A Personal Journey with Grounded Theory Methodology. Kathy Charmaz in Conversation With Reiner Keller

Kathy Charmaz, Reiner Keller

Abstract


Kathy CHARMAZ is one of the most important thinkers in grounded theory methodology today. Her trailblazing work on constructivist grounded theory continues to inspire research across many disciplines and around the world. In this interview, she reflects on the aura surrounding qualitative inquiry that existed in California in the late 1960s to early 1970s and the lessons she learned from her first forays into empirical research. She comments on the trajectory that grounded theory research has followed since then and gives an account of her own perspective on constructivist grounded theory. In doing so, she underlines the importance of the Chicago School and symbolic interactionist tradition for grounded theory research work today and shows where the latter is positioned in the current field of qualitative fieldwork.

URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs1601165


Keywords


grounded theory methodology; qualitative research; interviews; symbolic interactionism; constructivism; health; medicine; sociology; education; evaluation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-17.1.2541

Copyright (c) 2016 Kathy Charmaz, Reiner Keller

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