Critical realism in empirical research: employing techniques from grounded theory methodology

  title={Critical realism in empirical research: employing techniques from grounded theory methodology},
  author={Eric Timothy Hoddy},
  journal={International Journal of Social Research Methodology},
  pages={111 - 124}
  • E. Hoddy
  • Published 26 July 2018
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Social Research Methodology
ABSTRACT Whilst critical realism (CR) is becoming recognised as a significant meta-theory for the social sciences, there is little guidance on how to produce research which is consistent with its ontological and epistemological assumptions. This article contributes to an emerging discussion about how CR can be applied, drawing on an example of a qualitative study that has sought to understand and explain the causes of unmet need amongst a group of rural labourers in Tunisia . Using this study… Expand
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