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Health Promotion Programs: A Primer – James F. McKenzie, Brad L. Neiger, Rosemary Thackeray Fifth Edition Data Analysis and Reporting Chapter 15
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Data Management Includes coding, cleaning, & organizing data into a usable format (preparing for analysis) Coding assigning labels so data can be read & understood by a computer (e.g., 1=yes, 2=no) Cleaning values are valid & consistent (e.g., 1=true, 2=false, there should be no 3s); Also, need to deal with missing data
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Data Analysis - 1 Begins with being able to identify the variables Variables – a characteristic or attribute that can be measured or observed (Creswell, 2002) Types of variables: independent (controlled or cause or exert some influence) & dependent (are outcome variables that are being studied) Also, the level(s) of data collected are important Nominal Ordinal Numerical (interval & ratio)
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Data Analysis - 2 Descriptive statistics used to organize, summarize & describe
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