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Developing Grounded Theory

The Second Generation, 1st Edition

By Janice M. Morse, Phyllis Noerager Stern, Juliet Corbin, Barbara Bowers, Kathy Charmaz, Adele E. Clarke


280 pages

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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.


“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

About the Series

Developing Qualitative Inquiry

Books in the Developing Qualitative Inquiry series, written by leaders in qualitative inquiry, address important topics in qualitative methods. Targeted to a broad multi-disciplinary readership, the books are inteded for mid-level to advanced researchers and advanced students. The series forwards the field of qualitative inquiry by describing new methods or developing particular aspects of established methods.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Research & Methodology