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The SAGE Handbook of Grounded Theory

The SAGE Handbook of Grounded Theory
Paperback Edition

Edited by:
  • Antony Bryant - Leeds Beckett University, UK, Professor of Informatics at Leeds Beckett University, UK
  • Kathy Charmaz - Sonoma State University

February 2010 | 656 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'Tony Bryant and Kathy Charmaz are the perfect editors for this excellent and forward looking Handbook which is surely destined to be a classic'

- David Silverman, Professor Emeritus, Goldsmiths College

For anyone interested in grounded theory this is a must have book. No longer will students have to search the library or internet to find authoritative voices on a variety of topics. It's all right there at their fingertips

- Juliet Corbin, San José State University

Grounded Theory is by far the most widely used research method across a wide range of disciplines and subject areas, including social sciences, nursing and healthcare, medical sociology, information systems, psychology, and anthropology. This handbook gives a comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of Grounded Theory, taking into account the many attempts to revise and refine Glaser and Strauss' original formulation and the debates that have followed.

Antony Bryant & Kathy Charmaz bring together leading researchers and practitioners of the method from the US, the UK, Australia and Europe to represent all the major standpoints within Grounded Theory, demonstrating the richness of the approach. The contributions cover a wide range of perspectives on the method, covering its features and ramifications, its intricacies in use, its demands on the skills and capabilities of the researcher and its position in the domain of research methods.

The SAGE Handbook of Grounded Theory is an indispensable reference source for academics and researchers across many disciplines who want to develop their understanding of the Grounded Theory method.

Antony Bryant and Kathy Charmaz
GT in Historical Perspective
An Epistemological Account
Eleanor Krassner Covan
Discovery of GT in Practice
Legacy of Multiple Mentors
Susan Leigh Star
Living GT
Cognitive amd Emotional Forms of Pragmatism
Barney Glaser
Doing Formal Theory
Phyllis Stern
Essential Properties for Growing GT
Margaret Kearney
Evolution of Formal GT
Jane Hood
Orthodoxy versus Power
Ian Dey
Grounding Categories
Udo Kelle
Development of Categories
Jo Reichertz
Janice Morse
Sampling in GT
Lora Lempert
Memo-Writing in GT
Judith Holton
Carolyn Wiener
Making Teams Work in Conducting GT
Sharlene Hesse-Biber
Teaching GT
Cathy Urquhart
GT as a Tool for IS Research
Adele Clarke and Carrie Friese
GT and Situational Analysis
Bob Dick
GT and Action Research
Virginia Olesen
Integrating GT and Feminist Methods
Barry Gibson
Accommodating Critical Theory
Norman Denzin
GT and the Politics of Interpretation
Denise O'Neil Green et al
GT and Diversity
Stefan Timmermans and Iddo Tavory
Katja Mruck and Guenter Mey
GT and Reflexivity
Bruno Hildenbrand
Mediating Structure and Interaction
Karen Locke
Tensions in Using GT
Joerg Struebing
GT and Pragmatism

Provides a very broad overview of discussions in the field of Grounded Theory. The book contains something about every related aspect. I have adopted a few texts in different courses I teach on qualitative research methods.

Dr Masja Van Meeteren
Department of Criminology, Leiden University
August 6, 2014

This textbook provides a comprehensive overview of this grounded theory specially for those students working and want to deepening their understanding of this theory.

Professor Micheal Van Wyk
Teacher Education, University of South Africa (UNISA)
July 13, 2014

A good resource for qualitative elements of research methods modules

Mr Pete Holmes
Sport and Public Services, Doncaster College
June 27, 2014

Essential textbook for any researcher using grounded theory approach.

Ms Fiona Whelan-Ryan
Please select your department, Waterford Institute of Technology
June 17, 2014

I recommend this book. It provides the reader with a full overview of what grounded theory is and explores critical aspects of it in great depth.

Mr Sean Creaney
Centre for Childhood Studies, Stockport College
June 9, 2014

The SAGE Handbook of Grounded Theory is a comprehensive work on grounded theory perspectives for respective research designs. It gives a very good overview on the various concerns and aspects related to the design of research based on the idea of grounded theory. I used the handbook both in the international master course our institute realizes together with the UN-University in Bonn as well as 'ordinary' master courses at the Geography Department at Bonn University - and of course I recommended SAGE publications in general to the courses participants.

Professor Sabine Troeger, Dr.
Geography Institute - Library, University of Bonn
May 9, 2014

A great resource for all MSc and doctoral level students engaged in Grounded Theory research. The book is accessible to all levels, but perhaps more as a reference tool and not a working tool, due to its size and portability.

Dr Miguel Montenegro
Division of Clinical Psychology, Liverpool University
April 15, 2014

A comprehensive introduction to contemporary grounded theory. Very good.

Dr Liz Ballinger
Counselor Education , University of manchester
April 8, 2014

Due to this being quite a specific research approach it is only recommended. However the major application, and variations in GT are covered well

Mr Dale Forsdyke
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, York St John University College
December 5, 2013

Good reference book

Mrs Tania De Villiers
Division of Nursing, University of Cape Town
October 15, 2013