Chapter 2: An overview of Grounded Theory aka The Grounded Theory Method (GTM)
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This chapter offers an outline of Grounded Theory or The Grounded Theory Method [GTM], preceded by a brief account of the origins and developments in the method since it appeared in the 1960s. Three further chapters expand on ‘GTM-in-use’, in contrast to what might be termed ‘textbook account(s)’. Clearly the latter must be available prior to and provide the basis for examples of the latter. Examples of ‘warts and all’ accounts, however, are critical in providing readers with an understanding that the practicalities of the research process necessitate recognition that methods texts must be regarded as heuristic devices rather than as recipes or algorithms. This is what is meant by methodological sensitivity.

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