Abduction: The Logic of Discovery of Grounded Theory

Jo Reichertz


This essay is a contribution to the question whether grounded theory methodology (in the variant of STRAUSS & CORBIN) contains an abductive research logic as developed in the work of Charles Sanders PEIRCE. After going through the works of STRAUSS and CORBIN I answer the question with a resounding yes. But it does not only contain the logic of abductive reasoning but also that of qualitative induction. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs1001135


grounded theory methodology; Strauss; abduction; deduction; induction; methodology; Peirce; qualitative social research; construction of knowledge

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-11.1.1412

Copyright (c) 2009 Jo Reichertz

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