Grounded theory through the lenses of interpretation and translation

Mouratidou, Maria ORCID logo ORCID: , Crowder, Mark and Scott, Helen (2021) Grounded theory through the lenses of interpretation and translation. Grounded Theory Review, 19 (2).

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This paper explores interpretation and translation issues that arose during a grounded theory study of the Greek health sector. It highlights problems that were encountered when working in two languages and demonstrates how these were overcome. This is important because

Grounded Theory (GT) research, in cross-cultural contexts, is associated with the linguistic challenges of conceptualisation. The authors offer their suggestions on how to conduct a GT research project within a diverse team based upon their experiences of undertaking such a study. Our paper supports Glaser’s work and contributes to GT methodology by offering guidance on how interpretation and translation can be incorporated in a multi-lingual research design with system and rigour to provide extra levels of constant comparison. Hence, this paper will be of value to future researchers who are working in diverse teams and/or are undertaking studies in multiple languages.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Grounded Theory Review
Publisher: Sociology Press
ISSN: 1556-1550
Departments: Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership > Business
Depositing User: Christian Stretton
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2021 11:01
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2024 11:32


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