1. Select not more than 10 variables that you think can be used to examine the sources of health information from the sample. Include variables indicated in the table to provide a demographic profile of the patients. You can collapse variables as you wish to prepare/create variables for your study.
3. Using relevant variables, describe the data using graphs, frequencies, and descriptives. Use the output from these analytical methods to discuss issues related to the use of the Internet for health information.
Describe the methods for developing your report as a secondary data analysis. Look up what is meant by secondary data analysis and provide that description in the context of your report. Make sure you cite your sources.
Report the descriptive characteristics of your sample in a single table (e.g. breakdown by gender, age, etc. Report the characteristics using the table provided. Of course, you need to fill in the data. To run the frequencies to get the information to complete the table, assign missing values first, then you can run all the frequencies at once by including all the variables you need in the frequency analysis.
|Variables||Total Sample N=|
|Age Categories (agegrp)|
|65 years and older|
|Married/Living With Partner|
|Level of Education (educ)|
|Less than High School|
|Technical School/Some College|
|College Graduate &/ Higher degree|
|Community Type (usr)|
|Health Status (q16)|
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