Grounded Theory Methodology
Tue, 07 Oct 1997 02:17:00

** In reply to request to say more about Grounded Theory Methodology
and QSR-NUD·IST Dr Stephen Tagg writes; Grounded Theory, I am told by
our resident expert Andy Lowe, requires emergent methodology. This means a
flat first pass of the data. QSR NUDIST can only manage this with
difficulty. Most of it's examples involve a pre-existing hierarchical coding
system being applied to texts. This is the basis for my claim that it is
not designed for grounded theory methodology. ** Dear Stephen, what
about a firts paper-and-pencil pass on the data as a basis for the
hierarchical coding system before entering anything into the computer? That's
what we're doing here in Barcelona and we're quite satisfied with the
Luis Botella, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Ramon Llull University
Cister 24-34
Phone: 3-253 30 00
Fax:3-253-30 31

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