Forming medium-range theory in studies of physical education teachers
Article discusses the procedures for building the grounded theory (TG) against the rules accompanying qualitative data analysis (QDA). The paper focuses on the mechanisms of the emergence of concepts, categories, the use of continuous benchmarking, theoretical sampling, theoretical saturation and the status of engendered hypotheses. Reference was made to the difficulties in building a workshop of a qualitative researcher, especially memoing and writing metaphors as important elements for generating TG. The last part concerns the use of inductive capability in developing the concept of medium range – supporting the understanding of the routine of professional experiences of physical culture teachers.
Key words: grounded theory, defining concepts and categories, metaphor of professional career
Słowa klucze: badania jakościowe, teoria ugruntowana, definiowanie pojęć i kategorii, metafora drogi zawodowej