Appropriateness of Grounded Theory


The grounded theory provides guidelines for conducting qualitativeresearch. It equips the investigators with necessary information frompreparation to termination of the study. The theory employsanalytical and theoretical approaches to collection and evaluation ofdata. The methods used in grounded theory enhance the process ofcollecting data since the person conducting the research can exploretheir ideas about the data in an early analytical writing (Charmaz,2014). Grounded theory has proved to be useful in the method sectionof research. This paper discusses the appropriateness of this theory.

Grounded theorymethods help to manage, and streamline data collection. It makes itpossible to perform an original analysis of the data collected. Thegrounded theory method comprises of systemic and flexible guidelineswhich help in the collection and analyzing of qualitative data.Grounded theories also facilitate the collection of data for thedevelopment of theoretical analysis from the start of the project(Charmaz, 2014). The approach helps the researchers plan for aproject and come up with the methods to be used even before theyinitiate it. It enables the researchers to be prepared for what toexpect throughout the research. The success of any study highlydepends on the preparations for the involved activities.

Grounded theorists begin with data construction. Data construction isdone by observations and interactions of the materials gathered forthe setting or topic (Charmaz, 2014). Methods associated with thistheory usually have the upper hand in research since they containclear guidelines that direct the researchers on how they are toproceed with their work. Grounded theorists study their data inadvance and start to separate and synthesize it through qualitativecoding. Coding entails attaching labels to the segments of data whichindicate what each segment involves and helps not to mix data. Codingalso makes it easy to compare the segments.


Charmaz, K. (2014).&nbspConstructing grounded theory. Sage.