadership in Mission , Joaquin Jose Mari Casimiro Sumpaico
“GIVE THEM A FIRM HANDSHAKE, LOOK THEM IN THE EYE, TRY TO MAKE A CONNECTION”: CRITICAL GRADUATE PERSPECTIVES ON SCHOOL ADVANCEMENT PRACTICES OF DE MARILLAC ACADEMY , Alicia M. Tapia
An Exploration of Social Networking Use and Mental Health in Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, Gender Non-Binary, and Gender Fluid Persons , Jennifer Trimpey
Identity Development in Transgender Women of Color: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis , Angel Tseng
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Thompson’s (2105) Survey of Language Usage and Spanish of Heritage Learners Placement Program Exam at the High-School Level , Elizabeth Villanueva
Decolonizing Education: Using Mother Tongue and English Side by Side in Nigeria , Omobola Wusu
A Meta-Analysis of Gender Gap on the FCI in High School and College Introductory Physics Courses in the US and International Countries. , Polin Yadak
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If you’re preparing to write your dissertation, thesis or research project, our free dissertation template is the perfect starting point. In the template, we cover every section step by step, with clear, straightforward explanations and examples .
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