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The contribution of theory to an ethnographic case study on interprofessional placements in healthcare education

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dc.contributor.author O'Leary, Noreen
dc.contributor.author Salmon, Nancy
dc.contributor.author Clifford, Amanda M.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-01T14:43:08Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/8975
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description The full text of this article will not be available in ULIR until the embargo expires on the 01/05/2021
dc.description.abstract Theoretical frameworks add depth to research and increase the transferability of findings. Unfortunately, theory application within interprofessional research is often ad hoc, superficial and poorly reported. Consequently, there are limited examples for researchers in the field to draw on when selecting and applying theory. In this paper, we explore how a suite of sociomaterial, and sociological theories were selected to guide an ethnographic case study about interprofessional placements. Theory supported development of nuanced data collection tools. This facilitated comprehensive exploration of the factors impacting interprofessional placements, beyond those immediately visible. The use of a combination of theories was well suited to this complex phenomenon. We recommend research methodology training aims to develop researcher facility with theory and more consistent consideration of theory in reporting and quality appraisal tools. This may support more meaningful theory application, generating findings with deeply embedded theoretical foundations in interprofessional research. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Social Research Methodology;
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13645579.2020.1756636
dc.rights This is an Author's Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in the International Journal of Social Research Methodology 2020 copyright Taylor & Francis, available online athttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13645579.2020.1756636 : en_US
dc.subject healthcare en_US
dc.subject educational research en_US
dc.subject research design en_US
dc.subject theory en_US
dc.title The contribution of theory to an ethnographic case study on interprofessional placements in healthcare education en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/13645579.2020.1756636
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2022-05-01
dc.embargo.terms 2022-05-01 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess en_US


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