Developing Grounded Theory: The Second Generation

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Grounded theory is the most popular genre of qualitative research used in the health professions and is widely used elsewhere in the research world. In this volume, six key grounded theory methodologists examine the history, principles, and practices of this method, highlighting areas in which different strands of the methods diverge. Chapters cover the work of Anselm Strauss, Barney Glaser, Leonard Schatzman, and the postmodern and constructivist schools. Dialogues between the participants sharpen the debate and show key topics of agreement and disagreement. This volume will be ideal for courses on grounded theory that wish to show the ways in which it can be used in research studies.
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“Innovative is the best descriptor that I attach to the idea of bringing together a second generation of grounded theorists in one volume. So called, the ‘second generation’ as they have taken their lead from Glaser and Strauss’ original work, and developed personal perspectives on how to think about the data....  This book is a must for the experienced researcher immersed in the analytical method and/or strategy, as it brings together compilation of thought.”

—Jane Ryan, Qualitative Research

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598741933
  • Publisher: Left Coast Press
  • Publication date: 10/31/2008
  • Series: Developing Qualitative Inquiry
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 279
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Janice Morse holds the Barnes Presidential Endowed Chair in the College of Nursing at University of Utah. Trained as an anthropologist, she founded and is former director of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology at University of Alberta, where she taught for many years. She is author or editor of numerous volumes on qualitative research in health care and nursing and has been conducting mixed method research since the 1970s. Morse founded and edits the journal Qualitative Health Research. Her most recent books are Developing Grounded Theory (2008) and Mixed Method Design (2009).

Phyllis Noerager Stern, DNS, LLD (hon.), RN, FAAN, was Professor Emerita and Glenn W. Irwin, MD Research Scholar at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis. She studied with Barney G Glaser and Anselm Strauss while pursuing her doctoral degree at the University of California, San Francisco in the 1970s. Over the ensuing decades, she was engaged in doing grounded theory and publishing both research and methodological articles and book chapters. In 1994, she coined the terms Strausian and Glaserian to label the two schools of grounded theory analysis. Phyllis was known for her mentoring ability; as editor of the scientific journal Health Care for Women International from 1984 to 2001, she launched numerous first-time authors. In 1984 she organized the International Council on Women’s Health Issues in Nova Scotia, Canada, and held the position of Council General until 2002. Phyllis held faculty positions at California State University Hayward, University of California San Francisco, Northwestern State University at Shreveport, Louisiana, and Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 2008 she was named a Living Legend by the American Academy of Nursing.

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Table of Contents

Preface: The Banff Symposium 9

Ch. 1 Tussles, Tensions, and Resolutions Janice M. Morse Morse, Janice M. 13

Dialogue: Doing "Grounded Theory" 21

Ch. 2 In the Beginning Glaser and Strauss Created Grounded Theory Phyllis Noerager Stern Stern, Phyllis Noerager 24

Photo Album 30

Ch. 3 Taking an Analytic Journey Juliet Corbin Corbin, Juliet 35

Dialogue: On "Cleaning" Transcripts 54

Ch. 4 Glaserian Grounded Theory Phyllis Noerager Stern Stern, Phyllis Noerager 55

Example: P.N. Stern and J. Kerry: Restructuring 66

Life after Home Loss by Fire Dialogue: The Ethics of Interviewing 84

Ch. 5 Dimensional Analysis Barbara Bowers Bowers, Barbara Leonard Schatzman Schatzman, Leonard 86

Example: B. J. Bowers, B. Fibich, & N. Jacobson 107

Care as Service, Care as Relating, Care as Comfort: Understanding Nursing Home Residents' Perceptions of Quality 107

Dialogue: Questions? 125

Ch. 6 Shifting the Grounds: Constructivist Grounded Theory Methods Kathy Charmaz Charmaz, Kathy 127

Example: K. Charmaz, The Body, Identity, and Self:Adapting to Impairment 155

Dialogue: Subjectivity in Analysis 192

Ch. 7 From Grounded Theory to Situational Analysis 194

What's New? Why? How? Adele E. Clarke Clarke, Adele E.

Dialogue: Questions? 234

Ch. 8 Grounded Theories: On Solid Ground Janice M. Morse Morse, Janice M. Adele E. Clarke Clarke, Adele E. Barbara Bowers Bowers, Barbara Kathy Charmaz Charmaz, Kathy Juliet Corbin Corbin, Juliet Phyllis Noerager Stern Stern, Phyllis Noerager 236

Resources 251

Index 257

About the Authors 63

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