# Descriptive statistics health term paper

Descriptive statistics are an important part of public health research. Nearly every quantitative research project starts with descriptive statistics. Descriptive statistics summarize the data in a meaningful way and describe the basic features of the data. Descriptive statistics can take many forms. They may include numeric and/or graphical representations of the data. They may explain the central tendency or spread of the data. They also may help to reveal certain characters for further analysis or identify potential variables for inferential analysis. For this Discussion, review the descriptive statistics you are using for your Scholar Practitioner Project. ASSIGNMENT Post a description of the statistics you will include in your descriptive analysis for your Scholar Practitioner Project. Explain the rationale behind using these specific statistics, including which statistics you chose not to use and why. Support your response with the Learning Resources and current literature.( THE TOPIC FOR THE PROJECT IS EFFECT OF OBESITY ON BREAST CANCER) Required Readings Marshall, G., & Jonker, L. (2010a). A concise guide to… descriptive statistics. Synergy, 22–25. McHugh, M. L. (2003a). Descriptive statistics, part I: Level of measurement. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 8(1), 35–37. McHugh, M. L. (2003b). Descriptive statistics, part II: Most commonly used descriptive statistics. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 8(3), 111–116. Thebane, L., & Akhtar-Danesh, N. (2008). Guidelines for reporting descriptive statistics in health research. Nurse Researcher, 15(2), 72–81.