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The role of the orthodox grounded theory methodology in establishing universal behavioural patterns in comparative cross-national research

Fei, Foster and Hardaker, Glenn (2010) The role of the orthodox grounded theory methodology in establishing universal behavioural patterns in comparative cross-national research. Working Paper. The University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    This position paper discusses the role of the orthodox grounded theory methodology (Glaser & Strauss, 1967; Glaser, 1978) in establishing universal behavioural patterns in comparative cross-national research. Having identified two main methodological issues in this field – i.e. a lack of “any real comparison” (Pierce & Pride, 1972, p. 13), an absence of a unifying, multi-/cross-level of analysis and a disregard of the interaction between levels of analysis – it is argued that the orthodox grounded theory methodology could help address these two methodological issues in comparative cross-national research by establishing universal behavioural patterns. Substantive and methodological justifications are also provided to substantiate the role that an orthodox grounded theory methodology plays in the establishment of universal behavioural patterns, contributing to methodological development and implementation of best practice in this field. The academic, societal, economic and policy impact and value of methodological development to the social sciences concerning its contributions to comparative cross-national research are also explained.

    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: comparative cross-national research, grounded theory methodology, social research methodology
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    Schools: The Business School
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    Depositing User: Foster Fei
    Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2010 09:10
    Last Modified: 22 Apr 2014 15:29
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/9001

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