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Research Workshop: An overview of Grounded Theory

17 Feb 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Dr Sarah Neill, Associate Professor, School of Health

Learning outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the key features of grounded theory
  2. Outline the differences between the most commonly used forms of GT
  3. Consider the applicability of GT for their own projects

This session will provide an introduction to the history and key principles of Grounded Theory and the main forms of GT, such as Glaserian, Straussian and Charmazian GT. Discussion of these different forms will introduce the concept of fit between the philosophical assumptions of the researcher and the selection of an approach to GT. It is an ideal session for anyone considering using GT for the first time or for those wishing to refresh their knowledge at an introductory level.

Suitable for anyone who wants to develop an understanding of the nature of grounded theory research, particularly those in the planning stages of a qualitative project.  Participants will need to have an understanding of the nature of qualitative research and its fundamental differences from quantitative research. Ideally participants should come with an awareness of the basic methodologies available to qualitative researchers.

To book a place, please email Claire Saul

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