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Table 1 Participatory action research process and data collection methods

From: Towards tailored teaching: using participatory action research to enhance the learning experience of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship students in a South African rural district hospital

PAR steps Activities (timelines) Participants Data collection methods
Reflection and planning CIG meetings 1 and 2 (19 June 2013 and 3 July 2013) Two medical students
One clinician educator
RCS academic director
Lead clinician educator
Transcription of audio-recordings made during the meetings
Action and observation Data collection A (15 July 2013) Three clinician educators
Lead clinician educator
Focus group interview
Action and observation Data collection B (26 July 2013) Medical student who opted to leave the LIC site
Independent interviewer
Individual interview
Reflection and planning CIG meeting 3
(12 September 2013)
Two medical students
Six clinician educators
RCS academic director
Lead clinician educator
Transcription of audio-recordings made during the meeting
Action and observation Implementation of the agreed learning intervention during the final 6 weeks of the students’ placement at this LIC site (mid-September to October 2013) Two medical students
Six clinician educators
Lead clinician educator
None
Reflection and planning CIG meeting 4
(29 October 2013)
Two medical students
Six clinician educators
RCS academic director
Lead clinician educator
Transcription of audio-recordings made during the meeting
  1. CIG co-operative inquiry group, PAR participatory action research