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Review on the Origin, Genre and Application of the Grounded Theory Method
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Pages: 32-41
Year: Issue:  3
Journal: Distance Education Journal

Keyword:  The grounded theoryMethodologyResearch paradigmQualitative researchWorkplace learning;
Abstract: As one of the research methodology that grounded theory is one of the most influential research paradigm in current social science research and walk on"the forefront of revolution about qualitative research ". It is widely used in the field of sociology in recent years, but is misunderstood usually. Combing the development context in the perspective of the historical origin, theory of genre, essence and connotation, procedures and methods as well as controversy and reflection is helpful to correct some common mis-takes about the grounded theory, and stimulate to correct cognition about the philosophical basis, theoretical view, evaluation criteria of methodology.
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