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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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"First"-Matters: Projecting the Displacement of Responses to Questions in the Context of Presidential Primary-Campaign Debates, Kristella Marie Montiegel

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Influence of the Presidential Inaugural Address on Audience Perceptions of Candidate Image and the State of the Nation, Kyle Alexander Rush

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Newspaper Construction of Homelessness in Western United States Cities, Charlie Allan Sheese

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Investigating Cable: The Potential and Actual Value of PEG & Franchise Fees, Duncan Chaz Stewart

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Gender Bias and the Evaluation of Players: Voice and Gender in Narrated Gameplay Videos, Robin April Crowell

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Is Scholarship Advancing?: An Analysis of Fifteen Years of Framing Research, Joseph Zachary Provencher

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Narratives of Native American Women and Tribal Courts: the Framing of the Violence Against Women Act of 2013 in Mainstream, Native American, and Tribal Press Coverage, Alesha Marie Sangster

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A Relevance Rule Organizing Responsive Behavior During Projectably Multi-Unit Tellings, Anri Zama

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Metaphorical Framing of Obesity, Ryan Paul Hofer

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Inspiring Action: Measuring the Effect of Motivational Frames on Social Movement Mobilization, Rebecca Louise Smith

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Discursive Security: F.B.I. Stings and the Nature of Peace, Adam Testerman

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Check-In Frequency with Friends on Location-Based Social Networks: A Look at Homophily and Relational Closeness, Jacqueline H. Vo

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Insights into the Mental Imagery and Gestural Awareness of Representational Gestures Produced in Everyday Talk: An Exploratory Study of Using Participants' Comments as Data, Sue M. Wendel

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Peer Conversations about Inter-racial and Inter-ethnic Friendships, Lana Lee Buckholz

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Black and Blue and Read All Over: News Framing and the Coverage of Crime, Kalistah Quilla Cosand

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Elaborating Patient Agency in Breast-Cancer Care: A Grounded Theoretical Analysis of Patients Asserting Treatment Preferences, Rachel Sofia Erdman

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Exploring Communicative Aspects of Client Satisfaction, Loyalty, and Retention in a Private, Non-profit Organization: A Qualitative, Interview-Based Study of Catholic Charities, Amanda Michelle Fortin

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'This Would Be Much Funner in Person': A Qualitative Grounded Theory Analysis of Cybergrooming, Maurice Jason Gauz

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Community Connections: Exploring the Constructive Potential of Facebook for Civic Engagement, Sarah Ruth Martin

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"Your information station": A Case study of rural radio in the 21st century, William Jacob Amadeus Pinnock

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Cross-Cutting Concerns: The Varying Effects of Partisan Cues in the Context of Social Networks, Benjamin King Smith

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The Stories We Tell: A Qualitative Inquiry to Multiracial Family Storytelling, Mariko O. Thomas

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It's Complicated: The Role of Facebook in Romantic Relationships Concerning Relational Certainty, Attachment, and Self-Esteem, Jenna Rae Tucker

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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International and Domestic Student Health-Information Seeking and Satisfaction, Stacy Theodora Austin

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Talking the Talk: An exploration of parent-child communication about cyberbullying, Veronica Anne Droser

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Self-Disclosure and Self-Efficacy in Online Dating, Andrew Christopher España

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Metaphor Use in Interpersonal Communication of Body Perception in the Context of Breast Cancer, Jennifer Mary Fillion

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Disjointed Cosmopolitanism: Climate Change and Lived Experience in Portland, Oregon, Stephen Wayne Flinn

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Every Town Is All the Same When You've Left Your Heart in the Portland Rain: Representations of Portland Place and Local Identity in Portland Popular Lyrics, Meghan Andrea Kearney

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Life Post 9/11: Experiences of Korean Americans Ten Years Later, Jay Lee

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War's Visual Discourse: A Content Analysis of Iraq War Imagery, Mary Elizabeth Major

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Grief Lives Online: An Empirical Study of Kübler-Ross' Categories of Bereavement on MySpace Profiles, Ilona Yurivna Malenkovich

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Sexting Unleashed: The Social Phenomenon According to Youth Sexters, Jessica Marie McGraw

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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The Lived Experience of High School Policy Debate in Oregon, Ameena AnnaMaria Amdahl-Mason

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Figurative Language in the Immigration Debate: Comparing Early 20th Century and Current U.S. Debate with the Contemporary European Debate, Ensieh Biria

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Are We Cool Yet?: A Longitudinal Content Analysis of Nerd and Geek Representations in Popular Television, Christopher Louis Cardiel

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Crafting a Space: A Feminist Analysis of the Relationship Between Women, Craft, Business and Technology on Etsy.com, Elizabeth Gillette Offensend

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Examining the Portland Music Scene through Neo-localism, Tyler James Brain

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Who Gender-Bends and Why? A Qualitative Study of World of Warcraft, Clairellyn Rose Gregory

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Performing Marginal Identities: Understanding the Cultural Significance of Tawa'if and Rudali Through the Language of the Body in South Asian Cinema, Lise Danielle Hurlstone

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"You Can See it in Their Eyes:" A Communication Ethnography of a Humane Society, Sara Victoria Kaufman

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Examining News Coverage and Framing in the Context of Environmental Reporting: Using the Sea Lion and Salmon Controversy at the Bonneville Dam as a Case Study, Tess McBride

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A comparative case study of newspaper coverage of the Umatilla Chemical Weapons Depot/Incinerator from 1994 to 1998., Rogue Elliott Robertson

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: How a Best-Seller Diffused Online, Melissa Ann Shavlik

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The Impact of Humanitarian Photography on the Generation of Sympathy and on Donation Behavior, Marta Barberini

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Investing and Vesting International Students' Expressive Resources in Social Capital at Portland State University, Mami Kikuchi

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Does the "news" come first? Social responsibility, infotainment, and local television newscasts in Portland, Oregon : a content analysis, Carey Lynne Higgins

Theses/Dissertations from 1989

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A comparison of the time taken to administer and analyze phonologic and phonetic tests, Beverly Alexander

Theses/Dissertations from 1987

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Normative study of phonological process patterns of preschool children as measured by the Assessment of phonological processes, revised, Lori Jean Griffith

Theses/Dissertations from 1984

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An analysis of the affects of crisis on the decision making practice of a dialysis program : a case study, James Christopher Farley