ETD’s Top 20

With commencement just around the corner, many students are putting the finishing touches on their final papers, presentations, theses and dissertations. In this post, we’d like to highlight the top 20 most-downloaded Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) of all time. ETDs in the collection range from 2002 to the present (2014).

 

If you’d like to view more ETDs, head to the ETD page, or you can see more numbers on the ETD stats page.

 

 

Author Department Title Total Hits Date Submitted URL
Romo, Abel Javier Linguistics and English Language An English for Specific Purposes Curriculum to Prepare English Learners to Become Nursing Assistants 104,697 Jul 11, 2006 http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd1407

 

Pittard, Matthew Thurlow Mechanical Engineering Large Eddy Simulation Based Turbulent Flow-induced Vibration of Fully Developed Pipe Flow 61,748 Oct 8, 2003 http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd295
Crane, Nathan B. Mechanical Engineering Compliant Centrifugal Clutches: Design, Analysis, and Testing 53,252 Sep 9, 2003 http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd223
Blattman, William R. Mechanical Engineering Generating CAD Parametric Features Based on Topology Optimization Results 42,605 Apr 16, 2008 http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd2367
Oliphant, Alma H. Mechanical Engineering Numerical Modeling of Friction Stir Welding: A Comparison of Alegra and Forge3 37,989 Apr 27, 2004 http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd417
Jensen, Robin S. History Gleaning the Harvest: Strangite Missionary Work, 1846-1850 34,131 Jul 15, 2005 http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd956
Murdock, Jennifer Melody Communications An External Audit of the National Tropical Botanical Garden 33,022 Apr 21, 2003 http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd194
Aoyama, Kazumasa Instructional Psychology and Technology Using A Diglot Reader to Teach Kanji: The Effects of Audio and Romaji on the Acquisition of Kanji Vocabulary 31,847 Jul 6, 2005 http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd888
Bushnell, Tyler Dwight Exercise Sciences A Biomechanical Analysis of Sprinters vs. Distance Runner at Equal and Maximal Speeds 30,337 Dec 2, 2004 http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd634
Hundley, Nicholas James Chemistry and Biochemistry Structure Elucidation of Bioactive Compounds Isolated from Endophytes of Alstonia scholaris and Acmena graveolens 28,635 Sep 2, 2005 http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd1013
Taniguchi, Stacy Tooru Educational Leadership & Foundations Outdoor Education and Meaningful Learning: Finding the attributes of meaningful learning experiences in an outdoor education program 28,402 Jun 6, 2004 http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd438
Zeng, Yi Chemical Engineering Stable Polymer Micelle Systems as Anti-cancer Drug Delivery Carriers 28,248 Jun 1, 2005 http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd841
Christensen, Sherie Marriage and Family Therapy The Effects of Premarital Sexual Promiscuity on Subsequent Marital Sexual Satisfaction 28,125 Jun 25, 2004 http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd454
Snyder, Jeffrey Civil and Environmental Engineering Full-Scale Lateral-Load Tests of a 3×5 Pile Group in Soft Clays and Silts 27,863 Mar 15, 2004 http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd364
Lee, Wayne Yeung Civil and Environmental Engineering Numerical Modeling of Blast-Induced Liquefaction 27,537 Jul 13, 2006 http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd1431
Jevtic, Elizabeta German and Slavic Languages Blank Pages of the Holocaust: Gypsies in Yugoslavia During World War II 27,286 Jul 1, 2004 http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd463
Bishop, Gregory Loren Mechanical Engineering A Comprehensive Model for Technology Push Product Development 26,930 Mar 19, 2004 http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd394
Remund, Craig Timothy Electrical and Computer Engineering Design of CMOS Four-Quadrant Gilbert Cell Multiplier Circuits in Weak and Moderate Inversion 26,645 Nov 24, 2004 http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd611
Xiang, Yanqiao Chemistry and Biochemistry Capillary Liquid Chromatography Using Micro Size Particles 26,056 Jul 30, 2004

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd531

Sterling, Colin J. Mechanical Engineering Effects of Friction Stir Processing on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Fusion Welded 304L Stainless Steel 24,379 Jun 17, 2004

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd440