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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Social Science and University Honors
social reality, machine learning, DNA, media literacy, sociology
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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Haughey, Aidan C., "Molecular Social Reality, The Cultural Helix & Sequencing Social DNA" (2020). University Honors Theses. Paper 942.