Problem Definition

  • Robert L. Shewfelt


Even though we lump scientific investigation into one word—research, there are many types of research. Some research is directed at achieving a specific goal like finding a cure for cancer or creating the prefect food. Most scientific research is directed at solving specific problems. Most of these problems are narrowly focused. Other research is aimed at developing methods. In food science we may also be looking at optimizing a food process or ingredient formulation. While most food research is applied, basic research seeks a deeper understanding and usually has no immediate application. More will be said on these types of research in the second half of this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert L. Shewfelt
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  1. 1.Department of Food Science & Technology Food Process Research & Development LaboratoryUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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