The proof is in the pudding: putting Actor-Network-Theory to work in medical education.

@article{Bleakley2012ThePI,
  title={The proof is in the pudding: putting Actor-Network-Theory to work in medical education.},
  author={Alan Bleakley},
  journal={Medical teacher},
  year={2012},
  volume={34 6},
  pages={462-7}
}
What constitutes valid evidence from medical education research is typically grounded in the scientific paradigm of proof through experiment. Here, explanation through single meaning is privileged over exploration of multiple presentations of phenomena--short, interpretation eclipses appreciation. This approach is challenged as reductive by naturalistic qualitative methods such as rich ethnographic field reports, presented as narratives. Contemporary ethnographic approaches have entered medical… CONTINUE READING
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