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.
Grounded Theory, Nursing, Research Methodology
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Crossetti, M. O., Goes, M. G., & de Brum, C. N. (2016). Application of Constructivist Grounded Theory in Nursing Research. The Qualitative Report, 21(13), 48-53. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol21/iss13/5