publication . Article . 2009

Grounded Theory in Medical Education Research

Tavakol, Mohsen; Torabi, Sima; Akbar Zeinaloo, Ali;
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  • Published: 09 Dec 2009 Journal: Medical Education Online, volume 11, page 4,607 (eissn: 1087-2981, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
The grounded theory method provides a systematic way to generate theoretical constructs or concepts that illuminate psychosocial processes common to individual who have a similar expe­rience of the phenomenon under investigation. There has been an increase in the number of pub­lished research reports that use the grounded theory method. However, there has been less medical education research, which is based on the grounded theory tradition. The purpose of this paper is to introduce basic tenants of qualitative research paradigm with specific reference to ground theory. The paper aims to encourage readers to think how they might possibly use the grounded theory m...
free text keywords: Education, General Medicine, Psychosocial, Phenomenon, Medical education, Psychology, Data collection, Qualitative research, Grounded theory
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