Breathing life into a standard

Project: Dissertation

Project Details

Layman's description

In my PhD project I look into how knowledge about how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is mediated to the lay public. CPR guidelines constitute a set of measures that are standardized. These are mediated in a number of different ways, through courses, films, mobile applications, brochures, images etc.

I am interested in how information is situated in social practices, how the guidelines for CPR are shaped by the context in which they are mediated and by the artifacts used in its mediation. The material for the project is mainly gathered through observations carried out in several CPR courses attended by the lay public.
Effective start/end date2010/09/012015/12/31