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Grounded Theory: some reflections on paradigm, procedures and misconceptions

  title={Grounded Theory: some reflections on paradigm, procedures and misconceptions},
  author={Christina Goulding},
This paper is an early version of a chapter for a proposed book on grounded theory. It extends the discussion of grounded theory published in two academic papers by the author: Goulding, C. (1998) Grounded Theory: the missing methodology on the interpretivist agenda Qualitative Market Research: an international journal 1(1) Goulding, C. (forthcoming) Consumer Research, Interpretive Paradigms, and Methodological Ambiguities European Journal of Marketing 33(7/8) 
A Systematic Review of Grounded Theory Methodology: Re-Grounding in Weber
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Grounded theory in practice: issues and discussion for new qualitative researchers
  • Jin Tan
  • Business
    J. Documentation
  • 2010
An example of the author's doctoral study into conceptualising higher education students' learning and knowledge sharing by exploring blogging phenomena is presented, to clarify four common confusions in grounded theory (GT) use.
The Origin and Development of Grounded Theory: A Brief History
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Grounded theory: the missing methodology on the interpretivist agenda
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Socially constructed knowledge pertains to the everyday understandings that mediate our lives. Much of how we act, our social relationships and how we perceive different phenomena are tempered by
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This article presents a framework for thinking about the fundamental activities of inference--data analysis and interpretation--by researchers using qualitative data. I contrast these two activities.
The Discovery of Grounded Theory: Strategies for Qualitative Research
Most writing on sociological method has been concerned with how accurate facts can be obtained and how theory can thereby be more rigorously tested. In The Discovery of Grounded Theory, Barney Glaser
Basics of qualitative research: Grounded theory procedures and techniques.
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Qualitative Analysis For Social Scientists
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Symbolic Interactionism: Perspective and Method
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