This is the second edition of Kathy Charmaz's groundbreaking and bestselling text on grounded theory. It retains the accessible and engaging style of the first edition to present for readers a benchmark introduction to doing grounded theory from a constructivist perspective. Constructing Grounded Theory 2nd Edition retains the strengths of the first edition while updating it with a dazzling array of new examples of grounded theory practice from diverse disciplines and professions. This expanded second edition 1) addresses how to focus data collection and to think about it for theorizing, 2) adds a new chapter on interviewing that includes recent debates and specific guidelines for conducting interviews in grounded theory studies, 3) provides strategies for using grounded theory in social justice inquiry, 4) considers recent epistemological debates about the place of prior theory and the legacy of Anselm Strauss for grounded theory, and 5) includes a new chapter on relationships between symbolic interactionism and grounded theory as one theory-methods package that researchers can adopt.
Charmaz's book is a must-have for any student or researcher serious about understanding and doing grounded theory research.