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Qualitative Research in Psychology

This guide provides resources on how to do qualitative research

What is Grounded Theory?

According to Lapan, Grounded Theory is: "The methods of description and analysis developed from philosophical phenomenology applied to the subjective experience of phenomena and to consciousness, esp. in the fields of gestalt psychology, existential analysis, and psychiatry." 

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Lapan, S. D., Quartaroli, M. T., & Riemer, F. J. (2012). Qualitative research : an introduction to methods and designs (1st ed., Ser. Research methods for the social sciences). Jossey-Bass. p.41 Retrieved June 23, 2023, from

Examples of Grounded Theory in Articles

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