The use of vignettes for conducting healthcare research

Keane, David and Lang, Alexandra. R. and Craven, Michael P. and Sharples, Sarah (2012) The use of vignettes for conducting healthcare research. In: Advances in human aspects of healthcare. Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics Series . CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA, pp. 451-460. ISBN 978-1-4398-7021-1

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Improving healthcare requires engaging with clinicians and patients in order to better understand their needs and expectations. Research methods that are used to conduct healthcare research are selected on the basis of study objectives and practicalities (i.e. finances, resources, time frame, etc.). The methodology of vignettes for conducting healthcare research consists of short descriptive scenarios and/or images to engage participants in hypothetical situations in which their emotional, psychological and sociological responses can be measured. They enable participants to feel comfortable in divulging responses that may be of a sensitive nature and provide insight to situations where they may have little or no experience. Two studies that used vignettes to conduct healthcare research will be discussed in terms of their objectives, conceptualisations, designs and developments, implementations, and outcomes. Validity of the vignettes as a methodology for conducting healthcare research will also be discussed.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2012), San Francisco, United States of America, 21st-25th July 2012.
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
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Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2016 11:35
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