Specific published examples that mix qualitative and quantitative data, methods, and techniques help readers troubleshoot challenges with different types of data as they develop their own GT expertise. Test Your Knowledge questions at the end of each chapter allow readers to check their understanding of the chapter’s main elements. Suggestions for further reading make it easy for readers to explore additional literature related to chapter topics. Valuable appendices offer examples of the differences between qualitative description and conceptualization, conceptual elaboration of qualitative data, and mixed methods GT. A comprehensive glossary of key terms, extracts from three studies that used classic GT approaches, examples of coding, and examples of diagrams in the back of the book serve as helpful resources to promote reader comprehension.

Writing as an Important Part of Doing Classic GT

After studying this chapter, you will:

  • understand why and how writing is, in itself, an essential part of the classic GT methodological protocol
  • appreciate and recognize readiness to sort and write moments
  • understand possible barriers that can block your writing and be aware of some solutions to remove these barriers

We saw in a previous chapter the iterative nature of data analysis toward the emergence of a grounded theory. Writing in GT is part of this iterative process and begins with the first data collected, as you start writing memos to help the analysis and conceptualization. Memoing was covered in Chapter 6. In this chapter, we are concerned with writing up the components of your emerging theory and how ...

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