Books : reviews

Kathy Charmaz.
Constructing Grounded Theory: 2nd edn.
SAGE. 2014

Kathy Charmaz presents the definitive guide to doing grounded theory from a constructivist perspective. This second edition of her groundbreaking text retains the accessibility and warmth of the first edition whilst introducing cutting edge examples and practical tips.

This expanded second edition:

  • explores how to effectively focus on data collection
  • demonstrates how to use data for theorizing
  • adds two new chapters that guide you through conducting and analysing interviews in grounded theory
  • adds a new chapter on symbolic interactionism and grounded theory
  • considers recent epistemological debates about the place of prior theory
  • discusses the legacy of Anselm Strauss for grounded theory.