Grounded theory in nursing research

W. Y. Chin, Chung Yee Zenobia Chan

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Grounded theory method has been widely used in different research disciplines, including nursing, sociology and psychology. However, little has been focused on discussing its development and the pros and cons of using this method. Therefore, the objectives of this chapter will focus on: 1) to explore the historical development of grounded theory; 2) to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of using Grounded Theory; and 3) to discuss the applicability of Grounded Theory to clinical nursing research in Hong Kong. By becoming familiar with the usage of grounded theory, clinical researchers are able to generate theories regarding to human health's promotion.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClinical Research Issues in Nursing
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781616689377
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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