(Re)discovering Grounded Theory for Cross-Disciplinary Qualitative Health Research.

S. A. Silverio , W Gauntlett, H. Wallace, JEREMY BROWN

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Grounded Theory analysis is a highly respected methodological approach to qualitative data. Though it has roots originating in Sociology, its use has been widespread, particularly in healthcare research and health-services evaluation. More recent times have seen healthcare researchers and health-service evaluators pay greater attention to qualitative research. In parallel to the increased popularity of qualitative research in these settings, has been the upsurge in cross-disciplinary collaborative initiatives. Guidance for cross-disciplinary working is, however, limited, if not entirely lacking from the literature. This lacuna is especially prevalent when attempting to identify instructions for the undertaking of sophisticated or complex analyses between researchers from varying disciplines. This chapter offers insight into how to apply Grounded Theory to qualitative health research studies and establishes a step-by-step approach to using this methodology appropriately in cross-disciplinary research settings, to achieve maximum rigour and satisfy the often-competing needs which arise when colleagues from different disciplines work together.

Cross-Discipline Collaboration; Grounded Theory; Health Research; Inter-Disciplinary Working; Methodology; Qualitative Analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQualitative Research Symposium Edited Volume
EditorsBryan Clift, Julie Gore, Sheree Bekker, Ioannis Costas Batlle, Katharina Chudzikowski, Jenny Hatchard
Place of PublicationBath
PublisherUniversity of Bath
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-8619-7200-5
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 8 Apr 2019


  • Cross-Discipline Collaboration
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Methodology
  • Inter-Disciplinary Working
  • Health Research
  • Grounded Theory

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    Silverio , S. A., Gauntlett, W., Wallace, H., & BROWN, JEREMY. (Accepted/In press). (Re)discovering Grounded Theory for Cross-Disciplinary Qualitative Health Research. In B. Clift, J. Gore, S. Bekker, I. Costas Batlle, K. Chudzikowski, & J. Hatchard (Eds.), Qualitative Research Symposium Edited Volume (pp. 41-60). University of Bath.