International Practice Development Journal


Title of ArticleHip deep in the ‘messy lowland’: using fourth generation evaluation to make sense of practice complexities
Type of ArticleCritical reflection on practice development
Author/sBarbara G. Cowie and Nadine Janes
ReferenceVolume 1, Issue 2, Article 8
Date of PublicationNovember 2011
KeywordsEmpower, fourth generation evaluation, participants, voices


‘Code Red’: imagine being faced with a real fire situation in a hospital… I am sharing through this reflection, using Atkins and Murphy’s model of reflection (1994), my learning about engaging clinicians through the claims, concerns and issues methodology guided by the principles of fourth generation evaluation (Guba and Lincoln, 1989), to understand and learn from their experience of a complex practice process, the team’s response to a fire situation.

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