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grounded theory

any form of sociological theory that is built up gradually from the careful naturalistic observation of a selected social phenomenon (see also ANALYTICAL INDUCTION). As outlined by Glaser and Strauss The Discovery of Grounded Theory (1968), sociological theorizing of this type contrasts with more abstract general theories of the ‘hypothetico-deductive’ type (see HYPOTHETICO-DEDUCTIVE EXPLANATION AND METHOD). Compare also THEORIES OF THE MIDDLE RANGE.
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The constant comparative method, a core analytical component of grounded theory (Peledeau, 2005), allowed us to look at each individual statements and group similar statements into specific themes (Glaser, 1992; Glaser & Straus, 1967; Walker & Myrick, 2006); CCM allowed for generation of categories from the data collected and identification of the different themes that emerged within the data (Glaser, 1992;Glaser, 1965).
Congruent with interpretive description, data collection and analysis were concurrent, using purposive sampling and a constant comparative method. Ethics approval was obtained through the University of Alberta (#Pro00061569).
The survey component of the assessment was analyzed using the constant comparative method of data analysis (Appendix B).
The contributors cover how to collect data using focus groups, repertory grids, constant comparative method, grounded theory, metaphors, and critical incident technique.
We share with their authors that one of the main contributions of this study is the diversity and richness of the provided information, with the purpose of developing a theory from the data and through the constant comparative method (characteristic of the Grounded Theory) and the cooperative development of theory to its practical application (characteristic of Action-Research).
The data were analyzed using the constant comparative method. The findings indicated four main outcomes: students' personal literature is a reflection of who they are as a child within a family structure, students' personal literature brings them comfort, students' personal literature is a reflection of their inner desires, and students' personal literature is selected for their entertainment.
Data were analyzed using the constant comparative method, which identified two themes: thinking about the second risk and living with risk as a family affair.
The researchers used the constant comparative method and field notes to show the centers' responses to turnover.
Individual scores of 11 or higher and scores 9 or lower were selected for review of the narrative feedback using the Constant Comparative method to identify common themes.
Analysis proceeded according to constant comparative method and validated by means of researcher triangulation.
Because there is limited research of children's toy preferences in natural environments to guide our organization of toy data, we used the 'constant comparative method' to categorize the play materials children used.
I used the constant comparative method of data analysis and triangulation of data through member check.

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