Adding theoretical grounding to grounded theory: Towards Multi-grounded theory
2010 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Methods, ISSN 1609-4069, E-ISSN 1609-4069, Vol. 9, no 2, 187-205 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of this paper is to challenge some of the cornerstones of the grounded theory approach and propose an extended and alternative approach for data analysis and theory development, which the authors call multi-grounded theory (MGT). A multi-grounded theory is not only empirically grounded; it is also grounded in other ways. Three different grounding processes are acknowledged: theoretical, empirical, and internal grounding. The authors go beyond the pure inductivist approach in GT and add the explicit use of external theories. A working procedure of theory development in MGT is presented, which can be seen as an extension of the grounded theory approach.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 9, no 2, 187-205 p.
grounded theory, data analysis, theoretical grounding, empirical grounding
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-63217ISI: 000208577500005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-63217DiVA: diva2:377063