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

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Mohsen Tavokol 1 , * , S Torabi 2 , AA Zeialoo 3

1 Member of Educational Development Center, Tehran University of Medial Sciences and Health Services

2 Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology

3 Educational Development Center, Tehran University of Medial Sciences and Health Services

How to Cite: Tavokol M, Torabi S, Zeialoo A. Making Sense of Grounded Theory Approach: Implications for Medial Education Research, J Med Edu. 2006 ; 9(1):e105282. doi: 10.22037/jme.v9i1.733.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Journal of Medical Education: 9 (1); e105282
Published Online: June 01, 2006
Article Type: Research Article
Received: March 01, 2006
Accepted: June 01, 2006
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Abstract

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.

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