Module 1 - SLP
Introduction to Probability Theory and Health Statistics
Your specific assignment for this week is to select one type of quantitative health datum to collect from your own life. Some examples of data to collect could be:
- How many minutes do you spend exercising each day?
- What is your total daily caloric intake in calories?
- What is your resting heart rate in beats per minute?
- How many ounces of water do you drink each day?
- What is your estimated total caloric expenditure from exercise each day?
- What is your estimated daily intake of saturated fat in grams?
- What is your daily systolic/diastolic blood pressure?
- Choose one variable that varies measurably from day to day. Be sure to specify the units of measurement, and state how it will be gathered.
- Then collect at least 5 days worth of data on that one variable. For example, if your variable is how many minutes you spend exercising each day, simply record the number of minutes that you spend exercising each day during the sampling period. Be sure to save this data for use in remaining SLP assignments. The more data points that you gather during the session, the better.
- Describe the data you have collected and its importance in relations to individual/population’s health.
Submit your paper by the end of this module.
SLP Assignment Expectations
Use the information in the modular background readings as well as resources you find through ProQuest or other online sources. Please be sure to cite all sources and provide a reference list at the end of the paper. Submit the paper as a Word document through the link provided for the assignment.
Length: 1-2 pages typed and double-spaced.
Cook, A., Netuveli, G., & Sheikh, A. (2004). Basic Skills in
Statistics: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals. London, GBR:
Norman, G., and Streiner, D. (2008). Chapter The First: The Basics. (pages 2-6). Biostatistics The Bare Essentials. 3rd Edition. BC Decker Inc. PMPH USA, Ltd. Shelton, CT
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