Kaunas, Lithuania


when 11 June 2018 - 15 June 2018
language English
duration 1 week
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 490

International Summer School on Grounded Theory (ISSGT 2018) focuses on improving your skills in using Grounded Theory strategies to help you increase the incisiveness, clarity, and creativity of your work. It is a five-day, intensive course mainly devoted to introducing participants to Grounded Theory with a practical approach and with the aim to giving answer to questions such as “how to do research”, “how to collect, analyse and interpret qualitative data”, “how to write a research report” basing the results on your findings. Join us at the Summer School and be an active learner in our classes and in our collaborative groups. Meet interesting people and discuss topics of your own interest concerning qualitative methods and how to give answer to your daily research problems.

Course leader

Prof. Vilma Zydziunaite

Target group

We invite to apply the researchers, PhD students, scholars and scientists who already have acquired their PhD’s and are working with qualitative methodologies or still have not chosen the “right” methodology in their research-based scientific path. All the study process will rely on learning, discussing, practicing, creating. Representatives from the social, humanitarian, health and technology sciences are particularly encouraged to participate in ISSGT 2018.

Course aim

You will learn:
Research Design. Build an incisive research design in Grounded theory, basing on the “constructivist” version. Use “sensitising concept” to guide your research and run theoretical sampling.

Collect and Analyse. Using interviews to collect data; collecting and analysing data; initial coding, memoing, categorizing. Develop and recognize powerful codes; engage in comparative analysis.

Visualize and Interpret. Strengthen your emergent conceptual categories; visualize data to support interpretation and comparation; understand theoretical saturation. Use visual grounded theory.

Theory Building. Integrate categories into a coherent and compelling theory; write a research report; satisfy quality in qualitative analysis; communicate your findings.

Fee info

EUR 490: 490 euro: Professors, Researchers, Professionals (enrolled in Universities, Institutions and Companies)
440 euro: PhD Students
380 euro: Undergraduate and Postgraduate students

Deadline: May 15, 2018
Late registration additional fee (after May 15, 2018): 50 Euro

Travel, accommodation and food are on your own expense.