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Binding Information

The Library and the DSU Archives each keep one (1) copy of the DSU Master's projects and Doctoral theses. The DSU Graduate Programs Office provides guidelines for the Master's project or Doctoral thesis.

  1. Fill out the Bindery Form to get your project bound.

    • A minimum of two copies are required to be bound at a cost to you of $10.00 each.

    • An electronic copy of the project or thesis must be sent to Ellen Hoff.

    • One copy will be added to the library's collection and one will be added to the University Archives.

    • You may request additional copies at the same cost of $10.00 each.

    • Add $10.00 for shipping and handling costs for each mailed copy.

    • Please see Ellen Hoff in the Library to drop off your projects. You may contact Ellen by phone (605-256-5203) or by e-mail if you have questions.

    • Binding does not include printing. To learn about printing copies on campus and the cost, contact Deb Pauley at the DSU Production Center.

    • Binding of the books is not done in house. The books are sent to a bindery at the end of each semester to keep costs down.

  2. Examples of quality master's projects

    Projects are available for checkout from the Library. Distance students may request a specific project via Interlibrary Loan, and it will be mailed to them. To find projects of interest, search the Library Catalog in WorldCat for: masters project dakota state university. In the results, use the "Format" option on the left side of the window to limit to "Thesis/dissertation."




Examples of quality master's projects -- Research projects:




Title:

A Web-based model management system for managing Biocomplexity

Author:

Kanchana Tandekar

Date:

December 2004

Type:

Research (Decision support -- Model management)

Location:

OVERSIZE : AC801 .I54 2004 Tandekar


Description:

This project investigated the use of the eXtensible Markup Language (XML) as a mean to represent mathematical models thereby facilitating model sharing over the Internet. From a practical perspective, the project resulted in a web-based system for sharing scientific models over the Internet. The project is based on research work partially funded National Science Foundation/EPSCoR Grant No. 0091948 and by the State of South Dakota.



Title:

Issues Related to the use of Open Source Data Mining Tools.

Author:

Srikanth Mudigonda

Date:

July 2003

Type:

Research (Data Mining)

Location:

OVERSIZE : AC801 .I54 2003 Mudigond


Description:

This project researched the issues related to the use of open source tools designed to aid end-users in their data mining activities. Two well-known approaches to knowledge discovery in databases (Rough Sets and Association Rule Mining) were used in conjunction with open source tools. Analysis showed that the use of these tools may NOT be appropriate for novice user and that much care must be taken when using these tools.



Title:

Evidence Based Decision Making in Healthcare - Understanding the Current Information Environment

Author:

Karen Hildebrand

Date:

Summer 2004

Type:

Research (Information systems in the Healthcare industry)

Location:

OVERSIZE : AC801 .I54 2004 Hildebra


Description:

This research project looks to understand what is currently available in the healthcare system, how this existing info-structure can be better utilized, and what the future information systems goals of the region should be.

 




Examples of quality master's projects -- System development projects




Title:

Improving Business Intelligence at the Washington Pavilion Using Data Warehouse Technology

Author:

Jodi Knutson & Shane Sattler

Date:

April 2003

Type:

Non-Profit Organization

Location:

OVERSIZE : AC801 .I54 2004 Knutson


Description:

This project team worked with the Washington Pavilion of Sioux Falls to develop a plan for implementing a data warehouse to analyze trends for customer, both ticket buyers and donors. This team, working on-site developed procedures and processes that were implemented by the Pavilion staff to help organize and manage their data acquisition and storage. A unified data model was developed to bring together information stored on two incompatible information systems. Feedback from the Pavilion staff was overwhelmingly positive.



Title:

Development, Maintenance and Software Life Cycle Management of Insurance Claims Loss Data Repository.

Author:

Dana Marie Larsen

Date:

Sept. 2003

Type:

Private Industry

Location:

OVERSIZE : AC801 .I54 2004 Larsen


Description:

This project was sponsored by a major company in the insurance industry. (the name is redacted for security purposes). A real-world production-ready data repository was developed that provides insurance users and management confidence in the insurance claim data contents, complete with data audit controls, validation of data extraction and data loads.



Title:

Re-Define A Healthcare Database System & Its Accessibility Through The Internet

Author:

Sheridan Xu Zhu

Date:

Fall 2004

Type:

Private industry

Location:

OVERSIZE : AC801 .I54 2004 Zhu


Description:

This project re-designed and de-normalized some of the tables in the system into a new database. The newly designed database greatly improved the database performance in health plan analysis and reporting and accommodates various regulatory requirements.


Last Updated: 7/21/14