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ERIC Number: ED470658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
Pages: 15
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Method for Studying a Human Ecology: An Adaptation of the Grounded Theory Tradition.
McCaslin, Mark L.; Scott, Karen Wilson
Constructivist grounded theory is focused on discovery through understanding data in a human ecology. The procedures outlined in this paper are designed to guide the beginning theorist through the process of creating a theory grounded in data that is a product of the human ecology under study. These new procedures extend grounded theory, providing bridges in moving from study phenomenon to design and from analysis to interpretation. Procedures for analyzing the data must be clearly understood before beginning grounded theory methodology. Strategies must be outlined, approaches to the ecology discussed, and awareness of the ecology attained. Following these procedures can lead to a rewarding qualitative research experience and produce new knowledge for understanding the human ecology. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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