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Dataset: HMGT400HOSPITAL.csv (may be downloaded below.)

Required analysis program: Analysis ToolPak – for all analyses in this class (RStudio or R Programming for BONUS point seekers only – 10 bonus points if used for analysis).

Author, Hossein Zare, PhD

Citation: Zare, H. (2017). HMGT 400 Research and Data Analysis in Health Care-Exercise. UMGC.EDU

Exercise # 1 Instructions:

1. You may download the dataset from the link below. This dataset provides information about hospitals in 2011 and 2012. Before you do that however consult the additional instructions that I provided to you in 4 PDF email attachments. ([a]. Ex 1 – Additional Instructions. [b] Ex 1 – Instructions t-Test to compare means [c] Ex 1 – Example t-Test Output. [d] Ex 1 – Example Output – Graphs).

2. Analyze the data, using these instructions. Your objective is to use the results of your analysis to create “summary statistics” (Count (N), Mean, and Standard Deviation) for each hospital characteristic and each year (2011 and 2012) and complete Table 1 (template below). You should then create any meaningful graphs (using Excel) to summarize your findings and to write a short paragraph summary report describing your findings.

3. Your report may be in WORD format, with the tables you create in Excel copied and pasted in WORD. Submit your report to the appropriate folder.

Table 1. Descriptive statistics between hospitals in 2011 & 2012

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