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The grounded theory method and its uses for political science
Becker, Brittney ;  Kaufmann, Götz ;  Kaufmann, Götz

HaupttitelThe grounded theory method and its uses for political science
AutorBecker, Brittney
HerausgeberKaufmann, Götz
HerausgeberKaufmann, Götz
Seitenzahl13 S.
Schriftenreihe Methods of field research ; 4
Freie SchlagwörterGrounded Theory; International Relations; Political Science; applicability
DDC300 Sozialwissenschaften
320 Politik
327 Internationale Beziehungen
ZusammenfassungOver the past fifty years, Glaser and Strauss's grounded theory method has become an important component of social science methodology. This paper seeks to determine the uses of grounded theory methodology for the field of political science. After giving an overview of the grounded theory method, the criticisms Glaser and Strauss levelled at the field of sociology are examined and their relevance for political science are discussed. The findings show that grounded theory is able to resolve some of the problems of political science methods, such as its over-reliance on theory testing and deductive approaches to theory generation. However, when considering how one could apply grounded theory methodology to a ‘typical’ political science question on regime change, it becomes clear that the theory’s usage is very limited in some sub-fields of the discipline such as international relations. In the field of political science, therefore, grounded theory methodology is clearly not as widely applicable and useful as Glaser and Strauss proclaim.
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Fachbereich/EinrichtungFB Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften
Arbeitsbereich/InstitutOtto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Erscheinungsjahr2012
Dokumententyp/-SammlungenStudienarbeit
SpracheEnglisch
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Erstellt am27.09.2012 - 09:34:26
Letzte Änderung23.01.2014 - 16:26:13
 
Statische URLhttp://edocs.fu-berlin.de/docs/receive/FUDOCS_document_000000014550
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