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dc.contributor.authorCleland, Jenniferen_US
dc.contributor.authorMacLeod, Annaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2022-10-10T01:18:31Z-
dc.date.available2022-10-10T01:18:31Z-
dc.date.issued2022-
dc.identifier.citationCleland, J. & MacLeod, A. (2022). Disruption in the space-time continuum: why digital ethnography matters. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 27(3), 877-892. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10459-022-10101-1en_US
dc.identifier.issn1382-4996en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10356/162196-
dc.description.abstractThere is increasing interest in the use of ethnography as a qualitative research approach to explore, in depth, issues of culture in health professions education (HPE). Our specific focus in this article is incorporating the digital into ethnography. Digital technologies are pervasively and increasingly shaping the way we interact, behave, think, and communicate as health professions educators and learners. Understanding the contemporary culture(s) of HPE thus means paying attention to what goes on in digital spaces. In this paper, we critically consider some of the potential issues when the field of ethnography exists outside the space time continuum, including the need to engage with theory in research about technology and digital spaces in HPE. After a very brief review of the few HPE studies that have used digital ethnography, we scrutinize what can be gained when ethnography encompasses the digital world, particularly in relation to untangling sociomaterial aspects of HPE. We chart the shifts inherent in conducting ethnographic research within the digital landscape, specifically those related to research field, the role of the researcher and ethical issues. We then use two examples to illustrate possible HPE research questions and potential strategies for using digital ethnography to answer those questions: using digital tools in the conduct of an ethnographic study and how to conduct an ethnography of a digital space. We conclude that acknowledging the pervasiveness of technologies in the design, delivery and experiences of HPE opens up new research questions which can be addressed by embracing the digital in ethnography.en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofAdvances in Health Sciences Educationen_US
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dc.subjectScience::Medicineen_US
dc.titleDisruption in the space-time continuum: why digital ethnography mattersen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.schoolLee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine)en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10459-022-10101-1-
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.identifier.pmid35389151-
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85128864184-
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
dc.identifier.volume27en_US
dc.identifier.spage877en_US
dc.identifier.epage892en_US
dc.subject.keywordsEthnographyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsSociomaterialityen_US
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