Grounded theory vs traditional scientific research [compatibility mode]
Grounded Theoryversus TraditionalScientific Research by Pray
ConceptGrounded Theory Traditional Scientific Research• Theory is allowed to emerge • It tests a hypothesis from from data collected in a data collected through research situation about experimentation. what is happening .
Research topicGrounded Theory Traditional Scientific Research• General research topic. • Predetermined research problem.
ObjectiveGrounded Theory Traditional Scientific Research• Objective is to understand • Objective is to prove the research situation. whether the hypothesis is correct or not.
Data CollectionGrounded Theory Traditional Scientific Research• Through interview (e.g. • It tests a hypothesis from semi-structured, formal data collected through interviews, informal experimentation. interviews), conversation and observation
Review of literatureGrounded Theory Traditional Scientific Research• Preliminary literature • Existing literature review is review of research topic is an important activity. not done.
AnalysisGrounded Theory Traditional Scientific Research• Initial analyses resolve • Analysis is usually done further data collection; after completion of hence, analysis and data experimental data collection done collection. continually .• Constant comparison is the • Statistical analysis is the key key to arrive at sound to accept or reject null theory. hypothesis.
ProcessGrounded Theory Traditional Scientific Research Problem identific Report ation writing Review of literature Check If not, whether reject hypothesis hypothesis Develop is true hypothesis Statistical Conduct analysis of experiment( s) data Collect data
WarningGrounded Theory Traditional Scientific Research• Be aware of Transcription • Be aware of Statistical Errors! Errors!