PHE 327U - Community Nutrition: Background Research

Two-pronged approach

Researching a problem requires you to look into its background. You will need to find its causes and proposed solutions. For your assignment there are going to be two kinds of background research. First, you will need to show a holistic understanding of the problem. Information about this can usually be found in scholarly encyclopedias. (Scholarly articles are often too precise and do not offer broad backgrounds.) Second, you will need to discover the scope of the problem; how many people does this affect? This kind of question can be answered with statistics. Below you'll find resources that will help you discover broad backgrounds of problems, and some statistical sources to explore as you research for your final project.

Statistical Sources

Search for Subject Encyclopedias (PSU Only)