# ASSESSMENT 2 BRIEFSubject Code and Title STAT6200: Statistics

ASSESSMENT 2 BRIEF
Subject Code and Title STAT6200: Statistics for Public Health
Assessment Statistics Interpretation Report
Individual/Group Individual
Length 1,200 words (+/- 10%)
Learning Outcomes This assessment addresses the following learning outcomes:
a) Critically apply the theories on key concepts in descriptive and inferential statistics
b) Analyse survey design and sampling methods to collect valid and reliable data and appraise methodologies
c) Assess the data and determine the appropriate parametric and non-parametric statistical tests, and how to control for confounding variables
d) Evaluate types of inferential statistics and interpret the results of these analyses using theoretical examples or as presented in published literature
e) Apply key concepts of statistics, including: sampling, hypothesis testing, distribution of data, validity and reliability, statistical significance and effect size
Submission Due Sunday following the end of Module 8 at 11:55pm
AEST/AEDT*
Weighting 40%
Total Marks 100 marks
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Instructions:
This assessment requires you to read excerpts from four articles and answer a series of questions in no more than 1,200 words (+/- 10%).
Most public health and wider health science journals report some form of statistics. The ability to understand and extract meaning from journal articles, and the ability to critically evaluate the statistics reported in research papers are fundamental skills in public health.
This type of assessment demonstrates how students can apply the skills that they learn in this course to real-world scenarios wherein they might need to interpret/review articles for public health use.
After reading published research articles, you will be asked to interpret, describe and report the following types of statistics:
• State the null and alternative hypothesis
• Detail the demographic characteristics of the people in a sample
• Report summary descriptive and inferential statistics reported in the paper
• Describe what inferential statistics were used for the analysis of data in a study and why
• Interpret the odds ratios or hazard ratios for reported outcomes
• Evaluate the impact design limitations described by the researchers have on study or the extent to which results can be generalized to the population
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Submission Instructions
Submit this task via the Assessment link in the main navigation menu in STAT6200 Biostatistics. The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.
I declare that except where I have referenced, the work I am submitting for this assessment task is my own work. I have read and am aware of Torrens University Australia Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure viewable online at http://www.torrens.edu.au/policies-and-forms
I am aware that I need to keep a copy of all submitted material and their drafts, and I will do so accordingly.
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Assessment Rubric
Assessment Attributes Fail
(Yet to achieve minimum standard) 0-49% Pass
(Functional)
50-64% Credit
(Proficient) 65-74% Distinction
75-84% High Distinction
(Exceptional)
85-100%
Interpretation of, statistical research concepts and reported results, demonstrating applied knowledge
AND
Critical analysis of research elements including sampling, results and limitations
Paper 1
25% Limited understanding of required concepts and
knowledge
Knowledge or understanding of the field or discipline.
Thorough knowledge or understanding of the field or discipline/s. Highly developed understanding of the field or discipline/s.
A sophisticated understanding of the field or discipline/s.
Incorrectly describes or reports the purpose of the research, the type of data and the inferential statistics for this paper – there are errors in all four answers. Incorrectly describes or reports the purpose of the research, the type of data or the inferential statistics for this paper – there are errors in the answers. For most answers correctly describes and reports the purpose of the research, the type of data or the inferential statistics for this paper – there are some errors in any of the answers. For most answers correctly describes and report the purpose of the research, the type of data or the inferential statistics for this paper – there are minor errors in any of the answers. Correctly describes and report the purpose of the research, the type of data or the inferential statistics for this paper – there are no or minor errors in any of the answers.
Incorrectly describes or reports the design of the research, the demographic or the inferential statistics for this paper – there are errors in all four answers. Incorrectly describes or reports the design of the research, the demographic data or the descriptive statistics for this paper – there are errors in the answers. For most answers, correctly describes and reports the design of the research, the demographic data or the
descriptive statistics for this paper – there are some errors in any of the answers. For most answers, correctly describes and reports the design of the research, the demographic data or the descriptive statistics for this paper – there are minor errors in any of the answers. Correctly describes or reports the design of the research, the demographic data or the descriptive statistics for this paper – there are no or minor errors in the answers.
Interpretation of, statistical research concepts and reported results, demonstrating Limited understanding of required concepts and knowledge. Knowledge or understanding of the field or discipline.
Thorough knowledge or understanding of the field or discipline/s. Highly developed understanding of the field or discipline/s. A sophisticated understanding of the field or discipline/s.
Assessment Attributes Fail
(Yet to achieve minimum standard) 0-49% Pass
(Functional)
50-64% Credit
(Proficient) 65-74% Distinction
75-84% High Distinction
(Exceptional)
85-100%
applied knowledge
AND
Critical analysis of research elements including sampling, results and limitations
Paper 3
25%
Incorrectly describes or reports the purpose of the research, the generalizability and the inferential statistics for this paper – there are errors in all four answers. Incorrectly describes or reports the purpose of the research, the generalizability and the inferential statistics for this paper – there are errors in the answers. For most answers, correctly describes or reports the purpose of the research, the generalizability and the inferential statistics for this paper – there are some errors in any of the answers. For most answers, correctly describes or reports the purpose of the research, the generalizability and the inferential statistics for this paper – there are minor errors in any of the answers. Correctly describes or reports the purpose of the research, the generalizability and the inferential statistics for this paper – there are no or minor errors in any of the answers.
Interpretation of, statistical research concepts and reported results, demonstrating applied knowledge
AND
Critical analysis of research elements including sampling, results and limitations
Paper 4
25%
Limited understanding of required concepts and knowledge.
Knowledge or understanding of the field or discipline.
Thorough knowledge or understanding of the field or discipline/s. Highly developed understanding of the field or discipline/s. A sophisticated understanding of the field or discipline/s.
Incorrectly describes or reports the outcomes and the limitations for this paper – there are errors in all four answers.
Incorrectly describes or reports the outcomes or the limitations for this paper – there are errors in the answers.
For most answers, correctly describes or reports the outcomes or the limitations for this paper – there are some errors in any of the answers.
For most answers, correctly describes or reports the outcomes or the limitations for this paper – there are minor errors in any of the answers.
Correctly describes or reports the outcomes or the limitations for this paper – there are no or minor errors in any of the answers.
The following Subject Learning Outcomes are addressed in this assessment
SLO a) Critically apply the theories on key concepts in descriptive and inferential statistics
SLO b) Analyse survey design and sampling methods to collect valid and reliable data and appraise methodologies
SLO c) Assess the data and determine the appropriate parametric and non-parametric statistical tests, and how to control for confounding variables
SLO d) Evaluate types of inferential statistics and interpret the results of these analyses using theoretical examples or as presented in published literature
SLO e) Apply key concepts of statistics, including: sampling, hypothesis testing, distribution of data, validity and reliability, statistical significance and effect size