Using Anecdote Circles as a method of evaluating the perceived impact of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® on international postgraduate nursing students’ capacity for narrative storytelling; a Case Study of Anecdote Circle Design

Hayes, Catherine (2018) Using Anecdote Circles as a method of evaluating the perceived impact of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® on international postgraduate nursing students’ capacity for narrative storytelling; a Case Study of Anecdote Circle Design. In: Sage Research Methods Cases. Sage.

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Abstract

This case study provides insight into the author’s use of anecdote circles as an alternative to focus groups with international postgraduate nursing students. The method was used as a means of evaluating the individual and collective perceptions that 15 students had of using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® as a method of facilitating their capacity for reflection and critical reflexivity. This case study explores the practical issues of using anecdote circles and highlights key challenges of using the method in practice. It also provides insight into the contextual and situational background of conducting the anecdote circles and why the approach was rationalized as being the most appropriate form of evaluation with this group of students as well as why the generic transferability of anecdote circles to other disciplines and settings is a valuable adjunct to traditional qualitative research methods. As part of an overarching participatory action research methodology used for the iterative evaluation of educational impact with these postgraduate students, anecdote circles were also rationalized as a means of providing a strategic alternative to focus groups in capturing the conceptually deeper perceptions students had about using LEGO SERIOUS PLAY as a means of facilitating their capacity for reflection and critical reflexivity. Their capacities for these two concepts have the potential to facilitate and explore student capacity for affective learning around care and compassion, subjects which have been topical in light of the Francis Report and the Cavendish Review.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Social Sciences > Health and Social Care
Education > Higher Education
Sciences > Nursing
Psychology > Psychology
Education
Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing
Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing > School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Catherine Hayes
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 08:59
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2020 14:51
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/7082

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