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An overview of grounded theory design in educational research

Chong, Chee Huay and Yeo, Kee Jiar (2015) An overview of grounded theory design in educational research. Asian Social Science, 11 (12). pp. 258-268. ISSN 1911-2017


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ass.v11n12p258


Over past decades, grounded theory is increasingly popular in a broad range of research primarily in educational research. The current paper aims to provide useful information for the new-comers and fit them well in grounded theory research. This paper starts with definitions, origin and applications of grounded theory, followed by types of grounded theory research designs and the key characteristics of grounded theory. Other aspects covered include data collection and data analysis, general steps, and ethical issues in grounded theory. Discussions on the strengths and limitations of grounded theory, as well as evaluation aspects, are found in the last part of this paper.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:educational research, grounded theory, qualitative research, research design
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
ID Code:57787
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:04 Dec 2016 04:07
Last Modified:15 Dec 2021 01:14

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