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Research Methodologies for the Creative Arts & Humanities: Constructivist grounded theory

Constructivist Grounded Theory

Definitions:

“... is a popular method for research studies primarily in the disciplines of psychology, education, and nursing.”

“Constructivist grounded theory has its foundations in relativism and an appreciation of the multiple truths and realities of subjectivism. Undertaking a constructivist enquiry requires the adoption of a position of mutuality between researcher and participant in the research process, which necessitates a rethinking of the grounded theorist's traditional role of objective observer. Key issues for constructivist grounded theorists to consider in designing their research studies are discussed in relation to developing a partnership with participants that enables a mutual construction of meaning during interviews and a meaningful reconstruction of their stories into a grounded theory model.”

See  Mills, Bonner & Francis ( 2001)