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J Qual Res Health Sci 2013, 2(3): 287-296 Back to browse issues page
Quality in Grounded Theory Studies
Maryam Esmaeili , Mahvash Salsali * , Mohammad Ali Cheraghi
Professor Tehran University of Medical Sciences
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Introduction: The quality of qualitative research is an important issue for clinicians and researchers that use research in order to deliver high quality care. Gaining quality in qualitative research, such as grounded theory, is not an accident and is achieved by abiding a set of circumstances. The aim of this study was to identify the most important criteria in assessing the quality of grounded theory studies. Method: This is a review study done by an extensive review of literature in the form of electronic and printed materials. This paper therefore, has reviewed 10 related books and 11 related papers. Results: The result of literature review showed that compliance to methodological principles of research is the key element in achieving quality in grounded theory studies. Paying attention to dynamic research process, theoretical sampling, theoretical sensitivity, constant comparison, theoretical saturation, methodological fitness, and linking research and body of knowledge are important factors in achieving quality in grounded theory. Conclusion: Quality in grounded theory is an important issue in qualitative research. Grounded theory researchers must have a thorough understanding of methods used in research. Moreover, they must try to improve the quality of grounded theory studies by considering ontological and epistemological assumptions.
Keywords: Quality, Grounded theory, Nursing research
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Special
Received: 2012/11/6 | Accepted: 2013/11/27 | Published: 2013/11/27
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esmaeili M, Salsali M, Cheraghi M A. Quality in Grounded Theory Studies. J Qual Res Health Sci. 2013; 2 (3) :287-296
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مجله تحقیقات کیفی در علوم سلامت Journal of Qualitative Research in Health Sciences
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