Implementation of Field Study results generally occurs without the Field Study team’s presence and is only noticed through feedback (occasionally) from the client.
In the case of the Wheaton Medical Clinic, the implementation of the recommendations WERE made to some extent – but the changes were moderate.
The important thing to remember regarding implementation in High School Field Studies is that the recommendations, while important, are not the most crucial issues facing the client. Most deal with customer service where ideas can easily be implemented – and, I suppose, that’s just the way it is.
Again, however, the important thing to remember in a High School Field Study is that the students get the EXPERIENCE of participating in a structured project-based learning exercise that stretches and improves their “Critical Skills.”