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The SAGE Handbook of Grounded Theory

The SAGE Handbook of Grounded Theory
Paperback Edition

Edited by:
  • Antony Bryant - Leeds Beckett University, UK, Professor of Informatics at Leeds Beckett University, UK
  • Kathy Charmaz - Sonoma State University

January 2010 | 656 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'Tony Bryant and Kathy Charmaz are the perfect editors for this excellent and forward looking Handbook which is surely destined to be a classic'

- David Silverman, Professor Emeritus, Goldsmiths College

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 José 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. This handbook 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.

Antony Bryant & 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, covering 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.

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.

Antony Bryant and Kathy Charmaz
GT in Historical Perspective
An Epistemological Account
Eleanor Krassner Covan
Discovery of GT in Practice
Legacy of Multiple Mentors
Susan Leigh Star
Living GT
Cognitive amd Emotional Forms of Pragmatism
Barney Glaser
Doing Formal Theory
Phyllis Stern
Essential Properties for Growing GT
Margaret Kearney
Evolution of Formal GT
Jane Hood
Orthodoxy versus Power
Ian Dey
Grounding Categories
Udo Kelle
Development of Categories
Jo Reichertz
Janice Morse
Sampling in GT
Lora Lempert
Memo-Writing in GT
Judith Holton
Carolyn Wiener
Making Teams Work in Conducting GT
Sharlene Hesse-Biber
Teaching GT
Cathy Urquhart
GT as a Tool for IS Research
Adele Clarke and Carrie Friese
GT and Situational Analysis
Bob Dick
GT and Action Research
Virginia Olesen
Integrating GT and Feminist Methods
Barry Gibson
Accommodating Critical Theory
Norman Denzin
GT and the Politics of Interpretation
Denise O'Neil Green et al
GT and Diversity
Stefan Timmermans and Iddo Tavory
Katja Mruck and Guenter Mey
GT and Reflexivity
Bruno Hildenbrand
Mediating Structure and Interaction
Karen Locke
Tensions in Using GT
Joerg Struebing
GT and Pragmatism

Tony Bryant and Kathy Charmaz are the perfect editors for this excellent and forward looking Handbook which is surely destined to be a classic
David Silverman
Professor Emeritus, Goldsmiths College

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 José State University

In my experience of supervising and examining masters and doctoral

students in the social sciences over three decades, a very large proportion

of them use or claim to use grounded theory in some form or other. It

appears to be the stock method of social science research and accepted

without question by most university teachers and authorities (let alone

students) in this field....This Handbook, at over 600 pages long, with 27 chapters (in addition to the chapter length Introduction) by more than 30 contributors, offers a vast amount of

material upon which to consider some fundamental issues...There is a very

useful ‘Discursive Glossary of Terms’ and (what a gem!) a thorough and detailed index
John Pratt
Higher Education Review

The Sage Handbook of Grounded Theory constitutes a fascinating col-lection, and the containment of each chapter makes it very amenable to ‘occasional dips’ a cornucopia of ideas in to the world of grounded theory (which is, apparently, the most frequently-cited analytical approach in qualitative research publications), this volume is unsurpassed
Amanda Holt
Qualitative Research

This handbook brings together the comprehensive range of perspectives that new researchers are looking for. It is very well edited, and communicates ideas and arguments extremely well.

Dr Walter Riggans
Cliff College, Cliff College
August 28, 2016

An excellent must have book for postgraduate especially PhD students wanting to use or using Grounded Theory methodology.
Dr. Parveen Ali, University of Sheffield

Dr Parveen Ali
School of Nursing & Midwifery, Sheffield University
March 3, 2016

Excellent all round book that is very useful for the fundamentals of grounded theory. I will recommend this book to my dissertation students, however it is not a book that i can adopt as it will only used by specific students who are looking at Ground Theory

Mr Nick White
Nursing and Midwifery, Sheffield Hallam University
January 20, 2016

Excellent, clearly written textbook to support qualitative data analysis approaches. Interprets grounded theory for the 21st century.

Miss Helen Bradford
Department of Early Childhood and Primary Ed, Institute of Education
December 8, 2015

Excellent text for those using grounded theory in their dissertations. This is an essential read.

Mrs Joanne Mcveigh
faculty of arts and science , Edge Hill University
September 3, 2015

Recommended to Master students and course - still in evaluation.

Dr Monne Wihlborg
Health Science centre, Lund University
February 10, 2016

This is a very good introduction to the use, history and nuances of this methodological approach.

Mr David Wooff
Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University
September 17, 2015

Very good, relevant and interresting book

Professor Jens Christian Nielsen
Danish School of Education, Aarhus University
September 2, 2015

A must read for all students and academics that consider using grounded theory in their research projects.

Dr Xavier Matteucci
Tourism Management, Fhwien Univ. of Applied Sciences
September 20, 2014

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