Epidemiologists spend much of their time analyzing data and evaluating the validity of the sources of their data. Measure of occurrence refers to the quantifying (count, ratio, proportion, rate, prevalence, and incidence) of events (Friis & Sellers, 2021). Data sources are critical elements that provide foundation and grounding for research. It is important to attain and evaluate the validity of data sources. Data sources require analysis and interpretation.
In this Assignment, you are presented with a scenario in the “To prepare for this Assignment” section, where you are asked to search and interpret the meaning of the data. You will also determine the probable source and validity of the data. You will search in the Walden Library for scholarly articles and identify data using the sources of data provided to you in the Learning Resources to complete this Assignment.
Friis, R.H., & Sellers, T.A. (2021). Epidemiology for public health practice (6th ed). Jones & Bartlett Learning.
To prepare for this Assignment:
Keep in mind, that some factors may cause an increase in incidence but, not necessarily, represent a true increase nor an epidemic.
With this scenario in mind, write a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following:
Note: Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources specific to your disease. Ensure your in-text citations and reference list are in APA format. For more information on APA style, use the following Walden University resource: