Lee, Frederic (2012): Critical realism, grounded theory, and theory construction in heterodox economics.
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This paper proposes an approach to theory creation and evaluation for heterodox economics that is based in the integration of critical realism and the method of grounded theory. Critical realism provides the concepts of structures and causal mechanisms that form the outline of theory construction, while the grounded theory method provides the research strategy to transform them into a theory. After this is set out in the first two sections of the paper, research methods issues, such as data triangulation, case studies, analytical statistics (econometrics), and mathematics and modeling, are discussed. The final section of the paper deals with the historical character of critical realist-grounded theories and the implication for heterodox economic theories.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Critical realism, grounded theory, and theory construction in heterodox economics|
|Keywords:||Heterodox; Critical Realism; Grounded Theory|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D0 - General
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B5 - Current Heterodox Approaches
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B4 - Economic Methodology > B41 - Economic Methodology
|Depositing User:||Frederic Lee|
|Date Deposited:||30. Jul 2012 20:20|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 00:19|
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