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Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP

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Abstract

LEITE, Joséte Luzia; SILVA, Laura Johanson da; OLIVEIRA, Rosane Mara Pontes de  and  STIPP, Marluci Andrade Conceição. Thoughts regarding researchers Utilizing Grounded Theory. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2012, vol.46, n.3, pp. 772-777. ISSN 0080-6234.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342012000300033.

This descriptive-reflexive study was performed with the objective to present the characteristics of researchers who use the Grounded Theory method, and outline the development of aptitudes for the researcher to become a Grounded Theoretician. The theoretical discussion was based on the frameworks of this methodology and supported by the literature. The article presents the main demands of qualitative studies using Grounded Theory, and important behaviors, attitudes and characteristics developed by the researchers. It is concluded that learning about Grounded Theory involves more than operationalizing a group of procedures and techniques. It also involves facing challenges to change one's attitude as a researcher and develop new ways of thinking and researching, gathering knowledge based on data to form a theory.

Keywords : Nursing; Nursing research; Nursing methodology research; Qualitative research.

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