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How could technical professionals make use of the data from this study?

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 12:14am

Professionals can use this data to place an emphasis on the need to solve blood lead issues in children.  This study concluded that a higher proportion of black students had higher blood lead levels; professionals can use this information to decrease the experience gap by working on solving blood lead issues.

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How, if at all, does the study address vulnerable populations?

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 12:10am

This study addresses vulnerable populations because it explains that high blood levels, which is a sign of poverty, can have an impact on performance in testing.  Even though information was not given pertaining to poverty in each subject, these conclusions can be drawn from other studies.

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Describe the methodology of the study. Is this a new or inventive way of studying this issue?

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 12:05am

This study was conducted by using testing data from 4th-grade students from North Carolina, and comparing if they matched high blood lead levels.  This method was conducted in seven counties through normal statistical methods.

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Where is this study published? Give a brief description of the journal, including what types of studies and topics they usually publish and how the publication is regarded among health professionals.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 12:02am

This study is published the Environmental Health Perspectives.  The journal helps explain the continuity between human health and the environment.  They publish topics like toxicology, epidemiology, exposure science, and risk assessment.  The publication is ranked highly among professionals and has a rating of 8.44. 

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Describe the object of the study.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:54pm

This study determines if childhood blood lead levels correlate with educational achievement.  They studied this through standardized test scores.

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