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Methods of Investigating Food and Eating


The cycle of seminars MIAM aims at gathering a wide and mutidisciplinary range of specialists of different methdos in order to make a methodological manual, easily usable and covering the scope of contemporary methods used in sociology, anthropology, political sciences, economics, management sciences, marketing, consumers sciences and nutrition to study food, eating and eaters.
Organizers: Nicolas BRICAS (Chaire UNESCO Alimentation du Monde; Cirad, Moisa), Muriel FIGUIÉ (Cirad, Moisa), Tristan FOURNIER (CNRS, Iris), Olivier LEPILLER (Cirad, Moisa)


Planned MIAM agenda:

28 November 2017 MIAM#1
16 January 2018 MIAM#2
15 February 2018 MIAM#3
13 March 2018 MIAM#4
10 April 2018 MIAM#5
15 May MIAM#6
12 June MIAM#7
10 July MIAM#8
11 September MIAM#9
09 October MIAM#10
13 November MIAM#11
11 December MIAM#12
+ 2019 dates: to be defined

Expected contributions on:

Interventional research
Nutritional e-epidemiology and online questionnaire
Quantitative measurement of food consumption
Focus group
Visual methods
Experimental restaurants
Experimental economics
Food barometers and recurring surveys
Connected devices and self-quantification
Household economics
Food (auto-)biographies and food trajectories
Methods for studying the eaters’ risks perception and risks management
Methods for studying food security and food satisfaction


The MIAM seminars cycle aims at gathering the authors of the future methodological book, to be published in 2019 or 2020.

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  • Start date :
    28 November 2018
  • Closing date :
    31 December 2019
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