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Critical realist ethnography: from philosophy to the practice of research analysis.

Ryan, Gemma Sinead (2017). Critical realist ethnography: from philosophy to the practice of research analysis. In: RCN International Nursing Research Conference and Exhibition 2017, 4-7 Apr 2017, Oxford.

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Abstract

Background: There are few realist ethnographic studies in nursing and the majority employ traditional approaches to analysis; reflecting the principles of interpretivist or positivist research paradigms.

Aim: Present the development and application of a novel approach to realist ethnographic analysis to a research project that sought to explain how student nurses become socialised into online social networks.

Method: Realist ethnography sought to explain the relationship between online social networks and professional socialisation.
Results: The findings show how this novel approach to analysis led to the proposition of a new and original concept of ‘online socialisation’.

Conclusion: This article informs nurse and healthcare researchers how to apply an analysis approach to realist ethnographic study based on the principles of Bhaskarian philosophy.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care > Nursing
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 49960
Depositing User: Gemma S Ryan
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2017 13:12
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2019 20:30
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/49960
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