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Families of Grounded Theory: A Theoretical Structure for Novel Researchers

Devajit Mohajan and Haradhan Mohajan
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Dr Haradhan Kumar Mohajan ()

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Abstract: This paper tries to discuss families of grounded theory. Grounded theory is a systematic research analysis that deals with qualitative research area. It is based on the effort to collect field data; follow the development and refinement through the systematic data analysis, and the final result can test existing theories or develop a new theory. Therefore, it constructs hypotheses and theories by the continuous collection and analysis of data. It is established for the first time in 1967 by two American sociologists Barney Galland Glaser and Anselm Leonard Strauss. Since the starting, it has taken on different iterations, and evolved a number of variants, such as classic grounded theory, Straussian grounded theory, constructivist grounded theory, and feminist grounded theory. New grounded theory researchers face difficulties to understand how to operate and apply families of grounded theory concepts and methods properly. This study has planned to provide an overview of families of grounded theory with the proper explanation for them. In this study an attempt has been taken to provide an up-to-date research framework of a grounded theory and its variants.

Keywords: Grounded theory; qualitative research; Glaser; Strauss; variants of grounded theory (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A14 B54 D6 I31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2023-01-18, Revised 2023-01-24
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Published in Studies in Social Science & Humanities 3.2(2023): pp. 56-65

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