Master's Theses

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Master's Theses

 

This collection includes master's theses submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University master's degree candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

Recent Submissions

  • Zhang, Nan (2020-05-02)
    The beauty industry is increasingly using the social media channel, Instagram, to promote user engagement with brands. User engagement on social media, such as likes and comments, is a key performance indicator in social ...
  • Wu, Xinye (2020-05-02)
    Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often exhibit motor deficits. It was unclear how children and adolescences with ASD develop their gait patterns due to the possible motor deficits. In order to understand the ...
  • Ferguson, Hannah M. (2020-05-02)
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  • Vitali, Halie Elizabeth (2020-05-02)
    Coronary artery disease kills seven million people every year. Understanding how coronary vessels develop when it is first formed in the embryo can help facilitate the design of therapeutics to repair and regenerate damaged ...
  • Urban, Amber I (2020-05-02)
    Social media has changed how we interact, especially to the extent that it allows us to participate in global discussions about controversial or difficult topics. Historically, menstruation has been a subject that was never ...
  • Travis, Sidney (2020-05-02)
    The Curry Site is a small Mississippian Single Mound site located in Okitebbeha County, Mississippi. A previous survey at the site yielded information that the mound had multiple functions. The researcher interpreted a ...
  • Tidrow, Mick (2020-05-02)
    My thesis research is a comprehensive project looking at the evolution of media coverage in professional and collegiate eSports. Using the methodology of participant observation and interviewing allowed me to find ...
  • TerMarsch, Hannah Victoria (2020-05-02)
    The lateral line system of aquatic vertebrates is composed of neuromast mechanoreceptors along the head and body that detect movement through vibration and pressure gradients in the water. Although mechanosensory information ...
  • Smith, Kendall A. (2020-05-02)
    This study attempts to determine if the manipulation of the decision cut point impacts the recovery of low probability events. Manipulating decision cut points involves moving the default cut point value in order to ...
  • Shoukri, Maina (2020-05-02)
    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the response of central ambulatory blood pressure (cABP) after vigorous intensity exercise in apparently healthy older adults. We hypothesized that cABP would be lower ...
  • Shannon, Carley A. (2020-05-02)
    Contact-sports can elicit concussions, which impacts autonomic function, as well as elicit repetitive head trauma, where autonomic function has not yet been assessed. Purpose: To determine if differences in autonomic ...
  • Romanowski, Spencer Michael (2020-05-02)
    It is known that aging results in an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) related events. Age-related CVD events are associated with arterial stiffening independent of traditional risk factors. Extra-media ...
  • Roark, Jessie (2020-05-02)
    Though the mentally ill are more likely to be the victims of violent crimes than the perpetrators the saturation of negative media images can lead to the belief that the mentally ill are more likely to commit violence. ...
  • Riccardi, Matthew P. (2020-05-02)
    BACKGROUND: VO2max is well established to have a strong relationship to all-cause mortality, however, ventilatory threshold is emerging as a novel variable for predicting outcomes in some populations. PURPOSE: To examine ...
  • Remington, Hannah E. (2020-05-02)
    Aortic stiffness and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) are independent predictors of cardiovascular disease (CVD), cardiovascular events, and early mortality and are known to be related . However, the relationships between ...
  • Poyner, Karly L (2020-05-02)
    The number of Christians who identify as evangelical has been on a decline over the past decade. Formal evangelicals may be dropping their religious label in part to fight the nuanced stigma surrounding an evangelical ...
  • Pearce, Leilani Naomi (2020-05-02)
    Studies show that more people are switching or leaving religions within their lifetime (Suh & Russell, 2015, Cooper, Cox, Lienesch, & Jones, 2016). This study applies Ebaugh’s (1988) role exit theory to the lived experiences ...
  • Peace, Bradford Neal (2020-05-02)
    Leadership development for undergraduate students in higher education is an important learning outcome which can influence their experiences while in college and their employment and post-graduate lives. Despite its position ...
  • Olaniyan, Adeboye Richard (2020-05-02)
    This study examined the moral and ethical expectations of users as it relates to voice-activated assistants. Results from this pilot study suggests that users prefer for the technology not to interfere in the three ...
  • Myers, Savannah L. (2020-05-02)
    This research examines the effectiveness of the TutorTrac web-based application by conducting a usability and user experience case study. TutorTrac is a management application designed to provide “on-demand access to ...

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