This exercise will test whether you can apply first the basic principles, vocabulary, and processes you learned, both biostatistical and epidemiologic, in the first four weeks of the course, and given the practice you had with reading and responding to three different published articles in the fifth week, to actually designing a health sciences research study and writing it up in scholarly format, with all it appropriate pieces, "just as if" you had actually carried it out. Hopefully, in the future, you will have the chance to carry out such a study for real.

Introduction and Alignment

This exercise will test whether you can apply first the basic principles, vocabulary, and processes you learned, both biostatistical and epidemiologic, in the first four weeks of the course, and given the practice you had with reading and responding to three different published articles in the fifth week, to actually designing a health sciences research study and writing it up in scholarly format, with all it appropriate pieces, “just as if” you had actually carried it out. Hopefully, in the future, you will have the chance to carry out such a study for real.

Upon completion of this assignment, you should be able to:

Design and write up a health research study on a diverse (in terms of ethnicity, nationality, or another factor) population. Write up each component part of the study, “just as if” you had actually carried it out yourself.

Resources

Textbook: American Psychological Association. (2017). APA Style Central. Retrieved from http://apastylecentral.apa.org
Textbook: Macha, K., & McDonough, J. P. (2012). Epidemiology for advanced nursing practice. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.
Textbook: Sullivan, L. M. (2018). Biostatistics in public health (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Chapter 2 Study Designs
Chapter 3 Quantifying the Extent of Disease
Chapter 4 Summarizing Data Collected in the Sample
Chapter 6 Confidence Interval Estimates
Chapter 7 Hypothesis Testing Procedures
Chapter 8 Power and Sample Size Determination
Chapter 10 Nonparametric Tests
Video: Week 6 Video
MP3: Audio only Week 6 Video
File: 6.3 Epidemiology Study Guide
File: 6.3 Epidemiology Research Websites for Generating Case Study Ideas

Instructions

For this paper, choose Professional format in APA Style Central as it will guide you through the writing of your abstract and author note.
Download the file Exercise 6.3 Epidemiology Study Guide 10.2018
Using this guide, write up an epidemiology study just as if you had performed it. Further detailed instructions are included on the guide. Abstracts are usually 250 words or less so please use the Word Count feature under the Review tab.
When you have completed your assignment, save a copy for yourself and submit a copy to your instructor using the Dropbox.