Public Health Discussion Article Critique Food Safety
- Sanitary Conditions of Food Vending Sites and Food Handling Practices of Street Food Vendors in Benin City, Nigeria: Implication for Food Hygiene and Safety
- P. W. Okojie and E. C. Isah
Journal Article Critique: Food Safety
Discussion of journal articles is important to the development of critical thinking and evaluation skills. You are provided with citations for two different articles to discuss with your colleagues, in a “journal club” style. A journal club typically refers to a group of individuals who meet to critically evaluate journal articles in their academic field. You will participate in a journal club style critique in this module’s Discussion. This type of evaluation is very useful to broaden your knowledge of the field and practice critical thinking skills. Your discussion must be relevant to the journal article and must provide a scholarly critique of the contents. Post your discussion under the appropriate topic threads for each article.
PUT THIS IN YOUR DISCUSSION
To get the discussion going, you may wish to consider the following topics:
What do you think the public health significance of the research question in this study was? Is it mostly of local significance or is there a global impact? Explain. Does the study fill an important gap, in your opinion? Why or why not? Critique the methodology. Why do you think the authors chose this methodology and what would you have done differently? Explain. Interpret the results in your own words and then discuss with your colleagues whether you agree or disagree with the author’s interpretations and why.
Discuss with your colleagues what you believe is the social change impact of the findings. Do you think that the outcomes of the study are modifiable and/or actionable? Why or why not? What would you propose as a reasonable action from the findings, and why? How might the precautionary principle apply to this study?
What other recent studies can you find that either contradict or support these findings? Do the other studies impact your assessment of the significance and interpretation of this study? How? Be sure to provide the full citation for the other studies that you bring up.