This volume demystifies the procedures and practical uses of Grounded Theory, a well-established research methodology used around the world today by social scientists, teachers, and qualitative researchers. Intended for graduate students, supervisors, and researchers, it provides readers with the tools for understanding, justifying, and disseminating new theoretical insights for the Applied Linguistics community and beyond.

part I|64 pages

Understanding Grounded Theory

chapter |10 pages


chapter 1|16 pages

Establishing Common Ground

Paradigms in Perspective

chapter 2|19 pages

The Origins of Grounded Theory

chapter 3|17 pages

Contemporary Grounded Theory

part II|92 pages

Doing Grounded Theory

chapter 4|19 pages

Preliminary Decisions

chapter 6|23 pages

Taking it to the Next Level

From Description to Theorization

chapter 7|19 pages

Spreading the Word

Theory Dissemination

chapter 8|5 pages

Final Thoughts