On Grounded Theory – with some malice

On Grounded Theory – with some malice Purpose – To review critically the applicability of Grounded Theory. Design/methodology/approach – Two perspectives are used: that of the author's personal experience and that of the internal pros and cons of Grounded Theory. Findings – Grounded Theory is called into question regarding problems with pre‐understanding, with everyday knowledge, with disconnection of context, and with coding procedure. Practical implications – It is important to think twice before using Grounded Theory in spite of its promising features at the outset. Originality/value – Empirically and theoretically founded critique of Grounded Theory http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Documentation Emerald Publishing

On Grounded Theory – with some malice

Journal of Documentation, Volume 61 (1): 16 – Feb 1, 2005

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © 2005 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0022-0418
DOI
10.1108/00220410510578041
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Abstract

Purpose – To review critically the applicability of Grounded Theory. Design/methodology/approach – Two perspectives are used: that of the author's personal experience and that of the internal pros and cons of Grounded Theory. Findings – Grounded Theory is called into question regarding problems with pre‐understanding, with everyday knowledge, with disconnection of context, and with coding procedure. Practical implications – It is important to think twice before using Grounded Theory in spite of its promising features at the outset. Originality/value – Empirically and theoretically founded critique of Grounded Theory

Journal

Journal of DocumentationEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 2005

Keywords: Philosophy; Information science; Libraries; Information research; Research methods

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