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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, RCSI SIM Centre for Simulation Education and Research, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dublin, Ireland

Articles will undergo all of the journal's standard peer review and editorial processes outlined in its submission guidelines.

  1. There is limited research on the experiences of people in working to embed, integrate and sustain simulation programmes. This interview-based study explored leaders’ experiences of normalising a simulation-bas...

    Authors: Rebecca A. Szabo, Elizabeth Molloy, Kara J. Allen, Jillian Francis and David Story
    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2024 9:21
  2. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training improves CPR skills while heavily relying on feedback. The quality of feedback can vary between experts, indicating a need for data-driven feedback to support exper...

    Authors: Kerrin E. Weiss, Michaela Kolbe, Andrina Nef, Bastian Grande, Bravin Kalirajan, Mirko Meboldt and Quentin Lohmeyer
    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2023 8:12
  3. Healthcare simulation education often aims to promote transfer of learning: the application of knowledge, skills, and attitudes acquired during simulations to new situations in the workplace. Although achievin...

    Authors: Jimmy Frerejean, Jeroen J. G. van Merriënboer, Claire Condron, Ulrich Strauch and Walter Eppich
    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2023 8:5
  4. 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