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ERIC Number: EJ940800
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Philosophical Roots of Classical Grounded Theory: Its Foundations in Symbolic Interactionism
Aldiabat, Khaldoun M.; Le Navenec, Carole-Lynne
Qualitative Report, v16 n4 p1063-1080 Jul 2011
Although many researchers have discussed the historical relationship between the Grounded Theory methodology and Symbolic Interactionism, they have not clearly articulated the congruency of their salient concepts and assumptions. The purpose of this paper is to provide a thorough discussion of this congruency. A hypothetical example about smoking among college students is included in this paper to illustrate this relationship. This paper will be useful for qualitative researchers who seek a fuller understanding of how the assumptions and concepts provided by Symbolic Interactionism can inform the researcher who adopts a Grounded Theory methodology to investigate human behaviour. The relevance of this congruency for nursing researchers is discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A