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Following the grounded theory research design, the data--which yielded over 500 pages of transcribed interviews, observations, and field notes--were analyzed in stages corresponding to initial, focused, and theoretical coding processes.
In a second study using a rigorous grounded theory research design, Amatea and Clark (2005) examined public school administrators' conceptions of the primary roles of school counselors in their school communities across various school levels.
They included: (a) "quasi" grounded theory research examining the most effective musical and communication skills used to communicate with people with significant brain impairment (O'Callaghan & Brown, 1989; O'Callaghan & Turnbull, 1987, 1988,) (3); (b) modified grounded theory research projects uncovering song themes written by palliative care patients (O'Callaghan 1996), and delineating the effect of a music therapist's introduction on oncology patients' engagement (O'Callaghan & Colegrove, 1998); and (c) constructivist research examining varied perceptions about oncologic music therapy's effect (O'Callaghan, 2001a, 2001b, 2004, 2005, 2007; O'Callaghan & Hiscock, 2007; O'Callaghan & McDermott, 2004, 2007).
Students of grounded theory research as well as those interested in the psychosocial aspects of physical illness will profit by reading this book.
The importance of symbolic interaction in grounded theory research on women's health.