Integrating thematic, grounded theory and narrative analysis: A case study of adolescent psychotropic treatment

Jerry Floersch, Jeffrey L. Longhofer, Derrick Kranke, Lisa Townsend

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Abstract

In this article, we integrate thematic, grounded theory and narrative analytic techniques. We apply methods from each to the same qualitative data to illustrate how they provide different interpretive scopes on medication meaning making. Findings from each are concatenated to produce an integrated conceptual framework for understanding adolescent experience of psychiatric medication. We conclude that thematic, grounded theory, and narrative methods, when integrated, produce a multidimensional understanding of medication experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)407-425
Number of pages19
JournalQualitative Social Work
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

Keywords

  • adolescence
  • grounded theory
  • narrative methods
  • psychiatric medication
  • psychotropic treatment
  • thematic analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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