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Research Methodologies Guide

A collection of resources describing research methods in the social sciences and the humanities

Grounded Theory

Grounded theory method is

"a set of rigorous research procedures leading to the emergence of conceptual categories." -Grounded Theory Institute

The following methods are utilized in Grounded Theory:

  • Preparation
  • Data Collection
  • Data Analysis (Coding)
  • Data Analysis (Constant Comparative Analaysis)
  • Theoretical Conception

For more information on how grounded theory research is performed, review the resources below: 

Where to Start

Below, a few tools and online guides that can help you start your Grounded Theory research are listed. These include free online resources and resources available only through ISU Library. 

Online Resources

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