Grounded theory methodology in action: transforming method in exploring outcomes for baccalaureate nursing graduates in Malaysian Borneo

Melanie Jane Birks, Ysanne Beatrice Chapman, Karen Louise Francis

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    This chapter has discussed the transforamtion of grounded theory methodology in the study of outcomes for nurse graduates of a distance education, post registration degree in the unique environment of Malaysian Borneo. Trough the use of qualitative research methodologies we were able to explore the waorld of our participants. Employed in isolation, these methodologies may only function as a window through which we can observe those who we seek to understand.Paradigmatic frameworks such as the one described in this chapter provide a doorway through which we were able to enter the research context and engage with those who inhabit this world. From this position we were then able to mutually construct a theory that explains issues of concern to those individuals whose perspective is central to such understanding.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDistance Education Issues and Challenges
    EditorsArlene V Morales
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherNova Science Publishers
    Pages45 - 63
    Number of pages19
    ISBN (Print)1-60021-829-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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