Module 5 – SLP/Univariate versus Bivariate Analyses; Regression

Module 5 – SLP/Univariate versus Bivariate Analyses; Regression .

Interpret the two models that appear below, and address the following additional questions as they pertain to each:
1.    What about confounding? Which of the variables are potential confounders?
2.    Compare and contrast matching on potential confounders versus including them in a regression model.
BMI (1 unit) = 1.3 + 2.4 (diabetes) + 2.3 (family history diabetes) + 1.7 (gender) + 1.4 (age) + 1.7 (race) + 2.6 (income) + 3.4 (height), p<0.05
Allergies = 4.5 + 3.8 (Family History Allergies) + 2.1 (gender) + 1.4 (age) + 0.8 (race) + 1.5 (weight), p<0.05
SLP Assignment Expectations
Length: SLP assignments should be at least 2 pages (500 words) in length.
References: At least two references must be included from academic sources (e.g. peer-reviewed journal articles). Required readings are included. Quoted material should not exceed 10% of the total paper (since the focus of these assignments is critical thinking). Use your own words and build on the ideas of others. When material is copied verbatim from external sources, it MUST be enclosed in quotes. The references should be cited within the text and also listed at the end of the assignment in the References section (APA format recommended).
Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper according to question
Format: APA format is recommended for this assignment. See Syllabus page for more information on APA format.
Grammar and Spelling: While no points are deducted for minor errors, assignments are expected to adhere to standards guidelines of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence syntax. Points may be deducted if grammar and spelling impact clarity.
The following items will be assessed in particular:
•    Achievement of learning outcomes for SLP assignment.
•    Relevance—all content is connected to the question.
•    Precision—specific question is addressed; statements, facts, and statistics are specific and accurate.
•    Depth of discussion—points that lead to deeper issues are presented and integrated.
•    Breadth—multiple perspectives and references, multiple issues/factors considered/
•    Evidence—points are well-supported with facts, statistics, and references.
•    Logic—presented discussion makes sense; conclusions are logically supported by premises, statements, or factual information.
•    Clarity—writing is concise, understandable, and contains sufficient detail or examples.
•    Objectivity—use of first person and subjective bias are avoided.