The SAGE Handbook of Grounded Theory

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The SAGE Handbook of Grounded Theory gives a comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of Grounded Theory, taking into account the many attempts to revise and refine Glaser and Strauss’ original formulation and the debates that have followed. Editors Anthony Bryant and Kathy Charmaz bring together leading researchers and practitioners of the method from the US, the UK, Australia, and Europe to represent all the major standpoints within Grounded Theory, demonstrating the richness of the approach. The contributions cover a wide range of perspectives on the method, including its features and ramifications, its intricacies in use, its demands on the skills and capabilities of the researcher, and its position in the domain of research methods.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412923460
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 9/17/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathy Charmaz is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Faculty Writing Program at Sonoma State University. In the latter position, she leads seminars for faculty to help them complete their research and scholarly writing. She has written, co-authored, or co-edited fourteen books including Good Days, Bad Days: The Self in Chronic Illness and Time, which won awards from the Pacific Sociological Association and the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. The first edition of Constructing Grounded Theory received a Critics’ Choice Award from the American Educational Studies Association. It has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Polish and Portuguese and two more translations are underway. A co-edited four-volume set, Grounded Theory and Situational Analysis, with senior editor, Adele Clarke, just came out as part of the Sage Benchmarks in Social Research series. Another co-edited volume with Antony Bryant, senior editor, The Sage Handbook of Grounded Theory, appeared in 2007. Professor Charmaz is a co-author of two multi-authored methodology books, Five Ways of Doing Qualitative Analysis: Phenomenological Psychology, Grounded Theory, Discourse Analysis, Narrative Research, and Intuitive Inquiry, which Guilford published in 2011, and Developing Grounded Theory: The Second Generation, a 2009 publication with Left Coast Press. She has also published articles and chapters on the experience of chronic illness, the social psychology of suffering, writing for publication as well as numerous papers on grounded theory and qualitative research. Currently she is working on a text on symbolic interactionist social psychology and several papers on methods.

Professor Charmaz has served as President of the Pacific Sociological Association, President and Vice-President of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, Vice-President of Alpha Kappa Delta, the international honorary for sociology, Editor of Symbolic Interaction, and Chair of the Medical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. She has received the 2001 Feminist Mentors Award and the 2006 George Herbert Mead award for lifetime achievement from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. She lectures and leads workshops on grounded theory, qualitative methods, medical sociology, and symbolic interactionism around the globe.

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Table of Contents

Grounded Theory in Historical Perspective: An Epistemological Account - f004 Antony Bryant & Kathy Charmaz
Discovery of Grounded Theory in Practice: The Legacy of Multiple Mentors - f004 Eleanor Krassner Covan
Living Grounded Theory: Cognitive and Emotional Forms of Pragmatism - f004 Susan Leigh Star
Doing Formal Theory - Barney G Glaser
On Solid Ground: Essential Properties for Growing Grounded Theory - Phyllis Noerager Stern
From the Sublime to the Meticulous: The Continuing Evolution of Grounded Formal Theory - Margaret H Kearney
Orthodoxy versus Power: The Defining Traits of Grounded Theory - Jane Hood
Grounding Categories - Ian Dey
Development of Categories: Different Approaches in Grounded Theory - Udo Kelle
Abduction: The Logic of Discovery of Grounded Theory - f004 Jo Reichertz
Sampling in Grounded Theory - Janice Morse
Asking Questions of the Data: Memo Writing in the Grounded Theory Tradition - f004 Lora Lempert
The Coding Process and Its Challenges - Judith Holton
Making Teams work in Conducting Grounded Theory - f004 Carolyn Wiener
Teaching Grounded Theory - Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber
The Evolving Nature of Grounded Theory Method: The Case of the Information Systems Discipline - Cathy Urquhart
Grounded Theory Using Situational Analysis - Adele E Clarke and Carrie Friese
What Can Grounded Theorists and Action Researchers Learn From Each Other? - Bob Dick
Feminist Qualitative Research and Grounded Theory: Complexities, Criticisms, and Opportunities - f004 Virginia L Olesen
Accommodating Critical Theory - Barry Gibson
Grounded Theory and the Politics of Interpretation - f004 Norman K Denzin
Grounded Theory & Racail/ Ethnic Diversity - Denise O'Neil Green, John W. Creswell, Ronald J. Shope, Vicki L. Plano Clark
Advancing Ethnographic Research Through Grounded Theory Practice - Stefan Timmermans and Iddo Tavory
Grounded Theory and Reflexivity - f004 Katja Mruck AND Guenter Mey
Mediating Structure and Interaction in Grounded Theory - Bruno Hildenbrand
Rational Control and Irrational Free-play: Dual-thinking Modes as Necessary Tension in Grounded Theorizing - Karen Locke
Research as Pragmatic Problem-solving: The Pragmatist Roots of Empirically-grounded Theorizing - Joerg Struebing

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