Constructionist Grounded Theory - GT. Conceptual and Methodological Clarifications

Antonio SANDU

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In this article we aim to bring a series of epistemological and conceptual clarifications on a particular method of qualitative research entitled Grounded Theory (GT) in its social-constructive approach. The peculiarity of this research method is the exploratory character, the theoretical explanatory construction based on data gathered from the field and not from a series of assumptions taken from the literature, or built from the missing knowledge areas within it. The socio-constructivist dimension emphasizes the context dependence of the obtained results and the generated interpretative model.


Keywords


Grounded Theory; qualitative research; social constructivism; interpretive model; data encoding.

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