Evaluating Holiday Kitchen: capturing children’s perspectives on a summer holiday food and activities programme

O'Connor, Jane and Lowe, Rose and Every, Sian and Wolhuter, Caroline (2018) Evaluating Holiday Kitchen: capturing children’s perspectives on a summer holiday food and activities programme. Social Research Practice, 5 (Winter). pp. 24-32.

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Abstract

This paper examines the use of a range of innovative methods to collect children’s responses as part of
a wider evaluation of a summer holiday food and activity programme in the West Midlands. The issues
of children’s voice and children’s participation were central to the evaluation design, and the article
critically reflects on the creative techniques used to achieve this. The article concludes that, although
difficulties were encountered in the evaluation, the use of multiple, creative methods in researching
children’s experiences is a valuable approach that allows the collection of rich data. It also offers
complementary insights and understandings that may be difficult to access through reliance on
more traditional methods of data collection.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: First published in Social Research Practice
Subjects: L300 Sociology
X300 Academic studies in Education
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Study of Practice and Culture in Education (C-SPACE) > Re-thinking Childhood
UoA Collections > REF2021 UoA23: Education
Depositing User: Jane O'Connor
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2018 08:11
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2018 09:31
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5996

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