Grounded Theory, Deductive Qualitative Analysis, & Social Work Research by Jane Gilgun
Approx. 9,420 words.
Published on March 11, 2010.
This paper updates an earlier version published more than 15 years ago (Gilgun, 1994c). I kept an emphasis on grounded theory research, but I added information on how to use literature reviews and hypothesis-testing in qualitative research. These additions are responsive to funders and dissertation committees who expect literature reviews and conceptual frameworks.