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HPHY 212 Week 1 Lecture Notes

by: Scott Morrison

HPHY 212 Week 1 Lecture Notes HPHY 212

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Evidence, Inference and Biostatistics
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Lecture notes from week 1 of biostats: types of variables, the scientific method, theory vs. fact vs. hypothesis, and levels of evidence.
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Scott Morrison on Sunday April 5, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to HPHY 212 at University of Oregon taught by Dr. Andrew Karduna in Spring2015. Since its upload, it has received 189 views. For similar materials see Evidence, Inference and Biostatistics in Human Development at University of Oregon.


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Date Created: 04/05/15
HPHY 212 Lecture Notes Week 1 by Scott Morrison Types of Variables Independent Variable Values are known beforehand values are manipulated during experiment Dependent Variable Values are unknown before experiment values are measured during experiment The Steps of the Scienti c Method 1 Observation 2 Question 3 Hypothesis 4 Experiment 5 Analyzing Data 6 Conclude 7 Report results Theory Theory s Hypothesis Theory s Fact A theory is an idea that is widely supported by thorough experimentation and sufficient evidence in the scientific community but it is not universally accepted and it is not universally true A fact is a concept that is universally true A hypothesis is a question that may be true but the answer is unknown without further experimentation A hypothesis predicts the relationship between the IV and the DV A hypothesis must be testable Levels of Evidence Starting with simple experiments one often runs into further questions these require further more advanced experiments The rungs of this ladder of sequential experiments are called levels of evidence each new experiment brings us new evidence and so each experiment brings us to a new level of evidence


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