Grounded theory, coding and computer-assisted analysis

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Abstract

For much qualitative research analysis of social reality requires that we understand the 'symbolic world' of those we study, that is, the meanings and interpretations that people apply to their experiences. The researcher may start with some understanding of the phenomena, even before finishing the collection of data, but this understanding expands during the course of the project by continually checking data against interpretations until we are satisfied we have a full grasp of the phenomena.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnderstanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work
Subtitle of host publicationThemes, Methods and Approaches
EditorsSaul Becker, Alan Bryman, Harry Ferguson
Place of PublicationBristol, UK
PublisherPolicy Press
Chapter6.16
Pages337-343
Number of pages7
Edition2nd
ISBN (Print)9781847428158
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2012

Publication series

NameUnderstanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice series
PublisherPolicy Press

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Gibbs, G. R. (2012). Grounded theory, coding and computer-assisted analysis. In S. Becker, A. Bryman, & H. Ferguson (Eds.), Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches (2nd ed., pp. 337-343). (Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice series). Bristol, UK: Policy Press.