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Shane Clyburn <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:13:12 -0400
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I am pleased to announce the latest title in Morgan & Claypool's series on
Assistive, Rehabilitative, and Health-Preserving Technologies:


Fieldwork for Healthcare: Guidance for Investigating Human Factors in
Computing Systems
Dominic Furniss, University College London
Rebecca Randell, University of Leeds
Aisling Ann O'Kane, University College London

Svetlena Taneva, University Health Network, Toronto

Helena Mentis, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Ann Blandford, University College London
Paperback ISBN: 9781627053211, $45.00
eBook ISBN: 9781627053228
December 2014, 146 pages 



Conducting fieldwork for investigating technology use in healthcare is a
challenging undertaking, and yet there is little in the way of community
support and guidance for conducting these studies. There is a need for
better knowledge sharing and resources to facilitate learning. 


This is the second of two volumes designed as a collective graduate
guidebook for conducting fieldwork in healthcare. This volume brings
together thematic chapters that draw out issues and lessons learned from
practical experience. Researchers who have first-hand experience of
conducting healthcare fieldwork collaborated to write these chapters. This
volume contains insights, tips, and tricks from studies in clinical and
non-clinical environments, from hospital to home. 


This volume starts with an introduction to the ethics and governance
procedures a researcher might encounter when conducting fieldwork in this
sensitive study area. Subsequent chapters address specific aspects of
conducting situated healthcare research. Chapters on readying the researcher
and relationships in the medical domain break down some of the complex
social aspects of this type of research. They are followed by chapters on
the practicalities of collecting data and implementing interventions, which
focus on domain-specific issues that may arise. Finally, we close the volume
by discussing the management of impact in healthcare fieldwork. 


The guidance contained in these chapters enables new researchers to form
their project plans and also their contingency plans in this complex and
challenging domain. For more experienced researchers, it offers advice and
support through familiar stories and experiences. For supervisors and
teachers, it offers a source of reference and debate. Together with the
first volume, Fieldwork for Healthcare: Case Studies Investigating Human
Factors in Computing systems, these books provide a substantive resource on
how to conduct fieldwork in healthcare. 


Table of Contents: Preface / Acknowledgments / Ethics, Governance, and
Patient and Public Involvement in Healthcare / Readying the Researcher for
Fieldwork in Healthcare / Establishing and Maintaining Relationships in
Healthcare Fields / Practicalities of Data Collection in Healthcare
Fieldwork / Healthcare Intervention Studies "In the Wild" / Impact of
Fieldwork in Healthcare: Understanding Impact on Researchers, Research,
Practice, and Beyond / References / Biographies

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Series: Synthesis Lectures on Assistive, Rehabilitative, and
Health-Preserving Technologies

Series Editor: Ron Baecker, University of Toronto



Use of this book as a course text is encouraged, and the texts may be
downloaded without restriction by members of institutions that have licensed
accessed to the Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer
Science or after a one-time fee of $20.00 each by members of non-licensed
schools. To find out whether your institution is licensed, visit <
<>> or follow the links above and
attempt to download the PDF. Additional information about Synthesis can be
found through the following links or by contacting me directly.


This book can also be purchased in print from Amazon and other booksellers


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provide individuals with unrestricted access to all Synthesis titles:


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