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Mehtods for International OS Research: Holiday Food Preparation in Elderly Kentucky, New Zealand, and Thailand Women

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16-10-2002 12:00 AM

End Time

18-10-2002 12:00 AM

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to describe the meaning of holiday food preparation in women of Kentucky (Christmas), New Zealand (Christmas), and Thailand (Thai New Year) who were over 65 years of age and still involved with their families. Data was collected through focus groups in the three countries. An iterative qualitative analysis was initially completed by the three research teams solely on their local data. Qualitative analysis across data from all sites, currently under way, will be briefly reported for the first time in this presentation. Discussion will focus on the methodological issues raised by this international, multi-site design. What are the types of cross-cultural methods historically used in different disciplines? Which methods seem best fit to the values of occupational science? What difficulties and benefits did the international research team experience in carrying out the research? What is the potential value to occupational science of international research across multiple cultures?

Discussion will focus on the methodological issues raised by this international, multi-site design. What are the types of cross-cultural methods historically used in different disciplines? Which methods seem best fit to the values of occupational science? What difficulties and benefits did the international research team experience in carrying out the research? What is the potential value to occupational science of international research across multiple cultures?

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Mehtods for International OS Research: Holiday Food Preparation in Elderly Kentucky, New Zealand, and Thailand Women

The purpose of this study was to describe the meaning of holiday food preparation in women of Kentucky (Christmas), New Zealand (Christmas), and Thailand (Thai New Year) who were over 65 years of age and still involved with their families. Data was collected through focus groups in the three countries. An iterative qualitative analysis was initially completed by the three research teams solely on their local data. Qualitative analysis across data from all sites, currently under way, will be briefly reported for the first time in this presentation. Discussion will focus on the methodological issues raised by this international, multi-site design. What are the types of cross-cultural methods historically used in different disciplines? Which methods seem best fit to the values of occupational science? What difficulties and benefits did the international research team experience in carrying out the research? What is the potential value to occupational science of international research across multiple cultures?

Discussion will focus on the methodological issues raised by this international, multi-site design. What are the types of cross-cultural methods historically used in different disciplines? Which methods seem best fit to the values of occupational science? What difficulties and benefits did the international research team experience in carrying out the research? What is the potential value to occupational science of international research across multiple cultures?