Grounded Theory: Pragmatic Roots

"The test of ideas, of thinking generally, is found in the consequences of the acts to which the ideas lead, that is in the new arrangement of things which are brought into existence" (Dewey, 1929, p. 136).

Grounded theory methodology has its foundational roots in the philosophical assumptions of pragmatism. We work with the nature of the world as it presents itself subjectively. We approach basic social processes with a steadfast belief in knowing rather than knowledge. The theory of the nature of problems is not based on a priori evidence deductively unpacked and tested in the hope to predict outcomes or to reduce ideas to facts that could be easily refuted by a momentary counter-argument. Rather, GT methodology holds that theories emerge from, or are brought into existence, the lived experience. In this way, a theory is grounded in the truths of the participants. 

Watch this space.

 

Dewey, J. (1929). The quest for certainty. New York, NY: Putnam

 

Mansureh Kebritchi's picture Mansureh Kebritchi | September 17, 2018 12:55 pm MST

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