The complexities of using grounded theory

Gelling, Leslie (2011) The complexities of using grounded theory. Nurse Researcher.

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Grounded theory, first described by Glaser and Strauss (1967), has become the most commonly adopted research methodology among nurses and others undertaking qualitative research. Many have used this methodological approach and even more seem to have written about how to use it. There is considerable fit between the core elements of nursing practice and the principles underpinning grounded theory, but too often students, and sometimes researchers, choose to use qualitative research and/or grounded theory because they are perceived to be easier to use than other methodologies. But this reasoning is flawed and many have learned that grounded theory is a complex methodology where data collection and analysis can be challenging. Sometimes problems result from lack of planning and inadequate consideration of how the selected approach fits the purpose of the research.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Citation: Gelling, L., 2011. The complexities of using grounded theory. Nurse Researcher, 18(4), pp.4-5..
Faculty: Faculty of Health and Social Care (for research published prior to September 2011)
Depositing User: Mr I Walker
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2013 12:57
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2016 12:51

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