Introduction The aim of this paper is to help grounded theory research students deal with challenges arising from doing grounded theory research within an academic context and meeting the requirements of their degree programmes. Conclusion Preparing a research proposal and using a theoretical framework to underpin a study are two key challenges for many grounded theory researchers in academic environments.
Theoretical sensitivity can also be gained by a preliminary review of the literature in the substantive area, or from personal experience in the clinical field.
The new social theory reader: In summary, although Elliott carried out a critical review of the decision-making literature as part of justifying her PhD research proposal, the literature was not used to inform interview questions.
Following a workshop with Dr. It was only after the required research proposal is completed and grounded theory methodology is selected as the most appropriate methodology that they become PhD grounded theory research students.
A theory of cognitive dissonance. Being convinced that sexuality was an ever present issue within nurse-client relationships; Higgins was interested in how nurses coped, addressed and responded to issues of sexuality within clinical practice.
The will to knowledge. Another strategy used was peer debriefing. Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. What category does this incident indicate? This strategy was employed not just for academic registration, but to enhance the likelihood of receiving national funding for the study.
By contrast others, such as Wu and Volkeradopt a broader view of theoretical framework, and recommend that researchers articulate an understanding of the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of the research approach they are using. In this way, the interviews gradually became more focused as the emerging concepts determined both the questions asked and the development of a theoretical sample.
Being aware that the risk of literature colouring data analysis was greatest when coding the initial interview transcripts, Elliott did a review of her early codes and memos to check if they were linked to the literature.
At Grounded theory thesis proposal level, consideration of the theoretical framework underpinning the research study may also be needed in order to satisfy research supervisors and degree requirements. Grounded theory researchers can demonstrate academic scholarliness by focusing on the following four key discussion points: As such, key determinants that directly influence the process are, the questions used to collect data, and the questions asked of the data during the analysis.
However, the hegemony of traditional research approach gives rise to difficulties for those researchers who wish to pursue an approach that is outside the traditional research conventions.
It identifies key discussion points that students may find useful when engaging with critical audiences, and defending their grounded theory thesis at final examination. Nurse Researcher, 17 4 The conflicts between grounded theory requirements and institutional requirements for scientific research.
There is no doubt that the role of existing theory in grounded theory differs from that of the traditional research approaches. The lessons learnt from the experiences of two PhD graduates, who survived using grounded theory in an academic world, provide future students with key discussion points to consider when engaging with critical audiences, and discussing grounded theory methods with other non-grounded theory researchers.
Volume 1 Reason and the rationalization of society T. The Qualitative Report, 16 2 Similarly, categories, properties and their relationships were checked repeatedly, using the constant comparative process and theoretically sampling, to see if they patterned out in both new data and in previously collected data.
Since the main concern of the participant cannot be known beforehand, neither can one know the pertinent literature to review. Situating grounded theory within qualitative inquiry.
Introduction to grounded theory research: What Theoretical Framework is Underpinning your Study? Once the grounded theory concepts were identified, they were modified, sharpened and verified throughout the data collection and analysis phase of the study and concepts that best fitted the data were selected.
Consequently, the real issues would become obscured.
If grounded theory research students are asked to discuss the issue of theoretical frameworks early in their PhD, perhaps one way of demonstrating that they are theoretically aware is to discuss the theory of grounded theory, in other words the epistemology and the inductive approach to generating new theory.
The history of sexuality: It became apparent that data gathering and analysis had focused on how advanced practitioners resolved their main concerns when making clinical decisions for patients without influence from symbolic interactionism.
Grounded theory research students can demonstrate this by specifying what questions were used to gather data, and how data analysis informed the subsequent interview questions.
As part of the research proposal for funding, Higgins developed an interview schedule consisting of a list of possible questions for discussion. The use of theory in qualitative approaches to research: The case of the information systems discipline.
Grounded theory in management research. And [sic] what property of what category does this incident indicate? The grounded theory perspective:abstract of dissertation promises we have kept: using grounded theory methodology to understand developmental factors that contribute to caucasian low.
This dissertation thesis is presented as partial fulfillment of the requirements for proposal suggested that 25 participants may be interviewed before theoretical saturation.
2 Grounded Theory of the Experience of Hope for Older Women who are Bereaved. BEING THERE: A GROUNDED-THEORY STUDY OF STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF INSTRUCTOR PRESENCE IN ONLINE CLASSES by William Feeler A DISSERTATION Presented to the Faculty of. Surviving Grounded Theory Research Method in an Academic World: Proposal Writing and Theoretical Frameworks Posted on Dec 7, in Issue 2, DecemberVolume not only at the start of their research project, but at the end stage when defending their grounded theory thesis at final examination.
A GROUNDED THEORY STUDY OF THE MULTICULTURAL EXPERIENCES OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS by Kenya Noreen Mewborn Dissertation submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School.
A GROUNDED THEORY STUDY OF NURSING STUDENTS’ EXPERIENCES IN THE OFF- CAMPUS CLINICAL SETTING by Brian John Sengstock Submitted in total fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Central Queensland University.Download