University of Phoenix –HCS 465 Research Utilization
Dr. Joe Clift
October 1, 2012
Applying the Results and Conclusion of the Research Process to Problems in Health Care Data collection procedures are appropriate and very important for this study because it is the procedures that will be used based on the type of survey that was taken also based on the age group surveyed for pertinent information involving the research process. The appropriateness of the data collection procedures is based upon the eating habits of the children; the survey demonstrates that the children with poor eating habits are the children who also suffer from childhood obesity and have problems with their weight (Hooker, 2010). Because the subjects that were being researched were children, the appropriate steps taken should include parental consent and also onsite parental supervision; the identities of the children should remain anonymous at all times. Based on the outcome of the research, no harm or negativity should come to any of the participants. The anonymity of the children was of uppermost concern so that no child would suffer from negative stereotypes from having an overweight condition; no reports or communication contained personal names or identity of the children (Hooker 2010). The reliability of the test method is extremely high because all of the results of testing are based on objective measurements of weight and diet. The validity of the research is centered on the fundamentals of the research, such that the growth associated with childhood obesity and the unhealthy conditions of the children directly relates to a lack of exercise and improper diet. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control, 2010) reports state that three in every five African American and Latino children as well as one in every three Caucasian children that is born in the...