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SOARES DE LIMA, Suzinara Beatriz et al. Grounded theory: A way for nursing research. Index Enferm [online]. 2010, vol.19, n.1, pp.55-59. ISSN 1699-5988.

This is a descriptive-reflexive study supported in the literature. The use of different methodological references has been a constant search in the practice of research of different areas of knowledge. The nursing, in that regard, has sought to justify their researches in diversity references as a way to enlarge your body of knowledge. Thus, this article aims to propose a few observations and reflections about the use and contributions of Grounded Theory (GT) as a research method in the nursing area, through redemption of its main conceptual issues, and the applicability of the same work in the area. The GT consists in an interpretative and systematic reference that extracts of experiences by social actors significant aspects that enable construct theoretical foundations, intensifying the expansion of nursing knowledge.

Keywords : Nursing; Research in nursing; Grounded Theory.

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