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Alisa u zemlji čuda - kvalitativna metodologija i metoda utemeljene teorije
Alice in wonderland- qualitative methodology and grounded theory method

Author(s): Ivana Jeđud Borić
Subject(s): Methodology and research technology
Published by: Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Edukacijsko-rehabilitacijski fakultet
Keywords: grounded theory method; qualitative methodology; constant comparative method; theoretical sampling; coding;

Summary/Abstract: This paper discusses grounded theory method by Glaser and Strauss as one of the method in qualitative approach. Method is presented through its development and in relation to its main principles and key elements: constant comparative method, theoretical sampling and coding. Constant comparative method and theoretical sampling is connected through circular process of comparison and reflection of old and new material in research. In this way process of data analysis gives direction for gathering new data. Furthermore, paper presents tri types of coding common for grounded theory method: open, axial and relational coding. Paper also discus two approaches in development of grounded theory method: glaserian and straussian approach. The main difference between those two approaches is: does the researcher use defined paradigm of research or does the researcher entry the field of research without idea/ hypothesis about the phenomenon of research and „wait“ the theory to emerge. At the end of the paper several problems and dilemmas related to grounded theory method are presented: insecurity about emergence of theory, time consuming nature of this method, question of reviewing and evaluation of theory and research and objectivity of researcher.

  • Issue Year: 42/2007
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 83-101
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Croatian