This commentary addresses the gap in the literature regarding discussion of the legitimate use of Constant Comparative Analysis Method (CCA) outside of Grounded Theory. The purpose is to show the strength of using CCA to maintain the emic perspective and how theoretical frameworks can maintain the etic perspective throughout the analysis. My naturalistic inquiry model shows how conceptual frameworks and theoretical frameworks can be integrated when using the CCA method.
Constant Comparison, Constant Comparative Analysis, Theoretical Framework, Conceptual Framework, Critical Discourse Analysis, Naturalistic Inquiry
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Fram, S. M. (2013). The Constant Comparative Analysis Method Outside of Grounded Theory. The Qualitative Report, 18(1), 1-25. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol18/iss1/1