Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Intern Research: Surveys Aren’t Easy



As a part of our internship, we experienced the thrill, exhaustion and excitement involved in conducting research. As a three-member team, we completed a research project on the knowledge and comfort level of Registered Dietitians (RDs) in recommending vitamin and mineral supplements.

The first and most difficult task in completing research was hammering out the research question. It was amazing that one question could lead to so many others. For example, our group spent hours discussing what the word comfort meant to each of us. Defining the research question was an important process to go through, and as an added benefit, we learned a lot about fellow group members.

The literature review revealed little research on the topic of our research question. At first, this made us nervous. However, with time, we realized that it was exciting to be the first to help explore a question key to dietetic practice. The next step was to go through the process of getting ethical approval from Fraser Health and from UBC. In other words, “read the fine print”. This was the part where three ‘big-picture’ people ran into trouble and where detail-oriented people (not on our team) would have thrived.


The concept of using a survey to gather information seemed simple, but we learned that it was not. Developing survey questions that asked for the specific information we wanted was very challenging. We discovered that it was extremely valuable to test questions with a focus group as much as possible. We were told (more then once) to avoid double negatives. So, of course, during data analysis we noticed we had still created a question for which the resulting data was a very confusing double negative. Specifically, the result to one of the questions was that ‘RDs are not feeling it was their role to make vitamin and mineral supplement recommendations’. Confused yet?

In our overzealous excitement and eagerness, we ended up asking too many questions that were interesting of course, but did not actually help us answer the research question we had set out to answer or to address our research objectives. For example, our research question
was registered dietitians’ practices in recommending vitamin and mineral supplements. We asked questions about the barriers that prevent RDs from making vitamin/mineral recommendations and what sorts of things would help them improve their comfort level. Although it was very hard to leave some questions out of our results and discussion, having to do so suggested that there are many unanswered questions around this topic.

In general, the research process for our group involved the following things: approximately 10,000 emails, several 1:00 a.m. conference calls, about 100 to-do lists, a couple dinner parties, and a pretty satisfying end-result.


Overall, we found the research component of internship very challenging and interesting. We gained an appreciation for people who contribute to furthering the dietetic profession by completing research, and learned the basics of how to complete a research project from
beginning to end. That being said, the most important things that we learned were how to be effective group members and how not to do surveys.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Karol Traviss, RD for helping us through the process of survey development. Dr. Cathy Morley, RD for helping us find our way out of that huge mess of data. Liz Da Silva, RD and Sian-Hoe Cheong,
RD for being there every step of the way.


Contact

Jaclyn Smith, RD(t)
New Westminster, BC
T: (778) 397-2087
E: Jaclyn.Smith@fraserhealth.ca


Co-researchers:
Damaris Campbell, RD(t) and
Jill Wallace, RD(t)

432 comments:

«Oldest   ‹Older   401 – 432 of 432
کلینیک نور said...

درمان فیستول

کلینیک نور said...

درمان فیستول

کلینیک نور said...

درمان آبسه مقعدی

کلینیک نور said...

درمان زگیل تناسلی

کلینیک نور said...

درمان پولیپ رکتوم

Reviewography said...

Best 1.5 Ton Split AC
Best AC Under 40000

Reviewography said...

Best Microwave Oven
best top load washing machine
Best Massage Chair

Anonymous said...

movies123. After ƅeing assоciated

Unique Submission said...

When it comes to your academic dreams and grades we try to give our best by supporting you in completing your college assignments.
Our administrative experts work dedicatedly and passionately to provide top quality essay writing help to the students. Meticulous paper structures,
subject matter relevance, free from grammatical errors are main characteristics that our highly experienced and talented writers endeavor for.
Still drowning in the worry to complete your college assignments?

Assignment helpers Online

Anonymous said...

movies123. достаточно популярная услуга

Unknown said...

Redmi K20 Pro Vs Redmi K30 Pro – Full Comparison | Specifications |Reviews

Detailed Comparison between Redmi K20 Pro Vs Redmi K30 Pro

ARTI RATHOR said...

Visit here Freegullak

Top 10 Mattress- Review and Buying Guide
10 Best Side-by-Side Refrigerator
Top 10 Kitchen Chimneys in India (2020)- Best Selling
Best 10 Air Conditioner 2020

Unknown said...

We at Indias Fastest News We try To provide the true side of the news, facts which are happening all over the globe

IFN Website

Refrigerator Guide said...

Great

Best Home Appliances
Vegetable Choppers
Best Washing Machine
Best Refrigerator
Best Water Purifier
Best Pressure Cooker
Best Room Heaters
Best Microwave Ovens

Refrigerator Guide said...

Amazing
Best Vacuum Cleaner
Best Gas Stoves
Best Air Purifier
Best Mixer Grinder
Best semi automatic washing machine

Refrigerator Guide said...

Nice one
Best Appliances
Best appliances
best washing machine
Best tech
Best applainces
AC repair
Best transport
zoom

Anonymous said...

123movies. Excellent. I'm also an expert in this topic so I can understand your hard work.

domnic wade said...

Very informative put up! This submit gives sincerely exceptional statistics. I locate that this put up is simply first rate. Thanks for this explanation and very nice information.

office.com/setup
mcafee.com/activate

تاپ ادورت said...

برای سئوی ساییتون خیلی موارد و بهینه سای ها هست که باید انجام بدین ولی کارایی مثل افزایش سرعت سایت و نصب گوگل آنالیتیکس و استفاده از گوگل ترندز اهمیت فوق العاده بالایی دارن و تاثیر خیلی زیادی روی سئو میذارن ... برای آموزش سئو و یادگیری این.
مقاله های لیست آموزش سئو :

آموزش فعالسازی گوگل آنالیتیکس

آموزش گوگل ترندز

آموزش کامل وبمستر تولز

روش های افزایش سرعت سایت

آموزش سئو داخلی

آموزش سئو خارجی

clinictehrani said...

تبلیغات در یوتیوب
بدون شک بر کسی پوشیده نیست که دیده شدن و تبلیغات یک اصل مهم در فروش محصولات و یا خدمات است. حال باید دید در چه محله و به چه قیمتی شما می توانید دیده شوید؟! تبلیغات در یوتیوب یکی از راه حل های ارزان و تاثیرگذاری است که با انجام آن به سادگی می توانید تبلیغ خود را برای افرادی که مد نظر دارید ، نمایش دهید !!!
مدیریت اکانت گوگل ادوردز برای چه کسانی مناسب است؟!

افرادی که زمان و یا تجربه کافی به منظور مدیریت اکانت گوگل ادوردز را ندارند، این کار را به مجموعه تاپ ادورت محول می کنند. با انجام این کار مجموعه تبلیغاتی تاپ ادورت برای شما اکانت گوگل ادورز را ساخته و تنظیمات مختلف آن را انجام می دهد.
آموزش گوگل ادوردز
در این قسمت آموزش های ویژه ای به صورت کاملا تخصصی توسط متخصصین با تجربه تاپ ادورت نگارش شده است.

این آموزش ها به صورت کاملا تصویری به گام به گام نگارش شده و تماما مواردی بیان شده که برای انجام مدیریت و ایجاد تغییرات در اکانت گوگل ادوردز ضروری است.
چیست؟تبلیغ کلیکی گوگل
تبلیغ کلیکی یا ppc مخفف کلمه Pay Per Click به معنی “پرداخت در ازای کلیک” ، همان تبلیغات در گوگل و مدلی از تبلیغات اینترنتی است و یکی از امکانات فوق العاده گوگل در زمینه تبلیغات اینترنتی به حساب می آید.

در این مدل تبلیغات، هزینه تبلیغ بر اساس قیمت کلیک محاسبه می شود.

Refrigerator Guide said...

nice one
Best Home Appliances
Best Vegetable Chopper In India
Best Washing Machine Under 20000
Best refrigerator under 20000
Best Water Purifier In India
Best Pressure Cooker in India
Best Room Heaters In India

sakshi said...

great one
Best Microwave Ovens In India
Best Vacuum Cleaner For Home
Best Gas Stoves In India
Best Air Purifier In India
Best Mixer Grinder In India
Best semi automatic washing machine In India
Best fully automatic washing machine In India

Refrigerator Guide said...

Best applainces
Best applainces
Best applainces

Refrigerator Guide said...

Best applainces
Refrigerator Guide
Refrigerator Guide
Best applainces
Best refrigerator
Best applainces
Best refrigerator
Best applainces
Best applainces

Refrigerator Guide said...

Best applainces
Best refrigerator
Best applainces
Best applainces
best refrigerator
best appliances
Best applainces
Best applainces
Best refrigerator

Refrigerator Guide said...


Best applainces
Best applainces
Best refrigerator
Best applainces
Refrigerator Guide
Refrigerator Guide
Best applainces
Best refrigerator
Best applainces

Anonymous said...

Best applainces
Best applainces
Best refrigerator
Best applainces
Refrigerator Guide
Refrigerator Guide
Best Refrigerator
best refrigerator
best appliances

Refrigerator Guide said...

Best applainces
Best applainces
Best refrigerator
Best applainces
Refrigerator Guide
Refrigerator Guide
Best Refrigerator
best refrigerator
best appliances

Anonymous said...

Refrigerator Guide
Refrigerator Guide
Best Refrigerator
Refrigerator Guide
Refrigerator Guide
Best Refrigerator
Best Refrigerator
best refrigerator
best appliances

Anonymous said...

Best Appliances
Best appliances
best washing machine
Best tech
Best applainces
Refrigerator Guide
Refrigerator Guide
Refrigerator Guide
Refrigerator Guide

Ritika said...

Hello Auther,
This is Kritika roy, I hope that it does not fall me just as much as this particular one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, nonetheless I actually believed you would probably have something useful to talk about.

2 bhk flats in ahmedabad
1 bhk flats in ahmedabad
3 bhk flats in ahmedabad
4 bhk flats in ahmedabad

clinictehrani said...

درآمد اینترنتی بالا
ایمیل مارکتینگ
محتوای سئو شده
آموزش تصویری اکانت الکسا

«Oldest ‹Older   401 – 432 of 432   Newer› Newest»