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Using Grounded Theory In Nursing

Using Grounded Theory In Nursing

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  • Rita Sara Schreiber RN, DNS
  • Phyllis Noerager Stern DNS, FAAN, NAP

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"This uniformly fine book extends and intensifies the dialogue about grounded theory and nursing.... well-designed, well-crafted, and accessible."
--Sally A. Hutchinson, PhD, RN, FAAN

"...the torch has been passed to a new generation of grounded theorists.... The editors have assembled chapters by many of the best-known scholars in North America."
--Sandra P. Thomas, PhD, RN, FAAN

What is grounded theory? How is it done? When is it most appropriate to use? Grounded theory can be the research method of choice for nurses seeking to find out how people cope with existing or potential health challenges. This book offers broad coverage of method, background, philosophical roots, and new directions for grounded theory in nursing.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date June 06, 2001
  • Page Count 272
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826114068
  • EISBN 9780826116222

Table of Contents 

  1. Situating Grounded Theory Within Qualitative Inquiry, Janice M. Morse
  2. Early Grounded Theory: Its Processes and Products, Phyllis Noerager Stern and Eleanor Krassen Covan
  3. Constructing and Deconstructing: Grounded Theory in a Postmodern World, Marjorie MacDonald and Rita Sara Schreiber
  4. The "How to" of Grounded Theory: Avoiding the Pitfalls, Rita Sara Schreiber
  5. Examining the Differences between Researcher and Participant: An Intrinsic Element of Grounded Theory, Caroline Mallory
  6. The Grounded Theory Club, or Who Needs an Expert Mentor? Rita Sara Schreiber
  7. Finding a Critical Perspective in Grounded Theory, Marjorie MacDonald
  8. Feminist Grounded Theory Revisited: Practical Issues and New Understandings, Judith Wuest and Marilyn Merritt-Gray
  9. Can you "Do" Grounded Theory Without Symbolic Interactionism? P. Jane Milliken and Rita Sara Schreiber
  10. Grounded Theory and Hermeneutics: Contradictory or Complementary Methods of Nursing Research? Suzanne Pursley-Crotteau, Sheila McGuire Bunting and Claire Burke Draucker
  11. The Application of Grounded Theory: Issues of Assessment and Measurement in Practice, Wendy Hall and Katharyn A. May
  12. New Directions in Grounded Formal Theory: Margaret H. Kearny