The measurement of stereotypes in the evaluation of Interprofessional Education

Authors: Hean, S.

Editors: Jackson, J. and Blateau, P.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Place of Publication: Basingstoke, England

This chapter is directed at evaluators using student stereotypes of health and social care (HSC) professionals to understand the processes and outcomes of Interprofessional Education (IPE) programmes. The chapter focuses on the definition of stereotypes and justifies their inclusion in an evaluation from a theoretical, evaluative and curriculum perspective. This is followed by a summary and discussion of existing means of measurement used in IPE and some practical implications to this endeavour. The chapter concludes with the findings of some existing evaluations.

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