PUB550 Application and Interpretation of Public Health Data
Week 8 Assignment
Benchmark – Analyzing and Reporting Data
Complete this assignment according to the directions provided below.
The use of quantitative and qualitative data in a single study is referred to as a mixed methods approach. The quantitative survey data help to identify health-related trends and patterns within the sample group. Qualitative data complement the quantitative element and help to determine why and how a phenomenon exists. The cumulative findings can then help public health professionals form a conclusion about the health issue and inform future public health research, policy, and practice. The content that you create for this assignment is similar to the steps you would take as a public health professional to create and disseminate a manuscript for publication.
In this assignment, you will conduct a retrospective analysis of the publicly available Titanic Datasets. The purpose of this assignment is to analyze qualitative and quantitative data to answer the following research question: What were the causes/mechanisms that led individuals on the Titanic to survive or perish? Examples of explanatory variables that may lead to higher probability of surviving on the Titanic are class, gender, physical strength, social ties, cabin location, etc.
Please note there is inherent bias in those who provided a testimony, because it only includes those that survived.
The Titanic hit an iceberg on April 14, 1912, at 11:40 p.m. and sunk completely about 2 hours and 40 minutes later.
A total of 2207 individuals were on board at the time of the collision and only 710 survived, despite the fact that the lifeboats could have saved 1178, so they had been used at only 60% of their capacity.
The survival rates of individuals differed greatly according sex, classes, and types of crew.
For this assignment, you will use:
The quantitative Titanic dataset.
Qualitative testimonials from either Boat 1, 6, or 16.
Note: You will conduct the analyses for Parts 1 and 2. You will then use this information to write Part 3: Mixed Methods Paper
Part 1: Quantitative Analysis
Review the “Quantitative Titanic Dataset” and the accompanying “Codebook.” Consider what descriptive and inferential statistics you will conduct to help answer the research question.
Prepare the data to complete the analysis.
Using SPSS, conduct descriptive statistics to summarize the sample.
Using SPSS, select appropriate quantitative inferential statistical tests to analyze the data to answer the research question.
Part 2: Qualitative Analysis:
Select testimonials from one boat to review by using the Boat 1, Boat 6, or Boat 16 zip files.
Based on your findings in Part 1 (Quantitative Analysis), read and review testimonials from the boat. Code the transcripts and identify at least three key themes.
Part 3: Mixed Methods Paper
Prepare a 1,250-1,500-word paper to address the following. Headers should be used based on the component structure outlined below:
Discuss the relationship between socioeconomic status and health from a general perspective.
Summarize the purpose of this research study and the proposed research question.
Describe the variables used in the analysis.
Describe the descriptive and inferential statistical tests that was conducted.
Identify the software that was used to conduct the analysis.
Summarize the sample using the results of the descriptive statistics.
Describe the main outcomes of the inferential statistical analysis. Discuss the statistical significance of the results.
Include at least two tables and two figures to support the results.
Describe the process used to analyze the qualitative data.
Summarize the results of the qualitative analysis from the selected boat testimonials. Discuss at least three key themes.
Discuss what methods you would employ to analyze the remaining transcripts from all 20 boats/vessels.
Interpret the quantitative and qualitative study results in relation to the related literature and research question.
Explain what implications this has on future public health policy and programs.
Discuss the overall study limitations.
You are required to cite to a minimum of three sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and public health content.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.
This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies:
2.2: Select quantitative and qualitative data collection methods appropriate for a given public health context.
2.3: Analyze quantitative and qualitative data using biostatistics, informatics, computer-based programming, and software, as appropriate.
2.4: Interpret results of data analysis for public health research, policy, or practice.
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6.3: Interpret results of data analysis for public health research, policy, or practice.