# Consider when you are listening to a new patient who says they have had a fever for 3 days. You would use your knowledge and experience with probability to come to a diagnosis

Week 4 Discussion: Probability

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

• OpenStax Textbook: Chapter 2, 3
• Lesson
• Minimum of 1 scholarly source

In your reference for this assignment, be sure to include both your text/class materials AND your outside reading(s).

Initial Post Instructions

Consider when you are listening to a new patient who says they have had a fever for 3 days. You would use your knowledge and experience with probability to come to a diagnosis. What changes those probabilities? Is it age, is it other symptoms, is it new study results? What is the source of these probabilities and what causes these probabilities to change? This discussion is not to debate diagnoses, but to focus on the sources and influences on probabilities.

This week, we will be discussing the role that probability plays in statistics. Along with your textbook reading for the week, here is an additional video to consider about probability in statistics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqTioYM0L7I