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Trait Theory, also known as Dispositional Theory, is an approach to study human personality and behaviour. It is the measurement of steady patterns of habit in an individual’s behaviour, thoughts and emotions. Trait theorists focus on the measurement of ‘traits’, which lead to a better understanding of human personality. Over a period of time, traits become relativelystable, depending on the individual and his social and environmental surroundings, which influence behaviour.

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Critical Race Theory, derived from Critical Theory, is a study of the relation among race, racism and power. The movement is heavily influenced by the Civil Rights Movement in the US. It seeks to redefine the race-law-power nexus that has existed for centuries. It questions and critiques the concepts of liberalism and meritocracy, which the proponents claim, is a top-down view and mainly dominated by upper class white people.

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Grounded Theory is a type of methodology where data is thoroughly analyzed in a series of steps or procedures. The end result is the formulation of a theory after all the available data has been analyzed. This type of research is used in social science. A study on dying hospital patients by the sociologists Barney Glaser and Anselm Strauss lead to the development of Grounded Theory, this theory is incorporated in their book called as ‘Awareness of Dying’.

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