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The strategy of grounded theory: Possibilities and problems

Kathleen Wells
Social Work Research
Vol. 19, No. 1 (MARCH 1995), pp. 33-37
Published by: Oxford University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/42659916
Page Count: 5
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The strategy of grounded theory: Possibilities and problems
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Abstract

This essay focuses on one qualitative research method, grounded theory. The essay attempts to clarify the meaning of the method and to promote consistency in its use. Toward that end the essay reviews the development of grounded theory, its central features, and criteria for its evaluation; suggests some possible reasons for misunderstanding it; and identifies critical issues regarding its use.

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