Cited by Lee Sonogan
Abstract by Göran Goldkuhl, Stefan Cronholm
In 2010, the paper “Adding Theoretical Grounding to Grounded Theory: Toward Multi-Grounded Theory” (Goldkuhl & Cronholm, 2010) was published in the International Journal of Qualitative Methods (IJQM). This article presents a qualitative research approach, called multi-grounded theory (MGT), which is based on and advances the grounded theory (GT) approach (Glaser & Strauss, 1967; Strauss & Corbin, 1990; 1998). MGT can be seen as a further development of GT. It incorporates certain important elements from GT, such as open and inductive coding of data, with the intent to build theory from empirical data. MGT adds to grounding in empirical data (as it is made in GT) also grounding in theoretical and internal sources. Theoretical grounding means grounding in existing theory and internal grounding means grounding in the emergent theory itself. The purpose of internal grounding is to arrive at a theory that is conceptually coherent and congruent.
Publication: International Journal of Qualitative Methods (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
Pub Date: 28 Aug 2018 Doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1609406918795540
Keywords: Research, Applied Lingustics, Complex Systems
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