Title Research, 4/e
Subtitle Successful Approaches in Nutrition and Dietetics
Author Linda Van Horn, Judith Beto
ISBN 9780880919463
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 630
Book size 216 x 279 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Eurospan Group)
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For over 25 years, this highly respected resource has presented the evolving collective knowledge of the foremost research experts in the field of nutrition and dietetics.

From formulating hypotheses, research questions, and study design to ethical research conduct, writing proposals, and securing funding, this reference builds a strong research foundation, making research accessible for all readers.

Sections devoted to the key types of research and assessment methods used in the study of nutrition and dietetics offer in-depth coverage of new and different tools and methodologies, including:

  • When and how to use qualitative research
  • Observational and experimental research, including analytic nutrition epidemiology and guidelines for conducting clinical nutrition studies
  • Integrative and translational research, including the value of systematic reviews and interdisciplinary research
  • Evaluation and assessment methods, including survey research, dietary assessment methods, food composition analysis, appetite assessment and more
  • Research in expanding areas of practice–nutrigenomics, behavioral health, dietary supplements, foodservice management, community settings, integrative nutrition and dietetics education

Evaluation and application of research findings are also addressed in chapters on statistical analysis, presentation of research data, and bridging research results into practice. Other new features of this edition include a full color interior, learning objectives for each chapter, and free companion ancillary materials for instructors.


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About the Fourth Edition


Section 1: An Introduction to Discovery Through Research in Nutrition and Dietetics

Chapter 1. Advancing the Research Continuum (Linda Van Horn, PhD, RDN)

Chapter 2. Building the Research Foundation: The Research Question and Study Design ( Carol J. Boushey, PhD, MPH, RDN, and Jeffrey Harris, DrPH, MPH, RDN, LDN, FAND)


Section 2: Establishing and Maintaining a Research Environment

Chapter 3. Conducting and Presenting Research Ethically (Rosa K. Hand, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND)

Chapter 4. How to Write Proposals and Obtain Funding (Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, MPH, RD, and Nicole Larson, PhD, MPH, RDN)

Section 3: Descriptive Research

Chapter 5. Descriptive Epidemiologic Research (Maureen Brady Moran, MPH)

Chapter 6. Qualitative Research (Judith Beto, PhD, RDN)

Section 4: Observational and Experimental Research

Chapter 7. Analytic Nutrition Epidemiology ( Lyn M. Steffen, PhD, MPH, RDN, FAHA)

Chapter 8. Guidelines for Developing and Implementing Clinical Nutrition Studies (Alison L. Steiber, PhD, RDN; Rosa K. Hand, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND; and Constantina Papoutsakis, PhD, RDN)

Chapter 9. Nutrition Monitoring in the United States: Sources of Data and Their Uses (Sharon I. Kirkpatrick PhD, RD)


Section 5: Integrative and Translational Research

Chapter 10. Systematic Reviews: Backbone of Evidence-Based Practice (Deepa Handu, PhD, RDN; Lisa Moloney, MS, RDN; Feon Cheng, PhD, MPH, RDN, CHTS-CP; and Mary Rozga, PhD, RDN)

Chapter 11. Bridging Disciplinary Boundaries (Madeleine Sigman-Grant, PhD, RD, and Sharon M. Donovan, PhD, RD)


Section 6: Evaluation and Assessment Methods in Research

Chapter 12. Survey Research Planning and Questionnaire Design (Jacqueline A. Vernarelli, PhD, and Barbara E. Millen, DrPH, RD, FADA)

Chapter 13. Dietary Assessment Methods and Validation (Linda Van Horn, PhD, RDN)

Chapter 14. Food Composition Data and Databases (Catherine M. Champagne, PhD, RDN, LDN, FTOS, FAHA FADA, FAND; Pamela R. Pehrsson, PhD; and David Haytowitz, MSc)

Chapter 15. Using the Dietary Reference Intakes to Assess Intakes ( Regan L. Bailey, PhD, MPH, RD; Connie Weaver, PhD; and Suzanne P. Murphy, PhD)

Chapter 16. Biomarkers in Nutrition Research (Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, PhD, RD)

Chapter 17. Research Methods in Appetite Assessment (James H. Hollis, PhD, BSc (Hons))


Section 7: Key Aspects of Research in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics

Chapter 18. Outcomes Research and Economic Analysis (William Murphy, MS, RDN, and Rosa K. Hand, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND)

Chapter 19. Research in Diet and Human Genetics (Marilyn C. Cornelis, PhD)

Chapter 20. Behavior Change Theory–Based Dietary Research (Geoffrey W. Greene, PhD, RD, LDN; Colleen A. Redding, PhD; Miryam Yusufov, PhD; and Jade McNamara, PhD)

Chapter 21. Research Methods for Dietary Supplementation Research (Cynthia Thomson PhD, RDN, and JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH)

Chapter 22. Research in Foodservice Management (Veronica McLymont, PhD, RD, CDN, and Lianne Russo, MS, RDN, CDN)

Chapter 23. Dietetics Education Research ( Mary B. Gregoire, PhD, RD, FADA, FAND, and Kevin Sauer, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND)


Section 8: Application of Statistical Analysis in Nutrition and Dietetics Research

Chapter 24. Estimating Sample Size (Jeffrey Harris, DrPH, MPH, RDN, LDN, FAND, and Carol J. Boushey, PhD, MPH, RDN)

Chapter 25. Fundamentals of Statistical Applications ( Philip Gleason, PhD; Mary C. Naglak, PhD, RD; and Carol Koprowski, PhD, RDN)


Section 9: Presentation of Research Data

Chapter 26. Techniques and Approaches for Presenting Research Findings (Joanne Kouba, PhD, RDN)

Chapter 27. Illustrating the Results of Research (Shortie McKinney, PhD, RD, FADA, and Kelsey Mangano, PhD, RD)

Chapter 28. Research Publications: Perspectives of the Writer, Reviewer, and Reader ( Jeffrey Harris, DrPH, MPH, RDN, LDN, FAND)

Section 10: Applications of Research to Practice

Chapter 29. Bridging Research into Practice (Judith A. Gilbride, PhD, RDN, FAND, and Laura D. Byham-Gray, PhD, RDN, FNKF)

Chapter 30. Community-Based Research with a Focus on Diet (Linda Snetselaar, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND; Angela Odoms-Young, PhD; and Maria O. Scott, MPH)


About the Editors:

Linda Van Horn, PhD, RDN, earned her bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in Nutrition and Dietetics, her master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Exercise Physiology, and her doctorate from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Public Health. She completed her dietetic internship at Indiana University in Indianapolis. She began her career as a hospital dietitian I at the University of Illinois Hospitals and Clinics and eventually joined the faculty at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where she is currently a tenured professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Associate Dean for Faculty Development. She served as Editor-in- Chief of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for the ten-year term limit and chaired the 2010 US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.

Judith Beto, PhD, RDN, earned her bachelor’s degree from Dominican University in Nutrition and Dietetics, her master’s degree in Health Professions Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and her doctorate from the University of Chicago in Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistical Analysis. She completed her dietetic internship at the Hines Veterans Administration Hospital where she continued as a renal dietitian. She was the department chair and tenured professor of Nutrition Sciences at Dominican University until 2012. She still collaborates as a Research Associate in Nephrology and Hypertension at Loyola University Chicago, Health Sciences Division. She serves as a Research Editor for the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and as an elected public member of the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners.

Target Audience:

This text strategically targets nutrition students, their professors, and practitioners who seek a deeper understanding of the evidence base that forms nutrition policy and practical applications.

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