FORUM NAZIONALE “ANALISI QUALITATIVA” (FNAQ)
Roma, 27 novembre 2009
Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Educazione
Presentazione del volume di Barney G. Glaser, Anselm L. Strauss,
a cura di A. Strati
LA SCOPERTA DELLA GROUNDED THEORY.
STRATEGIE PER LA RICERCA QUALITATIVA
(Armando, Roma, 2009)
e del volume di Massimiliano Tarozzi
CHE COS’È LA GROUNDED THEORY
(Carocci, Roma, 2008)
Interventi di Antonio Strati e Massimiliano Tarozzi
I have tried to explain this difference by referring to the three "hallmarks" of Glaserian GT. These "hallmarks" are unique for "glaserian GT" and sums up how Glaserian GT is different from the other versions of GT:
(1) Many equally justifiable interpretations of the same data?
Answer: find the core variable (the main concern and its recurrent solution)
as the first stage of the study, and delimit to the core variable
(2) To "get through to exactly what is going on in the participant's recurrent solution of their
main concern", the researcher suspends his/her preconceptions, remains open, and trusts in "emergence of concepts from the data"
(3) Avoiding descriptive interpretations in favor of abstract conceptualizations by the method
of constant comparison, which facilitates the discovery of stable patterns in the data (., "emergence of concepts")