**PUB550 Application and Interpretation of Public Health Data**

**Week 6 Discussion**

DQ1

Given the limited number of statistical calculations required by some public health positions, explain why it is important for you to know how to utilize appropriate software to analyze public health data. Support your ideas with reasons, facts, and examples.

DQ2

Discuss three strengths of the linear regression. Identify a peer-reviewed study that uses linear regression in its analysis. Explain why linear regression was used and discuss one challenge in interpreting the results. Include the permalink with your citation.