The following post has three assignments namely;
independently choose and review a nutrition, metabolism and health related subject
• present an academic argument supported by high quality research evidence
• use appropriate academic language in order to convey complex concepts to non-subject specialist audience
• critically evaluate the secondary literature sources
• challenge your own opinion when faced with hard facts
• form your own opinion based on evidence and draw your own conclusion.
Critically discuss the connection between diet, metabolism and disease (e.g. type II diabetes, fatty liver disease, cardiovascular disease) or metabolic stress (e.g. oxidative stress, inflammation, obesity).
Read the following article: “The evolution of gerontology and geriatrics in an era of a politics of aging” by Torres-Gil, Fernando M.
Gerontology & Geriatrics Education. Oct-Dec 2017, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p 438-442. 5p.
Using the Critiquing Criteria in the textbook by LoBiondo-Wood, G. & Haber, J. (2014). Nursing Research: Methods and Critical Appraisal for
Evidence-Based Practice 8
th Edition. St. Louis: Mosby/Elsevier Found in Chapter 7 pg. 135-136.
Write a 3 page critique of this qualitative research article.
3.Theory in research
One student wrote: “Theory in research constitutes the interrelated concepts and definitions that are used in forming a hypothesis that is used to describe the relationship between contrasts. It is a model that enables the reader to gain a better understanding of complex phenomena through the representation of a portion of the reality.”
Question: A theory can also be viewed as a tool. In addition to seeing theory as a tool, a theory consists of relational statements (Grove, Bums & Gray, 2013). What are the characteristics of relational statements?