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Basics of Qualitative Research

Basics of Qualitative Research
Techniques and Procedures for Developing Grounded Theory

Fourth Edition

March 2015 | 456 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
A landmark volume in the study of qualitative methods, the book presents methods that enable researchers to analyze and interpret their data, and ultimately build theory from it. Highly accessible in their approach, authors Juliet Corbin and Anselm Strauss (late of the University of San Francisco and co-creator of grounded theory) provide a step-by-step guide to the research act, from the formation of the research question through several approaches to coding and analysis, to reporting on the research.

Significantly revised and full of 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.
Part I: Introduction to Grounded Theory of Anselm Strauss
Chapter 1: Inspiration and Background
Chapter 2: Theoretical Foundations
Chapter 3: Practical Considerations for Getting Started
Chapter 4: Prelude to Analysis
Chapter 5: Strategies for Qualitative Data Analysis
Chapter 6: Memos and Diagrams
Chapter 7: Theoretical Sampling
Chapter 8: Context
Chapter 9: Process
Chapter 10: Techniques for Achieving Theoretical Integration
Chapter 11: The Use of Computer Programs in Qualitative Data Analysis
Part II: Research Demonstration Project
Chapter 12 Open Coding: Identifying Concepts
Chapter 13: Developing Concepts in Terms of Their Properties and Dimensions
Chapter 14: Analyzing Data for Context
Chapter 15: Bringing Process Into the Analysis
Chapter 16: Integrating Categories
Part III: Finishing the Research Project
Chapter 17: Writing Theses, Monographs, and Dissertations, and Giving Talks About Your Research
Chapter 18: Criteria for Evaluation
Chapter 19: Student Questions and Answers

“The subject of the book is timely, important, and relevant. The content is laid out in a logical and organized manner and written in a style that is easy to understand.”

Mahesh S. Raisinghani, Texas Woman’s University

“[This book] provides an overview as well as depth into some of the techniques used in Grounded Theory studies, from the formation of research questions on through how to disseminate the work. A beginning researcher wanting to conduct a Grounded Theory study would find parts of this book helpful.”

Kathryn Pole, University of Texas at Arlington

A useful supplemental source for graduate students.

Dr Sermin Tag Kalafatoglu
Department of Cinema and Television, Ordu University
April 10, 2015

I rarely have students who select grounded theory for their dissertation research, and so decided not to adopt for each student. However, I do recommend this text for those who do plan GT

Dr Helen Hodges
Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, Mercer University
October 5, 2015

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