The Masters Theses collection contains digital copies of AUT University masters theses deposited with the Library since 2002 and made available on open access. From 2007 onwards, all theses for masters degrees awarded are required to be deposited in Scholarly Commons unless subject to an embargo.

For theses submitted prior to 2007, open access was not mandatory, so only those theses for which the author has given consent are available in Scholarly Commons. Where consent for open access has not been provided, the thesis is usually recorded in the AUT Library catalogue where the full text, if available, may be accessed with an AUT password. Other people should request an Interlibrary Loan through their library.

  • Any use you make of these documents or images must be for research or private study purposes only, and you may not make them available to any other person.
  • Authors control the copyright of their thesis. You will recognise the author’s right to be identified as the author of the thesis, and due acknowledgement will be made to the author where appropriate.
  • You will obtain the author’s permission before publishing any material from the thesis.

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    Ting, Chien Ju (Auckland University of Technology, 2005)
    The present study was influenced by Heather’s (2000) study of critical discourse analysis (CDA) and three key concepts in religious discourse: intertextuality, consumerism and psychology of language (identity and commitment). ...
  • Faito'o Fakatonga: The Visual Practice of Traditional Medicine Making and Healing Practices From Tonga to Aotearoa 

    Finau, Malia Lesieli (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    This project is a moving image art project using the concept of Veitalatala (poetic documentary) (as defined by Talita Toluta’u (2014) that will explore faito’o (traditional medicine) and kau faito’o (native doctors), the ...
  • Maumau-taimi: Wasting Time; Being Useless 

    'Uhila, Kalisolaite (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    This research project is a personal exploration of how time can be enacted through various approaches in order to develop a performance process that questions cultural perception of time. New works are devised and collected ...
  • Personal Information Disclosure and Privacy in Social Networking Sites 

    Al Johani, Mashael (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    Social networking sites (SNSs) have revolutionized traditional information-sharing methods. They are mostly built on an individual’s offline social circle and they provide users with a wide variety of virtual interaction ...
  • The Impact of Shared Pedagogical Leadership on Physical Activity in Early Childhood Education: An Interpretive Analysis 

    Foley, Hannah Christine (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    The original contribution of this thesis is to add to the minimal amount of literature regarding the impact of shared pedagogical leadership on physical activity in early childhood education. Developing a lifelong love of ...
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    Magill, Delys (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
    This research examines healthcare interpreting from the perspective of New Zealand Sign Language interpreters. Healthcare interpreting is a growing topic of research globally. However, little focus has been given to the ...
  • Nomadic Objects: Temporal Placemaking & Mindfulness in the Non-place 

    Armstrong, Hannah (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    How can temporary place-making practice reveal a nomadological condition at work within a contemporary spatial landscape? How can this temporary place-making practice create a space of mindfulness within the low-affect ...
  • Crip-time Architectures 

    Oh, Chungsang (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
    This project explores the relationship between architecture and its possible relationship found in two very opposed notion of creation and evolution. This project considers issue of design in general to identify whether ...
  • Strategies People Use to Participate in Everyday Occupations When Experiencing Persistent Symptoms Following a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Qualitative Descriptive Study 

    Paterson, Maree (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
    This exploratory study investigated the strategies that eight New Zealanders with persisting symptoms following a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) use to enable participation in day-to-day occupations that they need or ...
  • A Practice of Practise 

    Worrall-Bader, Eloise (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    This project, A Practice of Practise is just that a practice; in relation to my overarching ‘art practice’ of practise; a regular and repetitive attempt at making with clay. The research explores how practise-orientated ...
  • Collision, Confusion, Collusion 

    Jung, Vivienne (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    This project explores the idea of virtuous difficulty, as it relates to the making, the creating and the reception of a work of art. Here the word difficulty refers to questions, problems or conditions that command my ...
  • Painting in Counterpoint 

    Waugh, Theresa (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    This project is an exploration into the process of painting and problems that emerge during painting. In particular it explores how decisions are made in a continuous process of shifting relations of visual qualities that ...
  • This Ordinary Light 

    Sinclair, Alexandra (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    This Ordinary Light is the second draft of a fictional novel. It tells the story of Ella, who finds herself institutionalised for alcohol dependency and psychological issues. There she meets Richard, a psychiatrist, who ...
  • Analysis and Optimization of the AUT 30-metre Radio Telescope: Pointing and Surface 

    Rasha, Asif Rayhan (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    The purpose of this research is to analyze, evaluate and improve the current pointing performance of AUT’s 30-metre radio telescope. The telescope currently uses the "fivept" pointing procedure of the NASA Field System ...
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    Luke, Bobby (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    This project is underpinned by a Taranaki genealogical worldview informing a series of knowledge exchanges that establishes the concept of ‘Ora ki te Whakatupua’, ‘sustaining life knowledge anew’. From a cosmological ...
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    Liao, Ying (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    This thesis explores the methods of building a narrative environment in an animated film to strengthen the participation on the part of the spectator mainly based on the application of Hemingway’s iceberg theory. It analyses ...
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    Alomirah, Norah (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
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    Tapu, Nina (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    Second Ave is an Adult fiction novel set during a decade in the surly 1970s in a grunty little neighbourhood in Auckland. Dad reckons he’s living in paradise cause he’s moved the family to Second Ave where the Tip Top ...
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    Nayak, Parag Ganesh (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    A new framework in this study, which uses spiking neural networks for learning spectro-temporal and spatio-temporal data, is the NeuCube. The NeuCube is able to learn and classify and predict data, both in online and offline ...
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    Abraham, Francis (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
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