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Friday, 29 May 2015

A Chain of Evidence

Grounded Theory for Qualitative Research: A Practical Guide,
Cathy Urquhart, Sage, 2013, page 159

Perhaps it's a good idea to bring Cathy Urquhart back into the conversation at this point. In her chapter about writing up Grounde Theory studies, she says:

One of the major strengths of grounded theory os that it results in a chain of evidence. For every concept that comes from the data, there are dozens of instances, thanks to the practices of constant comparison and theoretical saturation. This means that grounded theory studies can avoid the charges that are sometimes levelled at qualitative research - nanely, that qualitative researchers are selective about the data they use to back up certain findings. Because of the emphasis on theoretical saturation, the researcher can be sure that the findings are representative - that is, not just detected once or twice in the data.

So a blend of Grounded Theory Method and the Gateway Approach may yield the reliability that we need.

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