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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148752
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Creation of "Dirt" Theory: A Grounded Theory Approach
Abstract:
Creation of "Dirt" Theory: A Grounded Theory Approach
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Mulaudzi, Fhumulani M., PhD, BA, RN
P.I. Institution Name:university of North west
Title:Associate Professor
[Leadership session research presentation] As Indigenous knowledge system continue to emerge, as a discipline there is still a lot of debate concerning the research methodologies to be used in the field.  In this study grounded theory was used based on the theory of symbolic interaction. The method was chosen as it seeks to explain and understand how individuals define their reality and how they act in relation to their beliefs and realities. The constant comparative analytical strategy was used incorporating three levels of coding as described by Strauss & Corbin (1990). As data analysis and the coding process continue, categories started to emerge, and as it is the case with grounded theory, the dirt theory also emerged. The concept "dirt" (uncleanliness) is viewed as the main cause of sexually transmitted infections(STIs).  The understanding of "dirt" is placed in the context of uncleanliness in the form of discharges such as menstruation, post abortion discharges and lochia (post partum discharges).  Women are viewed as repositories of STIs.  Methods of destigmatising the diseases and making the community aware of gender discrimination surrounding STIs were recommended. This paper aims to guide the reader through the methodology used and the various steps that the researcher followed in developing the theory surrounding Sexually Transmitted Diseases as viewed by the Vhavenda. .
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCreation of "Dirt" Theory: A Grounded Theory Approachen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148752-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Creation of &quot;Dirt&quot; Theory: A Grounded Theory Approach</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Mulaudzi, Fhumulani M., PhD, BA, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">university of North west</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mavis.mulaudzi@nwu.ac.za</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Leadership session research presentation] As Indigenous knowledge system continue to emerge, as a discipline there is still a lot of debate concerning the research methodologies to be used in the field.&nbsp; In this study grounded theory was used based on the theory of symbolic interaction. The method was chosen as it seeks to explain and understand how individuals define their reality and how they act in relation to their beliefs and realities.&nbsp;The constant comparative analytical strategy was used incorporating three levels of coding as described by Strauss &amp; Corbin (1990). As data analysis and the coding process continue, categories started to emerge, and as it is the case with grounded theory, the dirt theory also emerged. The concept &quot;dirt&quot; (uncleanliness) is viewed as the main cause of sexually transmitted infections(STIs).&nbsp; The understanding of &quot;dirt&quot; is placed in the context of uncleanliness in the form of discharges such as menstruation, post abortion discharges and lochia (post partum discharges).&nbsp; Women are viewed as repositories of STIs.&nbsp; Methods of destigmatising the diseases and making the community aware of gender discrimination surrounding STIs were recommended. This paper aims to guide the reader through the methodology used and the various steps that the researcher followed in developing the theory surrounding Sexually Transmitted Diseases as viewed by the Vhavenda. .</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:50:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:50:04Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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