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Recently developed and growing in popularity in Europe, Multi-Grounded Theory is seldom used in the United States today. In order to promote the research method, this article traces the academic origins of Multi-Grounded Theory and, via a personal reflection, provides an example of successful employment of this approach. Multi-Grounded Theory is recommended to strong, organized doctoral candidates and other researchers who are able to navigate the combination of qualitative and quantitative data encouraged by this approach.
Grounded Theory, Multi-Grounded Theory, Doctoral Dissertations, Qualitative Research
I would like to express special thanks to Stephen Bird, who helped formulate and organize interview questions that ultimately shaped the narrative portion of this article. I would also like to thank Gracie Forthun for her assistance in drafting, revising, and providing feedback.
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Recommended APA Citation
Freeman, S. (2018). Utilizing Multi-Grounded Theory in a Dissertation: Reflections and Insights. The Qualitative Report, 23(5), 1160-1175. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2018.3143
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