Using storylines for bilingual dissemination of a grounded theory
Evidence and practice    

Using storylines for bilingual dissemination of a grounded theory

Titan Ligita PhD candidate, James Cook University, College of Healthcare Sciences, Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition, Townsville, Australia
Karen Francis Professor of nursing, James Cook University College of Healthcare Sciences, Townsville, Australia
Kristin Wicking Senior lecturer, James Cook University, College of Healthcare Sciences, Townsville, Australia
Nichole Harvey Associate professor, James Cook University, College of Medicine and Dentistry, Townsville, Australia
Intansari Nurjannah Associate professor, Universitas Gadjah Mada Fakultas Kedokteran, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Background A storyline in a grounded theory study plays two important roles: an analytical tool and a research product. Using more than one language in a study affects the research, including the dissemination of its findings. Very little literature discusses how to develop and disseminate a storyline.

Aim This paper offers insight into the crafting of a storyline to disseminate a grounded theory study describing how people in Indonesia with diabetes learn about their disease.

Discussion This paper explains how the researchers developed the storyline. The authors then address considerations in the storyline’s development and explain how they disseminated it, as well as the factors that influenced that dissemination.

Conclusion Disseminating findings through a storyline written in the local language ensures that the target audience all have access to a study’s outcomes through an easily readable publication.

Implication for practice Sharing a storyline helps to disseminate the outcomes of a grounded theory study. It informs the wider community of new knowledge and enables it to review, understand and apply the outcomes of research.

Nurse Researcher. doi: 10.7748/nr.2019.e1652

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software


Conflict of interest

None declared

Ligita T, Francis K, Wicking K et al (2019) Using storylines for bilingual dissemination of a grounded theory. Nurse Researcher. doi: 10.7748/nr.2019.e1652

Published online: 31 October 2019

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