Bartlett, MH and Bartlett, F (2016) Cosmologies of Selection: Lessons from the faculty biscuit tin. Medical Education, 50 (12). pp. 1233-1236. ISSN 1365-2923

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We conducted an ethnography of the faculty biscuit tin as we were interested in the lived experience of the biscuits contained within it. We used a constructivist epistemology, a social constructionist interpretive framework and a phenomenological methodology that included analysis from the perspectives of deixis and cosmology. The biscuits perceived that they were important to a selecting force and that the characteristics of one particular group had a specific value to the selector. Some enduring benefits may derive from the selection of this group, although its attractions were less immediately obvious than those of others. What is immediately attractive may not be the most fit for purpose; lessons for the selection of medical students may arise from this exploration of the selection experiences of biscuits in a faculty biscuit tin.

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Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version Bartlett, M. & Bartlett, F., 2016. Cosmologies of selection: lessons from the faculty biscuit tin. Medical Education, 50(12), pp.1233–1236 is available online via Wiley at - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Primary Care Health Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2016 08:45
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2017 01:30

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