Compare And Contrast Grounded Theory And Narrative Analysis

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Question 3: Compare and contrast grounded theory and narrative analysis. Be sure to consider similarities/differences in aims, type of data, procedures and epistemology. Also discuss advantages and disadvantages of the two different methods critically. Finally, comment on some ethical issues that you may have to consider in relation to these methods Similarities  Both share the same methodology by employing interviews, observations, document analysis, audiovisual materials and the like.  Both techniques employ inductive approach, Inductive analysis means that the patterns, themes, and categories of analysis come from data; they emerged out of the data rather than being imposed on them prior to data collection and analysis (Patton, 1980 in Bowen 2006).  Both narrative analysis and grounded theory, along with case study, phenomenological, ethnography are qualitative…show more content…
.It has systematic data coding as compared to narrative analysis. It paves way for data depth and richness. It is an exhausting process especially to the new researchers. It seems to be elusive for the researcher to be more reflexive by starting with a blank slate which means that the researchers are not guided by any theories in the onset of the study which for me is impossible. However, grounded theory has risks of methodological error in the selection of theoretical sampling. Data saturation seems to be problematic. There is no standardized formula that could attest that one has achieved already data saturation although some literatures speaks that it will be achieved when there is nothing new that emerged in the data gathered. Grounded theory has been criticized for not addressing questions of reflexivity and of

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