Owing to the lack of knowledge regarding the psychosocial processes underlying interprofessional learning experiences, the researchers chose to employ Glaserian
and Straussian grounded theory: Similar or completely different?
Given substantial differences between the two strands (Glaserian
and Straussian) of GTM (Urguhart, 2013), this study followed the Glaserian
approach consistently, mainly to use its 'virtue of simplicity' (Urguhart, 2013, p.
This study is anchored on the grounded theory using the Glaserian
approach, and it follows the inductive approach for theory development.
grounded theory was the original, from which other variations have developed
Finally, the study applies a rigorous research approach based on Glaserian
grounded theory (Glaser, 1992; Glaser and Straus, 1967).
It was in this way that my interpretation and use of grounded theory diverged from the Glaserian
stance, however, the methods I employed followed the essential cornerstones of grounded theory's 'explicitly formulated methodology' (Glaser, 1994, p.
grounded theory the core theme that emerged from their data was 'regaining everydayness'.
1) Forty-four participants from four teams in two major acute-care hospitals participated in this Glaserian
grounded theory study.
method of constant comparative grounded theory analysis was used.
Through the Glaserian
grounded theory methodological package, the students' views (based on actual experiences) of community outreach programs were organized inductively into a theoretical whole.
grounded theory (Glaser & Strauss, 1967; Glaser, 1978) was used to collect, code, and analyze the data from the main study using constant comparative analysis to develop codes, memos, and theory.