Using survey data to assist theoretical sampling in grounded theory research
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Using survey data to assist theoretical sampling in grounded theory research

Kay Currie Works in the Department of Acute Nursing in the School of Health, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK

Kay Currie looks at ways to use theoretical sampling to help select interview participants for analyses using grounded theory

Grounded theory methods can help to generate a theoretical explanation of social processes in specific contexts. This paper discusses theoretical sampling to guide interview participant selection and reflects on the practical application of this procedure to outline the value and limitations of using survey data in this way.

Nurse Researcher. 17, 1, 24-33. doi: 10.7748/nr2009.10.17.1.24.c7336

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