Index de Enfermería
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MARCELLINO DE MELO LANZONI, Gabriela et al. The Grounded Theory: a bibliometric study of Brasilian nursing. Index Enferm [online]. 2011, vol.20, n.3, pp.209-214. ISSN 1132-1296. http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1132-12962011000200015.
The aim of this study was to identify brazilian nursing dissertations and theses who used the methodological Grounded Theory (GT). The metodology used was bibliometric study of nursing theses and dissertations defended until 2009, available on theses database of the Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education (CAPES), the achievements of the Brazilian Nursing Association (CEPEn), the Brazilian Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (BDTD) and institutional sites. For search of the data we used the keywords: "Grounded Theory" and "Grounded Theory" coupled individually to "Nursing". We found 124 studies, 63 (50,81%) of masters and 61 (49,19%) of doctors, coming mainly from South and Southeast of Brazil. The theoretical framework used was predominantly Symbolic Interaction (71,77%). The use of PDT in theses and dissertations in nursing is growing and it is shown that can be applied at both levels of training in the strict sense for the elaboration of theoretical constructs.
Palabras clave : Bibliometrics; Nursing; Scientific research; Technological development.