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Investigating food fortification

Mark Lawrence

in Food Fortification

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199691975
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191748806 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691975.003.0004
Investigating food fortification

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This chapter describes the case study research design and methods that were undertaken for the research presented in this book. The research design for this investigation was a single case study design applied to each of three public health rationales for food fortification to assess public health benefits, risks, and ethical considerations associated with food fortification and to analyse how and why food fortification policies are made. The available evidence and the ethical justification for each case study were assessed to help answer research question 1: ‘What are the public health benefits, risks, and ethical considerations associated with food fortification?’ The research method for analysing each case study involved ‘deconstructing’ the case study’s history to expose interactions between the actors, their activities, and the underlying agendas with evidence and ethics. The case studies were then ‘reconstructed’ to help answer research question 2: ‘How and why are food fortification policies made?’

Keywords: food fortification; policy research; political science; case study; critical analysis

Chapter.  4095 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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