- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea

Grounded Theory

Core definition

Theory derived from data gathered and analysed in a systematic and rigorous way, as well as a method for generating such theory.

Longer explanation

How is theory generated in the social sciences? Traditionally, we have a ‘theoretical’ idea, perhaps sparked by personal experience, past research, ...

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