Grounded Theory: Exploiting the Potential for Occupational Therapy
Authors: Stanley, Mandy; Cheek, Julianne
Source: The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Volume 66, Number 4, 1 April 2003 , pp. 143-150(8)
Publisher: College of Occupational Therapists
Abstract:Occupational therapy possesses few mid-range substantive theories, particularly those that have been derived empirically or generated within the profession. Grounded theory offers a systematic and well recognised approach to study the richness and diversity of human experience, in order to generate relevant theory. This paper describes grounded theory, its theoretical orientation and its elements, and offers a critique of the approach. A selection of grounded theory studies related to occupational therapy and occupational science are reviewed to demonstrate the contribution that the approach has begun to make to, and the potential that the approach offers for, developing empirically derived occupational therapy theories.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 1, 2003
The British Journal of Occupational Therapy (BJOT) is the official journal of the College of Occupational Therapists. Its purpose is to publish articles relevant to theory, practice, research, education and management in occupational therapy internationally.
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