West Coast University Wk 2 Calculation of HIV Incidence & Prevalence Rates Discussion

Discussion Prompt 1: You have identified your topic of interest and it’s time to formulate your research question. Your research question needs to be focused and specific.Please make sure to state your research question completely. For example:Unfocused and too broad: What are the effects of childhood obesity in the United States? This question is so broad that research methodology would be very difficult and the question is too broad to be discussed in a typical research paper.More focused: How does childhood obesity impact academic performance in elementary school children? This question has a very clear focus for which data can be collected, analyzed, and discussed.Need help developing a research question? Check out this video: How to Develop a Good Research Topic (Video: 4:33)


One of the complex issues with a lot of consequences and causes is obesity. Increased risk of heart diseases, high blood sugar (type II diabetes), H.B.P. (high blood pressure), unremitting conditions such as cancers are directly linked to obesity and overweight. What could be alarming is that obesity goes right down and mainly targets the children. Several studies have shown that an overweight child is more likely to be an obese adult, which opens the potential of developing diabetes. That is why it is interesting to concentrate and study the Obesity among children: its causes, consequences and possible solutions. For this topic, in-depth research questions should be formulated: Is obesity really a serious problem? What factors could trigger obesity? Is it really alarming and harmful to the children’s health? Is it hereditary? Who is responsible for the childhood obesity? What steps should be considered to solve obesity? Should junk foods and soft-drinks be banned in school canteens?? I used this as my topic of interest