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Grounding Grounded Theory


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Prologue. Introduction. A Mixed Marriage. Categories. Categorization. Coding. Concluding. Process and Causality. Structures and Agency. Making Fit Theory. Making Theory Fit. Grounding Grounded Theory. Epilogue. Bibliography. Subject Index.

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Key Features * Critically considers what grounded theory has to offer qualitative inquiry * Explores the principles and methodologies raised during the course of grounded theory's evolution * Not another how-to version of grounded theory

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Ian Dey is Head of the Department of Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh. His interests include policy and prejudice, with particular reference to reproduction; health and employment; family studies; issues in work and welfare; development policies; and qualitative methods.


Prepublication Reviews "Grounded theory is an all-pervasive slogan in social research. Dey's book is a crucial guide to the realities and hard questions that lie behind the slogan." --DONALD MACKENZIE, University of Edinburgh, Scotland Reviews "It is [the] fundamental level of analysis that gives the book its instructive quality and makes it valuable reading for researchers contemplating any form of qualitative research...Highly recommended." --TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY RESEARCH: THE SURREY QUARTERLY REVIEW

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