CSCI 0931

Intro Comp for Humanities & Social Sciences

Jadrian Miles

Due: January 29, 2013, 2:25 pm

Answer the following questions about the Geoffrey Nunberg's “On the Bias” (http://people.ischool.berkeley.edu/~nunberg/bias.html).

- What is the result of Nunberg's analysis?
- What assumptions did Nunberg make? Does he justify any assumptions? If so, how?
- Name two potential criticisms of his analysis.
- This article compares the number of times individuals are associated with the terms “conservative” or “liberal” in newspapers. Try making your own hypothesis:
- Give two other terms to count in newspapers.
- Pose a testable hypothesis about their relationship.

Here's an example from

*Green Eggs and Ham*. If we count the number occurrences of the phrases “green eggs” and “ham”, I claim that they occur the same number of times.

Save the answers in a text file called `YourName_HW0-1.txt`

, where `YourName`

should be replaced with your first and last name. Send it to to `cs0931handin@cs.brown.edu`

with the subject line “HW0-1”.