ERIC Number: EJ1036031
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
What We Call What We Do Affects How We Do It: A New Nomenclature for Simulation Research in Medical Education
Haji, Faizal A.; Hoppe, Daniel J.; Morin, Marie-Paule; Giannoulakis, Konstantine; Koh, Jansen; Rojas, David; Cheung, Jeffrey J. H.
Advances in Health Sciences Education, v19 n2 p273-280 May 2014
Rapid technological advances and concern for patient safety have increased the focus on simulation as a pedagogical tool for educating health care providers. To date, simulation research scholarship has focused on two areas; evaluating instructional designs of simulation programs, and the integration of simulation into a broader educational context. However, these two categories of research currently exist under a single label--Simulation-Based Medical Education. In this paper we argue that introducing a more refined nomenclature within which to frame simulation research is necessary for researchers, to appropriately design research studies and describe their findings, and for end-point users (such as program directors and educators), to more appropriately understand and utilize this evidence.
Descriptors: Medical Education, Simulation, Research Methodology, Teaching Methods, Instructional Design, Health Personnel, Vocabulary
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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