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Rediscovering Grounded Theory

Rediscovering Grounded Theory

December 2013 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Rediscovering Grounded Theory is a bold re-evaluation of the origins of grounded theory, a philosophical clarification of its key ideas and a presentation of the most effective way to use its techniques in your research.

It answers questions such as 'What should grounded theory look like?', 'How do I recognise grounded theory?' and 'How do I produce good grounded theory?' by returning to the original ideas as they were presented by Glaser and Strauss.

Sharp, clear and thought-provoking, the book includes:

- Detailed analysis of the current literature

- Exemplar sections filled with detailed, real world examples and applications

- A detailed glossary

It will provide you with a grasp of what a grounded theory should look like, take you through the process of building a grounded theory and then explain best practice for critically evaluating the quality of grounded theory research.

What kind of theory is grounded theory?
Constructivism in Grounded Theory
Disentangling Concepts & Categories in Grounded Theory
Coding in Grounded Theory
How to Develop Theoretical Sensitivity
Rediscovering Skills for Theoretical Sampling
Theoretical Pacing and the Process of Doing Grounded Theory
Rediscovering Coding in Grounded Theory
Thinking Theoretically and Writing Memos in Grounded Theory
Theoretical Integration and Sorting in Grounded Theory
Integrating, Challenging and Contributing to the Literature
Understanding How to Write Theoretically
Rediscovering Formal Theory
Rediscovering Grounded Theory: Back to the Future

Useful to complement key texts

Mrs Jenny Hassall
Insitute of Nursing and Midwifery, Brighton University
April 21, 2015

This is the most pedagogically accomplished book on grounded theory I know of - clearly useful for undergraduate students. It will be included in recommended reading not only in the "From Theory to Research Results in Peace and Conflict Studies" course but also in the subsequent course "Bachelor Thesis", March-June 2015 (both in Peace and Conflict Studies programme at Malmö University). The library will be asked to also buy it as E-book if possible.

Professor Maja Povrzanovic Frykman
Global Political Studies, Malmö University
December 22, 2014

A really useful and easy to read book. Very specific to one type of research therefore only suggested to those students who want to embark on grounded theory.

Mrs Sally Underwood
School of Nursing & Midwifery, Sheffield University
December 11, 2014

A worth reading book on grounded theory! The authors offer a valuable critique of grounded theory, and in particular of constructivist grounded theory. They do engage with issues that few grounded theories explore in depth. For those who first read the discovery book, this new book will clarify a number of fuzzy concepts.

Dr Xavier Matteucci
Tourism Management, Fhwien Univ. of Applied Sciences
September 20, 2014

Clear and constructive advice and discussion which offers the reader an interesting insight as well as practical skill to progress from text to research in action.

Mrs Frances McGregor
Leadership and Management, Huddersfield University
August 12, 2014

A helpful bland of theory and practical application.

Professor Ruth Northway
School of Care Sciences, Glamorgan University
April 8, 2014

Excellent book. I found it very useful to explain the main motive to retrieve Grounded Theory methodology in order to do research.

Professor Alexandro Nahón
Departament de Teoria i Historia de l'Educació, Universitat de Barcelona
February 21, 2014

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One: Introduction

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