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Case Study 2: Discovering Qualitative Research

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Whether they are aware of it or not, the philosophical stance (or research paradigm) that a researcher takes is crucial to how the research is conducted. This case study describes a research study that explored communication in operating theatres in order to illustrate what can be achieved through a different research paradigm. It then goes on to show how the new knowledge gained from the research outcomes informed a simulation training program and its subsequent research.

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  • Qualitative research
  • Multimodal analysis
  • Interaction analysis
  • Conversational analysis
  • Case study
  • Positivist/postpositivist research
  • Interpretative/critical research
  • Pragmatism

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Weldon, S.M. (2019). Case Study 2: Discovering Qualitative Research. In: Nestel, D., Hui, J., Kunkler, K., Scerbo, M., Calhoun, A. (eds) Healthcare Simulation Research. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26837-4_46

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