Developing Grounded Theory in Peace and Conflict Research

Akinyoade, Demola Developing Grounded Theory in Peace and Conflict Research. International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR).

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There have been repeated calls to build endogenous and alternative theories and analyses forged in the crucible of the epistemological, social - political, cultural, and economic conditions of African realities. Against this background, the chapter discuss es the grounded theory rese arch as an appropriate research strategy to fulfill the need for building theories grounded in the African experiences and realities. It encourage s African peace and conflict researchers to get on board in building useful theories to explain the onset, dyn amics, and resolution of conflict and conditions or strategies for sustainable peace on the continent. It presents grounded theory as a viable research method in peace and conflict research and demystifies theory building as an exclusive right of super - ecc entric academics from the northern hemisphere. The chapter will serve as a resource for would - be grounded theory researchers. It distinguish es between theory testing and theory building research approaches in the social sciences. It presents a brief histor y of grounded theory, its aims and utility, its features and step - by - step application as a strategy for research and data analysis

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: grounded theory theory building, coding, memoing, theoretical sampling, constant comparison
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Victor Sebiotimo
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2019 12:00
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2019 12:00

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