Grounded Theory: What Makes a Grounded Theory Study?

Carley Turner, Felicity Astin

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Grounded theory (GT) is both a research method and a research methodology. There are several different ways of doing GT which reflect the different viewpoints of the originators. For those who are new to this approach to conducting qualitative research, this can be confusing. In this article, we outline the key characteristics of GT and describe the role of the literature review in three common GT approaches, illustrated using exemplar studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-289
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Issue number3
Early online date27 Mar 2021
Publication statusPublished - 27 Mar 2021


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