Grounded Theory

Grounded Theory
Rapport Issue


Publication Date

October 28th 2013


Sally Vanson

In this article we look at Grounded theory and you may find it useful to reflect on its relationship to the NLP Modelling Process as you read. Grounded theory is found within a ‘progressive’ qualitative research framework which suggests there is a relationship between the researcher, the participants and the context allowing the researcher to be part of the research setting. This acknowledges that we have some effect on what is being studied, especially with regard to encouraging participants to share their vulnerabilities. It is different to the more traditional ‘naturalist’ approach which sees reality as fairly straightforward, observable and verifiable by fact, similar to a positivist approach. Like NLP Modelling it suggests that people are individual products of social...


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