Data Collection and Sharing Amongst Post-Secondary Institutions
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One method to increase undergraduate student interest in data collection
and analysis is to collect and share their own physiological measurements with
students from other institutions. Sharing
data could result in a larger pool of data for under-represented groups which may
include students in higher age categories, smokers, elite-level athletes and
possibly even males.
There are three different spreadsheets to choose from:
EKG – heart
rate, PR interval, P wave duration, QRS duration, T wave duration (before and
and Blood pressure (systolic and diastolic ) before and after exercise
respiration rate, tidal volume, inspiratory reserve, expiratory reserve, vital
capacity, FEV1, FVC (before and after exercise)
All three include the following demographic parameters – gender and age which are mandatory as well as ethnicity,
BMI, waist circumference, activity level, and smoker which are optional.
Any equipment for
physiological data collection can be used.
There is a column for inputting the type of equipment such as Vernier
with Logger Pro, BioPac, iWorks,
Contact Julie Dais to receive your private
Google Docs spreadsheet for your institution.
You do not need to be a HAPS member to do this.
Basic statistical analyses
can be performed on the data collected using MS Excel. Data analysis will
help determine if there are any significant differences before and after
exercise or based on demographics (eg. male vs. female). Data analysis
templates are available along with instructions on how to perform these
analyses and how to interpret the results. If you have questions or
comments about the data analysis, you can contact Erin Radomske.
Periodically the data
submitted by the various participating colleges will be “curated” or further
examined for erroneous results and moved to an Excel file on this page. However, to access this file of group data,
you need to be a HAPS Member.
Please feel free to comment on
this activity and make suggestions
by using the Lab Data Forum.
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