Understanding Pearson’s r in Public Health
Step 1: You will define Pearson’s r from your textbook and/or various sources first. You are demonstrating that you understood the concept .You are going to define this in 2-3 sentences by using your textbook and/or other sources.
Step 2: You are going to pick an article that utilized the concept of Pearson’s r You want to take a look at the following sites to select your article:
Clinical Infectious Diseases: http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/
Journal of Public Health: http://jpubhealth.oxfordjournals.org/
Step 3: Thoroughly READ the article and TAKE notes.
Step 4: Complete the writing of your summary with a review of this article. In your assessment of this article, you MUST provide how the researchers used the statistical concept in their research by doing the following: 1) Explain the sample (i.e., population used), 2) Summarize the statistical analysis and what software or analysis package was used and 3) Evaluate and describe the results and conclusions in your own words. It is very important that you are able to paraphrase and apply critical thinking in each of these assignments.
Please make sure you cite within the text in APA format (6th edition) and have a reference section!