Basics of Qualitative Research: Techniques and Procedures for Developing Grounded Theory

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SAGE Publications, Nov 25, 2014 - Social Science - 456 pages

Offering immensely practical advice, Basics of Qualitative Research, Fourth Edition presents methods that enable researchers to analyze, interpret, and make sense of their data, and ultimately build theory from it. Authors Juliet Corbin and Anselm Strauss (late of the University of San Francisco and co-creator of grounded theory) walk readers step-by-step through the research process—from the formation of the research question through several approaches to coding, analysis, and reporting. Packed with definitions and illustrative examples, this highly accessible book concludes with chapters that present criteria for evaluating a study, as well as responses to common questions posed by students of qualitative research. New end-of-chapter “Insider Insights” contributed by qualitative researchers give readers a sense of what it’s like to work in the field. Significantly revised, this Fourth Edition remains a landmark volume in the study of qualitative methods.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION TO THE GROUNDED THEORY OF ANSELM STRAUSS
1
INSPIRATION AND BACKGROUND
3
THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS
17
PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR GETTING STARTED
31
PRELUDE TO ANALYSIS
57
STRATEGIES FOR QUALITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS
85
MEMOS AND DIAGRAMS
106
THEORETICAL SAMPLING
134
ANALYZING DATA FOR CONTEXT
268
BRINGING PROCESS INTO THE ANALYSIS
283
INTEGRATING CATEGORIES
295
FINISHING THE RESEARCH PROJECT
311
WRITING THESES MONOGRAPHS AND DISSERTATIONS AND GIVING TALKS ABOUT YOUR RESEARCH
312
CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION
341
STUDENT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
369
APPENDIX A
385

CONTEXT
153
PROCESS
172
TECHNIQUES FOR ACHIEVING THEORETICAL INTEGRATION
187
THE USE OF COMPUTER PROGRAMS IN QUALITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS
203
RESEARCH DEMONSTRATION PROJECT
215
OPEN CODING IDENTIFYING CONCEPTS
220
DEVELOPING CONCEPTS IN TERMS OF THEIR PROPERTIES AND DIMENSIONS
239
APPENDIX B
388
APPENDIX C
402
APPENDIX D
408
REFERENCES
413
INDEX
420
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
431
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