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Qualitative Research Guide: Grounded Theory

Online and collection-based resources to aid in conducting, finding, using, synthesizing, and teaching qualitative research in the health sciences.

What is Grounded Theory?

Grounded theory is a systematic methodology in the social sciences emphasizing generation of theory from data in the process of conducting research. It is mainly used for qualitative research, but is also applicable to other data (e.g., quantitative data; Glaser, 1967, chapter VIII)

Books about Grounded Theory

The following books are available as ebooks through the UCSF Library unless otherwise noted

Resources on Grounded Theory

Grounded Theory in the Literature

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