Remodeling Grounded Theory

Barney G. Glaser, Judith Holton


This paper outlines my concerns with Qualitative Data Analysis' (QDA) numerous remodelings of Grounded Theory (GT) and the subsequent eroding impact. I cite several examples of the erosion and summarize essential elements of classic GT methodology. It is hoped that the article will clarify my concerns with the continuing enthusiasm but misunderstood embrace of GT by QDA methodologists and serve as a preliminary guide to novice researchers who wish to explore the fundamental principles of GT.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs040245


grounded theory; qualitative data analysis; constant comparative method; theoretical sensitivity

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