Title

CAQDAS and Comparative Analysis, Developing Formal Theory

Location

3035

Format Type

Paper

Format Type

Workshop

Start Date

13-1-2017 1:05 PM

End Date

13-1-2017 3:10 PM

Abstract

Glaser and Strauss (2012, 1967) in their seminal work The Discovery of Grounded Theory: strategies for qualitative research issued a challenge to the qualitative research community. Substantial substantive theory fragments already exist in previously conducted research and are waiting to be woven into formal theory. The challenge in implementation of this method was in the application. Consequently, few have chosen to quilt the fabric of formal theory from the patches of substantive research generated from quantitative research. One of the challenges has been the objective and stringent management of the sizable data generated from this type of research. With the advent of CAQDAS the opportunity to develop formal research using comparative analysis is attainable. Building upon the work of Glaser and Strauss this article will introduce the steps followed in developing a formal theory of conflict theory behavior. The method is generalizable to the various disciplines within the social sciences.

Keywords: comparative analysis, CAQDAS, formal theory, qualitative research

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CAQDAS and Comparative Analysis, Developing Formal Theory

3035

Glaser and Strauss (2012, 1967) in their seminal work The Discovery of Grounded Theory: strategies for qualitative research issued a challenge to the qualitative research community. Substantial substantive theory fragments already exist in previously conducted research and are waiting to be woven into formal theory. The challenge in implementation of this method was in the application. Consequently, few have chosen to quilt the fabric of formal theory from the patches of substantive research generated from quantitative research. One of the challenges has been the objective and stringent management of the sizable data generated from this type of research. With the advent of CAQDAS the opportunity to develop formal research using comparative analysis is attainable. Building upon the work of Glaser and Strauss this article will introduce the steps followed in developing a formal theory of conflict theory behavior. The method is generalizable to the various disciplines within the social sciences.

Keywords: comparative analysis, CAQDAS, formal theory, qualitative research