Coding and generating themes

The two resources may help you to understand how to generate themes in a grounded theory research study.

Ryan, G.W. & Bernard, H.R. [n.d.]. "Techniques to Identify Themes in Qualitative Data", Retrieved on 23 December 2011 from the Analytic Technologies website.

Fereday, J. & Muir-Cochrane, E. (2006). "Demonstrating Rigor Using Thematic Analysis: A Hybrid Approach of Inductive and Deductive Coding and Theme Development". International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 5(1), 1-11. 

Analysing qualitative data - Rigour and Reflexivity

It's interesting to see this blog entry "people don't always say what they mean, or mean what they say" on QualitativeMind.

It actually reminds us to be Rigour and Reflexivity in qualitative data analysis.

Barbour, R.S. (2001), "Checklists for improving rigour in qualitative research: a case of the tail wagging the dog?". BMJ. 233 (7294), 1115-1117.

BERA [n.d.]. "Critical approaches in qualitative educational research: Perspective, reflexivity and bias". Retrieved on from British Educational Research Association.

Goulding, C. & Saren, M. (2010) "Immersion, emergence and reflexivity: grounded theory and aesthetic consumption", International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research,  4 (1), 70 - 82.

Leonard, D. & McAdam, R. (2001). "Grounded theory methodology and practitioner reflexivity in TQM research". International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, 18 (2), 180-194.

Sheridan, V. & Storch, K. (2009). "Linking the Intercultural and Grounded Theory: Methodological Issues in Migration Research". Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 10 (1), Art 36.

Grounded theory in conference papers - LIS (2011)

Alemu, G., et al. (2011). "Semantic Metadata Interoperability in Digital Libraries: A Constructivist Grounded Theory Approach". In: Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. Ottawa, Canada.13 June 2011. pp.7-16.

Leonard, A.C. (2011). "A Grounded Theory Research Investigation into the Importance of Social Relationships and Networks within Corporate Information Systems Projects" In: SAICSIT '11 Proceedings of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists Conference on Knowledge, Innovation and Leadership in a Diverse, Multidisciplinary Environment. Cape Town, South Africa, 3–5 October, 2011.

A conference paper "Grounded Theory for Geeks"

Rashina Hoda has uploaded a conference paper "Grounded Theory for Geeks" on her blog. It's a kind of reflection paper based on the author's experience, which is very useful for people who are new to Grounded Theory. The problems in the GT Patterns is a good start for researchers to bear in mind if they decide to conduct a grounded theory research study.