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Generalizability refers to the ability for research findings to be applied accurately to a larger population. In order to ensure generalizability, researchers must carefully construct their research design to use a sample population that accurately reflects the larger population and realistic circumstances.

Citation: Lewis-Beck, M., Bryman, A., & Liao, T. (2004). The SAGE encyclopedia of social science research methods (Vols. 1–3). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781412950589

Category: Data analyses

Grounded theory is used as a method for using systematically collected and analyzed data to develop social theory.

Citation: Noble, H., & Mitchell, G. (2016). What is grounded theory? Evidence-Based Nursing, 19(2), 34–35. https://doi.org/10.1136/eb-2016-102306

Category: Theories

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