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ERIC Number: ED562306
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Storytelling: Discourse Analysis for Understanding Collective Perceptions of Medical Education
Vovides, Yianna; Inman, Sarah
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on e-Learning (Prague, Czech Republic, Jul 23-26, 2013)
Using discourse analysis, the goal of this exploratory project was to determine what practitioners of medical education in Sub-Saharan Africa considered key achievements, within the scope of their Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) activities, after their initial two-year implementation efforts. To do so, a series of 58 video stories were analyzed from a 2012 symposium that took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Analysis of the video stories followed an ethnographic method of analysis. Through this analysis common themes emerged from the collective discourse, which unsurprisingly were tied directly to the MEPI themes themselves. The use of discourse analysis helped confirm that the project themes were very much aligned with actual practice. It also enabled a level of transparency of results across all stakeholders. This approach is therefore recommended for informing and supporting future programmatic decisions. [For Full Proceedings, see: ED562127.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; Ethiopia