Understanding and Interaction in Clinical and Educational Settings - Barry Saferstein

Understanding and Interaction in Clinical and Educational Settings - Barry Saferstein

5. Conclusion to Part One--Process Narratives and the Endurance of Understandings

Understanding and Interaction in Clinical and Educational Settings - Barry Saferstein

Barry Saferstein [+-]
California State University, San Marcos
Professor Barry Saferstein is a cognitive sociologist whose research interests include the effects of multimedia health information technology on clinical interaction; explanations and understandings of genetics and medical information in schools, science centres, and clinics; the application of digital technologies to qualitative research methods; and the construction of ideology through mediated and face-to-face interaction. His recent work examines how professional authority affects the development of understandings. He has also published studies of agenda setting activities and the interactional construction of ideology in television production settings.

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Examining the creation of process narratives exposes the components of the interpretation activities that produce understandings—both accurate and mistaken understandings. The production of process narratives involves interpretive contingencies, which include the concurrent activities of developing a relevant of frame of reference, interpreting information and interaction, and contending with aspects of local culture and social organization such as time constraints and different degrees of familiarity or expertise with information resources. The activities of forming process narratives become part of the resulting understandings. This contributes to the endurance of understandings as beliefs--even in the presence of additional, contradictory information. The interpretation activities

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Saferstein, Barry . 5. Conclusion to Part One--Process Narratives and the Endurance of Understandings. Understanding and Interaction in Clinical and Educational Settings. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 129-132 Nov 2016. ISBN 9781845534363. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=27837. Date accessed: 14 Dec 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27837. Nov 2016

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