MAST90007: Statistics for Research Workers 2021

MAST90007: Statistics for Research Workers 2021

This assignment contains three (3) questions worth a total of 20 marks. There is some general advice on the assignment at the end of this document, on page 8.

The overall requirement for this assignment is to carry out and report on data analytics that address three questions about the data from the Framingham heart study.

You may know about this study from your general knowledge; it is one of the most famous studies in epidemiology. You can learn about the study from information on Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Framingham_Heart_Study), but also through these references:

Levy, D., National Heart Lung and Blood Institute., et al. (1999). 50 years of discovery: medical milestones from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Framingham Heart Study. Hackensack, N.J., Center for Bio-Medical Communication Inc.

Mahmood, S. S., Levy, D., Vasan, R. S., & Wang, T. J. (2014). The Framingham Heart Study and the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease: a historical perspective. The Lancet, 383(9921), 999-1008.

Oppenheimer, G. M. (2005). Becoming the Framingham study 1947–1950. American Journal of Public Health, 95(4), 602-610.

You may also find your own useful references. You are not required to read these references for the purposes of the assignment.