Review the possibilities and opportunities associated with publication of the descriptive BRFSS analysis in different forums.
- [Instructor] Now that you have successfully completed…your descriptive analysis, let's talk here…in our last section, about potential next steps for you.…Here, we are going to talk about whether you want…to say this analysis is done or you want to move on to…a regression analysis, which I cover in the next course.…I also cover presenting your results to your research team,…which is something you should have to bounce ideas…off of and to co-own your analysis.…We will also briefly cover preparing a manuscript…and also publication and presentation.…
This sounds like a public health warning, but it's not.…Descriptive analysis often leads to regression.…This is simply because you need to do…a descriptive analysis before every regression.…So if you do one and have enough data, why not go forward?…When you are using large data sets like BRFSS,…often a regression analysis is expected.…But in smaller data sets, the regression can't be completed,…so the descriptive analysis is fine.…You can check out my next course on regression and see if…
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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