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Post by silverheart7 » August 31st, 2012, 3:42 pm

The topic is Environmental Quality, right? Does anyone know of any good books, websites, or other resources for this year?
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Post by Infinity Flat » August 31st, 2012, 5:25 pm

silverheart7 wrote:The topic is Environmental Quality, right? Does anyone know of any good books, websites, or other resources for this year?
Honestly, everything on the soinc page is really excellent. Go through everything there and you will be golden.
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2013: Astro (2, 6) / Chem (2, 5) / Circuits (8, 36) / Diseases (1,1) / Fermi (N/A, 24) / Materials (1, N/A)
2012 : Astro (1, 11) / Chem (N/A, 13) / Diseases (3, 1) / Optics (2, 3) / Sounds (2, 1)
2011: Astro(2,11) / Diseases (1,27) / Optics (1,13) / Proteins (2,15)

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Post by Willows » August 31st, 2012, 8:11 pm

Infinity Flat wrote:
silverheart7 wrote:The topic is Environmental Quality, right? Does anyone know of any good books, websites, or other resources for this year?
Honestly, everything on the soinc page is really excellent. Go through everything there and you will be golden.
No, not really. They haven't updated the page with 2013 info yet.

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Post by Infinity Flat » August 31st, 2012, 9:34 pm

Willows wrote:
Infinity Flat wrote:
silverheart7 wrote:The topic is Environmental Quality, right? Does anyone know of any good books, websites, or other resources for this year?
Honestly, everything on the soinc page is really excellent. Go through everything there and you will be golden.
No, not really. They haven't updated the page with 2013 info yet.
From the page:

Ecology of Increasing Disease: Population Growth and Environmental Degradation
National Center for Environmental Health

Those should contain more than enough information to go through while they continue to update for the 2013 topic.

In addition, the general epidemiology resources and especially those on bias and confounding are also very useful, even if you're already quite familiar with the event.
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2013: Astro (2, 6) / Chem (2, 5) / Circuits (8, 36) / Diseases (1,1) / Fermi (N/A, 24) / Materials (1, N/A)
2012 : Astro (1, 11) / Chem (N/A, 13) / Diseases (3, 1) / Optics (2, 3) / Sounds (2, 1)
2011: Astro(2,11) / Diseases (1,27) / Optics (1,13) / Proteins (2,15)

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Post by silverheart7 » September 1st, 2012, 12:52 pm

Thanks so much! I'm really excited for this year. Hopefully it won't make me as paranoid as last year's did ;)
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Post by deezee » September 6th, 2012, 2:49 pm

cdc.gov is also a great resource. You can just look under "environmental problems" and such to find info.
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Post by piisamazing » October 2nd, 2012, 8:28 pm

Today me and my partner were in English class, and on a question one of the answer choices was a list of different diseases: Black plague, Scarlet fever, Rocky Mountain fever, malaria, and West Nile virus. Instantly we got excited about the diseases, and started talking about how cool Rocky Mountain fever is.
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Post by 2win » October 27th, 2012, 10:12 pm

Where in the rules does it say that the topic is environmental quality? In part d of number 3, they list food poisoning, West Nile and state data on bicycle injuries.... (I could be misunderstanding something because this is my first year for the event...)

edit: forget the above, sorry, that was really stupid.... >.> um, but have you guys been finding state data on bicycle injuries?
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Post by Infinity Flat » October 28th, 2012, 4:51 pm

2win wrote:Where in the rules does it say that the topic is environmental quality? In part d of number 3, they list food poisoning, West Nile and state data on bicycle injuries.... (I could be misunderstanding something because this is my first year for the event...)

edit: forget the above, sorry, that was really stupid.... >.> um, but have you guys been finding state data on bicycle injuries?
That's not something you need to study yourself, but rather an example of a data set you might be asked to interpret at competition. The tools of epidemiology can be used to analyze a wide range of problems and events, with food poisoning, West Nile, and bicycle injuries examples of things that fall within the field of study.
(State, Nationals)
2013: Astro (2, 6) / Chem (2, 5) / Circuits (8, 36) / Diseases (1,1) / Fermi (N/A, 24) / Materials (1, N/A)
2012 : Astro (1, 11) / Chem (N/A, 13) / Diseases (3, 1) / Optics (2, 3) / Sounds (2, 1)
2011: Astro(2,11) / Diseases (1,27) / Optics (1,13) / Proteins (2,15)

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