Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics

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Edited By: Professor Simon Langley-Evans

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 48/79 (Nutrition & Dietetics)

Online ISSN: 1365-277X

- Free Virtual Issue Qualitative methodology


VIRTUAL ISSUE:  Qualitative methodology; obesity prevention and weight loss interventions

Edited by Judy Swift and Simon Langley-Evans

Food does more than fulfil a biological need; it has complicated and multiple functions in a person’s life. It plays a vital role in how humans interact with their social world and food can be a source of great pleasure as well as guilt and anxiety. Obesity prevention and weight loss interventions require people to change their relationship with food, and success depends on how well these relationships are re-negotiated. Qualitative research is ideally suited for studying this complex and dynamic process as it investigates how and why people behave in certain ways. However, qualitative researchers must pay close attention to the quality of their work to provide credible and meaningful evidence.

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Contents:

Qualitative research in nutrition and dietetics: getting started by Swift and Tischler

Qualitative research in nutrition and dietetics: assessing quality by Pilnick and Swift

Qualitative research in nutrition and dietetics: data analysis issues by Fade and Swift

Qualitative research in nutrition and dietetics: data collection issues by Draper and Swift

Communicating and judging the quality of qualitative research: the need for a new language by Fade

A qualitative study to investigate the drivers and barriers to healthy eating in two public sector workplaces by Pridgeon and Whitehead

A Qualitative analysis of black and white British women's attitudes to weight and weight control by Shoneye, Johnson, Steptoe and Wardle

An exploration of the experiences and perceptions of people who have maintained weight loss by Hindle and Carpenter

Training community practitioners to work more effectively with parents to prevent childhood obesity: the impact of HENRY upon Chhildren's Centres and their staff by Willis, Portrata, Hunt and Rudolf

The process evaluation of two interventions aimed at portion size in worksite cafeterias by Vermeer, Leeuwis, Koprulu, Zouitni, Seidell and Steenhuis

A qualitative study comparing commercial and health service weight loss groups, classes and clubs by Allan, Hoddinot and Avenell

A qualitative investigation of individuals' experiences and expectations before and after completing a trial of commercial weight loss programmes by Herriot, Thomas, Hart, Warren and Truby

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