STAGES OF GROUNDED THEORY
There are several stages that are involved in grounded theory, namely:
Data collection - there are several data collection methods used in grounded theory.
Note taking - making notes about the data collection.
Memos and theoretical notes - the processes of data collection and of analysis are usually ongoing throughout a grounded theory study.
Memoing - making notes about any theoretical hypotheses that arise from the coding.
Memos - the use of memos allows for the construction of theories from the various categories and properties that have emerged from the data as a result of the coding process, and also allows for the identification of links between the various themes/categories. They are sorted to an order which allows the theory to be communicated clearly.
Sorting - begins as soon as further data that emerge from the study add little to the emerging theory - in other words you have just about reached theoretical saturation.
Writing - writing the report is guided by the sorting of data above.