Disease Detectives B/C

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby alwaysmatts » May 29th, 2014, 4:18 pm

okay so HOW do you guys study for disease? Is there any good text books or just looking off things from handouts.
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Postby mkb14954 » June 13th, 2014, 8:28 pm

Well, my partner and I usually get our information from the CDC Website. We've noticed that a lot of Invitational/Regional/State tests have a lot of information from this website. If you haven't already checked it out then I would recommend starting there. Also, if you go to the public library, just pick up a few books on diseases. There is a LOT of credible information on diseases in the library! :D If you do happen to stop by the library , go with your partner. It really helps knowing the strengths and weaknesses of your partner when you're taking the test!

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Postby alwaysmatts » June 14th, 2014, 10:27 am

Well, my partner and I usually get our information from the CDC Website. We've noticed that a lot of Invitational/Regional/State tests have a lot of information from this website. If you haven't already checked it out then I would recommend starting there. Also, if you go to the public library, just pick up a few books on diseases. There is a LOT of credible information on diseases in the library! :D If you do happen to stop by the library , go with your partner. It really helps knowing the strengths and weaknesses of your partner when you're taking the test!
thank you! :D
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby nomynameisnotkevin » June 17th, 2014, 2:08 pm

For statistical stuff, search Epidemiology. I found a couple pretty good online texts (pdf) to read through.

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Postby alwaysmatts » June 17th, 2014, 2:30 pm

For statistical stuff, search Epidemiology. I found a couple pretty good online texts (pdf) to read through.
ik they have some of the statistical stuff on the training handout, but i never saw any of them in any of my states' regionals and states. Are those things might actually appear on the tests or we can actually ignore them
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby bernard » June 17th, 2014, 11:27 pm

For statistical stuff, search Epidemiology. I found a couple pretty good online texts (pdf) to read through.
ik they have some of the statistical stuff on the training handout, but i never saw any of them in any of my states' regionals and states. Are those things might actually appear on the tests or we can actually ignore them
If I understand your question correctly - you should learn it since it is mentioned in the rules for Division C. I guess it's alright if you don't understand all of it; most of the statistics I've seen in Disease Detectives tests have been averages/medians/etc and almost no questions on some of the statistical tests.
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Postby hscmom » June 23rd, 2014, 10:56 am

Yup, don't ignore what's in the rules. Our DD/C Div team made it a point to practice the stats quite well. Admittedly they were not the most wonderful writers but they nailed the stats at state and got the gold. I know that that gold is not from writing eloquently (or even neatly...), so I suspect it's because they quickly could do the chi-squared problem. A few days after state, I was talking with another local coach whose C/DD team got a middle sort of score and this coach said that their DD pair was complaining that the test counted the chi squared problem too highly. So, they might've been surprised by the problem at state.

Just because this year it didn't have Fisher's exact, chi squared, paired t test or whatever doesn't mean that next year it won't.

If you've got a pair on DD where one kid is a junior or senior and the other is a freshman, perhaps task the older kid to be the stats expert...
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby hmath729 » July 17th, 2014, 1:55 pm

I agree that stats are really important, but sometimes the older kid might not be the best at stats.
In addition to stats, the test always includes vocab and/or matching diseases. In my first year on Disease, my partner and I studied the vocab, diseases, and stats a lot and we medaled!
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