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The SAGE Handbook of Grounded Theory

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Qualitative Research

August 2007 | 656 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"The editors brought together an international group of scholars and experts from a variety of disciplines—among them some of the leading scholars in qualitative research...This handbook is a wonderful resource for scholars, researchers, students, and professionals about a method and theory that has an exceptional potential to 'ignite the mind.'"
G.K. Hearn, CHOICE

"For anyone interested in grounded theory this is a must have book.  No longer will students have to search the library or internet to find authoritative voices on a variety of topics.  It's all right there at their fingertips."
—Juliet Corbin, San Jose State University



Grounded Theory is by far the most widely used research method across a wide range of disciplines and subject areas, including social sciences, nursing and healthcare, medical sociology, information systems, psychology, and anthropology. The SAGE Handbook of Grounded Theory gives a comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of Grounded Theory, taking into account the many attempts to revise and refine Glaser and Strauss' original formulation and the debates that have followed.

Editors Anthony Bryant and Kathy Charmaz bring together leading researchers and practitioners of the method from the US, the UK, Australia, and Europe to represent all the major standpoints within Grounded Theory, demonstrating the richness of the approach. The contributions cover a wide range of perspectives on the method, including its features and ramifications, its intricacies in use, its demands on the skills and capabilities of the researcher, and its position in the domain of research methods.

Intended Audience: The SAGE Handbook of Grounded Theory is an indispensable reference source for academics and researchers across many disciplines who want to develop their understanding of the Grounded Theory method.



Anthony Bryant is Professor of Informatics at Leeds Metropolitan University and author of Thinking Informatically (Edwin Mellen).

Kathy Charmaz is Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University and author of Constructing Grounded Theory (SAGE).
 
PART ONE: ORIGINS AND HISTORY
Antony Bryant & Kathy Charmaz
Grounded Theory in Historical Perspective: An Epistemological Account
Eleanor Krassner Covan
Discovery of Grounded Theory in Practice: The Legacy of Multiple Mentors
Susan Leigh Star
Living Grounded Theory: Cognitive and Emotional Forms of Pragmatism
 
PART TWO: GROUNDED THEORY METHOD AND FORMAL GROUNDED THEORY
Barney G Glaser
Doing Formal Theory
Phyllis Noerager Stern
On Solid Ground: Essential Properties for Growing Grounded Theory
Margaret H Kearney
From the Sublime to the Meticulous: The Continuing Evolution of Grounded Formal Theory
Jane Hood
Orthodoxy versus Power: The Defining Traits of Grounded Theory
 
PART THREE: GROUNDED THEORY IN PRACTICE
Ian Dey
Grounding Categories
Udo Kelle
Development of Categories: Different Approaches in Grounded Theory
Jo Reichertz
Abduction: The Logic of Discovery of Grounded Theory
Janice Morse
Sampling in Grounded Theory
Lora Lempert
Asking Questions of the Data: Memo Writing in the Grounded Theory Tradition
Judith Holton
The Coding Process and Its Challenges
 
PART FOUR: PRACTICALITIES
Carolyn Wiener
Making Teams work in Conducting Grounded Theory
Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber
Teaching Grounded Theory
Cathy Urquhart
The Evolving Nature of Grounded Theory Method: The Case of the Information Systems Discipline
 
PART FIVE: GROUNDED THEORY IN THE RESEARCH METHODS CONTEXT
Adele E Clarke and Carrie Friese
Grounded Theory Using Situational Analysis
Bob Dick
What Can Grounded Theorists and Action Researchers Learn From Each Other?
Virginia L Olesen
Feminist Qualitative Research and Grounded Theory: Complexities, Criticisms, and Opportunities
Barry Gibson
Accommodating Critical Theory
Norman K Denzin
Grounded Theory and the Politics of Interpretation
Denise O'Neil Green, John W. Creswell, Ronald J. Shope, Vicki L. Plano Clark
Grounded Theory & Racail/ Ethnic Diversity
Stefan Timmermans and Iddo Tavory
Advancing Ethnographic Research Through Grounded Theory Practice
 
PART SIX: GROUNDED THEORY IN THE CONTEXT OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Katja Mruck and Guenter Mey
Grounded Theory and Reflexivity
Bruno Hildenbrand
Mediating Structure and Interaction in Grounded Theory
Karen Locke
Rational Control and Irrational Free-play: Dual-thinking Modes as Necessary Tension in Grounded Theorizing
Joerg Struebing
Research as Pragmatic Problem-solving: The Pragmatist Roots of Empirically-grounded Theorizing

The book presents the richest concentration on Grounded Theory thought in existence. Its key strength

is the approaching of the central subject of Grounded Theory from a range of perspectives...Best Grounded Theory

book ever? Oh, go on then
Simon Haslam
Social Research Association News

G.K. Hearn
Idaho State University
CHOICE

The book presents the richest concentration on Grounded Theory thought in existence. Its key strength

is the approaching of the central subject of Grounded Theory from a range of perspectives...Best Grounded Theory

book ever? Oh, go on then
Simon Haslam
Social Research Association News

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Antony Bryant

Antony Bryant is currently Professor of Informatics at Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK. He has written and taught extensively on research methods, with a particular interest in qualitative research methods, and the Grounded Theory Method in particular.  His book Grounded Theory and Grounded Theorizing: Pragmatism in Research Practice was recently published by Oxford University Press (2017).  He is Senior Editor of The SAGE Handbook of Grounded Theory (SAGE, 2007) and The Sage Handbook of Current Developments in Grounded Theory – both co-edited with Kathy Charmaz (SAGE, 2019). He has supervised over 50 doctoral... More About Author

Kathleen C. Charmaz

Kathy Charmaz was Professor Emerita of Sociology and the former director of the Faculty Writing Program at Sonoma State University. She joined the first cohort of doctoral students at the University of California, San Francisco, where she studied with Anselm Strauss. She wrote in the areas of social psychology, medical sociology, qualitative methods, and grounded theory, and over her career wrote, coauthored, or coedited 14 books, including two award-winning works: Good Days, Bad Days; The Self in Illness and Time, and Constructing Grounded Theory. She received the George Herbert Mead award for lifetime achievement from the Society... More About Author

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