Data analysis: What do students know about the flu?

After analyzing your data, you will need to report the results of your study. You will also discuss and interpret your data. This section include the demographic information of your research participants; descriptive information about the various measures, and the results of the data analysis. This is the section that you will display your bar charts, histograms, pie charts, percentages, counts, average, frequencies etc)
Most of you are collecting quantitative data. So you should use Excel to enter the (data) for each variable and make graphs. Please not make up data. If you were able to get data from only 35 participants, then that is what your data should reflect. Pie charts or Bar graphs should be used for comparative data (male vs. female, yes/no, etc). Line graphs should only be used to show a continuing trend. For example, time vs. heart rate.
Your graph/chart should have legends. For example 35 people completed your survey 20 were women 15 were men. There should be something to distinguish which color or pattern represents women and which represents men. Below each graph there should be a brief description of what the graph represents. The data for the questions that directly apply to your research question should be graphed and briefly analyzed. See example.

Fig. 1
The pie charted presented above shows the ethnicity of the participants. African decent was predominant with 72%. 10% represented Mixed (Indian and African), and 18% were of West Indian heritage.
Age group of participants
Fig. 2
The bar graph above shows the age range for the participants. The majority of respondents belonged to the age range 31-40. There were 10 participants from 21-30 years, 5 ranged from 41-50 years and 3 from 51-60 years.
If you have an answer choice that none of the participants choose, you are to represent it on the graph. For example Gender: Male, Female, Other. If none of the participants choose other, then it should be shown as zero on the graph.

If you collected qualitative data – You should review all of the responses for common themes/phrases that participants used. Then write a brief paragraph describing what was said. For example:
Question 2: How do you cope with academic stress?
Participants said that they pray, drink, sleep, smoke, meditate and party. Approximately half of the participants reported that they drink alcohol to cope. One person said “I take a drink every time I have to log onto Blackboard”.
In this case, the major theme is drinking. Sometimes a question will have more than one theme.
Part two:
You will write a Conclusion and Recommendation.
The purpose of the study is restated and important findings should be summarized here (no need to go into details). Summarize the research and the researcher makes recommendations based on the outcome of the research. The recommendation section should appear last in this chapter. See example below.
Conclusion and Recommendations
The purpose of the study was to determine whether there was a relationship between high levels of stress on duty and burnout among nurses. Within the boundaries of the research, it can be deduced that the nurses were suffering from burnout, which was strongly related to work related stress. Nurses reported many symptoms because of work that contributed to their physical burnout; exhaustion, headaches and backaches, disturbances in sleep and diet patterns, forgetfulness, decreases concentration, weakened immune system and having more work to do than they have the ability to do. Almost half of the respondents said that that their job contributed to them having a weakened immune system. This would be expected because of the highly stressful demands of the profession. Not sleeping well or eating well, will contribute to increased chances of developing weakened immunity. The findings gathered from the study validate the assumption that there is a relationship between high levels of stress on duty and burnout among nurses. The questions in the survey focused on the physical aspects of burnout.
In order to reduce burnout effectively, the managers need to begin by reducing possible stressors. Addressing the causes of work overload and identifying appropriate strategies that will assist in preventing recurring stress and burnout that arise from work overload. Managers should ensure that the tasks delegated to employees are appropriate and within their capabilities. Managers should also encourage staff to take their breaks during the shift to breathe, eat and refuel. Finally, managers should prepare time offs in such a way that gives employees enough time to rest.

What do Monroe Students know about the Influenza (the flu) ? Questionnaire
1. What’s your gender?
0Prefer not to say

2. What is your age?
018-24 years old
025-34 years old
035-44 years old
045-54 years old
055-64 years old

3. Please specify your ethnicity.
0Black or African American
0Hispanic or Latino
0Native American or American Indian
0Asian / Pacific Islander
0Other: _________________________

4. What year are you in at Monroe?

5. Are you enrolled Full-time or Part time at Monroe?
0Part- time

6. How does influenza spread?
0Through skin to skin contact
0Through the air
0Through blood

7. How long does it take to develop symptoms of influenza after being exposed?
06 hours
012 hours
048 hours

8. How long do flu germs last on surfaces?
06 hours
012 hours
024 hours
048 hours

9. If you get the flu shot are you more likely to get the flu?

10. Is the flu shot safe for the elderly, children and pregnant women?

11. What year did influenza vaccine first become available in the United States?

12. What can you do to prevent the flu?
0Wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer
0You should always cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing
0Stay home from work or errands to decrease your exposure to others
0Get the flu shot
0All the above

13. How long are people contagious?
01-2 days
07 days
014 days
0As long as you have symptoms and are exposing germs to your hands or the air, you are contagious.

14. How long does it take to fully recover from the flu?
01-2 days
03-5 days
06-8 days
09-11 days

15. Can you get influenza more than once?





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