Talking pictures in working school lunches – investigating food choice with children and adolescents

Ells, H. (2001) Talking pictures in working school lunches – investigating food choice with children and adolescents British food journal, 103 (6). pp. 374-382. ISSN 0007-070X

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Abstract

With influences on aspects of food choice originating from a number of sources and investigation requiring multidisciplinary considerations, more qualitative methods have proved effective in offering some insight into the changing role of food. These methods are particularly useful when considering food encounters and diet of both children and adolescents, as they can provide more personalised accounts of food use and social interactions than more quantitative alternatives. Pictures have previously been used to assist in food related studies, but with limitations. This paper considers the effectiveness of using pictorial prompts to initiate unstructured interviews with two sample groups of children and adolescents, highlighting an increased potential for their use in future research. Other considerations include the restrictions that are often imposed on the independent researcher in terms of time resources and limited access.

Item Type:Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Food; qualitative techniques; children; young people; visual aids.
Subjects:D000 Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D600 Food and Beverage studies > D610 Food Science > D640 Food and Beverages for the Consumer
Faculties:Faculty of Education and Sport > School of Service Management
ID Code:305
Deposited By:Mrs Mercedita Hoare
Deposited On:23 Nov 2006
Last Modified:18 Jun 2010 12:28

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