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Methodological Innovations in Healthcare Simulation Research

How can we push the boundaries of healthcare simulation research, leading to new insights and innovations? The healthcare simulation community has shown the benefits of simulation as an educational strategy, while also demonstrating an approach to study clinical activity and behaviour in a reproducible way. Scholarly inquiry has demonstrated the value of robust interventions, and now collectively our field is considering turning its attention not to ‘if’ simulation works, but ‘how’, ‘to what ends,’ and ‘under what conditions’.

Recently, Advances in Simulation announced a new “methodological intersections” article type, in order to help advance our thinking about simulation research. In this thematic series, we seek manuscripts that challenge our collective thinking about how to conceptualise, frame, study, and theorise simulation in health and social care. To this end, we seek contributions from diverse paradigms that use relevant theory and innovative methodologies and methods to help us advance the field.

Series Editor: Walter Eppich


  1. In this methodological intersection article, we describe how we developed a new variation of the established tabletop simulation modality, inspired by institutional ethnography (IE)-informed principles. We aim...

    Authors: Ryan Brydges, Lori Nemoy, Stella Ng, Nazanin Khodadoust, Christine Léger, Kristen Sampson and Douglas M. Campbell
    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2021 6:39