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Grounded Theory and Grounded TheorizingPragmatism in Research Practice$
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Antony Bryant

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199922604

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199922604.001.0001

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Getting to an End-point

Getting to an End-point

Theoretical Saturation

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Grounded Theory and Grounded Theorizing

Antony Bryant

Oxford University Press

Sampling in GTM – purposive, convenience, snow-ball samples at the start, then theoretical sampling at later stages. The differnecies between substantive and formal grounded theories. Kearney’s discussion of the two types, and the differnet ways in which they can be derived. Status Passage as the only jointly published formal grounded theory by Glaser and Strauss. The meaning of Theoretical Saturation and some misconceptions. Theoretical coding and taking the outcome of a grounded theory back to the literature. A student’s understanding of Theoretical Saturation. Theoretical Saturation illustrated in the context of Crème Brûlée. Differentiating Substantive grounded theories from formal grounded theories.

Keywords:   Theoretical coding, Theoretical sampling, Derivation of formal grounded theories, Status Passage, Theoretical Saturation its meaning and some misconceptions

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