Learn the features of a cross-sectional analysis, including not being able to use temporality as evidence for causal inference.
- Welcome to chapter one, section five.…In the last section, I went over a descriptive approach…to analyzing BRFSS data.…Now, I will describe the analytic approach.…This lecture will start by explaining that there are…two ways to approach analysis of the BRFSS data set.…We will focus on the descriptive approach in this course.…I'll also explain how different professions use the BRFSS…data and how it has different value in different settings.…In the last lecture I explained to you what a descriptive…analysis is and that we are going to do one in this course.…
In this lecture, I'll cover an analytic approach to the data…through a cross-sectional analysis, which is covered…more thoroughly in the other course…and I'll also comment on the ethical use of BRFSS data.…I described in the previous lectures how the government…uses the BRFSS data to generate state-based rates…of conditions and risk factors.…On the other hand, independent researchers tend to be…much more interested in using the whole data set, not just…
This detailed, practical course is designed to help those in the field of public health, medicine, and data science to edit, analyze, and interpret data. Learn how to code new variables, use the forward-stepwise modeling process, and document your decisions. Find out how to visualize results by generating charts and graphics, and how to add tables and figures to your documentation. This course helps equip you to independently design, develop, and execute a full BRFSS analysis, and even publish your results in scientific publications or journals.
- Reviewing survey data and documentation
- Conducting a BRFSS analysis
- Understanding naming conventions
- Editing variables
- Reviewing distributions
- Generating an analytic dataset
- Developing descriptive statistics to answer prespecified hypotheses
- Preparing publication-worthy tables and plots
Skill Level Advanced
1. What Is the BRFSS?
2. Designing Your Metadata
3. Reading in Data and Applying Exclusions
4. Preparing for Descriptive Analysis
5. Conducting Descriptive Analysis
Making a frequency macro4m 8s
6. Descriptive Analysis: Weights and Tests
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