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MATH225N Statistical Reasoning for the Health Sciences

Week 1 Discussion

Basic Statistics Data Used in Everyday Life

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

OpenStax Textbook: Chapter 1

Lesson 1 Reading

Minimum of 1 scholarly source

In your reference for this assignment, be sure to include both your text/class materials AND your outside reading(s).

Initial Post Instructions

Present two different types of data, or variables, used in the health field. Examples could be blood pressure, temperature, pH, pain rating scales, pulse oximetry, % hematocrit, minute respiration, gender, age, ethnicity, etc.

Classify each of your variables as qualitative or quantitative and explain why they fall into the category that you chose.

Also, classify each of the variables as to their level of measurement–nominal, ordinal, interval or ratio–and justify your classifications.

Which type of sampling could you use to gather your data? (stratified, cluster, systematic, and convenience sampling)

Follow-Up Post Instructions

Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.

Your responses to other students can explain additional analyses that could be done with the variables they selected. Consider confounding variables, discrete or continuous data, the effects of outliers, etc.

Writing Requirements

Minimum of 3 posts (1 initial & 2 follow-up)

APA format for in-text citations and list of references

  
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