publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

The Development of Constructivist Grounded Theory

Jane Mills; Karen Francis; Ann Bonner;
Open Access English
  • Published: 29 Nov 2016 Journal: International Journal of Qualitative Methods, volume 5 (issn: 1609-4069, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publishing
Abstract
Constructivist grounded theory is a popular method for research studies primarily in the disciplines of psychology, education, and nursing. In this article, the authors aim to locate the roots of constructivist grounded theory and then trace its development. They examine key grounded theory texts to discern their ontological and epistemological orientation. They find Strauss and Corbin’s texts on grounded theory to possess a discernable thread of constructivism in their approach to inquiry. They also discuss Charmaz’s landmark work on constructivist grounded theory relative to her positioning of the researcher in relation to the participants, analysis of the dat...
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free text keywords: lcsh:Social sciences (General), lcsh:H1-99, Grounded theory, Epistemology, Sociology, Constructivist teaching methods, Constructivist grounded theory, Social psychology, Research studies, Nurse nursing, Constructivism (philosophy of education), Ontology, Ontology (information science)
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