Review: Günter Mey & Katja Mruck (Eds.) (2007). Grounded Theory Reader

  • Adrian Schmidtke Georg-August Universität Göttingen
Keywords: grounded theory methodology, methodological reflection, research practices


The volume was published to mark the 40th anniversary of the publication of "The Discovery of Grounded Theory." The first part describes the emergence and fundamental positions of grounded theory methodology (GTM) in methodological and theoretical terms; the second part focuses on research practices. The "Grounded Theory Reader" is an excellent compilation that doesn’t claim to be a standard textbook for newcomers to GTM. Rather, it is a reflection of the state of the art in GTM and enables insights in complex research practices. A basic understanding of GTM is recommended in order to get the most from the book. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0903286


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Author Biography

Adrian Schmidtke, Georg-August Universität Göttingen
Dr. Adrian SCHMIDTKE, wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Pädagogischen Seminar der Universität Göttingen. Forschungsschwerpunkte: Allgemeine Pädagogik, Historische Bildungsforschung (insb. 20. Jhd.), Pädagogische Anthropologie, qualitative Forschungsmethoden (insb. Bild- und Diskursforschung).
How to Cite
Schmidtke, A. (2009). Review: Günter Mey & Katja Mruck (Eds.) (2007). Grounded Theory Reader. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 10(3).