publication . Other literature type . Article . 2010

Adding Theoretical Grounding to Grounded Theory: Toward Multi-Grounded Theory:

Göran Goldkuhl; Stefan Cronholm;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2010
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to challenge some of the cornerstones of the grounded theory approach and propose an extended and alternative approach for data analysis and theory development, which the authors call multi-grounded theory (MGT). A multi-grounded theory is not only empirically grounded; it is also grounded in other ways. Three different grounding processes are acknowledged: theoretical, empirical, and internal grounding. The authors go beyond the pure inductivist approach in GT and add the explicit use of external theories. A working procedure of theory development in MGT is presented, which can be seen as an extension of the grounded theory approach...
Subjects
free text keywords: grounded theory, data analysis, theoretical grounding, empirical grounding, Engineering and Technology, Teknik och teknologier, Social sciences (General), H1-99
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