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Please note that each and every assignment has its own word limit.


Differentiate between a population and a sample, and a parameter and a statistic. In your explanation, apply the concepts of descriptive and inferential statistics. Provide specific examples to illustrate each. Discuss why the ability to differentiate these terms is critically important when interpreting research findings related to public health.

PLEASE ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS IN PARAGRAPHS AND MAKE IT COHESIVE AND TRY TO INCORPORATE THE READINGS BELOW

PLEASE add the links/sites below to the reference list if you use any of these readings and make sure everything is in proper APA format.

https://apastyle.apa.org/learn/quick-guide-on-refe…

Read Chapters 1-3 in Using and Interpreting Statistics: A Practical Text for the Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences.

URL:

http://www.gcumedia.com/digital-resources/macmillan-learning/2016/using-and-interpreting-statistics_a-practical-text-for-the-behavioral-social-and-health-sciences_ebook_3e.php

For assistance with using Excel software, use the “Excel Training: Add and Format Tables” video library located on the Microsoft website.

URL:

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Video-Create-and-format-tables-bf0ce08b-d012-42ec-8ecf-a2259c9faf3f?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

For assistance with using Excel software, use the “Excel Training: Add and Format Charts” video library located on the Microsoft website.

URL:

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Video-Create-charts-231c42d2-5e58-40e1-99f0-cbe618cfee1d?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

For assistance with using Excel software, use the “Excel Training: Excel for Mac Tips” video library located on the Microsoft website.

URL:

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Video-Create-charts-on-a-Mac-0fbd860f-7dde-49b3-937a-ab9ac0aa7e31?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

View “The Human Insights Missing From Big Data,” by Wang (2016), located on the TED website

URL:

https://www.ted.com/talks/tricia_wang_the_human_insights_missing_from_big_data

View “Data Entry” from the SPSS Tutorials media.

URL:

http://lc.gcumedia.com/psy380/spss-tutorials/v1.1/

View the following terms in The Visual Learner: Statistics media.

  • Statistics
  • Data
  • Continuous Data
  • Discrete Data
  • Interval Level
  • Ordinal Data
  • Nominal Data
  • Population
  • Sample
  • Parameter
  • Statistic

URL:

http://lc.gcumedia.com/hlt362v/the-visual-learner/the-visual-learner-v2.1.html

For assistance with using the IBM SPSS software, use the IBM SPSS Statistics Base 24, located on the IBM website.

URL:

ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/analytics/spss/documentation/statistics/24.0/en/client/Manuals/IBM_SPSS_Statistics_Base.pdf

Read “Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Data in Mixed Methods Research – Challenges and Benefits,” by Almalki, from Journal of Education and Learning (2016).

URL:

http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1110464.pdf

Read “Pathways to Malaria Persistence in Remote Central Vietnam: A Mixed Method Study of Health Care and the Community,” by Morrow, Nguyen, Curuana, Biggs, Doan, and Nong, from BMC Public Health (2009).

URL:

https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2458-9-85

Read “10 Best Resources on…Mixed Methods Research in Health Systems,” by Ozawa and Pongpirul, from Health Policy Plan (2014).

URL:

https://academic.oup.com/heapol/article/29/3/323/581455/10-best-resources-on-mixed-methods-research-in

Read “A General Inductive Approach for Analyzing Qualitative Evaluation Data,” by Thomas, from American Journal of Evaluation (2006).

URL:

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1098214005283748

Read “Guidance for Using Mixed Methods Design in Nursing Practice Research,” by Chiang-Hanisko, Newman, Dyess, Duangporn, and Liehr, from Applied Nursing Research (2016).

URL:

http://www.sciencedirect.com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/science/article/pii/S0897189715002402

Read “Mapping the Developing Landscape of Mixed Methods Research,” by Creswell, from SAGE Handbook of Mixed Methods in Social and Behavioral Research (2010).

URL:

http://methods.sagepub.com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/book/sage-handbook-of-mixed-methods-social-behavioral-research-2e/n2.xml

MUST have at least three citations with the page numbers and three references in APA format and all questions clearly answered in paragraphs.(The List of References should not be older than 2016 and should not be included in the word count.)

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

It is important that you cover all the topics identified in the assignment. Covering the topic does not mean mentioning the topic BUT presenting an explanation from the context of ethics and the readings for this class

To get maximum points you need to follow the requirements listed for this assignments 1) look at the word/page limits 2) review and follow APA rules 3) create subheadings to identify the key sections you are presenting and 4) Free from typographical and sentence construction errors.

REMEMBER IN APA FORMAT JOURNAL TITLES AND VOLUME NUMBERS ARE ITALICIZED.