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1

Why should we try to measure mental health in the population? 4 points

1. Helps assess healthcare needs
2. Assess the patterns of need
3. Determine trends in mental health
4. Explore the causes

2

What is the difference between "standard error" and "standard deviation"?

Standard deviation refers to distributions within a sample or population

Standard error is a measure of the accuracy of an estimate, equal to the standard deviation of the theoretical distribution of a large population

3

How do you calculate Standard error of a sample mean?

Standard error (SE) = Standard deviation (SD) / sqrt (n)