This book illustrates the development of the Grounded Theory (GT) method developed by Glaser and Strauss (1967). The book presents an overview of the GT method, followed by discussions of various experiences in developing grounded theories. The book also includes a discussion of the use of conceptual mapping to assist in the analytical process. The contributors also describe the process of moving from a novice to an experienced researcher in the Glaserian GT method. The book includes guidelines for how to use Glaserian grounded theory; readable research designs suitable for novice researchers; and, methods derived from research to develop intervention programs in clinical practice.
Barbara M. Artinian, PhD, RN is professor emeritus in the School of Nursing, Azusa Pacific University. She has taught courses in community health nursing, family theory, nursing theory, and qualitative research methodology. For about 7 years she conducted the Spiritual Care Research Institute that was held in collaboration with Azusa Pacific University and Nurses Christian Fellowship. Doctoral and masters level students attended the Institute and through it she became methodologist for three doctoral students who report their research in this book. She has written a nursing model, the Artinian Intersystem Model, which is used internationally.
Part I: Theoretical Considerations; Chapter 1 An Overview of Glaserian Grounded Theory; Chapter 2 Experiences in Developing Grounded Theory Through Emergence.; Chapter 3 Conceptual Mapping as an Aid to Grounded Theory Development; Chapter 4 Bending the Directives of Glaserian Grounded Theory in Health Care Nursing Settings; Chapter 5 Using Computer Software to Develop Grounded Theory; Chapter 6 Working with Glaserian Grounded Theory: From Beginner to Experienced Grounded Theorist.