Statistics are all around us, whether we notice them being used or not. From public policy, health, economics, science, and culture to which foods a fast-food restaurant is going to serve next can all be influenced by statistics. In this Discussion, you will apply the definitions of terminology learned this week. Every area of study has its own vocabulary and statistics is no exception. So, it may take some extra effort to master it.
To prepare for this Discussion:
Discussion Resources (click to expand/reduce)
Example: I am a nurse interested in the relationship between gender, weight, and systolic blood pressure. My data is as follows: (click to expand/reduce)
GenderWeight (lb.)Systolic Pressure (mm Hg)M150144F110100M225140M250113M275128F12598F15094M235138F176128M267116M145132F13688M285126F178130F11
With these thoughts in mind:
By the end of Day 1, you can post your scenario and data for your Instructor to review. If you do not submit this by the end of Day 1, you will need to proceed to submit the entire Discussion on Day 3.
Post a 2- to 3-paragraph response that includes the following information:
VariableQualitative/QuantitativeContinuous/DiscreteLevel of Measurement
Hint: You might consider using index cards and putting the vocabulary word on one side and the definition on the other. Then, review these every night before bed until the vocabulary becomes second nature to you.
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