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Volume 3 Issue 1 / Sep 2005  pp1‑92

Editor: Arthur Money

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The Development of an Evaluation Framework for Partnership Working  pp1‑10

Maurice Atkinson

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Through a Glass Darkly: Fact and Filtration in the Interpretation of Evidence  pp11‑24

Frank Bannister

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Towards a Second Order Research Methodology  pp25‑36

Jim Brown, Petia Sice

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The Nexus Between Teaching and Research: A Qualitative Study Using two Focus Group on Academic Information Systems Teachers  pp37‑56

Kevin Grant, Stuart Fitzgerald

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Grounded Theory: Its Diversification and Application Through two Examples From Research Studies on Knowledge and Value Management  pp57‑68

Kirsty Hunter, Subashini Hari, Charles Egbu, John Kelly

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The grounded theory research method has been adopted by researchers across a range of different disciplines. Two different examples that are currently using the method as part of individual research programmes are explained. These two examples form part of two separate PhD programmes that are currently at similar stages of development making for a timely comparison of the different applications of the grounded theory research method. Both examples involve research conducted in the construction related fields of knowledge management (km) and value management (vm). A background is provided for each study and the similarities and differences between each application are outlined as well as the process and stages involved in the research investigations undertaken. The use of computer software packages is explored and a case for and against using such a tool is made to the effect that this will largely depend on the nature of the problem under investigation. The paper concludes with the suggestion that grounded theory is a method that can be adapted to suit the nature of the research problem provided that the fundamental aspect is adhered to which is to ensure that the theory derived is 'grounded' in the data. 


Keywords: grounded theory, knowledge management, value management, software packages


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Mixed‑mode Surveys Using Mail and Web Questionnaires  pp69‑80

Matthias Meckel, David Walters, Philip Baugh

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Grounded in Practice: Using Interpretive Research to Build Theory  pp81‑92

Bruce H. Rowlands

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