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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.
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.
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.
Charmaz' book is the key text for any researcher considering use of GT Method
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.
Using this book for students interested in using grounded theory for their thesis research
Recommended for I study
Those professional doctorate students who have used this text as background reading when considering the use of grounded theory for their research have found it thorough, clear and well-illustrated. The chapters on coding practices seem to be particularly helpful.
Excellent book. I am recommding this for our students who use Grounded Theory as a method in their assignment or dissertation.
Excellent book but more suitable for MSc and PhD students rather than BSc students.
An important guide to a key methodological approach frequently used by the New and Early Career Researchers I work with.
This is an excellent book for students embarking on using grounded theory in their research projects. Charmaz explains the how to and the why in a way that conveys GT as a justifiable way of generating insights that are grounded in participant data.
One of the best texts on GT. Much improved over earlier edition. I and students love this text and author!
I’ve used this book while discussing topic on grounded theory. This book is very valuable seeking to explain students history of grounded theory and social construction ideas in research strategy (in this case – social construction approach to grounded theory). This book provides very helpful tips and recommendations, examples from real researches - on technique of interview (samples of questions, interviews‘ excerpts, examples of coding procedures), memo-writing, sampling, etc. An user (a reader) can find these valuable examples in visually distinguished boxes.
Constructing Grounded Theory is an excellent guide to qualitative data collection and analysis and is a suitable text for post graduate students involved in conducting research for Masters or Doctoral studies. The book is clearly structured and offers a number of well constructed examples for both interviewing and analysis. I recommend this book as essential reading for students who are attempting qualitative research for the first time and as supportive reading for more experienced researchers.
A useful and accessible introduction to Grounded Theory for students on taught MA and research degree programmes.
This is an excellent guide for students researching using grounded theory and will be a welcome companion for those who adopt this methodology
A must-have resource for novices of grounded theory as a research theoretical framework and qualitative data analytical technique
It is a great book to understand all the method of grounded theory. It also has an expressive explanation of applying the process of codifying, analysing and write a qualitative research with GT method.
This expanded edition of a well-established text includes additional material on interviewing in general (perhaps not essential) and more useful material on interviewing in relation to grounded theory. There is a valuable additional theoretical chapter on symbolic interactionism which will appeal to some readers who enjoy a more reflective chapter amidst the more practical ones. The practical material remains valuable as ever.