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Abstract

Grounded Theory is a qualitative research method for collecting and analysing data and results into a substantive theory that is a theoretical interpretation of a delimited problem in a specific area of knowledge. In nursing, it allows to understand the process of social interaction and how the nursing team works in everyday situations. In this study we propose, based on the theoretical framework of Kathy Charmaz, to present the procedures for the application of the constructivist Grounded Theory in nursing research. Among these are the collection and analysis of concurrent data, constant comparison at all levels of analysis, initial, focused and axial coding, conducting memos, among other resources, construction of categories, evaluation and development of the theory.

Keywords

Grounded Theory, Nursing, Research Methodology

Author Bio(s)

Maria da Graça Oliveira Crossetti, Doctor of Post Graduate Program in Nursing School at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Master degree in Nursing from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul – EEUFRGS. Professor of the Department teaching EEUFRGS Medical Surgical Nursing of undergraduate and Post Graduate Master and Doctoral Program in Nursing, leader of the Research Nucleus of Nursing Care Group. Editor in chief of Nursing Journal of Rio Grande do Sul-EEUFRGS. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: Maria da Graça Oliveira Crossetti at, mgcrossetti@gmail.com.

Marta Georgina Oliveira de Goes, Master degree in Nursing from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul-EEUFRGS. Doctoral student of Post Graduate Program in EEUFRGS. Member of Research Nucleus of Nursing Care Group. Nurse at Cath Lab in Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Correspondence regarding this article can also be addressed directly to: Marta Georgina Oliveira de Goes at, mgogoes@gmail.com.

Crhis Netto de Brum, Master degree in Nursing from the Federal University of Santa Maria. Doctoral student of Post Graduate Program in Nursing School at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul-EEUFRGS. Member of Research Nucleus of Nursing Care Group. Assistant Professor of the Nursing Course at the Federal University of Fronteira Sul, Chapecó, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Correspondence regarding this article can also be addressed directly to: Crhis Netto de Brum at, crhis.brum@uffs.edu.br.

Publication Date

4-30-2016

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