Unpacking the Social Dimensions of Research: How to Get Started in Healthcare Simulation Research

  • Margaret Bearman
  • Adam Cheng
  • Vinay M. Nadkarni
  • Debra NestelEmail author


Research makes a critical contribution to healthcare simulation. Many simulation educators and practitioners wish to start researching but are not sure where to begin. This book has provided many approaches. In this chapter, we introduce practical strategies for individuals new to healthcare simulation research to help navigate the social dimensions of research processes. We offer ten tips range across the lifecycle of a research project: from seeking guidance at the start to publication at the end.


Research Social dimensions Impact Qualitative Quantitative Research question Research project Research dissemination Peer review Journals Conferences Professional associations Societies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret Bearman
    • 1
  • Adam Cheng
    • 2
  • Vinay M. Nadkarni
    • 3
  • Debra Nestel
    • 5
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE)Deakin UniversityDocklandsAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine, Albert Children’s HospitalUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  3. 3.Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Perelman School of MedicineUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  4. 4.Monash Institute for Health and Clinical EducationMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia
  5. 5.Austin Hospital, Department of Surgery, Melbourne Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health SciencesUniversity of MelbourneHeidelbergAustralia

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