VARYING PERSPECTIVES OF GROUNDED THEORY APPROACH: A CRITICAL LITERATURE REVIEW
ELINESA E. ABAMONGA
This research work was conducted to explore the divergent perspective of notable proponents and authors who had employed Grounded Theory in their respective research endeavors. Discriminating the varying viewpoints of grounded theory is essential in strengthening the degree of understanding on the extent grounded theory can be utilized in a given social concerns and issues under qualitative design. In immersing into the context, situation and the personal interests of the proponents gave the researcher an opportunity to explore Grounded Theory according to their level of perspective without putting the researcher’s personal bias. Having traced the progression of grounded theory through rigorous critical review on literature and comparative analysis on the unique features and application as employed by relevant authors, resulted to the idea that grounded theory revolved with time. This meant that in using grounded theory in their research it resulted to a new variant of grounded theory. This implied that grounded theory is consistent with its principle which is theory generation. That following the tenets of grounded theory approach and its methodology, it resulted to finding a relevant theory that was a by-product of grounded theory itself.