Essay on Evaluating the Research Process

1085 WordsOct 24, 20115 Pages
Evaluating the Research Process Research endeavors take great organization and diligence in ensuring that information is collected correctly and carefully. In the article selected, researchers collect data from both children and adults to create a bio repository for future research of childhood obesity. The following document will explore the results and opinions concluded in the research project, statistical findings, and other important information collected from the research project. For adults obesity is a condition that can become life threatening and more so when obesity is diagnosed at a young age. The Center for Disease control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 17% of all children and adolescents are obese (CDC, 2011).…show more content…
There was no announcement for children to participate publicly. Childhood obesity is very difficult for parents to discuss and share with others therefore the visits were kept confidential and the children were given very little information as to why they were testing. Parents were encouraged to fill out every form and attend every follow up visit; this not only helped the patient but also the research results. There were ethical issues concerning collecting data from minors but all is well considering all parents signed consent forms and were completely aware of procedures and data collection. There was also ethical concern about storing information over long periods of time but this bio repository was created for long term data collection for future research endeavors. Ethical concerns were absolved after the project was approved by the ethics board of the hospitals who participated. The information collected continues to be collected but there are findings that cannot be completely proven. Bio banking helped in situations where patients had a history of obesity or morbidity. According to Clemens, Mc Callum, and Campbell (2010), Statistically bio banking samples from groups of individuals who are at much higher risk of disease (e.g. overweight youth or those with a family history of disease) is likely to be as productive as population-based bio banks, in terms of the number
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