BHS220 – Introduction to Health Statistics-Module 1 – Case Assignment.DOCX

BHS220 – Introduction to Health Statistics-Module 1 – Case Assignment

BHS220 – Introduction to Health Statistics

Module 1 – Case Assignment

November 23rd, 2014

Dr. Sharlene Gozalians

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 1 (approximately 1–1.5 pages, total):

Copy and paste the following examples (A–F below), then respond by classifying each of the following variables as either: nominal, ordinal, interval, or ratio. Provide a brief explanation where indicated.

1. A researcher studying lifespan categorizes individuals into single, married, divorced, or widowed. What type of variable measurement is this?

2.A cognitive scientist places her subjects into categories based on how anxious they tell her that they are feeling: “not anxious”, “mildly anxious”, “moderately anxious” and “severely anxious”, and she uses the numbers 0, 1, 2 and 3 to label categories where lower numbers indicate less anxiety. What type of variable measurement is this? Are the categories mutually exclusive?

3. A Physician diagnoses
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