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Investigation 5-4
Evaluating an Actual Strategy

Synopsis

Students consider the value of testimonials and awards received by an actual risk management strategy for preventing gun-related accidents among children.  Students then incorporate what they have learned about risk, relative risk, the 2x2 table, and epidemiological study designs into the creation of a plan to evaluate this risk management strategy.  In conclusion, students consider published evaluations of risk management strategies aimed at preventing gun-related accidents.


Investigation Preparation Checklist

Check alignment with standards.

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Review Epidemiology Background for Module 5.

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Review teacher's notes and slides:  [en espaņol:]

 
 
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    Copy articles, "Seeing Is Believing: What Do Boys Do When They Find a Real Gun?" and "A Firearm Safety Program for Children: They Just Can't Say No," for each student to be read in class.  [en espaņol:]

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    Copy Investigation 5-4: Epi Log Worksheet for each student.  [en espaņol:]

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    Copy Presentation Rubric for each student.

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    Estimated Time / Time Management

    Approximately two class periods.


    Look For Students To:

    Provide arguments for and against the validity of conclusions that are not based on scientific research.

    Explain how awards and testimonials may not be based on scientific research.

    Create a plan for evaluating an actual risk management strategy.

    Efficiently incorporate previous understandings of risk, relative risk, the 2x2 table, epidemiologic study design, and association into their plan to evaluate a risk management strategy.