Applying Graphs to Data

Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is to apply knowledge of data analysis and interpretation by developing graphs in SPSS using provided datasets.

Course Outcomes
This assignment provides documentation of student ability to meet the following course outcomes:

CO4: Interpret the output from statistical computing packages to draw appropriate inferences and report results effectively.
CO8: Apply knowledge of data sets free from bias in developing studies to improve public health outcomes by identifying potential trends in relation to epidemiology.
Due Date
Submit your completed assignment by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT, of Week 5 as directed.

Requirements
This assignment will be graded on quality of self-assessment, use of citations, use of Standard English grammar, sentence structure, and overall organization based on the required components as summarized in the directions and grading criteria/rubric.
Create your product using Microsoft Word, which is the required format for all Chamberlain College of Health Professions documents.
Follow the directions and grading criteria closely. Any questions about this paper may be posted in the Q&A Forum.
The length of this assignment is to be no less than 3 and no greater than 6 pages, excluding title and reference pages.
APA format is required with both a title page and reference page (no abstract is required). Use the required components of the review as Level 1 headers (upper and lower case, centered)
Note: Introduction – Write an introduction but do not use “Introduction” as a heading in accordance with the rules put forth in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
Preparing the Assignment
This week we will examine the best ways to demonstrate data using graphs and tables. Using the data set from last week (Links to an external site.), develop a histogram and a box plot for the continuous variable of age providing a narrative for methods used and your results. Also, describe which would be best to show the age. For the scatter plot, plot the respondent and spouse age. Describe the variables that are graphed and why they were chosen as well as any outliers or trends. Finally, report results and your interpretation of the data.

Rubric
MPH515 M5 Applying Graphs to Data
MPH515 M5 Applying Graphs to Data
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntroduction
Describe the importance of graphs and tables as well as the best way to shar information. The introductions should also include the purpose of the paper and include all items covered.
4 pts
Meets All Criteria
Description of the importance of graphs and tables as well as the best way to share information. The purpose of the paper is also discussed.
3 pts
Meets Most Criteria
Description of the importance of graphs and tables as well as the best way to share information. The purpose of the paper is not included.
2 pts
Partially Meets Criteria
Basic introduction without discussion of the importance graphs and tables.
0 pts
Does Not Meet Criteria
No introduction is discussed.
4 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeNarrative
The narrative should describe basic processes the names of the graphs, the variables that are demonstrated in the graphs, and the overall impact of the graphs.
12 pts
Meets All Criteria
Describes basic processes of SPSS and data input. Describe the variables that were used for each test and the results of the tests.
10 pts
Meets Most Criteria
Describes basic processes of SPSS and data input. Describe the variables that were used for each test but does not include discussion of results.
9 pts
Partially Meets Criteria
Describes basic processes of SPSS and data input. No discussion of variables for tests or the results.
0 pts
Does Not Meet Criteria
No narrative of the data is included.
12 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGraphs and Tables
The graphs and tables that are discussed in the paper should be put in the document with correct APA formatting and correct reference and labeling.
9 pts
Meets All Criteria
Graphs and/or tables for all graphs that were requested, with appropriate labeling and APA formatting.
8 pts
Meets Most Criteria
Graphs and/or tables for all of the graphs that were requested, but APA labeling and formatting is not correct.
7 pts
Partially Meets Criteria
Graphs and/or tables for some graphs that were requested, with or without appropriate labeling and APA formatting criteria.
0 pts
Does Not Meet Criteria
No graphs or tables included in the paper.
9 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeClarity of writing
Use of standard English grammar and sentence structure demonstrating primary referencing and original thought. No spelling errors or typographical errors. Organized around the required components using appropriate headers.
3 pts
Meets All Criteria
Excellent use of standard English showing original thought. No spelling or grammatical errors. Well organized with proper flow of meaning.
2 pts
Meets Most Criteria
Some evidence of own expression and competent use of language. No more than three spelling or grammatical errors. Generally organized thoughts and concepts.
1 pts
Partially Meets Criteria
Language needs development or lack of original thought evident. Four or five spelling and/or grammatical errors.
0 pts
Does Not Meet Criteria
Language lacks development and a lack of original thought is evident. Multiple spelling and/or grammatical errors.
3 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA format
All information taken from another source, even if summarized, must be appropriately cited in the manuscript and listed in the references using APA format:

Document setup

Title and reference pages

Citations in the text and references.
2 pts
Meets All Criteria
APA properly formatted with no more than one error.
1.5 pts
Meets Most Criteria
Some APA errors in formatting with two to three errors.
1 pts
Partially Meets Criteria
APA formatting contains four or more errors.
0 pts
Does Not Meet Criteria
APA formatting is not present, or there are five or more errors in formatting.
2 pts
Total Points: 30

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