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Using survey data to assist theoretical sampling in grounded theory research
Nurse Researcher (2009)
  • Kay Currie, Glasgow Caledonian University
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.

Keywords
  • grounded theory,
  • survey data,
  • nursing research
Publication Date
October 1, 2009
Publisher Statement

Originally published in: Nurse Researcher (2009), 17 (1), pp.24-33.

Citation Information
Kay Currie. "Using survey data to assist theoretical sampling in grounded theory research" Nurse Researcher Vol. 17 Iss. 1 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kay_currie/6/