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Grounded action: Achieving optimal and sustainable change

Author(s): Odis E. Simmons, Ph.D. | Toni A. Gregory, Ed. D.

Journal: Grounded Theory Review : an International Journal
ISSN 1556-1542

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2004;
Original page

Keywords: grounded action | grounded theory | intervention

Grounded action is the application and extension of grounded theory for the purpose of designing and implementing practical actions such as interventions, program designs, action models, social and organizational policies, and change initiatives. Grounded action is grounded theory with an added action component in which actions are systematically derived from a systematically derived explanatory grounded theory. Actions are grounded in the grounded theory in the same way that grounded theories are grounded in data. Grounded actionwas designed by the authors to address complex, multi-dimensionalorganizational and social problems and issues.
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