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Grounded Theory

Scope Note: 
A research method in which emergent theory is grounded in and developed inductively from systematically collected data. Also known as the constant comparative method, it is generally associated with qualitative social science research.
Category: Research and Theory
Broader Terms
Research Methodology
Narrower Terms
Use this term instead of
Constant Comparative Method
Related Terms
Behavioral Science Research
Case Studies
Qualitative Research
Social Science Research
Added to ERIC: 1/1/2008