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close this bookResearch Methods in Nutritional Anthropology (UNU, 1989, 201 pages)
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close this folderIntroduction: Methodological directions in nutritional anthropology
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close this folder1. Methods for determinants of food intake
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View the documentOverview of factors in human food selection
View the documentEconomic and ecological factors affecting food choice
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View the documentPerception of physiological effects and food classification
View the documentCultural symbolic dimension
View the documentThe socio-cultural construction of diets
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View the documentAppendix 1. Obesity and cultural weight valuations (A variation on the method suggested by Massara, 1980)
View the documentAppendix 2. Dietary decision-making: formal models and ethnographic Qualifications
View the documentAppendix 3. Bitter or astringent taste standards
View the documentAppendix 4. A field test for estimating sweetness preferences to improve estimates of sucrose intakes in individuals
View the documentAppendix 5. Methods for describing staple food classifications
View the documentAppendix 6. Symbolic, folkloric, and medicinal factors
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close this folder2. Strategies of field research in nutritional anthropology
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View the documentExperimental and naturalistic field research
View the documentPrediction, cause, and causality
View the documentSelection of research communities
View the documentCollaboration with community people
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View the documentThe household as a primary research unit
View the documentThe structure of variables: categories versus variations
View the documentQuantitative and qualitative data and the EMIC/ETIC issue
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close this folder3. Methodological procedures for analysing energy expenditure
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View the documentSurvey of habitual activities
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View the documentMeasuring energy expenditure rates
View the documentTime-motion analysis
View the documentEstimation of energy expenditure rates from time-allocation data
View the documentAssessment of endurance capacity
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close this folder4. The relevance of time-allocation analyses nutritional anthropology: The relationship of time and household organization to nutrient intake and status
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close this folderMethods of data collection
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View the documentRandom or spot observations
View the documentDay-long observations
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View the documentProcedures for collecting and analysing time-activity data efficiently and effectively
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View the documentAppendix 1. Messer, mitla field notes, 4 September 1980
close this folder5. Cultural patterning and group-shared rules in the study of food intake
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View the documentMethods for studying cultural rules for food use
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View the documentFood choices: a process of many phases
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close this folderA comprehensive interview approach to food patterning
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View the documentThree studies of meal-format rules
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close this folder6. Elementary mathematical models and statistical methods for nutritional anthropology
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View the documentPrediction models
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View the documentDecision-making models and optimization analysis
View the documentInput-output analysis
View the documentStochastic process models
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View the documentOther UNU titles of interest