Volume 11, Issue 44 (3-2005)                   RJMS 2005, 11(44): 951-959 | Back to browse issues page

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Rafii F, Haghdoost Oskouie S, Nikravesh M. Concept Development in Grounded Theory: Applying Analytical Tools. RJMS. 2005; 11 (44) :951-959
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Concepts are the subject matter of theory. Precise development of concepts criteria and properties is crucial to the construction of a grounded theory. Theory is tentative and requires creative and imaginative judgment of the theorist. Applying analytical tools facilitates the processes essential to theory construction. For this reason, the present study was conducted with the aim of descovering the properties and dimensions of the concept to reach conceptual density, make a tentative definition of the concept, understand the meanings of the concept in different contexts and conditions to apply it in the construct of the grounded theory and, ultimately, validate the constructing elements of the theory. In this article, the concept of “perfunctory care” was developed using an integrative method which is a combination of the approaches to developing conceptual meaning proposed by Chinn & Kramer(1999) and the analytical tools of Strausse & Corbin(1998). Criteria and properties of the concept and the structure and intervening variables were identified and a definition of this concept was presented. With accurate use of the approaches of concept analysis and application of analytical tools, analysts became confident of the reliability and validity of the developed concepts.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Public Health

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