RT12 Intervention, Development, and Evaluation of Mixed-method Approaches for Retail, Consumer and Food Service

Wednesday, August 3, 2016: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
222 (America's Center - St. Louis)
Primary Contact: Benjamin Chapman
Organizer: Benjamin Chapman
Convenors: John Luchansky and Anna C. S Porto-Fett
Panelists: Catherine Cutter , Angela Fraser and Yaohua Feng
As food safety communication and education intervention evaluation expands to increased  behavior-focused outcomes, there are opportunities to improve the design and reporting of research. A recent review of food safety interventions designed for food service audiences demonstrated that there was a wide variety in the foundation for interventions, evaluation research design, and methodology selection - ultimately resulting in a wide variety of quality outputs. The goal of this session is to facilitate a discussion among researchers who design and evaluate interventions and are familiar with mixed methods approaches including focus groups, long interviews, observation, ethnography, mental models and content analysis. Through the roundtable format a facilitated discussion of how to design higher quality studies and create a set of standards for these approaches to move the domain forward. This session can help set the stage for researchers to create higher quality interventions and evaluations to improve the outputs of the domain and ultimately impact public health.
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