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Constructing Grounded Theory 2ed

by Kathy Charmaz SAGE Publications Ltd
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This is the second edition of Kathy Charmaz's groundbreaking and bestselling text on grounded theory. It retains the accessible and engaging style of the first edition to present for readers a benchmark introduction to doing grounded theory from a constructivist perspective. Constructing Grounded Theory 2nd Edition retains the strengths of the first edition while updating it with a dazzling array of new examples of grounded theory practice from diverse disciplines and professions. This expanded second edition 1) addresses how to focus data collection and to think about it for theorizing, 2) adds a new chapter on interviewing that includes recent debates and specific guidelines for conducting interviews in grounded theory studies, 3) provides strategies for using grounded theory in social justice inquiry, 4) considers recent epistemological debates about the place of prior theory and the legacy of Anselm Strauss for grounded theory, and 5) includes a new chapter on relationships between symbolic interactionism and grounded theory as one theory-methods package that researchers can adopt. Charmaz's book is a must-have for any student or researcher serious about understanding and doing grounded theory research.

An Invitation to Grounded Theory
Gathering Rich Data
Crafting and Conducting Intensive Interviews
Interviewing in Grounded Theory Studies
The Logic of Grounded Theory Coding Practices and Initial Coding
Focused Coding and beyond
Theoretical Sampling, Saturation and Sorting
Reconstructing Theory in Grounded Theory Studies
Symbolic Interactionism and Grounded Theory
Writing the Draft
Reflecting on the Research Process

Kathy Charmaz and rsquo;s new edition of her classic text on developing grounded theory is an invaluable resource for qualitative and mixed methods scholars. Her formulation of grounded theory analysis is remarkable for its eclectic synthesis of what have been contentious approaches and for its clear connections to the variety of qualitative data analysis methods. I have used Dr. Charmaz and rsquo;s work to teach both general induction and specifically grounded theory methods. The emphasis on research thinking and decision making, the explicit discussion of theories we start with and theories we build, and the extensive variety of examples in the second edition enrich our understanding of what we are doing when we do research. The book is an indispensable part of a qualitative research library. Judith Preissle, Professor Emeritus
Kathy Charmaz is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Faculty Writing Program at Sonoma State University in which she helps faculty with their research and scholarly writing.A She has written, co-authored, or co-edited eight books including Developing Grounded Theory: The Second Generation, the Handbook of Grounded Theory and Health, Illness, and Healing: Society, Social Context and Self as well as well as two award-winning books, Constructing Grounded Theory: A Practical Guide Through Qualitative Analysis, and Good Days, Bad Days: The Self in Chronic Illness and Time.A Dr. Charmaz writes numerous chapters and articles on qualitative research methods and also publishes in the areas of social psychology and writing for publication.AA Currently, she works with four psychologists on an innovative collaborative project that demonstrates how researchers representing five different qualitative approaches analyze the same data.Dr. Charmaz is the president of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction and has served as Chair of the Medical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association, President of the Pacific Sociological Association, and Editor of Symbolic Interaction.A She has received the Feminist Mentors Award and George Herbert Mead Award for lifetime achievement from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction.AA For the past decade, Dr. Charmaz has been a frequent keynote speaker and seminar presenter in the broad fields of health and illness and qualitative methods.A In addition, she regularly teaches professional development classes and workshops for graduate students and faculty on grounded theory methods and academic writing at ResearchTalk in Long Island, New York.A As an undergraduate sociology teacher, Dr. Charmaz has an enduring interest in helping SSU students improve their writing and analytic skills and prepare for graduate school.