This study by Brady et al. has an extremely laudable aim of trying to gain a deep understanding of the experience of a person with dysarthria interacting with rehabilitation services and managing their condition day-to-day in their own environment. Their stated method of using a ‘constant comparative approach (grounded theory)’ would be an excellent approach to exploring the topic. Unfortunately I cannot see that their methodology bears much resemblance to grounded theory or constant comparison at all.
- stroke rehabilitation
- grounded theory
Smith, M., Brady, M., Clark, A. M., & Barbour, R. S. (2012). Dysarthria following stroke: the patient’s perspective on management and rehabilitation. Clinical Rehabilitation, 26(4), 382-383. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215511433099