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This study focuses on analyzing data from the recent Covid-19 pandemic. It examines the impact of training on changing the perception of participants on the myths surrounding the newly developed Covid-19 vaccines. Participants were grouped into two programs, those who have underlying conditions such as pneumonia and those who are free from any health condition that might escalate the severity of Covid-19. The program was coded 1) Normal, and 2) underlying condition. Gender was also coded 0) Females and 1) Males.
Some of the participants were injected Johnson and Johnson vaccine while others were given a placebo. This helps in coming up with a treatment and control group to aid in determining the impact of the vaccination in preventing severity of the Covid-19 effect. Vaccination was coded 0) Placebo and 1) J&J vaccine (Feld et al., 2021).
Participants were asked to rate how helpful Covid-19 vaccination will be in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic that paralyzed normal lifestyle. They were asked to rate on a Likert – scale of 1 to 10 where 1 indicates very unhelpful and 10 implies very helpful (Barnes, 2022). Participants were to undergo a two week training on importance of vaccination. Their ratings were collected before and after the training.
Feld, J. J., Kandel, C., Biondi, M. J., Kozak, R. A., Zahoor, M. A., Lemieux, C., … & Hansen, B. E. (2021). Peginterferon lambda for the treatment of outpatients with COVID-19: a phase 2, placebo-controlled randomised trial. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 9(5), 498-510.
Barnes, C. D. (2022). A Polanyian Appraisal of Likert-Scale Measurement in Social Psychology. Tradition Discovery: The Polanyi Society Periodical, 48(1), 4-18.