Research Process Evaluation: Childhood Obesity and Schools

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Research Process Evaluation: Childhood Obesity and Schools In the article Childhood Obesity and Schools, by Li & Hooker (2010), the research process involves nonlinear regression models. Interaction terms were developed so that the researchers could investigate the effects of factors such as physical activity, school type, National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and other issues on the body mass index of the children who were studied. The research process was to examine a small sample of children and take a look at the considered factors in light of the BMIs of those children (Li & Hooker, 2010). The desire of the researchers was to see if the children who were of lower socioeconomic status had higher BMIs, or if there was no correlation - or some other kind of correlation - that had to be noted. The thought was that socioeconomic status (and whether the children qualified for free or reduced meals through the school) would equate to a higher BMI, but it was important that the researchers determine if that would actually be the case or whether they were incorrect in their assumption. The literature review was used in this study in order to compile data from the past about childhood obesity and about the issues that overweight children and young adults are facing. It was not, however, used for data in the study. The data came from the sample that the researchers located, and did not come from what other researchers had collected in their own literature
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