Grounded Theory is used frequently and discussed often by qualitative researchers, and can be a very useful methodology for indepth analysis of data - yet it can be quite confusing for new researchers to learn about - partly because there are different variants and methods. Here, we provide a list of useful resources to help you get your head around grounded theory.
Grounded Theory for Qualitative Research: A Practical Guideby Cathy Urquhart
This practical guide can be accessed online, and comes with Global Health Social Sciences' complete recommendation! This book provides a practical way of thinking about GT in relation to your project, taking the reader through the stages involved with developing a coding framework and generating theory from your data.
Challenges When Using Grounded Theory: A Pragmatic Introduction to Doing GT Researchby Virpi Timonen, Geraldine Foley, Catherine Conlon
The grounded theory (GT) method is widely applied, yet frequently misunderstood. We outline the main variants of GT and dispel the most common myths associated with GT. We argue that the different variants of GT incorporate a core set of shared procedures that can be put to work by any researcher or team from their chosen ontological and epistemological perspective.
The Coding Process and Its Challengesby Judith Holton
This useful article in Grounded Theory Review is a useful read for anyone engaging in coding, whatever approach you're using.