- I realise, in brief, the extent of your project —
but reading your post makes me wonder about the core aspects of my own —
nursing / health care — focus that also happens to have generic utility.
I have a few bits of work on my plate at the moment —
I will try to make a fuller reply in a day or two.
My wife, Susan Awbrey, and I have various degrees of acquaintance with nursing research, a smattering for me and much more for her. Sue’s doctorate is in Educational Systems Design. She served as an assistant professor and director of learning resources at the Michigan State University College of Nursing through most of the 1980s, collaborating with nurse researchers on issues of instructional design and information technology. During 1989–91 we both had positions at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) School of Nursing in Galveston. I had a faculty associate position consulting on research statistics, computing, and database management, meanwhile doing research on the hot new areas of AI applications to medical knowledge, diagnosis as abductive reasoning, physiological cybernetics, the novice/expert shift, and bridging the gap between qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.