Go to the Internet and locate a journal article that describes an observational study. Explain how it was done using the terminology in Chapter 5 of the Seeing Through Statistics, 3rd Edition textbook and whether you agree with the conclusions drawn by the author(s) of the article.
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This observational study was done in London and was observing the number of people complying with a new law about using mobile phones while driving compared to wearing seat belts. The government had just passed a new law creating penalties for drivers who use a mobile phone while driving. The researchers based their theory on the Peltzman "risk compensation" theory. This theory is "whereby drivers make a trade-off ...
Observational study for statistical analysis is examined.
Criticizing research reports and analyzing the applicability of results
This review discusses how to critique a research study. Against the backdrop of health science research, with a strong clinical bias, the review discusses study design, outcome analyses and research relevance. Some global aspects of statistical analyses of the data is also provided. The aim of the review is to help dissect research data and determine if the research provides a strong enough base of support for the change it is seeking. This review will also help beginners in science and medicine gain facility with reading research articles and determine thier validity and importance.View Full Posting Details