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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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Eine grounded theory sollte darum als substantive und nicht als formal theory konstruiert werden (Glaser und Strauss 1967, S.33).
We used grounded theory, which is used when little is known about the topic (Glaser & Strauss, 1967).
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