Remaining “Grounded” in a Laparoscopic Community of Practice: The Qualitative Paradigm
Without doubt, conducting qualitative surgical educational research has been the most challenging but also the most rewarding part of my professional development. In this chapter I share my experiences of a research project exploring surgical trainees’ learning in a laparoscopic community of practice . My intention is to make explicit some of the challenges I experienced from my perspective as a surgical trainee studying surgical education and to offer guidance on key elements of a qualitative research project.
KeywordsQualitative surgical education research Laparoscopic community of practice Paradigm Data Community of practice Theoretical framework Individual interviews Reflexivity
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