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Author Arunasalam, Nirmala Devi (Mala), author

Title Zaltman metaphor elicitation technique : revealing link lecturers', clinical professors', and first-year student nurses' unspoken thoughts as images / Nirmala Devi (Mala) Arunasalam, Thayer Wilson McGahee, Betty Abraham-Settles
Published London : SAGE Publications Ltd, 2018
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Series SAGE Research Methods. Cases
SAGE Research Methods. Cases
Summary In 2015, while on a 1-month sabbatical at the University of South Carolina Aiken, I had the opportunity to observe Dr. Betty Abraham-Settles teaching a group of six student nurses in the clinical setting. This was an insightful experience as in the United Kingdom, academics' role as Link Lecturers is to visit practice settings to provide support to the mentors (responsible for student learning in practice) and student nurses. This invaluable experience led to the development of this collaborative research. A hermeneutic phenomenological approach using the Zaltman Metaphor Elicitation Technique was chosen for data collection. All researchers in this collaborative study agreed Zaltman Metaphor Elicitation Technique would guide the interviews while simultaneously allowing freedom of and evolution of thought. This would reveal emotions, attitudes, intrinsic values, and the behavior of the participants in practice settings. The overarching research questions were to explore the following: (a) How do you see your role as a Link Lecturer/Clinical Professor with your first-year student nurses in the practice settings? (b) As a student nurse, what do you feel your Link Lecturer/Clinical Professor does with you in the practice setting? The Zaltman Metaphor Elicitation Technique with the 11-step semi-structured interview protocol was used. This collaborative research case study provides an account of the methodological advantages and challenges in using a psychological marketing research tool for nursing research. It demonstrates how the tool enabled participants to define, describe, and evaluate their experiences to provide useful and valuable insights
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Abraham-Settles, Betty
University of South Carolina at Aiken.
Nursing -- Research.
Form Electronic book
Author Abraham-Settles, Betty, author
McGahee, Thayer Wilson, author
ISBN 1526439220
9781526439222 (ebook)