Institutional ethnography (IE) is summarized as a qualitative research method that is well suited to explore phenomenological practice gaps (PPGs), such as the implementation of a social policy within an open practice system. The chapter (1) demonstrates how to conduct IE, including appropriate research questions, aims, and strategies for data collection and analysis; and (2) provides a detailed example of an IE engaged scholarship investigation in which a specific mental health policy influenced the everyday clinical practice of case managers. IE further exemplifies critical realist assumptions and engaged scholarship. The implementation case study demonstrates how a standardized mental health outcome measure was compromised by system influences.
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