Every new print copy of Nutrition Research: Concepts and Applications includes access to the Navigate Companion Website.
Nutrition Research: Concepts & Applications assists students in developing the skills necessary to become knowledgeable consumers of research, conduct and document research projects, and use research findings in the classroom and in supervised practice. Nutrition Research makes research articles approachable and understandable so students can feel confident reading and interpreting not just primary research, but also narrative and systematic reviews. In turn, this text also helps students understand and access practice guidelines to enable their participation in evidence-based nutrition and dietetics practice.
Nutrition Research provides plentiful examples of concepts, ample practice opportunities using questions tied to actual studies, and occasions for step-by-step mastery of concepts. This is the first nutrition research text that starts with the basics and is comprehensive in approach, making it ideal for undergraduate students as well as graduate students with minimal skills reading research.
Features & Benefits
- Uses an incremental approach so that students learn to identify a study as quantitative or qualitative, then identify variables, then determine if an intervention took place, and so on
- Includes two full-length studies at the end of the text that help students make connections
- Utilizes a variety of pedagogical aids to enhance student learning, including Tips and Application boxes, researcher interviews, and end-of-chapter Review Questions and Critical Thinking Questions
- Instructor resources include a test bank, slides in PowerPoint format, and an instructor's manual
- Student resources include a Navigate Companion Website featuring video lectures, fill-in-the-blank chapter summaries, web links, flashcards, and an interactive glossary
Appropriate for Research Methods courses offered within Nutrition programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Part 1 Foundations
Chapter 1 Introduction to Research
Chapter 2 How to Find Appropriate Research Articles
Chapter 3 Ethics in Nutrition Research
Part 2 How to Read, Interpret, and Evaluate Quantitative Nutrition Research
Chapter 4 Key Concepts in Quantitative Research
Chapter 5 What Do the Quantitative Data Mean?
Chapter 6 Quantitative Research Designs: Experimental, Quasi-Experimental, and Descriptive
Chapter 7 Epidemiologic Research Designs and Predictive Correlational Designs
Chapter 8 Putting It All Together: Understanding and Evaluating Quantitative Research Studies
Part 3 How to Read, Interpret, and Evaluate Qualitative Nutrition Research
Chapter 9 The Basics of Qualitative Research
Chapter 10 Qualitative Research Study Designs
Chapter 11 How to Evaluate Qualitative Research
Part 4 Using Research in Practice and Reporting Research
Chapter 12 Understanding and Using Sources of Evidence: Systematic Reviews and Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guidelines
Chapter 13 How to Develop and Use Surveys in Research
Chapter 14 Writing and Disseminating a Research Proposal and Paper
Chapter 15 Securing Grants for Nutrition Research
Appendix A Full Length Quasi-Experimental Research Article
Appendix B Full Length Experimental Research Article
Appendix C CONSORT 2010 Checklist of Information to Include When Reporting a Randomized Trial
Appendix D STROBE Statement: Checklist of Items That Should Be Included In Reports of Observational Studies
Appendix E PRISMA 2009 Checklist
Karen Eich Drummond, EdD, RD, LDN, FAND-Lecturer, Gwynedd Mercy University, Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania
Additional Titles by this Author
- ISBN-13: 9781284126457
Alison Murphy-Reyes, MS, RD-Dietetic Internship Director, Sodexo Health Care Services, Allentown, Pennsylvania