Blog SOCY601, Secondary Data Analysis and Big Data

  Secondary data analysis involves the analysis of existing data, which was collected by other agency or researcher previously for a study. There are various benefits associated with using secondary data for the analysis. Since, other researcher and agency has already collected the data for the previous study, the researcher doesn’t need to put more… Read More Blog SOCY601, Secondary Data Analysis and Big Data

Blog 12, Dietary Change Interventions

How can individual-level dietary change interventions support broader food system change? (Thayer, DeMarco, Calancie, Cunningham Kay, & Ammerman, 2015) The purpose of dietary change interventions is to modify what, how, where, and why individuals consume food in order to improve individual and public health outcomes (Thayer, DeMarco, Calancie, Cunningham Kay, & Ammerman, 2015). The individual-level… Read More Blog 12, Dietary Change Interventions

Blog 11, Food Environment Interventions

How can food environment interventions be simultaneously “too micro” and “too macro”? (Truant & Neff, 2015) To address this topic it’s imperative to understand the meaning of food environment. Truant and Neff (2015) defines food environment as, “the term food environment refers to all aspects of our surroundings that may influence our diets”. The food… Read More Blog 11, Food Environment Interventions

SOCY601, Evaluation and Policy Research

Evaluation research is a social research methodology conducted for evaluative purposes by using social research methods. Policy research is a process which focuses on practical social factors and provides recommendations based on the research results with empirical evidence. The primary purpose of evaluation research is to investigate social programs and provide comprehensive evidence for the… Read More SOCY601, Evaluation and Policy Research