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 Classic GT for Publication

After studying this chapter, you will:

  • understand that you can rarely publish a grounded theory as it actually emerged from your data
  • accept reviewers’ opinions and address their concerns even though you might not always agree with them
  • have some general guidelines to help you get your work read, accepted, and published

Whether or not you have read the previous chapters, having arrived at this stage of the book probably means that you are convinced that using GT as a research paradigm, a methodology, or an analysis framework is important and significant for your research. However, writing as part of the classic GT process, that is, of “doing” GT, and writing classic grounded theory for an audience, to share and disseminate your ideas, ...

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