Senior Project Advisor
sociology, statistics, stats, fiction, analysis, NHANES, demographic, CDC, fictional
Advised by Dr. Sara Vega, Sam used Donna Tartt's 'The Secret History' as an entry point for exploration into the statistical accuracy of fiction. Using NHANES data from the 2017-18 survey cycle, Sam sought to investigate the real-world health outcomes of individuals from the same demographic as the protagonist, and analyze the trends that emerged.
Wick, Sam, "The Secret History: The Statistics and Sociology Behind Fiction" (2021). WWU Honors College Senior Projects. 494.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Tartt, Donna--Criticism and interpretation; Fiction--Social aspects; Education--Demographic aspects; Social surveys
Subjects - Names (LCNAF)
Tartt, Donna. Secret history; National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (U.S.)
literary criticism; demographics
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