First Advisor

Melissa Thompson

Date of Award

Winter 2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Social Science and University Honors

Department

Social Science

Language

English

Subjects

social reality, machine learning, DNA, media literacy, sociology

DOI

10.15760/honors.965

Abstract

This thesis provides a theory for measuring Social Reality, along with a framework and model which apply that theory to measure presented social reality in media. The framework and model utilize the double helical structure of DNA to create a baseline unit of social reality that can be extracted from media to help measure and categorize social realities. An experiment is provided utilizing a custom built machine learning algorithm to demonstrate the practical application of the theory, framework, and model.

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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/34436

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