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    Constructing Grounded Theory: Chapter 1 and 2 Kathy Charmaz’s book is one of the useful ones when it comes to the construction of grounded theory that is applicable to untrained and more experienced researchers. Carrying out summary and reflection of the book could provide a great overview of understanding the qualitative research methods presented by Charmaz. For this summary and reflection of the book, the focus will be majorly on the chapter 1, An Invitation to Grounded Theory and chapter 2, Gathering Rich Data. Summary Chapter 1: An Invitation to Grounded Theory In chapter 1, Charmaz begins by inviting her readers to accompany him through the journey of qualitative research project. To bring the knowledge of the journey into perspective, Charmaz introduces the story of Marie Arlen and her problem involving rheumatoid arthritis. The sequence of events in the story is quite descriptive and informative. The questions raised from Arlen’s story help the reader understand the manner in which to conduct a research and creating data…

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    This annotated bibliography examines Grounded Theory (GT) Methodology as a research tool. The context I am considering application of at this particular qualitative methodology is a study of access to health care among rural populations in Myanmar. The study aims to build theoretical framework and suggest the best suitable health service delivery model. GT focuses on the common experiences of a group of participants to generate or discover theory (Creswell, 2012). It is a method of iterative…

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    strategies in business and management researches are experiment, survey, case study, action research, grounded theory, ethnography, archival research, and participative enquiry (Collis and Hussey, 2009; Saunders, Lewis & Thornhill, 2009; Yin, 2003). Though they are not mutually exclusive, each is a different way of collecting and analyzing empirical evidence, following its own logic (Yin, 2003). Saunders et al. (2009) claims that, no strategy is inherently superior or inferior to the other.…

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    Research about the factors that maintain situations of abuse has generally focused separately on the coping strategies of women, barriers to leaving the relationship and the perpetrators' means of abuse. Using grounded theory we generated four themes: Commonalities and contradictions in the experience of abuse; living with abuse; the response of systems reinforced or challenged the abuse and dealing with abuse beyond the relationship. These findings illustrate how situations of domestic abuse…

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    This study will use the phenomenological and ethnological theories to investigate the problem regarding students’ mobility in the Congo/Zaire, the causes of the mobility and what should be done to mitigate students’ mobility would be concretized in this study. The effects of mobility on students’ behavior and academic achievement will be scrutinized and also taken into consideration. Both of theories will be triangulated to enhance and strengthen the reliability and validity of the research as…

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    of data collection is deemed time-consuming compared to quantitative research. As such, it requires a lot of resource commitments namely the cost element and human resources hence the need for a smaller sample size (SOURCE). Furthermore, generalising in qualitative research is considered difficult. Generalising outcomes of the broad population is considered impossible due to the small sample size of participants (Silverman, 2013). Likewise, systematic comparisons are challenging to make as…

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    According to Grounded Theory, the principle behind grounded theory is “neither inductive nor deductive, but combined to be abductive reasoning”. Moreover the grounded theory approach used in this particular study will be deductive to understand African Americans and Latino male youth perception of law enforcement. This approach is qualitative approach that allows youth the ability to explain the phenomenon of male minority youth perception of law enforcement. The design focuses on four…

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    Chapter One: Introduction The aim of this Grounded Theory study is to examine the paradoxical nature of tax avoidance, with a particular focus on Google Inc. operations in the United Kingdom (UK). According to Schmidt and Cohen (2014), the world is undergoing a global change whereby on one side the provision of cyberspace connectivity continues to improve the world’s ability to exchange data and interconnect. However, Waltzman and Shen (2015) article present an opposing argument, one of…

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    However, the study conducted by Kuiper, Martin and Olinger (1993) suggested females who highly scored on Coping Humour, saw exams as more of a positive challenge. Furthermore, these subjects also adjusted their expectations for their next exam. Conversely, females who scored low on Coping Humour found that their relationship with exams was negative (Kuiper, Martin and Olinger, 1993). The study concluded that a sense of humour may help students to cope with exam stress. Students are dealing with…

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    Grounded theory involves category identification with integration of the categories to come up with a theory (Oktay, 2012). It is a method of qualitative research that uses bottom-up procedures in a systematic manner using the actual data collected in the system, reflecting in the phenomenon of the main concepts using inductive methods and identifying links between the concepts to form a theory viewpoint. Essentially, it is a research method that builds a theory from data (Somekh & Lewin, 2011).…

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