1.2 Data and disease

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  • 1.2 Data and Disease
    • Epidemiology - study of incidence and pattern of a disease with view to finding prevention and control by collecting data and looking for pattern or relationship between diosease & various factorin lives of victims.
    • Correlation - occurs when change in 1 variable reflected by change in other variable.
    • It is easy to accept data and scientific information at face value when it should be looked at critically - some questions to help decide reliability of data
      • Has the right factor been measured and right questions asked?
      • How was the data gathered, were the methods reliable, right appartus used?
      • Those collecting data have vested interest in outcome of research?
      • any unanswered questions?
      • Sutdy been repeated, with same results and conclusion by other people?

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