Grounded Theory: A Practical Guide

Welcome to the companion website for the second edition of Grounded Theory by Melanie Birks and Jane Mills. This website offers a range of teaching and learning resources, including:

For lecturers:

  • PowerPoint slides accompanying each chapter

For students:

  • Additional windows into grounded theory
  • Definitions and ‘mix and match’ activities: test your knowledge of key glossary terms
  • Planning checklist to help you plan your grounded theory study
  • Thesis/dissertation checklist to help you step-by-step in your writing
  • Word search puzzle to help you revise important terms
  • Free access to selected SAGE Journal articles
  • Videos on conducting grounded theory research
  • Web and YouTube links to help you explore further


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