**IHP 525 Milestone Five (Final) Template**

**MOST OF THIS TEMPLATE SHOULD BE COPIED AND PASTED FROM PRIOR MILESTONES IF YOU RECEIVED FULL CREDIT FOR THOSE ELEMENTS.**

DO NOT DELETE ANYTHING IN THIS TEMPLATE.

**Student Name:**

State the question you will pursue. (This should be copied and pasted from the list of questions and should be the same question submitted in week 7 unless you have changed your question.)

**Question of interest (Copy and Paste question here):**

**Restate this question in your own words:**

**Directions for following table:**

· Fill out the table below for **EACH** variable of interest.

· Include **ONLY** the variables that are relevant to your question of interest. (**If it’s not mentioned in your question directly, it’s not relevant.**)

· Each variable should take up **ONE** row.

Variable name (one variable per row)
Note: gender is a variable, and 0 and 1 are values of the variable gender. Gender =0 and gender =1 are NOT two separate variables. |
Variable type (categorical, ordinal, or quantitative, etc.) | Descriptive statistics
Include: · the statistic names (the · final calculations (e.g., mean = 10) · an explanation/definition of each statistic used (what each statistic *Do not subdivide the data for the variable in each row based on any other variable. **The above statistics can be found for binary variables. (For example, gender is coded as binary; therefore, the above descriptive statistics can be found for the variable gender.) |
Key features
· Histogram symmetric? · Histogram bell shaped? · Any outliers? · Skew? · Unimodal? · Any other special features? |

DO NOT list or discuss descriptive statistics in this space. Use the table above, as directed.

Analyze the **limitations** of the data set you were provided and how those limitations might affect your findings.

**Limit your response to the data relevant to your question of interest.** (For example, only using two variables is NOT a limitation of the data in your question of interest. It may be a limitation of the study or question of interest, but it is NOT a limitation of the data you have been provided for your question of interest.)

Limitations:

Provide ONE graph that is useful in explaining your results.
You may copy and paste this from another program, take a screen shot, etc. LABEL EVERYTHING!!! |

Explain why you chose this graph above any others to explain the situation. |

What test/analysis technique did you perform?
(It is highly recommended that you perform |

There is a hypothesis test associated with your test/technique (even if you are not doing a t-test).
What is your |

What is your alternative hypothesis? |

Provide all relevant calculations for your hypothesis test/ statistical technique.
Make sure your final answers are clear (bold, highlight, etc.). |

Pick ONE statistical calculation from above. |

Explain what this one statistical calculation means for your analysis and the question of interest. |

What is the practical conclusion of your statistical test?
(This should be the answer to your question of interest and the reasoning for the conclusion should be clear.) |

How did your technique/test help you answer your question of interest? In other words, why did you choose this test? |

Include any screenshots of your calculations that are appropriate. |

Discuss the major findings of your analysis and how they answer the overall health question. In other words, how could a healthcare professional use this information? |

What further research do you recommend as a result of this analysis? |