International Journal of Social Work and Human Services Practice(CEASE PUBLICATION) Vol. 4(4), pp. 75 - 81
DOI: 10.13189/ijrh.2016.040401
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An Introduction to the Grounded Theory Approach in Social Research


Venkat Pulla *
Social Work Programme, Australian Catholic University, Australia

ABSTRACT

This paper discusses Grounded theory, which is one of the newer methodologies becoming popular with social researchers since its evolution in the late 1960's. The paper discusses the principles and processes of Grounded theory and then explores the nature of codes, coding process and the concept of saturation. The paper then goes on to discuss the pros and cons, arguments for and against the use of Grounded theory methodology for social research and explores the applicability of this methodology in producing sound theoretical basis for practice. Select narratives from the author's recent studies are utilised to explain the processes of grounded theory methodology.

KEYWORDS
Grounded Theory, Qualitative Research, Data Analysis, Inductive Research

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Venkat Pulla , "An Introduction to the Grounded Theory Approach in Social Research," International Journal of Social Work and Human Services Practice(CEASE PUBLICATION), Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 75 - 81, 2016. DOI: 10.13189/ijrh.2016.040401.

(b). APA Format:
Venkat Pulla (2016). An Introduction to the Grounded Theory Approach in Social Research. International Journal of Social Work and Human Services Practice(CEASE PUBLICATION), 4(4), 75 - 81. DOI: 10.13189/ijrh.2016.040401.