Ever heard of a theory that wasn’t a theory? This week the gang tackles a difficult qualitative methodological approach called Grounded Theory, put forth by Barney Glaser and Anselm Strauss. By doing a deep dive into textual and descriptive data, the goal of this approach is to analyze data without letting previous knowledge, biases, or assumptions cloud the analysis. If you ever wondered what it was like to do hands on sociological research, then this episode is for you!
Social construction, music, religion, rock, reality
- Kathy Charmaz’s super helpful “how to guide” book, Constructing Grounded Theory.
- For a primer to this episode, listen to SOC122 PhD’s Guide to Research Methods,
- The Discovery of Grounded Theory: Strategies for Qualitative Research by Barney Glaser, Anselm Strauss
- Fathers’ Orientation to their Children’s Autism Diagnosis: A Grounded Theory Study
- Katherine Irwin and Karen Umemoto, called “Jacked up and Unjust: Pacific Islander Teens Confront Violent Legacies”. Super fantastic research on how colonialism, violence and political neglect has affected teens in Hawaii.
- Cool video of Barney Glaser himself talking about GT!