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Grounded theory evolution and its application in health informatics


Cummings, E and Borycki, EM, Grounded theory evolution and its application in health informatics, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 164 pp. 286-292. ISSN 0926-9630 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.3233/978-1-60750-709-3-286


The value of utilising qualitative research approaches to identify, describe and evaluate the impact of health information systems upon healthcare processes is becoming increasingly clear. The use of grounded theory has increased over the past decade within the health informatics discipline. However, for researchers new to the approach, the theory and conduct of grounded theory can be both confusing and daunting. This paper begins to dispel some misconceptions about the use of grounded theory and aims to assist researchers starting out using grounded theory in health informatics research. It also discusses the past and potential future application of grounded theory in health informatics.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:grounded theory, evaluation, methodologies
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Information systems
Research Field:Information systems development methodologies and practice
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Evaluation of health and support services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Cummings, E (Associate Professor Liz Cummings)
ID Code:70428
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2011-06-20
Last Modified:2018-01-23
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