Grounded Theory

This reading list contains foundational texts on conducting qualitative research within the grounded theory paradigm and using grounded theory methods. It includes texts from the two standards camps (Strauss and Glaser) and constructivist grounded theory (Charmaz).

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Bryant, A. (2019). The SAGE handbook of current developments in grounded theory (K. Charmaz, Ed.). SAGE.
Charmaz, K. (2014). Constructing grounded theory (2nd ed.). SAGE.
Corbin, J., & Strauss, A. (2014). Basics of qualitative research: Techniques and procedures for developing grounded theory (4th ed.). SAGE.
Flick, U. (2018). Doing grounded theory. SAGE.
Glaser, B. G. (1978). Theoretical sensitivity: Advances in the methodology of grounded theory. The Sociology Press.
Glaser, B. G. (1992). Basics of grounded theory analysis: Emergence vs. forcing. The Sociology Press.
Glaser, B. G. (1998). Doing grounded theory: Issues and discussion. The Sociology Press.
Glaser, B. G., & Strauss, A. L. (2017). Discovery of grounded theory: Strategies for qualitative research. Routledge.
Gynnild, A., & Martin, V. B. (Eds.). (2013). Grounded theory: The philosophy, method, and work of Barney Glaser. BrownWalker Press.

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