|Title:||How to do a grounded theory study: a worked example of a study of dental practices|
|Citation:||Alexandra Sbaraini, Stacy M Carter, Robin W Evans and Anthony Blinkhorn. How to do a grounded theory study: a worked example of a study of dental practices. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 2011, 11:128.|
|Abstract:||Background 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. Methods We documented a worked example of using grounded theory methodology in practice. Results We describe our sampling, data collection, data analysis and interpretation. We explain how these steps were consistent with grounded theory methodology, and show how they related to one another. Grounded theory methodology assisted us to develop a detailed model of the process of adapting preventive protocols into dental practice, and to analyse variation in this process in different dental practices. Conclusions By employing grounded theory methodology rigorously, medical researchers can better design and justify their methods, and produce high-quality findings that will be more useful to patients, professionals and the research community. Keywords: qualitative research; grounded theory; methodology; methods; dental care|
|Rights and Permissions:||Creative Commons Attribution Licence CC BY 4.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/|
|Type of Work:||Article|
|Appears in Collections:||Research Papers and Publications. Sydney Health Ethics|
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