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MTH 231 (Week 3) Learning Team Assignment / Life Sciences Article Analysis *

MTH 231 (Week 3) Learning Team Assignment / Life Sciences Article Analysis *
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Resources: Ch. 3 and 4 of the text, the Week Two Electronic

Reserve Readings “Fetal Deaths and Proximity to Hazardous Waste Sites in Washington State” and “Intensive Lipid Lowering With Atorvastatin in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease, Diabetes, and Chronic Kidney Disease,” the Internet, and the University Library

Discuss the methodology of life sciences researchers in the two articles. Explore the data collection and analysis techniques used by the authors of these articles in preparation for the Life Sciences Article Analysis.

Write a 1,050- to 1,750-word paper about dependence and probability. Discuss the following questions:

What population is researched in each article?

What data are collected by the authors in each article? What are the independent events or variables? What are the dependent events or variables? Evaluate whether the authors make appropriate claims related to the independence or dependence of the events or variables they investigate.

Explain relative risk, odds ratios, and fetal death rates. Describe the use of these tools in the article “Fetal Deaths and Proximity to Hazardous Waste Sites in Washington State.”

Explain absolute risk reduction and number needed to treat.

Describe the use of these tools in the article “Intensive Lipid

Lowering With Atorvastatin in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease, Diabetes, and Chronic Kidney Disease.”

Summarize how communication of scientific findings is facilitated with the concept of dependence and with tools for expressing probability.

Cite at least four references.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.