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 the College of Architecture and Planning by Ball State University doctoral candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.
  • Creative projects submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University master's degree and doctoral 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 and doctoral 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

  • Vyain, Riley (2016-05)
    This research project focuses on the development of feminist theories over time, from the pre-nineteenth century proto-feminist writings to current feminist positions, and delves into the ideas and political and social ...
  • Swingley, Allison C. (2016-05)
    Audio production is a growing trade. It includes music production, foley, live sound reinforcement, radio production, dialogue replacement for film and TV, and more. Many seek to pursue a career in this field, but do not ...
  • Stensrud, Kayln (2016-05)
    Background: Gymnastics is a demanding sport that requires training with repetition and risk taking. To perfect a skill, repetition is paramount as these athletes reach for perfection and high scores. This repetition and ...
  • Schneider, Ashleigh (2016-05)
    The following thesis is an exploration of the boy band genre and its listeners. This thesis provides observations on the history of boy bands, specific case studies that changed the course of the genre, and the demographics ...
  • Sanford, Krista (2016-05)
    As a teenager obsessed with music, I would have loved to read a novel about band members. During college, I finally decided to close that gap in young adult literature. For this thesis, I finished a series I have been ...
  • Podnar, Rachel (2016-05)
    Analytics is the process of looking at data and drawing conclusions from it in order to improve the user experience online. In journalism, analytics measures pageviews and time spent on a website to learn about audience ...
  • Norman, Katie (2016-05)
    Fairy tales, folk stories, and other kinds of fables have been used for centuries around the world as a way to not only tell creative stories, but impart important lessons to children of all ages. While it is true that ...
  • Nordmann, Nicholas (2016-05)
    Running is everlasting. It has been a form of travel, communication, fighting style, sport, lifestyle, etc. America is no longer a culture that uses running for travel or communication, and we have far moved past running ...
  • Monce, Jared (2016-05)
    As a discipline, architecture concerns itself with creativity and innovation within the practice of design. The process of design, which is inherently recursive, allows architects to jump between designing, investigating, ...
  • Maag, Emily (2016-05)
    In today's digital world, there is an assumption by many that digital formats are better, and this mindset has carried over into education. E-textbook sales have increased in recent year indicating their presence is growing ...
  • Lovell, Carisa (2016-05)
    What happens when an English major unintentionally stumbles upon a class about serious gaming? She learns fascinating new jargon and is exposed to an entirely new way of thinking! And, what happens when she decides to ...
  • Drzymkowski, Brandy Michele (2016-05)
    Cabaret is a form of performance art in which the performer creates the evening's entertainment. It is unlike a musical in that it does not focus on a single story line or narrative. Instead, a thread of personal anecdotes ...
  • Dearing, Pauline (2016-05)
    Co-teaching is a strategy that has become increasingly popular in the world of education. With many schools adopting inclusion classrooms, co-teaching has become a strategy to meet the needs of all learners. The analysis ...
  • Collins, Karina (2016-05)
    Over the centuries, the art of storytelling has changed. What was once restricted to spoken word epics like The Odyssey has morphed into major motion pictures. Film holds the power to tell stories never before seen and ...
  • Cognizant 
    Butler, Jacob (2016-05)
    Alzheimer's disease is a debilitating and, currently, incurable disease that isn't often the subject of feature-length narratives within film. Over the past decade however films like Still Alice (2014) and Away from Her ...
  • Brount, Daniel (2016-05)
    Back in high school, this novel was in a much different place. It began as The Midnight Rose, a novel that relied more on the action than characters. While my writing developed throughout my years at Ball State, my love ...
  • Boland, Jon Robert (2016-05)
    Educational policies are continuously changing at both the state and federal level. While policymakers state that the purpose behind each change is to further benefit our students, there are underlying principles behind ...
  • Ball, Alixandra (2016-05)
    Facing the daily risk of injury in their work, dancers are in need of a particular type of insurance coverage. Many not only face the cost of injury but the cost of time away from their job. This thesis details the multiple ...
  • Allen, Adam (2016-05)
    It is a human desire - or perhaps it is better to say, necessity - to recite and consume stories. Stories are more than just a form of entertainment: they are vessels for human histories. The lack of a universal language, ...
  • Longenberger, Brandon (2016-05)
    Scholastic research on academic achievement has focused on the impact of socioeconomic factors on student performance. Little of this research has examined the achievement in a geographic sense, evaluating the change in ...

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