Assessing a comparative study

Glaser proposes the following questions be asked of the study:

  1. Is the authors main emphasis on verifying or generating theory?

  2. Is he more interested in substantive or formal theory?

  3. What is the scope of the theory used in the publication?

  4. To what degree is the theory grounded?

  5. How dense in conceptual detail is the theory?

  6. What kinds of data are used, and in what capacity in relation to the theory?

  7. To what degree is the theory integrated?

  8. How much clarity does the author reveal about the type of theory that he uses?

Barney G. Glaser & Anselm L. Strauss. 1967. The Discovery of Grounded Theory. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. P118