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 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

  • Malcom, Chase (2020-12)
    Meditation is a practice that has been important for generations in Eastern cultures, but in recent years it has gained traction in the Western World. Specifically, educators and musicians are utilizing mindfulness, a ...
  • Bonarek, Rachel (2020-05)
    West Coast Swing is a unique, improvisational form of partner dancing that’s style and community stands separate from many other forms of partner dance largely due to its variability; its look differs slightly each year ...
  • Tannehill, Jayden (2019-12)
    Fictional crime dramas have been a staple in the entertainment industry for many years. These programs captivate the viewers and have them waiting for the next episode. The utilization of true crime elements might be the ...
  • Connelly, William (2019-05)
    Textbooks are synonymous with high school. We can all remember being asked to read a textbook, answer questions from a textbook, and "study" a textbook, whatever that means. Textbook centered instruction is at the heart ...
  • Ziems, Noah (2021-05)
    Primary Hyperparathyroidism(PHPT) is a relatively common disease, affecting about one in every 1,000 adults. However, screening for PHPT can be difficult, meaning it often goes undiagnosed for long periods of time. While ...
  • Zielinski, Arianna (2021-05)
    For centuries, theatre artists have been creating works of art that embody the human experience. After all, that’s what theatre is, telling stories of the human experience and sharing those stories with other humans. ...
  • Yanus, Emma (2021-05)
    Cabaret is an art form that most people do not know about. Through my experience in the class THEA 499, my senior cabaret class, I learned about the art of cabaret, and continued to improve in my skills of singing, ...
  • Wright, Isabelle (2021-05)
    Glucose stored in the brain as the branched polysaccharide glycogen has been reported to play a role in associative learning. The effect of brain glycogen levels on sensory learning in mus musculus is rarely studied and, ...
  • Witte, Alexandra (2021-05)
    This article examines the funding of education in Indiana, different types of funding, and how that funding is used throughout the different types of schools. It also summarizes how funding is broken down and distributed ...
  • Winters, Rose (2021-05)
    Intelligence and its collection is an everyday staple and necessity in the United States but it has not always been this way. Forms of intelligence have been conducted for all of American History, but it is widely believed ...
  • Wineinger, Chloe (2021-05)
    Elaine Benes from Seinfeld is a prominent female character that gets little recognition for her contribution to female characters within a sitcom. The only written work on her contribution within a feminist framework ...
  • Willhite, Justen (2021-05)
    The failure of abstinence-only reformation programs regarding drug use (e.g., D.A.R.E.) points to a concrete need for effective and codified risk-taking behavior education. While many school districts have turned to ...
  • Whitesel, Robin (2021-05)
    Computer networks are the behind-the-scenes backbone of the any organization. For campus areas, such as universities or large companies, a campus area network is ideal as it is designed to have a lot of users and ...
  • White, Jake (2021-05)
    The Covid-19 Pandemic shook the world to its foundation. The global shutdown brought to light many failings of societal and architectural infrastructure as billions of people were left in isolation, decreased inactivity, ...
  • Ward, Delaney (2021-05)
    Parks are visited by millions of people each year, making park management a crucial task. There are many different facets of park management, from playground upkeep to building maintenance, as well as tree management. ...
  • Walter, Brendan Ryan (2021-05)
    Given the broad range of potential media, techniques, styles, artists, and ideas which could be covered in an art class, how does a visual arts educator go about teaching content that will be most relevant and valuable ...
  • Walker, Evan (2021-05)
    Becoming a restaurateur is the dream of many entrepreneurial minds. The problem is that it is no easy task. Whether someone lacks the business knowledge to run a restaurant, doesn’t have the capital to properly begin, ...
  • Walker, Caroline (2021-05)
    Dieting, a long-held standard for successful weight loss, health maintenance, and beauty attainment, is a potentially harmful practice that not only hints at a societal requirement of a certain body type in order to fit ...
  • Tripp, Kara M. (2021-05)
    Women in science, math, engineering, and technology (STEM) fields have long been a minority, especially Black women, Indigenous women, and Women of Color (BIPOC). Previous research shows that BIPOC women often have ...
  • Trentadue, Joseph T. (2021-05)
    Moral Foundations Theory proposes that there are five moral frameworks through which individuals view their world from: care/harm principles, fairness/cheating principles, loyalty/betrayal principles, sanctity/degradation ...

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