- Intially termed the constant comparative method.
- Emphasizes the generation of theory from data
- Using standard qualitative procedures (e.g. interviews and
note taking), start to compare data.
- As comparisons progress, a theory (hypothesis) is proposed.
- As more data is gathered, compare it to the original data
and the theory.
- Coding and memoing
- Constant comparison is necessary.
- Theory is generated from data.
- (Isn't this just a mechanism to form hypotheses?)