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Thursday, December 25, 2008


IntRoduCtioN


Hey there! Let's get started. This blog is created for one of our module, Statistic in Health Science, HS2135. The objective is to examine the relationship between two variables from our selected topic. At the end our blog, we will answer whether there is any relationship between the two variables. Our sample should consist of at least 30 people. The importance of our study is to determine if there's any relationship between tympanic and oral temperature so that we could take an alternative route, when needed. A different route may gives us different readings, therefore we want to find out if we could used both results, either from tympanic or oral. Thus, this information will helps us in our clinical setting such as in the hospital.

Our topic for this project is...
Is a person’s Oral Temperature related to the Tympanic Temperature?

The null hypothesis that our group came up with is...
There is no significant difference between a person’s Oral Temperature and Tympanic Temperature.

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5:02 AM

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


MethOdOlOgY


On 26th December 2008, our group went to collect our data in the school library. We booked a room to provide privacy to our samples. We gathered the samples by using the school’s Oral thermometer and Tympanic thermometer. This is to reduce any rejection from our data. If we were to use many instruments, the readings given might not be accurate. For example, two different Oral thermometers might give us two different readings. We measured once for each sample. One for the Oral temperature, and one for the Tympanic temperature. There was no rejection during our data collection. We have standardized the way we measure by using only the right ear for Tympanic temperature.

Here are some of the pictures that we took.
Fad was incharge of recording.
LiL taking the pictures.
And the rest collectiong the samples.

Enjoy!

Answering their doubts.Testing to check whether our instrument are working well.Waiting patiently for their turn.Some even had a hard time to collect the result, but they are just sporting enough to participate.See how happy she poses.Some wish to have picture taking both Oral and Tympanic.While waiting for the result.Anxiously waiting for the result.

At the end of the day, we are still as energetic as before.

GONNA BLAST OFF TO SAVE THE WORLD
8:20 PM

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


StatiSticaL AnalYsis aNd ReSultS


After collecting the data, we compiled it into a SPSS data file. This following picture will show you our raw data. Our raw data consists of the sample’s age, gender and of course their Oral and Tympanic temperatures. Some of our samples do not feel comfortable revealing their ages. Therefore, for the missing values, we replaced the numbers with -1.


After the data was entered, we used it to plot the graph. This is to provide a clearer view on the data. Thus, we can find out if the graph is linear or otherwise.
We also did Symmetric Measures to prove whether our null hypothesis should be accepted or rejected. One of the methods that we used to measure, is the Pearson’s R. If the result is less than 0.05, the null hypothesis will be rejected. If the result is more than 0.05, the null hypothesis will be accepted.
Our results are…

0.339.
Therefore, we accepted the null hypothesis as it more than 0.05.


There is no significant relationship between the Oral temperature and Tympanic temperature.

GONNA BLAST OFF TO SAVE THE WORLD
11:23 PM

Monday, December 22, 2008


ConCluSioN


In summary, after collecting our data and compiling it. We found out that there was no significant relationship between the Oral temperature and the Tympanic temperature. Thus, we accepted the Null hypothesis.

We obtained our results under the same environment, and using the same instruments. This is to reduce the occurrence of any inaccurate readings.

After completing this project, we felt that there were ways which we can improve on. To speed up the process of collecting our data, we could have gotten the conference room which was bigger. Also, to borrow a few more of the same types of Tympanic and Oral thermometers. So that more people could participate at a time.
However, we were glad that we could minimize the influence of extraneous factors as much as we could!

For those who are involved in our project, your help is greatly appreciated.

GONNA BLAST OFF TO SAVE THE WORLD
7:33 PM