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Towards a research informed teaching experience within a diagnostic radiography curriculum: The level 4 (year 1) student holistic experience

Higgins, RN, Hogg, P and Robinson, L 2013, 'Towards a research informed teaching experience within a diagnostic radiography curriculum: The level 4 (year 1) student holistic experience' , Radiography, 19 (1) , pp. 62-67.

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Abstract

Aim: This article discusses the level 4 (year 1) diagnostic radiography student holistic experience of the Research-informed Teaching experience (RiTe) at the University of Salford, UK. The purpose of RiTe is to expose undergraduate radiography students to more formal research, as part of their normal teaching and learning experience. Method: A grounded theory approach was adopted and a focus group with eight level 4 students was used to explore and evaluate the student experience and perception of RiTe. Results: Open coding defined categories and sub-categories, with axial and selective coding used to interrogate and explore the relationships between the focus group data. A number of insights were gained into the student holistic experience of RiTe. The issue of leadership for level 4 students was also identified. Discussion: The focus group participants found RiTe to be an extremely positive learning experience. RiTe also facilitated their translation of learnt theory into clinical skills knowledge alongside their understanding of and desire to participate in more research as undergraduates. The article also highlights areas for future research.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Schools > School of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Radiography
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1078-8174
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Mr Robert Higgins
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2013 14:38
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2016 15:20
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/29344

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