It answers questions such as 'What should grounded theory look like?', 'How do I recognise grounded theory?' and 'How do I produce good grounded theory?' by returning to the original ideas as they were presented by Glaser and Strauss.
Sharp, clear and thought-provoking, the book includes:
- Detailed analysis of the current literature
- Exemplar sections filled with detailed, real world examples and applications
- A detailed glossary
It will provide you with a grasp of what a grounded theory should look like, take you through the process of building a grounded theory and then explain best practice for critically evaluating the quality of grounded theory research.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 242 x 170 x 23 mm
In addition to its ease of reading and its useful structure the book goes much further than most in helping to understand the nature of Grounded Theory and where its limits might lie...Without going into any more detail I would like to say that the thoughts and experiences of the authors are professionally delivered in an interesting and well structured text. All the key issues which are required for the successful implementation of a Grounded Theory project are covered. -- Dan Remenyi
This is a significant text in grounded theory written with PhD and early career researchers in mind. The authors take what I would like to call a `purist' approach to grounded theory by going back to the original grounded theory texts namely Discovery and Theoretical Sensitivity. Most chapters begin with learning outcomes and end with succinct summaries and there are highlights to keep the reader on track. They also use `exemplar' grounded theory texts to make their points on how to do grounded theory...All in all, this is a very interesting text and I expect it will be an essential reading for those interested in and new to grounded theory research. -- Subhi Ashour
Gibson and Hartman's use of 3 different Grounded Theory cases is persuasive and purposeful: throughout the second half of the text, the authors have drawn on insightful examples from these 3 studies, making the link between theory and fieldwork realities all the more palpable for novice and experienced researchers alike. Gibson and Hartman conclude their book by highlighting their intentions to `reinvigorate grounded theory by rediscovering the context within which it was developed' (2014: 237), an aim I feel they accomplished well...Comprehensive in its scope and clear in its explanations, Rediscovering Grounded Theory is both informative and appealing, leaving us as curious social inquirers hungry for more.-- Victoria Rodner
It is an ideal book for scholars who have just started their research pursuit via grounded theory and for the already experienced grounded theorists as well. The textbook manages to simplify a complicated theory in a modern, gradual and smooth way by giving simultaneously practical and up-to-date insights. Most importantly, the book enables the readers to think critically and gain new insights about grounding theory, even if they are already aware of the theory. -- Eleni Chatzopoulou, Newcastle University