Review the metadata developed during this course, including the data dictionary, data reduction documents, and other files.
- [Female Voiceover] Wow, can you believe…we have made it to the last chapter, chapter seven?…Great job conducting your analysis.…But before we part,…let's review the metadata we accrued during this analysis.…So, in this movie, I'm going to review…all the metadata we made during this course.…Can you remember it all?…I'll talk about it in roughly the same order…in which me made or used it.…First, we made a web of causation,…and that helped us select confounders,…which we added to our data dictionary.…Next, we executed our inclusion and exclusion criteria,…and we kept track of it on a spreadsheet.…
Then, we made a data reduction diagram.…Of course, we generated code files as we made our code.…And we put comments in to guide us…when we go back into our code later.…And, we collected miscellaneous treasures…we needed for our analysis,…such as resources provided by BRFSS.…It's hard to remember all this.…It seems like so much.…So, I'll quickly review it here.…First, remember how we did the web of causation?…We did that early on because…
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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