Learning Goal: I’m working on a research & summaries writing question and need guidance to help me learn.
This program prepares students for roles that often require them to communicate with both technical analysts and organizational leaders. It is therefore important that you not only develop the skill to design and guide research, but also the skill of distilling and communicating research.
For this review, you are asked to read and summarize the following article:
- VanEpps, E. M. & Roberto, C. A. (2016). American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 51(5), 664-672.
You will write a report that is approximately 1.5 to 2 pages (single spaced, approximately 750-1000 words). Your intended audience is a governmental office that is considering policy changes related to food labeling.
In your summary, be sure to address the following questions:
- Why was this research conducted?
- Which questions did the research seek to address?
- How was the research conducted? Where did data come from? How was it analyzed?
- What did the study say about the effect of the labeling choices on the percentage who chose a sugar sweetened beverage?
- What conclusions were reached?
- The research review will include 2 parts:
- Part 1 – Summary (1 to 1.5 pages): Your paper should be structured as a narrative in paragraph form. Do not answer the questions in bulleted points, incomplete sentences, or in a disjointed manner. Instead, work on creating a story that introduces and explains the work in a coherent way. This document should be comprehensible to your intended audience (both technical and non-technical).
- Part 2 – Research Question Design (1 paragraph): The study’s fourth research question is:
DO THE EFFECTS OF WARNING LABELS DIFFER DEPENDING ON LABEL PHRASING?
How would you rephrase this question so that it is more specific? We will focus on Figure 1’s labels B) California Text and C) Weight Gain Text.Make sure the revised question includes a comparison among these groups and a metric of performance. Then state and justify an opinion on the smallest change in the metric that would represent a meaningful change.
- The rubric will be
- Quality of Writing: 25 points
- Demonstrates Knowledge of the Study: 25 points
- Answers Specific Questions Raised: 25 points, evenly divided among each question
- Designs an Improved Version of Research Question 2: 25 points