|Research Methods in Nutritional Anthropology (United Nations University, 1989, 201 p.)|
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Food and Nutrition Bulletin Supplement 11
This book represents the results of a project commissioned by the United Nations University for the International Union of Nutritional Sciences Committee on Nutritional Anthropology. A number of papers were presented at a UNU-sponsored workshop held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in November 1983; from those papers, several additional commissioned works, and the workshop discussions came the present volume. The book describes anthropological methodologies applicable to field studies in nutrition. It also describes strategies of field research in nutritional anthropology, determinants and cultural components of food intake, methods for collecting and analysing data on energy expenditures, and mathematical modelling techniques for nutritional anthropology.