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Qualitative Research Methods

This Guide will provide information about qualitative research resources at Duquesne University.

Grounded Theory

The goal of grounded theory is to develop/discover theory from data. The theory that is developed is "grounded" in the data/information. There are different perspectives within grounded theory, including systematic (Strauss and Corbin) and constructivist (Charmaz). Constructivist grounded theory emphasizes the perspective of the researcher, and encourages the researcher to co-construct theory with research participants.


Online Resources