Grounded Theory: A New Theoretical Approach to Qualitative Research

Salma Begum


Qualitative approach is increasingly becoming important in research. The purposes
o f qualitdlive research are to describe, explore and explain phenomenon being
studied. The general area o f qualitative research includes several research methods,
such as ethnography, ethno methodology, case studies, participant observation,
phenometwlog)!, ethno methodology and grounded theory. This paper offers a brief
introduction o f grounded theoiy as research methodology, its historical origins, and
clarification o f the methods, meanings and stages ofgrounded theory in research.

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