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Thesis Chapter 6, Marie Mckenzie Mills Jan 2009

Thesis Chapter 6, Marie Mckenzie Mills

Marie McKenzie Mills PhD, CSci

A developmental research approach was adopted to study the activity system of the Trainers’ Forum (TF). Engeström’s activity system model was used within a CHAT framework, to analyse the embodiment of the concept of practice, in the activity of sharing and discussing the practice of clinical research training. The research was conducted in three distinct phases as shown in Table 5-3 (Analyses Plan) at the end of Chapter 5 (Research design). Qualitative and quantitative methods were used to gather data, which included: participant observation; questionnaires and interviews. Because the study concerned a community of trainers and its practices, data ...