We have written two articles introducing the ideas of adductive analysis. The third article reviews some of the weaknesses of competing approaches. This article has the distinction that one of the (former) editors of that journal twice "misplaced" the manuscript and that it was reviewed by an unprecedented six reviewers. We like to think we were onto something.


Iddo Tavory and Stefan Timmermans, 2013, “A Pragmatist Approach to Causality in Ethnography,” American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 119 (3), pp. 682–714.

Stefan Timmermans and Iddo Tavory, 2012, “Theory Construction in Qualitative Research: From Grounded Theory to Abductive Analysis.” Sociological Theory, Vol. 30 (3), pp. 167-186.

Iddo Tavory and Stefan Timmermans, 2010, "Two Cases of Ethnography: Grounded Theory and the Extended Case Method.” Ethnography, Vol. 10 (3), pp. 243-263.

And here is the book again: