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Table 1 Grounded Theory Approach

From: Transshipment hub port selection criteria by shipping lines: the case of hub ports around the bay of Bengal

Step Description
Open Coding The process of identifying, naming, and describing phenomena in an abstract manner.
Axial Coding The process of relating codes to each other by incorporating inductive and deductive thinking.
Selective Coding The process of choosing one core category and relating all other categories to this category to develop a single framework through which everything else is related.