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.
|Title of host publication||Distance Education Issues and Challenges|
|Editors||Arlene V Morales|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers|
|Pages||45 - 63|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|