Philip Burnard

reviews and round-up

A regular look at recent publications relevant to health care and nursing research

Constructing Grounded Theory: A practical guide through qualitative analysis

The grounded theory approach to doing qualitative research in nursing has become very popular in recent years. I confess to never really having understood Glaser and Strauss’ original book: The Discovery of Grounded Theory. Since they wrote it, they have fallen out over what grounded theory might be and both produced their own versions of it. I welcomed, then, Kathy Charmaz’s excellent and practical guide.