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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 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.
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.
By using the constant comparative method, researchers found 14 categories to emerge from the list of 164 toys, including teacher directed art, creative art, games, two-dimensional toys, fine motor toys, soft toys, books, sensory toys, vehicles, building materials, pretend toys, miniature pretend toys, media-influenced toys, and non-toy materials (see Table 1 for definitions and a list of toys included in each category).
I used the constant comparative method of data analysis and triangulation of data through member check.
In addition, with each additional transcript coded, recurrent themes were noted, and quotations were grouped within these themes using the constant comparative method (Glaser & Strauss, 1967; Patton, 2002), until the point of theoretical saturation, or until no new themes emerged.
Grounded theory uses a constant comparative method of data analysis to seek patterns in the data for the purpose of developing substantive theory.

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