The book analyzes the methods used in the construction of the grounded type of sociological theory. It provides an overview of examples of qualitative research which are used for delineating the principal characteristics of methods employed in the construction of the grounded type of theory. Subject to explication are the characteristics of concepts, categories, and properties of categories employed in this type of theory, as well as the main steps involved in the construction of a grounded type of theory. These steps are explicated by applying the modern logical and methodological treatment of induction, deduction, and abduction.
About the Author
Igor Hanzel studied philosophy and physics at the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, where he worked as Associated Professor. He is a Senior Researcher in Bratislava.
Table of Contents
Method of theory construction – Grounded Theory – Research cycles – Argument – Reasoning – Induction – Deduction – Abduction – Conceptual density – Qualitative-quantitative divide