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Reformulation of a methodological concept in grounded theory. Nurs Sci Q 2007 Apr;20(2):118-22



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2-s2.0-34249016650 (requires institutional sign-in at Scopus site)   9 Citations


Although the grounded theory method was not designed with nursing science in mind, it is one of the most prevalent and theory-producing qualitative methods in nursing. Changes in the grounded theory methodology have been debated in numerous articles. What has not received much attention, however, is a central idea of the grounded theory method - the basic social process. The goal here is to raise for consideration the idea that change is needed in nurse researchers' understanding of the basic social process; there is a need to reformulate this substantive concept of the grounded theory method so as to render it more congruent with nursing ontology and productive of nursing knowledge.

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Reed PG, Runquist JJ


Jennifer Doering PhD Associate Professor in the Nursing department at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

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Nursing Research
Nursing Theory