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No Preconception: The Dictum

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Author(s): Barney Glaser, PhD, Hon. PhD

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

Volume: 11;
Issue: 2;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: grounded theory | classic grounded theory | grounded theory method | inductive and deductive inquiry | data analysis | preconception

ABSTRACT
I would like to begin and introduce this book on “no preconceptions” when doing grounded theory (GT) with a short trip of 45 years into the past by quoting the reasoning source of the no preconceptions dictum as first laid out in 1967 in the Discovery of Grounded Theory, by Barney Glaser and Anselm Strauss. The sources where (1) the zeal for verification of conjectured hypotheses research and (2) to explain the findings with theoretical capitalists demanding and commanding conjecture seldom if ever tapping the reality of what was really going on. Grounding induced theory in research data was what was needed.
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