Reviews

Work-based Learning in Clinical Settings: Insights from Socio-cultural Perspectives

This edited collection of innovative research on work-based learning makes essential reading for nurse researchers who want to enhance their knowledge research practice. While it mainly concerns clinical education, it also describes how socio-cultural perspectives give shape to the process of inquiry. The book therefore illuminates the translation of theory to methodology, and so has much to offer nurse researchers.

Each chapter begins with an overview of a theoretical perspective, such as workplace studies, activity theory and narrative. The chapters go on to by describe how the chosen perspective informs research design, and how methods of data collection and data analysis are implemented. In this way, each chapters shows how researchers can achieve coherence between the principles of the theoretical perspective and methods in action.

The ‘review’ then completes the circle of abstract theory, research design and methods and pedagogical practice.

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