A Comprehensive Example of How to Conduct a Literature Review Following Glaser’s grounded Theory Methodological Approach
Connie Bøttcher Berthelsen

In grounded theory studies, the literature review is conducted in different times depending on the chosen grounded theory methodology. In Charmaz‟ constructivist grounded theory and in Strauss and Corbin‟s symbolic interactionist grounded theory approach the review is conducted prior to theory development to expand the contextual framework and to assist in formulating questions. In Glaser‟s grounded theory approach the literature review is conducted after the core category is discovered and the emergent theory is developed to avoid contaminating the theory with preconceived knowledge and categories. Because Glaser has few methodological pointers on how to conduct a post-theory review we have proposed a comprehensive example of how to conduct a literature review following Glaser‟s grounded theory methodological approach.

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