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How to do a grounded theory study: a worked example of a study of dental practices

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Abstract


  • Qualitative methodologies are increasingly popular in medical research. Grounded theory is the methodology most-often cited by authors of qualitative studies in medicine, but it has been suggested that many 'grounded theory' studies are not concordant with the methodology. In this paper we provide a worked example of a grounded theory project. Our aim is to provide a model for practice, to connect medical researchers with a useful methodology, and to increase the quality of 'grounded theory' research published in the medical literature.

UOW Authors


  •   Sbaraini, Alexandra (external author)
  •   Carter, Stacy
  •   Evans, R Wendell (external author)
  •   Blinkhorn, Anthony (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Sbaraini, A., Carter, S. M., Evans, R. & Blinkhorn, A. (2011). How to do a grounded theory study: a worked example of a study of dental practices. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 11 128-137.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-80052594401

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4717&context=sspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3708

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Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 128

End Page


  • 137

Volume


  • 11

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Qualitative methodologies are increasingly popular in medical research. Grounded theory is the methodology most-often cited by authors of qualitative studies in medicine, but it has been suggested that many 'grounded theory' studies are not concordant with the methodology. In this paper we provide a worked example of a grounded theory project. Our aim is to provide a model for practice, to connect medical researchers with a useful methodology, and to increase the quality of 'grounded theory' research published in the medical literature.

UOW Authors


  •   Sbaraini, Alexandra (external author)
  •   Carter, Stacy
  •   Evans, R Wendell (external author)
  •   Blinkhorn, Anthony (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Sbaraini, A., Carter, S. M., Evans, R. & Blinkhorn, A. (2011). How to do a grounded theory study: a worked example of a study of dental practices. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 11 128-137.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-80052594401

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4717&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3708

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 128

End Page


  • 137

Volume


  • 11

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom