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Constructing Grounded Theory

Constructing Grounded Theory

Third Edition

November 2024 | 408 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This is the definitive guide to doing constructivist grounded theory.

From gathering rich data and conducting interviews, to undertaking coding and writing up your study, this down-to-earth book guides you through all the steps you need to do grounded theory research.

This revised third edition:

  • Showcases 9 new case studies of grounded theory research in action from scholars across the globe, including Australia, Canada, Japan and the United States.
  • Enables you to see, at a glance, how each chapter will develop your understanding with new learning objectives.
  • Supports you to expand your knowledge with new further reading suggestions in every chapter.

Retaining Kathy Charmaz’s characteristic warm and accessible style, this book is essential reading for anyone - undergraduate, postgraduate or researcher - looking to understand and do grounded theory research. 

Chapter 1: An Invitation to Grounded Theory
Chapter 2: Gathering Rich Data
Chapter 3: Crafting and Conducting Intensive Interviews
Chapter 4: Interviewing in Grounded Theory Studies
Chapter 5: The Logic of Grounded Theory Coding Practices and Initial Coding
Chapter 6: Focused Coding and Beyond
Chapter 7: Memo-writing
Chapter 8: Theoretical Sampling, Saturation, and Sorting
Chapter 9: Reconstructing Theorizing in Grounded Theory Studies
Chapter 10: Symbolic Interactionism and Grounded Theory
Chapter 11: Writing the Draft
Chapter 12: Reflecting on the Research Process

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