关于作为在英国医学院工作的心理学家的思考

关于不同形式研究的匿名视角。

For the past two years, I’ve been working as a PhD student in health psychology in one of the UK’s medical schools – which, of course, is dominated by academics and medical doctors who like to think of themselves as ‘superior’ or ‘the hard, real scientists’, especially when conducting research that involves cutting up mice brains or investigating zebrafish genes. Now, of course, I understand the importance of their research, and I would never question their research contributions to the medical field – especially because my knowledge of mice brains and fish genes is rather limited, as you might imagine.

在翻盖方面但是,我的“同事”从不错过一些有机会提一下他们反对定性研究,并批评其对该领域的贡献。现在,我学会了对无知和感知的优势变得有弹性,但有时我的复制力失败了我,我只需发泄。作为心理学家,我们知道什么可以有所帮助:良好的心理写作治疗。所以这里去了。

我目前正在监督一个非常灵敏的BMEDSCI学生,他们正在占据她的医学学位,了解研究:她于9月开始,我们已经制作了一篇论文并提交了一个杂志,并开始解释的现象源性分析(IPA)很快学习。我认为这是一项巨大的成就 - 学习如何进行系统审查,对定性研究和进行IPA学习的重要性 - 我为学生感到骄傲。尽管如此,我的另一天是我的一位同事们在沿着“只是将自己的同行比较了在实验室里的一小时,以及你在做什么?作为您的数据收集五到十个小时的访谈 - 这对比较了吗?“有时我真的问自己,他们在想什么?

首先,如果他们正在质疑我正在监督的研究的完整性,那么我应该是他们与之交谈的研究;其次,他们是谁对他们完全缺乏关于定性方法的知识?- 我永远不会梦想提问他们的方法我不知道什么!

定性研究的感知是“软”或“不科学”显然并未在医学界中脱颖而出,并且合作和多方法研究的扩张似乎已经令人惊讶地改变这一点。It’s utterly frustrating, and I am sure many of you know exactly what I am talking about – and I keep telling myself that it’s all about small steps, like having BMedSci students doing qualitative projects and having mandatory teaching sessions with medical undergraduate students about the importance of qualitative research. But I wonder if we have to wait for a whole generation of academics to retire before we can do qualitative research in the medical field without the integrity of our research being questioned?

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