Making Sense of Grounded Theory Approach: Implications for Medial Education Research

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Mohsen Tavokol ; S Torabi ; AA Zeialoo (2009)
  • Publisher: Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and Health Services
  • Journal: Journal of Medical Education (issn: 1735-3998, eissn: 1735-4005)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.22037/jme.v9i1.733
  • Subject: Education (General) | keywords | R5-920 | Medicine (General) | L7-991

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; direction: ltr; unicode-bidi: embed; text-align: left; mso-layout-grid-align: none;"><span style="font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: Arial;">This article first gives a definition of grounded theory and its development and use in medicine and medical education. The fundamental differences of grounded theory with quantitative methods are discussed along a full discussion of the steps required to use a grounded theory approach. At the end the questions in the area of medical education which can best addressed with this approach are provided.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; direction: ltr; unicode-bidi: embed; text-align: left; mso-layout-grid-align: none;"> </p>
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