Thesis Papers: Introduction to Health Statistics

Thesis Papers: Introduction to Health Statistics
BHS220 – Introduction to Health Statistics-Module 1 – Case Assignment

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?

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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 the presence or absence of disease (i.e. yes or no). What type of variable measurement is this?

4. A person weighing 200 lbs. is considered to be twice as heavy as a person weighing 100 lbs. In this case, what type of measurement is body

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