The use of digital stories in a grounded theory study

Chamberlain-Salaun, Jennifer, and Mills, Jane (2014) The use of digital stories in a grounded theory study. In: Abstracts from the 10th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. p. 76. From: QI2014: 10th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, 21-24 May 2014, Champaign, IL, USA.

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Interviews are a common data generation method in qualitative research. In the grounded theory study 'The processes of interaction between consumers and health care teams' researchers sought to broaden the scope of potential participants by incorporating a data generation method that enabled individuals to express themselves in ways other than just words. Digital storytelling combines images and traditional oral storytelling, often with the addition of music, using digital technology. Unlike interviews, digital stories generate data without researcher input. This allows participants time to reflect on their stories and provides them with an opportunity to craft more complete depictions of their experiences that are not time limited or researcher driven through language-based interview methods. In this presentation, the authors explore and explain the use of digital storytelling as a data collection method in a grounded theory study.

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