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Constructing Grounded Theory

Constructing Grounded Theory

Second Edition

April 2014 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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.

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
Theoretical Sampling, Saturation and Sorting
Reconstructing Theory in Grounded Theory Studies
Symbolic Interactionism and Grounded Theory
Writing the Draft
Reflecting on the Research Process

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

Using this book for students interested in using grounded theory for their thesis research

Dr Dale Sheptak
School of Education and Professional Studies, Lake Erie College
June 8, 2015

Recommended for I study

Ellen Cohn
June 5, 2015

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.

Dr Tony Cline
Educational Psychology Group, University College London
May 30, 2015

Excellent book. I am recommding this for our students who use Grounded Theory as a method in their assignment or dissertation.

Mr Neill Thompson
School of Psychology and Sport Science, Northumbria University
April 16, 2015

Excellent book but more suitable for MSc and PhD students rather than BSc students.

Ms Georgie Cox
School of Health and Social Sciences, Middlesex University
April 16, 2015

An important guide to a key methodological approach frequently used by the New and Early Career Researchers I work with.

Dr Rebecca ORourke
Medical Education Unit, Leeds University
March 24, 2015

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.

Dr Anne Walsh
Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Dev, NUI Galway
March 10, 2015

One of the best texts on GT. Much improved over earlier edition. I and students love this text and author!

Professor Valli Kanuha
Sociology Dept, University Of Hawaii-Manoa
March 10, 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.

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