@Britta Bohlinger

Britta, this is very deep and quite helpful. I really appreciate your taking the time to add your thoughts and voice here.

You have given me a lot to think about, and I will integrate some of this into my revised proposal, which I am planning to submit tomorrow and which I will also include in a new blog post to show where I am going and from whence I came.

Can you explain your point #4 a bit more, especially where I can look for some reading to help me better understand what you are suggesting? I am familiar with grounded theory, but planned to use a case study as the strategy of inquiry. I am not sure how to mix this with a grounded analysis.

I am now even more eager to read some of your own research!