Identify the role of p-values and confidence intervals within epidemiologic research and provide examples of how these are used to interpret research findings.

Epidemiologists
control for variables such as confounding and random error by carefully
developing research studies. Although there are not guarantees to
eliminate or reduce all possible errors, it is important to minimize
their effects.
For this Discussion, review your readings from this week. Then addressing the following:

  • Identify
    the role of p-values and confidence intervals within epidemiologic
    research and provide examples of how these are used to interpret
    research findings.
  • Discuss
    the effect sample size has on p-values and confidence intervals and how
    this affects interpretation of statistical results.
 

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