Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
“I love this book. It is the second time I have used it for this course. The doctoral students also find it very useful understanding the grounded theory method.”
―Mary Ann Jezewski, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Kathy Charmaz is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Faculty Writing Program at Sonoma State University. In the latter position, she leads seminars for faculty to help them complete their research and scholarly writing. She has written, co-authored, or co-edited fourteen books including Good Days, Bad Days: The Self in Chronic Illness and Time, which won awards from the Pacific Sociological Association and the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. The first edition of Constructing Grounded Theory received a Critics’ Choice Award from the American Educational Studies Association. It has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Polish and Portuguese and two more translations are underway. A co-edited four-volume set, Grounded Theory and Situational Analysis, with senior editor, Adele Clarke, just came out as part of the Sage Benchmarks in Social Research series. Another co-edited volume with Antony Bryant, senior editor, The Sage Handbook of Grounded Theory, appeared in 2007. Professor Charmaz is a co-author of two multi-authored methodology books, Five Ways of Doing Qualitative Analysis: Phenomenological Psychology, Grounded Theory, Discourse Analysis, Narrative Research, and Intuitive Inquiry, which Guilford published in 2011, and Developing Grounded Theory: The Second Generation, a 2009 publication with Left Coast Press. She has also published articles and chapters on the experience of chronic illness, the social psychology of suffering, writing for publication as well as numerous papers on grounded theory and qualitative research. Currently she is working on a text on symbolic interactionist social psychology and several papers on methods.
Professor Charmaz has served as President of the Pacific Sociological Association, President and Vice-President of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, Vice-President of Alpha Kappa Delta, the international honorary for sociology, Editor of Symbolic Interaction, and Chair of the Medical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. She has received the 2001 Feminist Mentors Award and the 2006 George Herbert Mead award for lifetime achievement from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. She lectures and leads workshops on grounded theory, qualitative methods, medical sociology, and symbolic interactionism around the globe.
I ordered a new book but it did not look new and look like it had sat on a shelf for a long time. it has a yellow-brownish spots at the top of its pages. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Hibah Alsulami
Let's be honest...I read this book because Charmaz is the scholar behind constructivist grounded theory. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Deltareviewer
Extremely well written and well constructed description of grounded theory. Many books on research methodology are difficult to read and/or lack examples. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Douglas Long
easy to read which is just as well as this is a complex conceptPublished 13 months ago by Christine Clark
Seriously, I cannot recommend this book enough for anyone who is interested in using grounded theory for their research! Read morePublished 22 months ago by Duke
The book is full of good information. I recommend purchasing if there is an urge to gaining a deeper understanding. Was very helpful for me.Published 22 months ago by PhD Leaner