An exploration of the origin of classic grounded theory
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An exploration of the origin of classic grounded theory

Jennifer Moore Lecturer, Faculty of Health, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

Jennifer Moore looks at the origin, development, misinterpretation and misuse of grounded theory

In grounded theory, assumptions and paradigms underpin the approach giving the researcher an understanding and ability to justify what makes something count as knowledge. However, the epistemological assumptions related to grounded theory are not clearly explained, which appears to have led to misinterpretation and misuse of method, particularly in nursing research.

Nurse Researcher. 17, 1, 8-14. doi: 10.7748/nr2009.

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