Room HS208, Health Science Building
  • March 18, 2014 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Speaker: Michelle Nelson, PhD., Research Scientist, Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation; Adjunct Professor, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Ryerson University.

Abstract: Collecting data from related individuals through interviews is a common strategy in social research. While it may address criticisms about relying on single interviews to provide insight into group experiences, this strategy presents numerous methodological challenges… and opportunities. Using previous research – a collective case study designed to integrate multiple perspectives of a single individual’s experience returning to the community post stroke rehabilitation – several questions will be discussed: What are effective strategies to collecting multiple related perspectives on a single experience? What are the benefits and difficulties in hearing these multiple perspectives? Is a particular participant perspective central and therefore prioritized? How do researchers make sense of the similarities, differences and standpoints within the interviews? How do researchers report the findings – including dissonant data within a case?

Speaker bio: Michelle LA Nelson, PhD, is a Research Scientist in the Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation and an Adjunct Professor in the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing at Ryerson University. Her primary research explores mechanisms to improve the delivery of rehabilitation programs and services with a particular focus on patient experience and health outcomes. Michelle uses a critical qualitative research approach to examine patient experience across the care continuum and interprofessional education and practice within hospital settings.