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The SAGE Handbook of Grounded Theory


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PART ONE: ORIGINS AND HISTORY GT in Historical Perspective - Antony Bryant and Kathy Charmaz An Epistemological Account Discovery of GT in Practice - Eleanor Krassner Covan Legacy of Multiple Mentors Living GT - Susan Leigh Star Cognitive amd Emotional Forms of Pragmatism PART TWO: GTM AND FORMAL GT Doing Formal Theory - Barney Glaser Essential Properties for Growing GT - Phyllis Stern Evolution of Formal GT - Margaret Kearney Orthodoxy versus Power - Jane Hood PART THREE: GT IN PRACTICE Grounding Categories - Ian Dey Development of Categories - Udo Kelle Abduction - Jo Reichertz Sampling in GT - Janice Morse Memo-Writing in GT - Lora Lempert Coding - Judith Holton PART FOUR: PRACTICALITIES Making Teams Work in Conducting GT - Carolyn Wiener Teaching GT - Sharlene Hesse-Biber GT as a Tool for IS Research - Cathy Urquhart PART FIVE: GT IN THE RESEACRH METHODS CONTEXT GT and Situational Analysis - Adele Clarke and Carrie Friese GT and Action Research - Bob Dick Integrating GT and Feminist Methods - Virginia Olesen Accommodating Critical Theory - Barry Gibson GT and the Politics of Interpretation - Norman Denzin GT and Diversity - Denise O'Neil Green et al Ethnography - Stefan Timmermans and Iddo Tavory PART SIX: GT IN THE CONTEXT OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES GT and Reflexivity - Katja Mruck and Guenter Mey Mediating Structure and Interaction - Bruno Hildenbrand Tensions in Using GT - Karen Locke GT and Pragmatism - Joerg Struebing

About the Author

Antony Bryant is currently Professor of Informatics at Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK. He has written and taught extensively on research methods, with a particular interest in qualitative research methods, and the Grounded Theory Method in particular. His book Grounded Theory and Grounded Theorizing: Pragmatism in Research Practice was recently published by Oxford University Press (2017). He is Senior Editor of The SAGE Handbook of Grounded Theory (SAGE, 2007) and The Sage Handbook of Current Developments in Grounded Theory - both co-edited with Kathy Charmaz (SAGE, 2019). He has supervised over 50 doctoral students, and examined many others, in topics including formal specification of software systems, development of quality and maturity frameworks, new forms of business modelling, and various aspects of e-government and e-democracy. He is currently working with Professor Frank Land, who worked on the first commercial computer (LEO 1951), and was also the first UK Professor of Information Systems, on a series of 'conversations' planned for publication that will cover issues in the development and impact of computer technology since the 1950s. Kathy Charmaz was Professor Emerita of Sociology and the former director of the Faculty Writing Program at Sonoma State University. She joined the first cohort of doctoral students at the University of California, San Francisco, where she studied with Anselm Strauss. She wrote in the areas of social psychology, medical sociology, qualitative methods, and grounded theory, and over her career wrote, coauthored, or coedited 14 books, including two award-winning works: Good Days, Bad Days; The Self in Illness and Time, and Constructing Grounded Theory. She received the George Herbert Mead award for lifetime achievement from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, the Leo G. Reeder award for distinguished contributions from the Medical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association and the Lifetime Achievement award from the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. Professor Charmaz also gave workshops on qualitative methods, grounded theory, symbolic interactionism, and scholarly writing around the globe.


Tony Bryant and Kathy Charmaz are the perfect editors for this excellent and forward looking Handbook which is surely destined to be a classic
David Silverman
Professor Emeritus, Goldsmiths College
For anyone interested in grounded theory this is a must have book. No longer will students have to search the library or internet to find authoritative voices on a variety of topics. It's all right there at their fingertips
Juliet Corbin
San Jose State University In my experience of supervising and examining masters and doctoral students in the social sciences over three decades, a very large proportion of them use or claim to use grounded theory in some form or other. It appears to be the stock method of social science research and accepted without question by most university teachers and authorities (let alone students) in this field....This Handbook, at over 600 pages long, with 27 chapters (in addition to the chapter length Introduction) by more than 30 contributors, offers a vast amount of material upon which to consider some fundamental issues...There is a very useful 'Discursive Glossary of Terms' and (what a gem!) a thorough and detailed index
John Pratt
Higher Education Review
The Sage Handbook of Grounded Theory constitutes a fascinating col-lection, and the containment of each chapter makes it very amenable to 'occasional dips' a cornucopia of ideas in to the world of grounded theory (which is, apparently, the most frequently-cited analytical approach in qualitative research publications), this volume is unsurpassed
Amanda Holt
Qualitative Research

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