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Constructing Grounded Theory 2ed

by Kathy Charmaz SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
03/2014
ISBN:
9780857029140
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Pbk 416 pages
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This second edition of Kathy Charmaz's groundbreaking, bestselling text retains the accessible and engaging style of the first edition to present a benchmark introduction to doing grounded theory from a constructivist perspective.


This expanded second edition:


- Explores how to effectively focus on data collection and to think about it for theorizing

- Adds two new chapters that guide the reader through conducting and analysing interviews in grounded theory studies

- Adds a new chapter on the relationship between symbolic interactionism and grounded theory

- Considers recent epistemological debates about the place of prior theory and the legacy of Anselm Strauss for grounded theory


This is a seminal title for anyone 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
Memo-Writing
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 is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Faculty Writing Program at Sonoma State University. In the latter position, she leads seminars for faculty to help them complete their research and scholarly writing. She has written, co-authored, or co-edited fourteen books including Good Days, Bad Days: The Self in Chronic Illness and Time, which won awards from the Pacific Sociological Association and the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. The first edition of Constructing Grounded Theory received a Critics’ Choice Award from the American Educational Studies Association. It has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Polish and Portuguese and two more translations are underway. A co-edited four-volume set, Grounded Theory and Situational Analysis, with senior editor, Adele Clarke, just came out as part of the Sage Benchmarks in Social Research series. Another co-edited volume with Antony Bryant, senior editor, The Sage Handbook of Grounded Theory, appeared in 2007. Professor Charmaz is a co-author of two multi-authored methodology books, Five Ways of Doing Qualitative Analysis: Phenomenological Psychology, Grounded Theory, Discourse Analysis, Narrative Research, and Intuitive Inquiry, which Guilford published in 2011, and Developing Grounded Theory: The Second Generation, a 2009 publication with Left Coast Press. She has also published articles and chapters on the experience of chronic illness, the social psychology of suffering, writing for publication as well as numerous papers on grounded theory and qualitative research. Currently she is working on a text on symbolic interactionist social psychology and several papers on methods.

Professor Charmaz has served as President of the Pacific Sociological Association, President and Vice-President of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, Vice-President of Alpha Kappa Delta, the international honorary for sociology, Editor of Symbolic Interaction, and Chair of the Medical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. She has received the 2001 Feminist Mentors Award and the 2006 George Herbert Mead award for lifetime achievement from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. She lectures and leads workshops on grounded theory, qualitative methods, medical sociology, and symbolic interactionism around the globe.