# BIOSTATISTICS & DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS (SLP 1)

1. Open the dataset  (attached) that will be used      for the Session Long Project for this course. The variables are labeled      across the top, one per column. There are 300 people in this dataset, with      each row representing an individual’s data.

– Label the types of variables in the project study and describe, in words, the possible values of each category.

– List and describe the types of data that may be collected in a study, including binary, categorical, nominal, ordinal, and continuous variables. (For instance, “gender” is binary and possible values include “male” versus “female.”)  Do this for all of the variables in the study.2.Using      the provided dataset, calculate the appropriate descriptive statistics for      each of the variables in the dataset.

– Include a 2- to 3-page explanation of the descriptive statistics, including tables of the summarized data, similar to a “Results” section in a published manuscript or journal article.

SLP Assignment Expectations

Length: SLP Assignment should be at least 4 pages (1000 words) in length, APA format

References: Must use 4 references from academic sources(e.g., peer-reviewed journal articles). * You may use any required readings from this module for your four references.

Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper according to each question.

Useful resources:

Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2013) Statistical language – Measures of central tendency. Retrieved from http://www.abs.gov.au/websitedbs/a3121120.nsf/home/statistical+language+-+measures+of+central+tendency

Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2013). Statistical language – What are variables? Retrieved from http://www.abs.gov.au/websitedbs/a3121120.nsf/home/statistical+language+-+what+are+variables

Davies, A. (2017). Understanding Statistics: An Introduction. Washington, D.C.: Libertarianism.org Press. Retrieved from Trident Online Library.

Joseph, L. (2014). Statistics formula: Mean, median, mode, and standard deviation. Retrieved from https://blog.udemy.com/statistics-formula/