Module 5 Assignment
Part 1 – 4points
A research team conducted a study to examine the nature of the relationship between video game scores and overall academic performance among new nursing students. This study was informed by previous research indicating that game proficiency is time-consuming and could interfere with time for other activities such as studying time. Nursing students willing to participate in the study were allowed to play a popular video game for 20 minutes. Researchers recorded scores at the end of the 20 minutes. Participants were also asked to provide their most recent transcript from which their overall academic numeric grade was extracted. Data obtained from participants in included as Part 1 data set
Variable 1: score Definition: score on video game variable type: continuous
Variable 2: grade Definition: overall academic grade variable type: continuous (0 to 100)
Part 2 – 6points
Part 2 dataset (a modified version of Polit2setB) contains data on a number of health variables. The SF-12 is a brief widely used measure of health status. In this dataset standardized scores were created using national norms based on a mean of 50.0 and SD of 10. For both subscales, higher scores represent more favorable health. Create a correlation matrix with four variables: Number of visits to the doctor in the past 12 months (docvisit); body mass index (bmi); standardized score on the Short-Form Health Survey or SF12, Physical health component scale (sf12phys); and standardized score on the Short-F Health survey, Mental Health component (sf12ment).