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Grounded Theory Research: Procedures, Canons and Evaluative Criteria

Grounded Theory Research: Procedures, Canons and Evaluative Criteria Abstract Using grounded theory as an example, this paper examines three methodological questions that are generally applicable to all qualitative methods. How should the usual scientific canons be reinterpreted for qualitative research? How should researchers report the procedures and canons used in their research? What evaluative criteria should be used in judging the research products? The basic argument we propose is that the criteria should be adapted to fit the procedures of the method. We demonstrate how we have done this with grounded theory and suggest criteria for evaluating studies done in this mode. We suggest that other qualitative researchers might be similarly specific about their procedures and evaluative criteria. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Zeitschrift für Soziologie de Gruyter

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Publisher
de Gruyter
Copyright
Copyright © 1990 by the
ISSN
0340-1804
eISSN
2366-0325
DOI
10.1515/zfsoz-1990-0602
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Abstract

Abstract Using grounded theory as an example, this paper examines three methodological questions that are generally applicable to all qualitative methods. How should the usual scientific canons be reinterpreted for qualitative research? How should researchers report the procedures and canons used in their research? What evaluative criteria should be used in judging the research products? The basic argument we propose is that the criteria should be adapted to fit the procedures of the method. We demonstrate how we have done this with grounded theory and suggest criteria for evaluating studies done in this mode. We suggest that other qualitative researchers might be similarly specific about their procedures and evaluative criteria.

Journal

Zeitschrift für Soziologiede Gruyter

Published: Dec 1, 1990

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