This is a GEM!

Hubert van Doorn

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GEM is an acronym for the General Empirical Method developed by the Canadian philosopher Bernard Lonergan. It is what is says, a method to assess and interpret empirical information. The method has a realist focus and consists of four tasks. These are; recording the empirical data then moving through the following phases, interpretation, judgment and selection.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventAustralian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators: blue sky thinking - capitalise your ideas - National Convention Centre, Canberra, Australia
Duration: 1 Jul 20194 Jul 2019 (Conference proceedings and abstracts)


ConferenceAustralian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators
Abbreviated titleANZAHPE 2019
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  • General Empirical Method (GEM)
  • empirical information
  • evidence based medicine

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