I was pleased to work with Cheryl Cameron and Adam Greene, two of my PhD students, on a chapter for the forthcoming ‘Paramedic Research: Principles, design, and methods’ from Class Professional Publishing, edited by Graham McClelland and Julia Williams.

The aims of the chapter are to: (1) describe why research paradigms are important, (2) explore key concepts associated with research paradigms, theories, and frameworks, (3) introduce some commonly used research paradigms and their characteristics, (4) identify methodological approaches and methods that are often used within paradigms, and (5) highlight the role of conceptual frameworks in conducting research. Additional resources and readings are provided to support further engaging with research paradigms.

Keep an eye out for the textbook coming soon!