|TITLE:||COMPARING THE NUTRITIONAL HABITS OF COLLEGE ATHLETES IN-SEASON AND OUT OF SEASON.|
|PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR:||JARRETT, NATHANIEL|
|OTHER INVESTIGATORS:||ASHLI CAMPBELL|
File Created: October 22, 2012|
Department Chair Action Date: October 22, 2012
Current Status: Expired. Final Status Report or Extension Needed.
|Confidentiality||Data are linked to individuals.|
STATEMENT OF PURPOSEThe purpose of our study is to compare the nutritional habits of collegiate athletes In-season and out of season. We expect to get a variety of results from one sport to the other.
STATEMENT OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGYA stratified sample of several 20 to 30 MWSU athletes will be selected as participants. Predicted age 19-22. Date will be obtained by approaching them in person and asking them to fill out the survey. The participants may include athletes who compete in football, softball, baseball, and soccer. Set of items will be developed for this survey to examine nutritional habits of college athletes while in-season and out of season. Surveys will be directly administered to the student athletes randomly, meaning it doesn't matter which sport the person is in or their gender. Questions on the survey will ask multiple questions about the nutritional habits, in season and out of season. We will use the results to make assumptions about the nutritional habits of athletes based on the different sport, gender, previous nutritional knowledge, and any other variable.
ANTICIPATED RISKS AND BENEFITSThis study is considered a minimal risk study because it only requires the participants to fill out a short 15-20 min survey. The survey includes questions regarding nutritional habits in-season and out, attitudes toward eating healthy, and injury and recovery. None of these questions involve any type of discouragement.
SUBJECT SELECTIONA stratified sample of 20 to 30 MWSU athletes in a variety of sports will be selected as participants. Surveys will be directly administered to the student athletes randomly, meaning it doesn't matter which sport the person is in or their gender.
CONFIDENTIALITYParticipants have a choice to remain anonymous, although the data collected will only be used for the results. The surveys will remain only in our group study and the professor. No information about any particular athlete will be shared beyond the study group.
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