Getting Out of the Data: Grounded Theory Conceptualization:

(2011) by Barney G. Glaser, Ph.D., Hon Ph.D. $ 38.00
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It is simple enough to get out of the data to the emergence of conceptualization  if the researcher uses  the GT procedures set out in detail in many of my books.  That is,  trust in emergence by starting to constantly comparatively analyze data the first night after field notes are collected,  Look for interchangeable indicators in the data as it is collected, as it is gathered, while using the constant comparative method.  Once the pattern, latent in the data, is found, and indicators are saturated, name the pattern and conceptualization begins.  Soon more patterns emerge and memos start relating them and a multivariate GT starts emerging around a core category.  The research has gotten out and off the descriptive level of gathered data to conceptualization. GT is about  concepts, not description.  This short synopsis may be extended  by reading my many other books and the published papers of several of my mature students..  It works very well , if the procedures are followed, however flexibly.  The researcher uses the constant comparative  method (cc method) to discover codes resulting in a product:, that is  a substantive theory.   

ISBN: 1-884156-22-3



CHAPTERS:

1
Getting Out of the Data
2
Helping Conceptualization
3
Preconception
4
Motivation to Conceptualize
5
Supervising
6
Naming Codes
7
Validity
8
Data
9
Conceptual Writing-Up
10
Blocking Conceptualization
Appendix 1
Writing
Appendix 2
The Constant Comparative Method of Qualitative Analysis
Appendix 3
The Coding Process and Its Challenges