Case and grounded theory as qualitative research methods
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical Subject Headings
Anthropology, Cultural; Data Collection; Data Interpretation, Statistical; Humans; Models, Nursing; Nursing Methodology Research; *Nursing Records; *Qualitative Research; Reproducibility of Results; *Research Design; Sociology, Medical
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Case and grounded theory are two methods of qualitative research. Both methods have their roots in sociology and are focused on understanding, explaining, and/or predicting human behavior. They are ideal methods for nursing research, as they are useful for exploring human responses to health problems. The theoretical underpinnings, methodologies, strategies for data collection, requirements for trustworthiness, and examples of research using case and grounded theory are described.
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Citation: Urol Nurs. 2005 Feb;25(1):49-52.