Election years, like this past year, often times bring up controversial topics that a person may feel more one sided about rather than the other. The topic of gun control laws seems to be one of the more popular topics that the public likes to talk about. With news stories depicting school shootings, police shootings, and other gun related violence’s, many Americans are unaware of how this is influencing their idea on whether the United States should have gun control laws. Many people may say that they feel like they are not influenced by anything when it comes to how they feel about guns and the idea of gun control laws. This however, is false. Many things such as availability heuristic, framing, and confirmation bias make decision making
The social work profession, was based on values that contributed not only to its own professional development and to helping different service user groups, but also to the development of societies in general.
A truly inspiring woman once said, “If my future were determined just by my performance on a standardized test, I wouldn't be here. I guarantee you that”(Obama). This quote is an excellent example of how even a person so high up in the political world can disagree with the ways of standardized testing and she is Michelle Obama. Even she can admit that if her career was decided on what percent she got on a standardized test she would not be where she is today. In the future if kids just keep believing the test score they get on these tests is what they truly will be then they are definitely not reaching their full potential. Kids often believe that these test scores will decide their future but that is hardly the truth. If these kids really
The diversity in the United States continues to grow, increasing the demand of creating more cultural competent programs. Health outcomes are addressed by race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. In research. race and ethnicity are potential predictors for a particular outcome. There is need for more research studies in order to provide an understanding of the different needs among ethnic minority groups. An abundance of research studies aggregates health data of different origin groups such as Hispanics or Asian/Pacific Islanders. The method is used in order to offer a result of a large population that may have multiple subgroups. Therefore, some may argue that aggregating results provides a more feasible process in analyzing a large ethnic
One aspect of public health research method that I learned is that measurement is central to quantitative research because it provides the fundamental connection between empirical observation and mathematical expression of quantitative relationships. I also learned that the goals and techniques associated with probability samples differ from those of nonprobability samples. If we want to get results that are valid for the whole study population, we should know how to draw a sample in such a way that it is representative of that population. But it is not necessarily that nonprobability samples are not representative of the population. It means that nonprobability samples cannot depend upon the rationale of probability
The class handout cites 3 basic purposes for studying statistics: data reduction, inference, and identification of relationships. In your own words, describe these three ideas in a couple of sentences each.
Sun. It is the first time I can use program during quiz. I wondered if we need to use R in exam.
Health statistics are important for knowing the health status of the whole population and its various segments and groups, as well as the trend in health status, the provision and distribution of healthcare services, and the impact of the provided services and programs. he success or failure of healthcare programs cannot be veriied without properly collected and interpreted health statistics. Proper allocation of resources also depends on health statistics. Researchers, presenters, and health care workers and students always need health statistics. However, it is not uncommon to ind a local article or presentation, which reports health statistics from all over the world, but fail to report local statistics from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Journals included in this database are listed in Table 1. d) SaudiMedBase. Saudi MedBase is a bibliographic database published by Saudi Medical Journal and covers 9 Saudi medical journals for the period from 1979 to 1999. he database is available on CDROM only and can be purchased through the website of Saudi Medical Journal. he project is very important and aims to ill a notable gap. Obviously, the limitation is the period covered. In addition, the search engine included is primitive. he journals covered in the database are summarized in Table 1. e) Saudi Research DataBase (SRDB). he SRDB is a service of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology and aims to index supported scientiic research in KSA. It is not conined to medical ield but has the ability to limit the search to medical research only. Most research are not yet published and researchers can ind high quality information for health statistics. Using the database website (http://www.srdb.org) needs free registration. 2. Registries. Various disease registries are available in KSA although they difer in their scope and geographic coverage. Hence, researchers need to make sure they are aware of the characteristics of each registry
Goldman discusses the lack of importance for publicity in scientific measures. Currently, psychology emphasizes statistical measures and public forms of measurements
Requiring High School students to pass standardized test before they can get a diploma is a debate that has been going on for quite some time. Should we be required to pass these tests? In my opinion, I don’t honestly think we should. For multiple reasons, but it simply puts too much pressure on a student telling them they have to pass or they don’t get a diploma after all the hard work they did for years. Standardize tests are an unreliable measure of one’s performance. Test scores can’t measure learning or tell someone how smart they are. These types of test are some of the main causes of students cheating off someone they want to believe is smarter than them. Another reason students drop out and/or give up on themselves is because they scored
Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) is one of the most important agents in the prevention of hospital acquired infections or what we termed nosocomial infections. IPC channels every member of the hospital, which includes, healthcare providers (HCP), patients and the hospitals perse. It is important to practice IPC commandment to every hospital as well as community. The Palestinian Ministry of Health (MOH) adopted the national IPC protocol. Employees working in pediatrics hospital are supposed to take precautions to protect their patients and staff from exposure to potentially infectious materials. A fundamental component of standard infection prevention measures are a system of barrier precautions to be used by all personnel
1. In chapter three, drug dealers living with their moms, the main argument is brought into light by economist, John Kenneth Galbraith. He makes the statement that “We associate truth with convenience” (86) and composes the phrase “conventional wisdom”(86). This phrase is the author's main line of reasoning, and it paves the way for the main argument; that individuals are easily able to manipulate information and statistics, for the incentive of better benefiting themselves. If certain information sounds valid, the public will usually, not question or doubt the information because it is socially impolite to question.
The term Research Methodology refers to a set of procedures, methods & techniques that are put together by the researchers to obtain a solution to the problems they confront during the collection of data. The researchers look for the most crucial data which is inevitable for the research. Generally there are three kinds of approaches or research methods namely Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed. These methods are used to gather data and resolve issues that emerge during the process of data gathering. The researcher can bring forward his findings either in the form of quantitative or qualitative or mixed research methodologies only when the data is collected based on the preliminary data gathering process and the secondary data gathering process.
In quantitative research, variables are identified and defined, and then relevant data is collected from study participants. A strength of this type of research is that the data is in numeric form, making it easier to interpret. It also studies the relationship between independent and dependent variables and can address questions such as does a relationship between variables exist, what is the direction of the relationship, how strong is the relationship between the variables, and what is the nature of the relationship. To be able to discover and answer the cause-and-effect relationship is a strength of quantitative research. Lastly, in quantitative research, the study can either be experimental or nonexperimental, meaning clinical trial or observational study, allowing for different types of research studies to be conducted. And the steps to a quantitative study is resonantly linear and broadly similar across studies (Polit & Beck, 2017).
It was difficult to do such analysis at this level but it brings intangible benefits as with people it is hard to determine what data to consider.