HLT 362V Discussion Question Week 1 to 5

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HLT 362V Discussion Question 1 Week 1

How could graphics and/or statistics be used to misrepresent data? Where have you seen this done?

HLT 362V Discussion Question 2 Week 1

What are the characteristics of a population for which a mean/median/mode would be appropriate? Inappropriate?


HLT 362V Week 2 Discussion Question 1

Explain the importance of random sampling. What problems/limitations could prevent a truly random sampling and how can they be prevented?

HLT 362V Week 2 Discussion Question 2

Researchers routinely choose an alpha level of 0.05 for testing their hypotheses. What are some experiments for which you might want a lower alpha level (e.g., 0.01)? What are some situations in which you might accept a higher level (e.g., 0.1)?


HLT 362V Week 3 Discussion Question 1

If the result of an ANOVA experiment was “not significant”, was the experiment a failure? Provide reasoning and examples (real or hypothetical) to support your argument.

HLT 362V Week 3 Discussion Question 2 Researchers routinely choose an α-level of 0.05 for testing their hypotheses. What are some experiments for which you might want a lower α -level (e.g. 0.01)? What are some situations in which you might accept a higher level (e.g. 0.1)?


HLT 362V Week 4 Discussion Question 1

If the result of an ANOVA experiment was “not significant”, was the experiment a failure? Provide reasoning and examples (real or hypothetical) to support your argument.

HLT 362V Week 4 Discussion Question 2

What is an interaction? Describe an example; what are the variables within your population (work, social, academic, etc.) for which you might expect interactions?


HLT 362V Discussion Question 1 week 5

Describe the error in the conclusion. Given: There is a linear correlation between the number of cigarettes smoked and the pulse rate. As the number of cigarettes increases the pulse rate increases. Conclusion: Cigarettes cause the pulse rate to increase.

HLT 362V WEek 5 Discussion Question 2

Now that you are familiar with the basic concepts of statistics, what are some examples of when you have seen or heard statistics used inappropriately?hlt 362v discussion question