Replies for summer 2012: BHS420: Module 4
A group of researchers would like to study the influence of physical inactivity, junk food
consumption, and television viewing on obesity in children.
If obesity is defined by body mass index (BMI) or weight over
Replies for summer 2012 BHS420 Module 5
Whether or not cigarette smoking adversely affects bone density in adolescents is an
important research question because it would also increase their risk for osteoporosis
later in life.
Other important determinants
Given the readings and assignments in the course, identify and briefly discuss TWO concepts
that you believe will be most APPLICABLE to YOUR real life professional discipline.
Concept A: Dependent and Independent variables.
Identify /define: Depe
Replies for Summer 2012 BHS 420 Module 1 Thread
Quantitative vs. Qualitative Studies and Acknowledgements
Using your knowledge about the differences between quantitative and qualitative data, discuss
the strengths and weaknesses of each approach to a rese
BHS420 - Quantitative Reasoning
Module 4 - Background
WHAT IS STATISTICAL INFERENCE?
What is a FACT? It is something we know through the direct evidence of our senses. When we
do basically descriptive statistics, we are directly cou
BHS 420 Module 3 Threaded Discussion
A "trimmed mean" drops the highest and lowest extreme values and averages the rest. By
trimming the data, we are able to reduce the impact of very large or very small values on the
mean, and thus get a more reliable me