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Parental Food Knowledge and Childhood Obesity

The Final Project should include the following:

Title

Introduction

A. Opening statement

B. Background of the study

a. Summary of the literature framing history of the project, using 5 articles related to the problem
b. Gaps and/or deficiencies in prior research
c. Importance of present study
i. Why the study should be pursued
ii. For whom is it important

C. Problem statement

D. Purpose of the statement
a. Research design (experimental, quasi-experimental, or non-experimental)
b. Theory tested or described
c. Intent (describe, compare, relate)
d. Variables (independent, dependent, controlling, intervening)

E. Research question(s) and hypotheses
a. Research question(s)
b. Null and alternative hypotheses for each research question, including how each of the variables will be operationalized

F. Nature of the study

a. Design
i. Paradigm (quantitative)
ii. Design
1. Experimental, quasi-experimental, or pre/non-experimental
2. Specific design (e.g., pre-post test control group, time-series, etc. See Campbell & Stanley 1963.)
iii. Rationale for the design

b. Methodology
i. Population
1. Definition
2. Size, if known, or approximate/estimated size
ii. Sampling
1. Type of sampling
2. How the sample will be drawn
3. Sample size and why chosen in relation to population size
iii. Instrumentation and materials
1. Identify instrument
2. Establish reliability
3. Establish validity
iv. Data analysis plan: indicate what analytical tools will be applied to each set of data collected.

c. Limitations
i. Potential design and/or methodological weaknesses of the study
ii. Explain how the weaknesses will be addressed
iii. Threats to validity and how they will be potentially addressed in the study

d. Ethical Concerns
i. Describe your proposed procedure for providing informed consent and any ethical concerns you may need to address.

G. Significance of the study

a. Practical contributions of the study
b. For whom the study is important
c. Implications for social change

Solution Preview

Parental perception of their children's weight status, and its association with their nutrition and obesity knowledge. Academic Journal By: Muhammad, Noor Azimah; Omar, Khairani; Shah, Shamsul Azhar; Muthupalaniappen, Leelavathi A/P; Arshad, Fatimah. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2008, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p597-602. 6p. 1 Chart, 2 Graphs
Introduction

Children are facing a global obesity epidemic because of the Westernized lifestyle of fast food with a greater propensity of children experiencing overweight and obesity characteristics in their childhood. Therefore, it's imperative that parents are able to recognize these characteristics in their children for successful intervention to occur as parents are the primary caregivers that can influence a child's eating habits.

A. Opening statement

Parents must take a proactive role in their child's nutritional lives for the child to avoid becoming overweight or obese. Therefore, a study was conducted by the researchers to ascertain the impact that parents have on influencing their child's eating habits predicated upon parent's knowledge or lack thereof on nutrition and obesity.

B. Background of the study

The study evaluates how parents and their perceptions influence children's food selections with special emphasis on how these perceptions and choices impacts children's weight in reference to obese and overweight children.

a. Summary of the literature framing history of the project, using 5 articles related to the problem

b. Gaps and/or deficiencies in prior research

The prior research on this subject matter has been fairly consistent across the literature as parents' beliefs and understanding on nutrition are crucial determinants of eating habits for their child's successful development of healthy eating habits that can prevent obesity or factors that contribute to overweight.

c. Importance of present study: Parental perception of their children's weight status, and its association with their nutrition and obesity knowledge. Academic Journal By: Muhammad, Noor Azimah; Omar, Khairani; Shah, Shamsul Azhar; ...

Solution Summary

This was an outline on how to conduct a study about Parental Food Knowledge and Childhood obesity.

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