From Dialoguing with Data to Finding One's Own Way of Telling the Story. On Grounded Theory Methodology Coding Procedures

Charles Berg, Marianne Milmeister


Grounded Theory Methodology (GTM) coding procedures are the topic of the current contribution. The article aims at improving coding practice and at making explicit different aspects underpinning GTM. Special emphasis is placed on linking both the dialogue with data and the development of a storyline. The starting point is a general description of coding, followed by a discussion of the different stages of coding (open, axial/theoretical and selective coding) and the conclusion puts forward the idea of a reflective-interpretive handling of GTM.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0802138


grounded theory methodology; coding; qualitative methods; storyline

Copyright (c) 2008 Charles Berg, Marianne Milmeister

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