Connecting Theory and Research

In the early 1970s, the technological landscape looked much different than it does now. Cable television was a recent innovation, and one computer could fill a large room. The Internet was in its infancy. Fast forward to the early 21st century, where it can be difficult to keep up with technological advances, and the Internet dominates many aspects of life. Yet, many of the health behavior theories discussed in this course had already been developed well before the 1990s; very little has changed foundationally. This makes it of paramount importance to be well versed in the seminal theories and to understand how to apply them when conducting research and building interventions now and in the future.

For this Discussion, select a theory that interests you and that you might use to conduct research in the future. Consider your future interests with regard to your dissertation or your current or future role in public health. ( my dissertation topic is maternal and child mortality in Nigeria)

With these thoughts in mind:

Post a brief description of a community health education theory that you might utilize in conducting further research and explain why it interests you. Then, explain two ways information from this course might be applied to your dissertation research or your future role as a scholar-practitioner in public health. Be specific, and use examples to illustrate your points.

Be sure to support your postings and responses to your colleagues postings with specific references to the Learning Resources and the current literature.

Read a selection of your colleagues postings.

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