Title

Case and grounded theory as qualitative research methods

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Date

3-23-2005

Document Type

Article

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

Disciplines

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Abstract

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.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Urol Nurs. 2005 Feb;25(1):49-52.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

15779692