Education has continued to grow in stature and significance as an academic discipline. In addition to world renowned research studies the growth of education has been seen in the methodology and methods underpinning its research. The BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research provides a cutting edge account of the research and methodology that is creating new understandings for education research, policy and practice. Over two volumes, the handbook addresses educational research in six essential components: Section 1: Understanding Research Section 2: Planning Research Section 3: Approaches to Research Section 4: Acquiring Data Section 5: Analysing Data Section 6: Reporting, Disseminating and Evaluating Research Featuring contributions from more than 50 of the biggest names in the international field, The BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research represents a very significant contribution to the development of education.
Chapter 17: Grounded Theory
Grounded theory (GT) is a qualitative, iterative, and inductive research approach designed to explore and analyze data to generate a theory on the studied phenomenon (Glaser and Strauss, 1967). It is particularly helpful for investigating individual, social psychological and wider social processes, interaction patterns, and participants’ actions and meanings (Charmaz, 2014). Research can for instance include teaching and learning processes, classroom management, group work, peer conflicts, classroom activities, and school bullying. The iterative dimension of GT means that the researchers move back and forth between data collection and analysis. The inductive logic of GT refers to the idea of beginning by studying individual cases or instances from which more abstract concepts and finally theories are ...