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5 ways graduate students and faculty can use the Measures Registry User Guides

January 30, 2019

The start of a new year also means the start of a new semester. Are you a graduate student or faculty member? Do you know anyone who is? Make it a new year’s resolution to explore NCCOR’s Measures Registry and User Guides to help support your next research project or classroom activity. 

The Measures Registry is a searchable database of diet and physical activity measures relevant to childhood obesity research. The four User Guides are designed to complement the Measures Registry and provide an overview of measurement, describe general principles of measure selection, and share additional resources. The User Guides align with the domains of the Measures Registry and present case studies that walk researchers through the process of using the Measures Registry to select appropriate measures.  

Here are 5 ways you can use NCCOR’s Measures Registry and User Guides: 

  1. Bolster your curriculum with new research measures and tools from trusted experts. NCCOR has even done the heavy lifting for you and created slide decks
  2. Showcase key considerations for measurement in each of the following four domains: individual diet, food environment, individual physical activity, and physical activity environment.  
  3. Assess which tools are most appropriate for your topic using the overview of measure types for each domain.  
  4. Decide which measure to use for an end-of-semester study design project, drawing on the questions provided to walk you through how to choose.  
  5. Determine which measures are most applicable and how to use them using the Q&A and case studies. There is even a case study geared towards a capstone or practicum project!  

Have an idea for something that would be helpful? Want to partner with NCCOR to bring our tools to your program? Connect with us via email or social media to send feedback on the User Guides for graduate students or to learn how to take advantage of even more resources. 

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