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Week 1 Assignment 1. For each of the following (a through d), indicate which is a variable and which is a constant: a. The number of minutes in an hour. C b. Systolic blood pressure V c. Blood type V d. The number of days in a week C 2. For each of the following research questions, identify the independent variable and the dependent variable within each case (a through e): a. Does a person’s age affect psychological adjustment following burn injury? IV= age DV= psychological adjustment b. How do physically handicapped children differ from nonhandicapped children with respect to health concepts? IV= handicapped/nonhandicapped children DV= health concepts c. Do patients who administer their own pain medication have lower pain ratings than patients whose pain medication is administered by a nurse? IV= pain medication administration via nurse or patient DV= pain ratings d. Does the state a person lives in affect their weight? IV= state the person lives in DV= weight e. How does a bonnet compare to a stockinette in preventing heat loss in newborns? IV= bonnet vs. stockinette in preventing heat loss DV= heat loss in newborns 3. For each of the variables listed below, indicate which is discrete and which is continuous: a. Number of patients in an ICU ward. D b. Length of a chin implant C c. HDL cholesterol reading C d. Amount of time spent sleeping C e. Body temperature measured in Fahrenheit C f. Self-esteem as measured on a 10-question scale C g. Number of conjoined twins born in a year in a hospital D 4. For each of the variables listed below, indicate whether the measure is nominal, ordinal, interval, or ratio:
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a. Degrees, on the Celsius scale Interval b. Student’s class rank Ordinal c. Number of cancerous lymph nodes detected in a patient Ratio d. Respiratory rate Nominal e. Religious preference Nominal f. Military rank Ordinal g. Type of delivery (vaginal vs cesarean) Nominal h. IQ test score Ordinal
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5. The following data represent the number of times that a sample of residents in nursing homes who were aged 80 or older fell during a 12 month period.
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  • Spring '17
  • Velado
  • systolic blood pressure, Word document submission

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