Grounded Theory Online in association with the Grounded Theory Institute invite you to attend a Grounded Theory Seminar.
Venue: Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, UK
Date: 11 - 13 July, 2011
The literature review in a grounded theory project neither provides key concepts nor suggests hypotheses as it does in hypothetico-deductive research. A lengthy or uncritical literature review in a grounded theory study can, in fact, reflect overdependence on existing knowledge. However, a review of existing literature can show gaps or systematic bias in existing knowledge, thus provide the rationale for launching a grounded theory study.May, K.A. (1986). "Writing and evaluating the grounded theory research report". In: Chenitz, W.C. & Swanson, J.M. (eds.), From practice to grounded theory: Qualitative research in nursing, pp. 146-154. Menlo Park, CA: Addison-Wesley.