Grounded Theory for Qualitative Research
A Practical Guide
- Cathy Urquhart - Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, Lund University, Sweden
Qualitative Evaluation | Qualitative Research (General) | Sociological Research Methods
Fresh, innovative and clear this book traces the history and development of grounded theory method, and examines how the method is evolving for new contexts today. It sets out the principles involved in using grounded theory and explains the process and theory associated with coding in grounded theory.
The book introduces us to the practicalities of research design, theory building, coding and writing up and gives us the tools to tackle key questions:
- What is grounded theory?
- How do we code and theorise using grounded theory?
- How do we write up a grounded theory study?
This is an exciting new text for students and researchers across the social sciences who want to use grounded theory.
This book provides an excellent practical introduction for postgraduate students wanting to know "how to" use grounded theory
Michael D. Myers
University of Auckland
Words can't explain how glad I am to have been able to get hold of this book at this particular time, talk of serendipity!
As a first time user of GTM for my dissertation, navigating through the various strands of the method and attempting to make sense of multiple books (articles) on the subject was a daunting task. I now have a more clear understanding of what I need to do to successful finish my dissertation. The title fits the bill, 'A practical guide', it is and more.
The organization of the book is also great. I like the chapter summaries, exercises, web resources, further reading and frequently asked questions sub sections at the end of each chapter. Maybe the book could have its own website so that these sections can be updated with new information on regular basis.
A copy of the book will stay permanently on my desk as I work through coding and writing up my research study for constant reference
Oklahoma State University
This book very helpful - particularly the worked examples shown and the ideas about how to illustrate the data and memos. I referred to it again and again whenever I found myself feeling like I had lost the plot. Cathy Urquhart does have a way of de-mystifying things with simple clear language.
This is an important and very helpful book on grounded theory. It will be useful for both the established qualitative researcher and those who are just beginning their research careers. It is very well written and provides numerous examples of using grounded theory. I highly recommend this book.
R. Brent Gallupe
School of Business, Queen's University, Canada
At last! A guide to the use of Grounded Theory that is not only accessible for those attempting to apply the methodology for the first time, but also a useful reference for those who teach courses on Grounded Theory and qualitative research methods more generally.
Robert D Galliers
a practical guide indeed - helpful also as introduction
Excellent all round book that is very useful for the fundamentals of grounded theory. I will recommend this book to my dissertation students
Essential reading for students hoping to use a GT approach to qualitative research. Clear and concise, with a number of useful examples regarding how to implement the various stages this methodology.
An excellent book that very ably articulates the issues surrounding the use and adoption of grounded theory. It very clearly describes the chequered history of grounded theory as a methodological approach and it does well to unpick the Strauss vs Glaser debate that is often associated with this area of research.
good additional text
This text is not appropriate for my MA HRM/D students as few will evaluate a grounded theory appraoch in their research projects.
A clear and (as stated) practical guide to grounded theory method in qualitative research. Particularly useful for those new to this approach, especially those interested in a career in qualitative research.
I will certainly recommend this as a very helpful book to Level 4 students
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