You kind of answered your question—it depends on the test maker. In tests I've taken, I haven't seen it a lot, probably less than 10% as you said.Hello there! I am trying to get a head start over the summer on Disease Detectives Division C. Anybody know about how much of the test is composed of statistical analysis like Chi Tests etc. ? I know the official guide sheet says less than 10%, but sometimes the test makers do it differently.
Disease Detectives at nationals is always written with lengthy case studies that require critical thinking and problem solving skills in relation to the knowledge that can be memorized (so you are correct in your thoughts on the test). The way the event is run at the National Tournament is the way that the initial event rule writers and the national supervisors have wished it to be run at every other level of competition. And, because it takes a large amount of effort and time to create the test in the same manner as the test at nationals, I've rarely seen tests like it at any other level. So, just continue to expect the great difference between the tests in all of your years competing.In Disease Detectives this year, I noticed that the test I took at Nats was significantly different from the one I took at any other competition (invites, state, regionals). It required much more critical thinking and problem solving skills than just memorization of vocab words and RR/OR formulas.
Just out of curiosity, have any of you guys who took the test at Nats noticed the same thing? It almost seemed like the test was written for an entirely different event at Nationals than at any other tournament. (though I did feel that the Nats test was very well-written and challenging)
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