Research in Science Education

, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 287–294

Have you got any cholesterol? Adults' views of human nutrition

  • Renato Schibeci
  • Khoon Yoong Wong

DOI: 10.1007/BF02356355

Cite this article as:
Schibeci, R. & Wong, K.Y. Research in Science Education (1994) 24: 287. doi:10.1007/BF02356355


The general aim of our human nutrition project is to develop a health education model grounded in ‘everyday’ or ‘situated’ cognition (Hennessey, 1993). In 1993, we began pilot work to document adult understanding of human nutrition. We used a HyperCard stack as the basis for a series of interviews with 50 adults (25 university students, and 25 adults from offcampus). The interviews were transcribed and analysed using the NUDIST computer program. A summary of the views of these 50 adults on selected aspects of human nutrition is presented in this paper.

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© Australasian Science Education Research Association 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Renato Schibeci
    • 1
  • Khoon Yoong Wong
    • 1
  1. 1.School of EducationMurdoch UniversityMurdoch