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.
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
· the statistic names (the mean, median, range, and standard deviation, at minimum)
· final calculations (e.g., mean = 10)
· an explanation/definition of each statistic used (what each statistic SAYS about the data)
*Do not subdivide the data for the variable in each row based on any other variable. For example, do NOT find the mean length of stay separately for males and females.
**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.)
· Histogram symmetric?
· Histogram bell shaped?
· Any outliers?
· 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.)
|Provide ONE graph that is useful in explaining your results.
You may copy and paste this from another program, take a screen shot, etc.
|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 ONLY ONE test or technique. Some examples include a t-test, regression, etc.)
|There is a hypothesis test associated with your test/technique (even if you are not doing a t-test).
What is your null hypothesis?
|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?|