Using survey data to assist theoretical sampling in grounded theory research

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-33
Number of pages10
JournalNurse Researcher
Volume17
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2009

Keywords

  • nursing research
  • grounded theory
  • survey data

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