Economists conduct research, collect and analyze data, monitor economic trends, and develop forecasts. They use their understanding of economic relationships to advise businesses, industry, and government agencies. For this assignment, you are tasked to be an economist consulting on a study to advise the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on economic and demographic factors that might influence the amount of physical activity of the population. Understanding this nexus among economics, demographics, and physical activity will be vital for HHS to be able to focus its limited funding for a health improvement initiative.
For this milestone, submit a draft addressing all components of the definition of required statistical tests section in the Final Project Guidelines and Rubric document. Identify the statistical and mathematical tools you will use to conduct your analysis, determine a maximum of three predictors (independent variables) for the level of leisure-time physical activity (the response, or dependent variable), and provide reasons for using these tests.
For additional details, please refer to the Milestone Two Guidelines and Rubric document and the Final Project Guidelines and Rubric document in the Assignment Guidelines and Rubrics section of the course.