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Grounded Theory

Julianne S. Oktay

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199753697
eISBN:
9780199932627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753697.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Grounded Theory (GT) is one of the oldest and most often used forms of qualitative research. Unlike other methods, GT is used to develop theory. Grounded Theory has great potential for social work ... More


Qualitative Methods for Practice Research

Jeffrey Longhofer, Jerry Floersch, and Janet Hoy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195398472
eISBN:
9780199979325
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398472.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Qualitative methods have become increasingly popular among researchers in the professions: social work, nursing, education, business, computer science, and occupational therapy. And while many ... More


Grounded Theory in Social Work Research: Problems and Promise

Julianne S. Oktay

in Grounded Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199753697
eISBN:
9780199932627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753697.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter addresses how grounded theory is affected by a variety of recent developments in social work research. These include a discussion of why it is sometimes difficult to conduct a grounded ... More


Introduction to Grounded Theory and Its Potential for Social Work

Julianne S. Oktay

in Grounded Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199753697
eISBN:
9780199932627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753697.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter provides a basic introduction to grounded theory. It begins by arguing that grounded theory is of particular value for the social work profession. It introduces three excellent grounded ... More


Getting Started

Julianne S. Oktay

in Grounded Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199753697
eISBN:
9780199932627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753697.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter addresses the researcher who is considering whether grounded theory is appropriate for his or her study. It begins with a brief discussion of when qualitative methods such as those in ... More


Evaluating Quality

Julianne S. Oktay

in Grounded Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199753697
eISBN:
9780199932627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753697.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter addresses ideas of quality in classic and newer versions of grounded theory. It emphasizes that in grounded theory, credibility is related to the application of the grounded theory ... More


Late-Stage Analysis

Julianne S. Oktay

in Grounded Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199753697
eISBN:
9780199932627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753697.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter focuses on the process of building theory from the concepts and categories developed in open coding. It introduces and illustrates the concepts of axial coding and selective coding, the ... More


Early Data Analysis

Julianne S. Oktay

in Grounded Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199753697
eISBN:
9780199932627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753697.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter focuses on the first level of data analysis in grounded theory. In this “first step,” the researcher uses line-by-line coding to begin to identify concepts from raw data. The chapter ... More


Researching Filmgoers’ Experiences

Jonathan Brant

in Paul Tillich and the Possibility of Revelation through Film

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639342
eISBN:
9780191738098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639342.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

In this chapter the key decisions that underlie the empirical research project are discussed. The chapter begins with a survey of the historical development of research into the relationship that ... More


The Potentials of Grounded Theory in the Study of Social Movements

Alice Mattoni

in Methodological Practices in Social Movement Research

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198719571
eISBN:
9780191788666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719571.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter illustrates how grounded theory can work as a flexible source of guidelines in developing research on grassroots political participation and mobilization, combining in a consistent ... More


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