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Rediscovering Grounded Theory [Kindle Edition]

Barry Gibson , Jan Hartman
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Book Description

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.

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Based on a very careful analysis of original writings, this book will quickly establish itself as a seminal text and a definitive work for anyone interested in studying or using grounded theory as originated. It provides in one book, new insights and practical guidance on how to use grounded theory. (Tom Andrews 2013-11-20)


In addition to its ease  of reading and its useful structure the book goes much further than most in helping to understand the nature of Grounded Theory and where its limits might lie...Without going into any more detail I would like to say that the thoughts and experiences of the authors are professionally delivered in an interesting and well structured text. All the key issues which are required for the successful implementation of a Grounded Theory project are covered. (Dan Remenyi 2013-12-10)

This is a significant text in grounded theory written with PhD and early career researchers in mind. The authors take what I would like to call a ‘purist’ approach to grounded theory by going back to the original grounded theory texts namely Discovery and Theoretical Sensitivity. Most chapters begin with learning outcomes and end with succinct summaries and there are highlights to keep the reader on track.  They also use ‘exemplar’ grounded theory texts to make their points on how to do grounded theory...All in all, this is a very interesting text and I expect it  will be an essential reading for those interested in and new to grounded theory research. (Subhi Ashour 2014-02-17)

Gibson and Hartman’s use of 3 different Grounded Theory cases is persuasive and purposeful: throughout the second half of the text, the authors have drawn on insightful examples from these 3 studies, making the link between theory and fieldwork realities all the more  palpable for novice and experienced researchers alike. Gibson and Hartman conclude their book by highlighting their intentions to ‘reinvigorate grounded theory by rediscovering the context within which it was developed’ (2014: 237), an aim I feel they accomplished well...Comprehensive in its scope and clear in its explanations, Rediscovering Grounded Theory is both informative and appealing, leaving us as curious social inquirers hungry for more.

(Victoria Rodner)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2977 KB
  • Print Length: 280 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1446248712
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (10 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #647,322 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rediscovering Grounded Theory 18 May 2014
By Huddy
From a novice perspective I was pleasantly surprised by the accessibility of ‘Rediscovering Grounded Theory’. I was initially very hesitant to read this book, believing that I would struggle with specific terminology that may be embedded within its content. This was not the case.
A further element that appealed to me greatly about the book was how vastly practical it was, providing relevant examples and exercises through out to secure understanding.
It is my opinion that whether you are doing qualitative research in general or specifically grounded theory, this is the most current, detailed and practical book available.
It is without reservation that I would highly recommend ‘Rediscovering Grounded Theory’.
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