Paper On Health Food Statement By Expert & Non-Expert

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Lab ReportHow People Agree on Statements about Healthy FoodStudent Name:Student ID:Course Name:Course ID:Faculty Name:University Name:
AbstractThe paper was concerned with understanding the question that, how much people agree onstatements about healthy food when the same statement is expressed by an expert and a non-expert. The three hypotheses were built that was assessed after the data collection and analysis.The two statements were considered, one was one-sided and another was two-sided. Thequestions were developed on the same and were distributed to the 40 respondents. Each questionwas sent to 10 respondents. The collected data was passed through the Two-Way ANOVA test.The result showed that the statements from expert are likely to increase the attitude towards thehealth statements. On the other hand, the statements about the non-expert are likely to reduce theattitude towards the health statements.
Table of ContentsAbstract............................................................................................................................................1Introduction......................................................................................................................................3Method.............................................................................................................................................3Research Design..........................................................................................................................3Participants..................................................................................................................................3Apparatus and Materials..............................................................................................................3Condition #1............................................................................................................................3Condition #2............................................................................................................................4Condition #3............................................................................................................................4Condition #4............................................................................................................................5Procedure.................................................................................................................................5Results..............................................................................................................................................6Discussion........................................................................................................................................8References........................................................................................................................................8
IntroductionThe statements relating to healthy food habits have positive, negative or mixed impacts on thepeople who are encountering those statements (Sakamaki et al, 2005). The attitude towards whatbeing encountered depends on variety of factors. The studies have found that the statements thatcater directly to the emotional aspect of the human mind and less to the rational aspect leavegreater impression on the individual encountering the statement (Duperly et al, 2009). Some ofthe researchers have conducted the research and identified that the source of statement also playsan important part in the attitude development (Wu and Wang, 2011). The attitude refers to thedisposition, position or feeling with regard to anything, whether person or place (Fishbein andAjzen, 1977). There are various sources that can impact the attitude of an individual towardssomething (McGuire, 1969).The orientation of the individuals towards health statements and health aspects has always beenchallenging to understand. The individuals generally orient towards the healthy habits when theycome to the realization about the deterioration in their health condition. However, this is notalways the case. The impact of surrounding plays vital role in maintaining the understandingabout the healthy living and the level of conviction. Even the attitude towards the healthylifestyles of the participants have been positive, their actual lifestyles have been different. Thecredit to such situation can be attributed to the surrounding they live in or the culture they preferto spend their time into. The impact of surrounding living style impacts the way one willconsider the healthy lifestyle.If the same aspect is considered in case of healthy food habits or attitude towards the elementsrelated to healthy food habits then it would be interesting to understand whether sources of
statements impacts the receiver. The two major aspects that are under consideration are theexpertise level of speakers conveying the particular message and the level of rational informationpresent in the statement being delivered. Given below are the three hypotheses that have beendeveloped from the understanding so far:Hypothesis 1:Agreement of people on statements about healthy food depends on the speaker.Hypothesis 2:Agreement of people on statements about healthy food depends on the arguments.Hypothesis 3:Both, arguments and speaker is required for agreement of people on statementsabout healthy food.The purpose of this analysis is to understand “How much people agree on statements abouthealthy food?” The sections ahead discuss the methods and results considered to conduct thestudy.MethodThe section discusses the research method that has been adopted for the conduction of the test.Research DesignThe primary data has been collected for the fulfillment of the research objective. The researchhypotheses have been developed that will be assessed based on the results obtain from theanalyzed data. The dependent variables were influence of experts or non-experts stating themessage, and the two sided view of the statement, that is either positive or negative or both.Likert scale was used for the study. The Given below are the four IVs developed:
Mentioned below are the questions developed based on the various conditions considered for thetest:Condition #1Eating vegetables has many health benefits. They may reduce the risk for stroke and othercardiovascular diseases, as well as being high in vitamin A which keeps skin and eyes healthyand can protect against infections. They are also low in fat and calories and contain nocholesterol.(Professor John Brooks, Nutritional Expert)Please respond to the following statement:Eating vegetables is good for your health:Condition #2Eating vegetables has many health benefits. They may reduce the risk for stroke and othercardiovascular diseases, as well as being high in vitamin A which keeps skin and eyes healthyand can protect against infections. They are also low in fat and calories and contain nocholesterol.(Mr Smith, IT Technician)StronglydisagreeDisagreeNeither agree nordisagreeAgreeStronglyagree54321
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