Workshop: Introduction to Grounded Theory

Workshop: Introduction to Grounded Theory

Workshop:  Introduction to Grounded Theory
 
Wednesday 28th March 10.00-5.00 (venue to be confirmed)
 
Dr Sandra Ballweg; CALS visiting scholar from the University of Bielefeld.
 
Grounded Theory is in recent times the most commonly used qualitative research method in the Humanities and Social Sciences. This code-based method is characterized by, among other features, the connectedness of data generation and data interpretation as well as a strong inductive approach to data. The original concept of Grounded Theory developed by Glaser and Strauss, first published in 1967, has since then undergone several revisions, resulting in the so-called second generation Grounded Theory approaches, such as Constructive Grounded Theory, Reflective Grounded Theory and Situational Analysis.
 
The first part of this workshop will give a short overview of the origins and history of Grounded Theory, its different versions and their characteristics and procedures, with a focus on Strauss and Corbin’s version as well as on the most common second generation approaches. There will be an emphasis on the strengths and weaknesses of Grounded Theory, with a view to enabling participants to decide whether this method is appropriate for their own research.
 
In the second part of the workshop, we will work on interview data in order to understand and try out in a practical way the coding process and the generation of categories. 
 
If you would like to participate in this workshop, please confirm your attendance to David Atkinson by Friday 23rd March at 12.00. Please confirm also whether you will be able to bring with you any transcribed interview data in English.
 
 
David Atkinson.
Niamh NicGhabhann.