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Nursing Research: THE USE OF GROUNDED THEORY METHODOLOGY TO STUDY THE PROCESS OF LIFE-STYLE CHANGE.

Murdaugh, Carolyn L. RN, PhD, Editor
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing:
Quality of Life and Cardiac Disease: PDF Only
Abstract

This article describes a method of evaluating research with the use of grounded theory methology, a qualitative research technique. The preceding article by Frenn and colleagues, which uses this method to study the process of life-style change, is evaluated as an example. Sample procedures, data collection and analysis, and evaluation of scientific merit are discussed.

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