Grounding osteopathic research – Introducing grounded theory

Thomson, O, Petty, N and Scholes, J (2013) Grounding osteopathic research – Introducing grounded theory. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, 17 (3). pp. 167-186. ISSN 1746-0689

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Over the last four decades there has been a proliferation of qualitative research into healthcare practice, including manual therapy. Grounded theory is the most widely used qualitative research methodology, and has contributed to the knowledge base of a number of healthcare professions. This Masterclass provides an introduction to grounded theory and uses a recent doctoral study into osteopathic clinical decision-making as an example to illustrate the main processes and procedures when conducting and evaluating grounded theory research. This paper highlights how grounded theory research may be of help in developing a robust and rounded evidence-base in relation to osteopathic practice. Keywords: Grounded theory, Qualitative research, Methodology, Research methods, Qualitative data analysis, Decision-making, Clinical reasoning, Osteopathy, Osteopathic medicine

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Dr Hilary Abbey
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2020 13:01
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2021 13:19

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