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 of Documentation – Emerald Publishing
Published: Feb 1, 2005
Keywords: Philosophy; Information science; Libraries; Information research; Research methods
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