Choosing a methodological path: reflections on the constructivist turn

Breckenridge, Jenna, Jones, Derek, Elliott, Ian and Nicol, Margaret (2012) Choosing a methodological path: reflections on the constructivist turn. Grounded Theory Review, 11 (1). pp. 64-71. ISSN 1556-1542

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Abstract

Researchers deciding to use grounded theory are faced with complex decisions regarding which method or version of grounded theory to use: Classic, straussian, feminist or constructivist grounded theory. Particularly for beginning PhD researchers, this can prove challenging given the complexities of the inherent philosophical debates and the ambiguous and conflicting use of grounded theory ‘versions’ within popular literature. The aim of this article is to demystify the differences between classic and constructivist grounded theory, presenting a critique of constructivist grounded theory that is rooted in the learning experiences of the first author as she grappled with differing perspectives during her own PhD research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: research methods, constructivism
Subjects: X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Education and Lifelong Learning
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2012 08:28
Last Modified: 10 May 2017 16:24
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/7718

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