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Based on data from 15 participants, Shame is generally lowest after an average of 2800 count of Daily Step over the previous 7 days.
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People with higher Daily Step usually have higher Shame
Each column represents the number of days this value occurred.
This chart shows the typical value recorded for Steps on each day of the week.
This chart shows the typical value recorded for Steps for each month of the year.
Each column represents the number of days this value occurred.
This chart shows the typical value recorded for Shame on each day of the week.
This chart shows the typical value recorded for Shame for each month of the year.

Abstract

Aggregated data from 15 study participants suggests with a medium degree of confidence (p=0.22043827453004, 95% CI -1.095 to 0.792) that Daily Step Count has a weakly negative predictive relationship (R=-0.15) with Shame. The highest quartile of Shame measurements were observed following an average 3 count Daily Step Count. The lowest quartile of Shame measurements were observed following an average 4844.3483769254 count Daily Step Count.

Objective

The objective of this study is to determine the nature of the relationship (if any) between Daily Step Count and Shame. Additionally, we attempt to determine the Daily Step Count values most likely to produce optimal Shame values.

Participant Instructions

Get Fitbit here and use it to record your Steps. Once you have a Fitbit account, you can import your data from the Import Data page. This individual's data will automatically be imported and analyzed.
Record your Shame daily in the reminder inbox or using the interactive web or mobile notifications.

Design

This study is based on data donated by 15 participants. Thus, the study design is equivalent to the aggregation of 15 separate n=1 observational natural experiments.

Data Analysis

Steps Pre-Processing
Steps measurement values below 0 count were assumed erroneous and removed. No maximum allowed measurement value was defined for Steps. No missing data filling value was defined for Steps so any gaps in data were just not analyzed instead of assuming zero values for those times.
Steps Analysis Settings

Shame Pre-Processing
Shame measurement values below 1 out of 5 were assumed erroneous and removed. Shame measurement values above 5 out of 5 were assumed erroneous and removed. No missing data filling value was defined for Shame so any gaps in data were just not analyzed instead of assuming zero values for those times.
Shame Analysis Settings

Predictive Analytics
It was assumed that 0 hours would pass before a change in Daily Step Count would produce an observable change in Shame. It was assumed that Daily Step Count could produce an observable change in Shame for as much as 7 days after the stimulus event.
Predictive Analysis Settings

Data Sources

Daily Step Count data was primarily collected using Fitbit. Fitbit makes activity tracking easy and automatic.

Shame data was primarily collected using QuantiModo. QuantiModo allows you to easily track mood, symptoms, or any outcome you want to optimize in a fraction of a second. You can also import your data from over 30 other apps and devices. QuantiModo then analyzes your data to identify which hidden factors are most likely to be influencing your mood or symptoms.

Limitations

As with any human experiment, it was impossible to control for all potentially confounding variables. Correlation does not necessarily imply causation. We can never know for sure if one factor is definitely the cause of an outcome. However, lack of correlation definitely implies the lack of a causal relationship. Hence, we can with great confidence rule out non-existent relationships. For instance, if we discover no relationship between mood and an antidepressant this information is just as or even more valuable than the discovery that there is a relationship.
We can also take advantage of several characteristics of time series data from many subjects to infer the likelihood of a causal relationship if we do find a correlational relationship. The criteria for causation are a group of minimal conditions necessary to provide adequate evidence of a causal relationship between an incidence and a possible consequence.

The list of the criteria is as follows:
Strength (A.K.A. Effect Size)
A small association does not mean that there is not a causal effect, though the larger the association, the more likely that it is causal. There is a weakly negative relationship between Daily Step and Shame

Consistency (A.K.A. Reproducibility)
Consistent findings observed by different persons in different places with different samples strengthens the likelihood of an effect. Furthermore, in accordance with the law of large numbers (LLN), the predictive power and accuracy of these results will continually grow over time. 18 paired data points were used in this analysis. Assuming that the relationship is merely coincidental, as the participant independently modifies their Daily Step values, the observed strength of the relationship will decline until it is below the threshold of significance. To it another way, in the case that we do find a spurious correlation, suggesting that banana intake improves mood for instance, one will likely increase their banana intake. Due to the fact that this correlation is spurious, it is unlikely that you will see a continued and persistent corresponding increase in mood. So over time, the spurious correlation will naturally dissipate.

Specificity
Causation is likely if a very specific population at a specific site and disease with no other likely explanation. The more specific an association between a factor and an effect is, the bigger the probability of a causal relationship.

Temporality
The effect has to occur after the cause (and if there is an expected delay between the cause and expected effect, then the effect must occur after that delay). The confidence in a causal relationship is bolstered by the fact that time-precedence was taken into account in all calculations.

Biological Gradient
Greater exposure should generally lead to greater incidence of the effect. However, in some cases, the mere presence of the factor can trigger the effect. In other cases, an inverse proportion is observed: greater exposure leads to lower incidence.

Plausibility
A plausible bio-chemical mechanism between cause and effect is critical. This is where human brains excel. Based on our responses so far, 2 humans feel that there is a plausible mechanism of action and 0 feel that any relationship observed between Daily Step and Shame is coincidental.

Coherence
Coherence between epidemiological and laboratory findings increases the likelihood of an effect. It will be very enlightening to aggregate this data with the data from other participants with similar genetic, diseasomic, environmentomic, and demographic profiles.

Experiment
All of human life can be considered a natural experiment. Occasionally, it is possible to appeal to experimental evidence.

Analogy
The effect of similar factors may be considered.

Relationship Statistics

Property Value
Cause Variable Name Daily Step
Effect Variable Name Shame
Sinn Predictive Coefficient 0.019337444157439
Confidence Level medium
Confidence Interval 0.94350878155189
Forward Pearson Correlation Coefficient -0.1518
Critical T Value 1.7890666666667
Average Daily Step Over Previous 7 days Before ABOVE Average Shame 3 count
Average Daily Step Over Previous 7 days Before BELOW Average Shame 4844.3483769254 count
Duration of Action 7 days
Effect Size weakly negative
Number of Paired Measurements 18
Optimal Pearson Product 0.095798457569835
P Value 0.22043827453004
Statistical Significance 0.11793999670287
Strength of Relationship 0.94350878155189
Study Type population
Analysis Performed At 2019-04-06
Number of Participants 15

Steps Statistics

Property Value
Variable Name Daily Step Count
Aggregation Method MEAN
Analysis Performed At 2019-04-04
Duration of Action 7 days
Kurtosis 34.268362395225
Mean 2965.1029013514 count
Median 2070.8941441441 count
Minimum Allowed Value 0 count
Number of Correlations 754
Number of Measurements 58312
Onset Delay 0 seconds
Standard Deviation 3113.6074061369
Unit Count
UPC 734010049130
Variable ID 1451
Variance 13251645.990518

Shame Statistics

Property Value
Variable Name Shame
Aggregation Method MEAN
Analysis Performed At 2019-03-26
Duration of Action 24 hours
Kurtosis 3.5382186707826
Maximum Allowed Value 5 out of 5
Mean 2.2145381017882 out of 5
Median 2.1500402432658 out of 5
Minimum Allowed Value 1 out of 5
Number of Correlations 307
Number of Measurements 20668
Onset Delay 0 seconds
Standard Deviation 0.62734560754172
Unit 1 to 5 Rating
Variable ID 1443
Variance 0.67641801665658

Tracking Steps

Get Fitbit here and use it to record your Steps. Once you have a Fitbit account, you can import your data from the Import Data page. This individual's data will automatically be imported and analyzed.

Tracking Shame

Record your Shame daily in the reminder inbox or using the interactive web or mobile notifications.
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https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-BHr4hyUWqZU/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAIG28/2Lv0en738II/photo.jpg Principal Investigator - Mike Sinn