Online Program

Experiencing audio recorded research (EARR): Audio enhancement of qualitative poster presentations

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 9:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Rasheeta Chandler, PhD, MS, ARNP, FNP-BC, College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Erica Hesch Anstey, PhD, CLC, Department of Community and Family Health, College of Public Health,, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Background: One of the tenets of qualitative research is the emphasis and honoring of the participants' own words as generative of meaning and knowledge; yet it is rare to hear the actual voices of the research participants in public health and other social sciences presentations. Purpose: Test and evaluate the EARR Model to facilitate a multisensory approach to qualitative data dissemination through integrating audio technology into poster presentations. Methods: Using the Contextual Model of Learning framework as a guide, we developed and tested the application of the EARR Model in the professional context of health-related scientific conferences (n=3). Sound clips were accessed by conference participants via cell phone or QR code through an audio guide company. Feedback from conference participants about the technology was evaluated through a brief poll and open-ended comments. Results: Overall, feedback about the use of audio guides was positive. Participants reported that listening to the audio clips enhanced their understanding of the research results and helped them to feel more engaged with the qualitative results. Many conference participants were interested in using the technology to enhance their own research presentations. Discussion: Incorporating audio into public health research dissemination has the potential to immerse conference attendees more fully into the data. The EARR model and audio guide technology will be demonstrated in a real-time interactive session; attendees will be encouraged to try the technology using their mobile devices, and ask questions. A demonstration of the behind-the-scenes aspect of setting up this technology is possible with Internet access.

Learning Areas:

Communication and informatics
Other professions or practice related to public health
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Describe the Experiencing Audio Recorded Research (EARR) Model and how it is used to promote a multisensory learning approach for poster presentations. Demonstrate the use of audio guide technology in the dissemination of qualitative research.

Keyword(s): Public Health Informatics, Communication Technology

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I conceived the idea of the EARR model, am the PI for this study, and have been involved in all aspects of testing and evaluating the use of this technology.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.