Grounded Theory in Software Engineering Research: A Critical Review and Guidelines

Abstract

Grounded Theory (GT) has proved an extremely useful research approach in several fields including medical sociology, nursing, education and management theory. However, GT is a complex method based on an inductive paradigm that is fundamentally different from the traditional hypothetico-deductive research model. As there are at least three variants of GT… (More)
DOI: 10.1145/2884781.2884833

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@article{Stol2016GroundedTI, title={Grounded Theory in Software Engineering Research: A Critical Review and Guidelines}, author={Klaas-Jan Stol and Paul Ralph and Brian Fitzgerald}, journal={2016 IEEE/ACM 38th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)}, year={2016}, pages={120-131} }