10. Grounded Theory Methods for Mental Health Practitioners

  1. David Harper3 and
  2. Andrew R. Thompson4
  1. Alison Tweed1 and
  2. Kathy Charmaz2

Published Online: 28 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119973249.ch10

Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health and Psychotherapy: A Guide for Students and Practitioners

Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health and Psychotherapy: A Guide for Students and Practitioners

How to Cite

Tweed, A. and Charmaz, K. (2011) Grounded Theory Methods for Mental Health Practitioners, in Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health and Psychotherapy: A Guide for Students and Practitioners (eds D. Harper and A. R. Thompson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119973249.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of East London (UEL), UK

  2. 4

    University of Sheffield, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Universities of Staffordshire, UK

  2. 2

    Sonoma State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JUN 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470663738

Online ISBN: 9781119973249

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Keywords:

  • grounded theory methods, for mental health practitioners - by Barney G. Glaser and Anselm L;
  • grounded theory, gaining popularity - in nursing;
  • Glaser, and positivist notions of objectivity - and Strauss, taking a pragmatist stance;
  • visual representation - of a grounded theory;
  • theoretical sampling, strategy designed - sampling new cases, or data actively;
  • patterns and meaning within context - examination of subjectivity of experience;
  • grounded theory, not solely on individuals' interpretation of experience - but, a broader remit;
  • Madill and Gough, a useful positioning framework - analytic method;
  • coding, first step of analytic process - taking data apart;
  • grounded theory research - social and organizational processes, service users' experience, academic and clinical worlds

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • History of Grounded Theory

  • Introduction to the Method

  • What Kinds of Research Questions is Grounded Theory Most Suited To?

  • What Kinds of Questions is Grounded Theory Not Suited To?

  • Collecting Data: What Constitutes Data and How Much Should I Collect?

  • How Might Participants and Service Users be Involved in Grounded Theory Studies?

  • How Does a Researcher Use Grounded Theory?

  • What Makes for a Better Quality Grounded Theory Study?

  • Future Directions for Grounded Theory

  • Acknowledgement

  • References