Elwan, D., de Schweinitz, P., & Wojcicki, J.M. (2016). Beverage consumption in an Alaska Native village: A mixed‐methods study of behaviour, attitudes and access. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 75. doi: 10.3402/ijch.v75.29905.
Answer the following questions.
1. Introduce the research article in APA style. The authors of this study have not written a formal research question (or questions) but do communicate what the purpose of their research is. Imagine that you are one of the authors and write the research question(s) for this study in your own words.
2. (Creswell (2014) and the module 4 notes from your course, identify a number of ways in which the qualitative and quantitative data may be combined in mixed methods research. Which of these approaches is most similar to the Elwan et al.’s study? Discuss timing, weighting and mixing strategies.
3.. Apply the mixed methods research notation from the course to represent Elwan et al.’s research design. Review your course text readings and Lesson Course notes on when and why you would use a mixed methods approach and then discuss the appropriateness of Elwan et al.’s use of this approach for their study.
Identify all the research methods that Elwan et al. (2016) used in their research design, and what each contributed to the most important research Findings.
4. Identify key strengths and weaknesses of Elwan et al.’s mixed methods study.
Before you submit your assignment, ensure that it complies with the standards of academic writing: clear, accurate, with proper and relevant in‐ text citations and a list of references using APA style.

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In their research article titled “Beverage consumption in an Alaska Native village: A mixed‐methods study of behaviour, attitudes, and access,” Elwan, de Schweinitz, and Wojcicki (2016, p. 1) attempted to asses sugar-sweetened beverage, water, along with other beverage intake and opinions towards consumption in Alaska Native adults and children living in rural Alaska. To achieve this objective, the authors conducted two focus groups in summer 2014 in which community members residing in a small rural village located at least 200 air miles west of Fairbanks, AK was employed.
To collect data, Elwan, de Schweinitz, and Wojcicki (2016, p. 1) indicate that they used interviews with shop owners and instructors working with two programs namely the Early Head Start and the Early Head Start programs. Apart from this, the researchers measured the aggregate beverage intake and SSB using a modified version of BEVQ-15. Based on the findings, Elwan, de Schweinitz, and Wojcicki (2016, p. 1) concluded that Alaska Native adults and children living in the Interior Alaska usually intake essentially high levels of SSBs, which include energy drinks, but consume...

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