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.
Gregory Hadley is a Professor of Cultural Studies and Applied Linguistics at Niigata University, Japan. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Birmingham (UK), where his primary focus was in the Sociology of English Language Teaching. A Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford, he is the author of English for Academic Purposes in Neoliberal Universities: A Critical Grounded Theory (Springer, 2015).
Part I: Understanding Grounded Theory Introduction 1. Establishing Common Ground: Paradigms in Perspective 2. The Origins of Grounded Theory 3. Contemporary Grounded Theory Part II: Doing Grounded Theory 4. Preliminary Decisions 5. Breaking New Ground Through Open Exploration 6. Taking it to the Next Level: From Description to Theorization 7. Spreading the Word: Theory Dissemination 8. Final Thoughts