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Grounded Theory and Grounded TheorizingPragmatism in Research Practice$
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Antony Bryant

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199922604

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199922604.001.0001

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Abduction—No Longer an Alien Concept

Abduction—No Longer an Alien Concept

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Grounded Theory and Grounded Theorizing

Antony Bryant

Oxford University Press

A simple outline of inductive and deductive reasoning. Misleading explanations of induction in the GTM literature. The discussion of induction and GTM as an inductive method in The Discovery of Grounded Theory. Strauss’s early claims regarding GTM as an abductive method. Problems with deductive and inductive reasoning. Strauss and Corbin’s recognition and discussion of the rigid conception of induction in GTM in their article in 1994. Abduction and abductive reasoning—combining logic and cognition. The work of C. S. Peirce and thr Pragmatist influence on Strauss. The development of Strauss’s work by the German-speaking grounded theorists such as Reichertz, Kelle, and Strübing. Dreyfus & Dreyfus’s model as a way of understanding abduction in action.

Keywords:   Common mistakes in deductive and inductive reasoning, Abduction and abductive reasoning—combining logic and cognition, C.S.Peirce

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