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.

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  • 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

  • Atkinson, Sarah M. (2006)
    Property management experts often emphasize the need for property management professionals to grasp the "big picture" in order to maximize the value of their properties. This "big picture" encompasses many areas, including ...
  • Abbott, Amanda K. (2000)
    The purpose of this study was to investigate the nutrition knowledge of folic acid among Amish women (who were pregnant or planning to be pregnant) residing in the Mid-west. Forty-five women from the Kidron, Ohio and Berne, ...
  • Abbott, Jessica L. (2004)
    As the World Wide Web continues to expand, more and more individuals and small businesses desire to announce their presence on it. Many members of these groups do not have the budget for a professional website designer, ...
  • Anatone, Richard J.
    This paper is a detailed structural analysis of the composition Piano Variations, which I composed in 2010. Each variation treats the composed thematic material in different analytical ways including the more traditional ...
  • Williams, Melita J. (2015-07-18)
    The achievement gap refers to the disparity in the academic performance between groups of students. According to current research, there is an academic achievement gap that exists between Black students and White students ...
  • Richardson, Jennifer (2015-12)
    Zoological facilities accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) play an important role in society. They provide a positive animal experience for guests while also offering a safe and healthy home to animals ...
  • Palmer, Krystal (2015-12)
    Following my journey through college as an Art Education Major, Frozen Movement delves into the depths of my artistic inspiration. Through the creation of a cohesive art exhibit using several artistic mediums, I displayed ...
  • Nelson, Quinn R. (2015-12)
    The American trucking industry is currently facing both a major shortage of truck drivers and an immensely high rate of truck driver turnover. These problems have remained persistent for over two decades, and are expected ...
  • Miller, Elise (2015-12)
    This thesis, in the form of a creative project, explores and outlines the elements and process of design by creating drafts for a custom rabbit hutch. The objective is to create a fun, modern, and functional living space ...
  • Kitchen, Paul (2015-12)
    As Kenneth Frampton clearly notes in his writings, the architecture of 'universal design' reflects a willful lack of acknowledgement of cultural and geographic context. From travel to two regions of the world during field ...
  • Jackson, Rebecca L. (2015-12)
    Fields of inquiry are differentiated by the methods, metrics, and conceptual "vocabulary" that define the way one approaches a problem and what counts as a solution. Yet, if different methods of measuring are what separate ...
  • Franczek, Lan X. (2015-12)
    What makes up a culture? “Culture" is a complex term that has many aspects to it, making it difficult to define. I go deeper into the concept of culture as I explore various aspects of Greek culture and how they differ ...
  • Duquaine, Elizabeth (2015-12)
    Pride and Prejudice is a novel that has been called simply a "nice romance." Even though Jane Austen writes about love and marriage, it is much more than a romance novel. It explores the impact that class and money had on ...
  • Conway, Bryce C. (2015-12)
    My Senior Honors Recital incorporated the vocal music of several 19th and 20th century composers and featured several genres of music as well. The goal of the project was twofold: first, to prepare and perform challenging ...
  • Clark, Nathan D. (2015-12)
    The purpose of this paper is to give a detailed overview of the history of adoption in order to enable the reader to understand adoption in the modern-day world. Since the purpose and direction of adoption took a turn in ...
  • Cepican, Benjamin Thomas (2015-12)
    Legends and myths have been the subject of storytellers throughout all of human history. St. Lawrence the Deacon's tale is of no exception. The saint's epic has been told again and again across the centuries. Though his ...
  • Akers, Danielle S. (2015-12)
    Middle school is a time of life that most adults would characterize as their worst years ever. From awkward haircuts to awkward social interactions, most people who have survived those sixth, seventh, and eighth grade years ...
  • Sterling, Joel Thomas; Stiner, Wesley Wayne (2015-12)
    Route setting for rock climbing has become a relatively new practice as new climbing gyms open every year at both colleges and growing cities. We created a manual for Ball State University's climbing gym that could be used ...
  • Smith, Rachel C. (2015-12)
    Winnie the Pooh is a collection of stories about a loveable bear and his many friends, written by A. A. Milne. Many have speculated that each of the characters in these stories represents a different psychological disorder. ...
  • Yang, Mo (2015-12-19)
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