I’ve regularly faced the conundrum of – craving to ‘begin’ – whilst understanding that in Grounded Theory – the development of the research design really needs to come before I approach the field. Though it appears some theorists do make a little preliminary foray into the literature, I read in Birks and Mills 2011 that this is better undertaken if the literature is treated as data.
Things I’ve thought to do include:
Creating a short list of agritectures to study
Creating a shortlist of visionaries to interview
Creating a working a definition page where I aggregate the definitions of agritecture and where they come from