Do men and women differ in coping with body image issues?
Is there a difference in men and womens perceptions of obesity
Are there differences in healthy eating habits between people who
live in the
What is it?
An estimate of
that is based
3 types of
Before you begin this lecture
This lecture will review the foundations of the human
subjects protection, the role of the IRB, and the IRB
process. Most of the info contained in this powerpoint is
so that you are aware of these concepts and
Statistical Analyses Write-ups
for common Elementary Statistical Procedures
Pearson Correlation, Linear Regression, Independent
T-test, ANOVA, Chi-Square
1st paragraph of results section should always be your
Analyze your demographics
Health Measurement 4307
DR. C. CARMACK
CLASS SYLLABUS AND REQUIREMENTS
Instructor: Dr. C. Carmack, Ph.D.
Office Hours: Mondays 12-2 p.m. (or appointment)
Office: 415A Farish Hall
Introduction to Research
It is actually way more
exciting than it sounds!
Why do we have to learn this stuff?
The study of Health is first and foremost a science.
Thus it is based in research.
We tend to think
Recap: Thus far
Scales of Measurement
Nominal (to name; identify)
Ordinal (to rank order)
Interval (value has arbitrary zero)
Ratio (value has absolute zero; there can be an absence of
Variables & Levels
A constant stays the same
Does not change (i.e., constant)
A quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a
specified mathematical context.
Speed of light (299,792,458 meters per
An experimental or th
Reliability and Validity
Research Methods Lab
Reliability- degree to which
measurements are consistent and
do not contain measurement error
Consistency of the measure
Measure instrument at two times for
YOU! AS A RESEARCHER
BASIC STEPS OF A
Find a topicWhat, When
Formulate questionsWhat, Why
Define populationWho, When
Select design & measurementHow
T-test and ANOVA
is one of the most frequently
used statistical procedures in the
is used when we are
comparing two sample means.
Assumptions of t test
Sample mean and population
Assignment 2: Portfolio Project- Your Research Topic
1. Review the online ppt lecture: Formulating a research question & Conducting a Lit Review.
Select one of the following 21 research questions to investigate bas