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Constructing Grounded Theory
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Constructing Grounded Theory

Second Edition
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© 2014 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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Kathy Charmaz presents the definitive guide to doing grounded theory from a constructivist perspective. This second edition of her groundbreaking text retains the accessibility and warmth of the first edition whilst introducing cutting edge examples and practical tips.

This expanded second edition:

- explores how to effectively focus on data collection

- demonstrates how to use data for theorizing

- adds two new chapters that guide you through conducting and analysing interviews in grounded theory

- adds a new chapter on symbolic interactionism and grounded theory

- considers recent epistemological debates about the place of prior theory

- discusses the legacy of Anselm Strauss for grounded theory.

This is a seminal title for anyone serious about understanding and doing grounded theory research.


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An Invitation to Grounded Theory
 
Gathering Rich Data
 
Crafting and Conducting Intensive Interviews
 
Interviewing in Grounded Theory Studies
 
The Logic of Grounded Theory Coding Practices and Initial Coding
 
Focused Coding and beyond
 
Memo-Writing
 
Theoretical Sampling, Saturation and Sorting
 
Reconstructing Theory in Grounded Theory Studies
 
Symbolic Interactionism and Grounded Theory
 
Writing the Draft
 
Reflecting on the Research Process

Supplements

Interview with Kathy Charmaz
Watch Graham Gibbs interview Kathy Charmaz on Grounded Theory

Kathy Charmaz’s new edition of her classic text on developing grounded theory is an invaluable resource for qualitative and mixed methods scholars. Her formulation of grounded theory analysis is remarkable for its eclectic synthesis of what have been contentious approaches and for its clear connections to the variety of qualitative data analysis methods. I have used Dr. Charmaz’s work to teach both general induction and specifically grounded theory methods. The emphasis on research thinking and decision making, the explicit discussion of theories we start with and theories we build, and the extensive variety of examples in the second edition enrich our understanding of what we are doing when we do research. The book is an indispensable part of a qualitative research library.

Judith Preissle, Professor Emeritus
University of Georgia

This is a powerful, richly nuanced, evocative work. It is masterfully grounded in the grounded theory strategies and practices of established scholars. It represents a stunning and brilliantly innovative intervention. It provides ground zero - the starting place for the next generation of social science scholars. A major accomplishment.

Norman K. Denzin, College of Communications Scholar and Professor of Sociology
University of Illinois

This is an excellent book. It is easy to read, gives lots of practical advice and is quite profound. If you are serious about studying the conceptual universes and the interior worlds of research participants in a way which recognises that the researcher is intimately involved in the construction and analysis of data, this is a book which will make you re-think how you conduct research.

Paul Webb, Research Manager, Praxis Care, Belfast
SRA Research Matters

Charmaz' book is the key text for any researcher considering use of GT Method

Professor Antony Bryant
Dept of Information Management, Leeds Beckett University
July 23, 2015

Clear and easy to follow, recommended for those students using a grounded research methodology alongside a range of other research books that cover other theoretical approaches.

Mrs Kirsty Wedgbury
Social Work Department, Birmingham City University
July 7, 2015
  • Exploration of how to effectively focus on data collection
  • Coverage of how to use data for theorizing
  • Two new chapters on conducting and analysing interviews in grounded theory 
  • A new chapter on symbolic interactionism and grounded theory
  • Coverage of recent epistemological debates about the place of prior theory
  • Discussion of the legacy of Anselm Strauss for grounded theory.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter Nine: Reconstructing Theorizing in Grounded Theory Studies


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