Data Analysis Basics: Variables and Distribution (FOCUS, Volume 3.5)

Fee:None
Length:40 minutes
Description:This issue of FOCUS will take you through the basic steps of descriptive data analysis including understanding variables, basic coding principles and simple univariate data analysis.
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Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Authors:

Kim Brunette, MPH

Amy Nelson, PhD, MSPH

FOCUS Workgroup

The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.

Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed

This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions as noted below. (Please note: The following training does not provide comprehensive or in-depth treatment of specified competencies or capability functions, it provides basic knowledge of the competencies or capability functions listed below.)

Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 1
Assist in definition of database requirements, if indicated (I.E.1)
Maintain databases (I.E.2)
Conduct analysis of data (I.F.2)
Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 2
Define database requirements, if indicated (I.E.1)
Manage databases (I.E.2)
Conduct analysis of data (I.F.2)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals
3) Generates variables that measure public health conditions (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
9) Interprets quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
Capability 13, Function 1: Conduct public health surveillance and detection
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
2.5. Manage the recording and/or transcription of data according to protocol.

Continuing Education Credit:

The UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness offers the following continuing education credit/s on this training. Eligibility for all continuing education credit is determined on an annual basis.

  • none

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References

US Census Bureau. Educational Attainment in the United States: 2003---Detailed Tables for Current Population Report, P20-550 (All Races). Available at: http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/education/cps2003.html. Accessed December 11, 2006.

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