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Using grounded theory coding mechanisms to analyze case study and focus group data in the context of software process research

O'Connor, Rory (2012) Using grounded theory coding mechanisms to analyze case study and focus group data in the context of software process research. In: Mora, M. and Gelman, O. and Steenkamp, A. and Raisinghani, M., (eds.) Research Methodologies, Innovations and Philosophies in Software Systems Engineering and Information Systems. IGI Global, pp. 256-270. ISBN 978-1-4666-0179-6

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Abstract

The primary aim of this chapter is to outline a potentially powerful framework for the combination of research approaches utilizing the Grounded Theory coding mechanism for Case Study, and Focus Groups data analysis. A secondary aim of this chapter is to provide a roadmap for such a usage by way of an example research project. The context for this project is the need to study and evaluate the actual practice of software development processes in real world commercial settings of software companies, which utilized both case study and focus group techniques. This research found that grounded theory coding strategies are a suitable and powerful data analysis mechanism to explore case study and focus group data.

Item Type:Book Section
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:software development processes; grounded theory coding strategies; development mechanisms
Subjects:Computer Science > Information technology
Computer Science > Software engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Publisher:IGI Global
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-0179-6
Copyright Information:© 2012 IGI Global
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:17560
Deposited On:30 Oct 2012 11:29 by Rory O'Connor. Last Modified 30 Oct 2012 11:29

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