Action research & Grounded theory

bullet1 Grounded theory - writers

bullet2 Glaser

  • Glaser, Barney G. (1992) Basics of grounded theory analysis: emergence vs forcing. Mill Valley, Ca.: Sociology Press. Published as a response to Glaserís belief that Strauss and Corbin had grossly misrepresented the most important features of grounded theory. It describes in detail the way in which Glaserís style of grounded theory is done. As the subtitle implies, the heart of the difference is between allowing the theory to emerge from the data as opposed to forcing it into preconceived frameworks.


bullet2 Strauss

bullet2 Glasser & Strauss

Grounded theory methodology received its first systematic formulation in Barney Glaser and Anselm Strauss, The Discovery of Grounded Theory (Chicago: Aldine, 1967). The general approach is developed in progressively more detail in Glaser, Theoretical Sensitivity (Mill Valley: Sociology Press, 1978), and in

Strauss, Qualitative Analysis for Social Scientists (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987). The most detailed specification of grounded theory procedures is presented in Anselm Strauss and Juliet

Corbin, Basics of Qualitative Research (Newbury Park: Sage, 1990).

2 . Derek Layder, New Strategies in Social Research (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1993), selectively incorporates ideas from grounded theory and Mertonian theory testing into a broadly realist methodology for social science research.

bullet2 Corbin (tog with Strauss