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Constructing Grounded Theory: A Practical Guide Through Qualitative Analysis

4.04  ·  Rating Details ·  271 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Grounded theory is a highly influential way of working with qualitative data and Kathy Charmaz is a major player, both innovative and fluent. This book is a model student text: lively, carefully argued and full of vivid illustrations. Beginning students and professional researchers will find it to be required reading' - "David Silverman, Professor Emeritus, Sociology Depar ...more
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Published January 1st 2006 by Sage Publications (CA)
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Nov 05, 2012 Trevor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't really know very much about grounded theory before reading this book. Recently I read Vygotsky's Thought and Language and I found a remarkable number of parallels with grounded theory. Grounded theory tries to encourage researchers to put off finding an over-arching theory with which to fit data into. In some ways it can be seen as a response to Kuhn and his paradigms. The problem is that we tend to be tied to ways of thinking and so too much research is based on theories looking for su ...more
May 04, 2012 Danielle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed this book. Great advice on process of coding and writing memos for qualitative researchers interested in grounded theory
Oct 31, 2010 AndreaD'A rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: education
not very interesting - but wasnt expecting it to be. all about how to gather data and then read it. blah
April Sanders
Great book for walking you through the world of coding.
Sep 28, 2014 Bailey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read. Charmaz does a fantastic job of writing about grounded theory in a very clear and accessible way. I enjoyed that she explained the concepts behind grounded theory as well as thoroughly describing the actual logistics of qualitative analysis.Reading her book was a great preparation for working with qualitative data, and I very highly recommend it!
Jul 18, 2014 Wisal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very useful book. When I first read the book, I was in the early stage of my PhD journey with basic knowledge about grounded theory. This book helped me a lot. It is well written and organised. The language is clear. Includes examples. I referred back to the book at different stages of my PhD. It is very useful.
Apr 01, 2015 Monique rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Let's be honest...I read this book because Charmaz is the scholar behind constructivist grounded theory. So that tells you that I have an interest in this area, in fact I'm using this theory in as my guiding methodology. Charmaz clearly details the origins, ideas and steps to use constructivist grounded theory in qualitative studies. I would consider this the 'bible' for constructivist theory.
Rainier Moreno-Lacalle
This book teaches you in accessible manner what grounded theory is. The grace, clarity, and style creates a feeling that you want to read more. Above all, it inspires you to use grounded theory in making research because it is scholarly merit, enjoyable value, and transformative effects.
Lisa Kruse
Feb 24, 2013 Lisa Kruse rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book makes me want to run out and start collecting data immediately.
Angela Rand
Dec 31, 2011 Angela Rand rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Explicit instruction on constructing grounded theory. Very much a handbook for qualitative researchers. Useful!
حمیدرضا اسکی
one of the best books on Grounded Theory Methodology (GTM). The book is well-written and very clear and practical with many live examples and cases.
Mar 10, 2015 Gemma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: work-books
A clear guide to conducting constructivist grounded theory. Quickly became my bible for my thesis.
Aug 18, 2010 Natalie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sociology
This will likely continue to be my "bible" for doing qualitative research.
Yep. I still don't understand grounded theory. But that is my own problem and not the failing of this book.
Good beginning to qualitative research
Very practical and concise 'cook-book' for qualitative data analysis, drawing on the traditional Grounded Theory methodology literature.
Jul 21, 2009 Ebony rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
excellent book on doing grounded theory. systematic without being boring. thorough without being teachy. plenty of examples. a great reference and refresher.
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May 03, 2017 Zöe Yu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My bible for this two months (thesis writing time). This is a very detailed book about grounded theory, and it offers a thorough understanding and rich examples.
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