The latest Community and Health Research Unit(CaHRU)/Lincoln Institute for Health (LIH) Improvement Science and Research Methods seminar was given on April 11th 2018 by Dr Julie Pattinson, a research assistant working in CaHRU.
Julie’s talk, entitled ‘Introduction to Systematic Grounded Theory’, focused on the main principles of using grounded theory to collect and analyse data. Julie started the seminar by giving an overview of her PhD study, investigating gambling behaviour in British older adults, and how she employed grounded theory to analyse her results. Julie then discussed the origins of using this approach and its main uses. She also explained the concept of theoretical sampling, the data collection processes and what constitutes data saturation in grounded theory. Julie also discussed data analysis using axial coding, and finished her seminar by considering the main limitations of using grounded theory.
The seminar was very well received and provided an excellent introduction to the analysis of qualitative data using systematic grounded theory. The next Improvement Science and Research Methods seminar on the topic of “Frugal Innovations in Healthcare” will be presented by Dr Matthew Harris from Imperial College, London, will take place in April 24th 2018.
By Despina Laparidou