Ball State Theses and Dissertations

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Ball State Theses and Dissertations

 

Discover doctoral dissertations, undergraduate and master's theses, creative projects, and research papers submitted by Ball State University students.

Collections in this community

  • Undergraduate theses submitted to the College of Architecture and Planning by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.
  • Creative projects submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University master's degree candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.
  • Doctoral dissertations submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University doctoral candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.
  • Master's theses submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University master's degree candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.
  • Research papers submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University master's degree candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.
  • Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.
  • Theses submitted to academic departments by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

Recent Submissions

  • Hays, Caitlyn (2019-05-04)
    Society has a large impact on media, whether it be fashion, activities, or even portrayal of fictional characters. In the first Walt Disney Company princess movies, the princesses were seen as servants and had very little ...
  • Johnson, Erica (Erica Marie) (2019-07-20)
    Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are a family of chemical compounds that are physiologically and environmentally important. One member of this family is the hydroxyl radical (HO•). A previous study1 explored the rates of HO• ...
  • Coleman, Robert (2019-07-20)
    Video games are a wonderful way to pass the time. When done in moderation, they can lead to increased hand-eye coordination, higher critical thinking skills, and can even expand social circles. Online video games, however, ...
  • Way, Abigail (2019-05-04)
    The treatment of neonatal dysphagia patients is hindered by the variability of dysphagia treatment. The use of various formulas, thickeners and liquid viscosities used during swallowing therapy perpetuate an uncontrolled ...
  • Storm, Von (2019-05-04)
    I have been making films for nearly a decade, and in doing so, I have discovered how arduous the process is for licensing music for film and television. Today, filmmakers and other content creators are limited to just a ...
  • Speer, Hannah (2019-05-04)
    Throughout modern history, the identities and experiences of queer individuals have been invalidated and erased by those in power for a variety of reasons. Religious ideology and a lack of understanding of the queer ...
  • Scaer, Audrey (2019-05-04)
    The purpose of this study was to examine co-rumination as it occurred in same-gender attracted women. Co-rumination involves repeatedly discussing personal issues with another person, specifically without emphasis on ...
  • Prokof, Paige (2019-05-04)
    The inclusion criteria and requirements of the case studies assigned in the critical care nursing class (NUR 430) are as follows: Patient History (description of patient), Course of Illness (reason for current admission ...
  • Monahan, Ryan (2019-05-04)
    Fantasy fiction has existed for millennia. Be it through oral tradition, plays, novels, or film and shows on TV, these stories have captivated us with their characters, worlds, and the themes, morals, and messages portrayed ...
  • Miller, Megan (2019-05-04)
    Response styles detected by the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory – 2 - Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) Validity scales generalize to other self-report measures (Forbey, Lee, Ben- Porath, Arbisi, & Gartland, ...
  • McDonald, Megan (2019-05-04)
    The focus of nursing practice is patient-centered care. This means that all assessment, interventions, and actions taken by a nurse are as specific to each individual patient as possible. Different hospital units are ...
  • Lacy, Evan (2019-05-04)
    The Math Emporium Student Scheduler, hereafter abbreviated to MESS, is an independent webbased, server hosted work shift scheduling program designed for the Math Emporium, located on the fourth floor of Bracken Library, ...
  • Kailey, Stephanie (2019-05-04)
    Some of our society’s richest and poorest individuals share the same public spaces on a daily basis with one continually refusing to acknowledge the other. It has become evident, that despite the fact that they coexist, ...
  • Jones, Darien (2019-05-04)
    Animation pre-production is a complicated and detailed process that includes script-writing, character design, world-building, storyboarding, color-scheming, and many other disciplines. It requires a skilled generalist ...
  • Just Lola 
    Israel, Kyle (2019-05-04)
    The connections that bind family members together are intangible tethers, unseen forces that can push together incompatible people and tie them together like magnetic chains. In order words: family is a mess. Lola-Anne ...
  • Hart, Madison (2019-05-04)
    I went on a study abroad that became more than a study abroad. My time in France became a time of reflecting on my relationships, values, and mental health. In this creative nonfiction piece, I explore the significance ...
  • Halstead, Amy (2019-05-04)
    The following bullet points are the discussion points for each case study that will be explored in depth in the thesis: Patient History (description of patient); Course of Illness (reason for current admission to critical ...
  • Hahn, Nathan (2019-05-04)
    Staphylococcus aureus infections are a prevalent infection. Specific strains of S. aureus, such as MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus), receive attention due to resistance to many first-line antibiotics, ...
  • Gorrell, Rebecca (2019-05-04)
    Anderson High School in Anderson, Indiana is a lower ranking public school. The reasons for these statistics are due to a variety of factors, particularly the high poverty rate. The purpose of high schools and education ...
  • DeWitt, Hannah (2019-05-04)
    Fine Focus, the first international microbiology journal for undergraduate research, was started at Ball State University in the fall of 2013 with the first issue being published winter of 2014. Since then, two issues ...

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