Discussion Post Introduction

Introduce yourself to the group and explain your background. Describe your professional goals.

Include what you hope to accomplish by the end of the course. Do you have any experience running statistical analyses in any context?After reading the Module Overview and Chapter 1 in the textbook, choose something you measure at work or at home. Describe what it is, how you measure it, and why this method does or does not produce precise/reliable and valid measurements. Why is having precise and valid measurements so important?When responding to your peers, let them know if you agree or disagree with their assessment of the precision/reliability and validity of their measuring tool/method of measurement. Provide another tool that they could use to measure whatever they chose and discuss whether it is more or less precise and valid than their measuring tool.