Pisa, Italy

Grounded theory and qualitative methods

when 3 June 2019 - 7 June 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 470

After the success of the past editions of the Course, the Department of Political Science of the University of Pisa is now organizing the IV International Summer School on Grounded Theory and Qualitative Methods.
The Course hosts the best of internationally renowned scholars in the Grounded Theory – Qualitative Research traditions (Kathy Charmaz and David Altheide opened the first edition with their lectures), and of the national teachers whose contribution is particularly relevant in the study of qualitative methods.
More than 120 students coming from all around the world attended the I and the II Summer Schools on GT and Qualitative Methods in Pisa (2016 and 2017); and the III Edition (2018) was held in Lithuania, with the involvement of the founders as teachers.

Qualitative researchers often experience problems such as getting lost after collecting and coding data; they sometimes overlook possibilities for developing their ideas, and have difficulties in writing their reports. The Summer School focuses on improving skills in using Grounded Theory strategies to help you increase the incisiveness, clarity, and creativity of your work. The Course will help you retain the flexibility of Grounded Theory while furthering the conceptual depth and scope of your analysis. We will emphasize how to (1) develop and recognize powerful codes, (2) engage in comparative analysis, (3) strengthen your emergent conceptual categories, and (4) integrate these categories into a coherent and compelling report, (5) satisfy quality in qualitative analysis, (6) communicate your findings and (7) deal with CAQDAS to improve your analyses. We will also address the fit between Grounded Theory and Symbolic Interactionism, and how the method and perspective complement each other.
The Summer School helps participants who are in the midst of a qualitative research project or engaged in qualitative coding for an earlier study, whether or not it’s a Grounded Theory study; but analysis does not stop when we move to drafting our reports. We will briefly discuss how to create a rendering of the participants’ work that increases the power of their analysis. We will also face strategies to develop arguments, writing literature reviews and theoretical frameworks.
We’ll build a community of scholars about GT, Qualitative Methods and Symbolic Interactionism

Course leader

Prof. Andrea Salvini

Target group

Undergraduate and Postgraduate students, PhD candidates, professors, researchers, professionals operating both in public and in private fields.

Course aim

It will be a five-day, intensive course mainly devoted to introducing participants to Grounded Theory and Qualitative Methods with a practical approach, and with the aim to giving answer to questions such as “how to do research”, “how to collect, analyze and interpret qualitative data”, “how to write a research report” basing the results on your findings, and using CAQDAS softwares as RQDA. Join us at the Summer School and be an active learner in our classes and in our collaborative groups. Meet interesting people with you can interact with and discuss topics of your own interest concerning qualitative methods and how to give answer to your daily research problems.
Attending the International Summer School on Grounded Theory and Qualitative Methods, students become members of a scientific community based on the continuous exchange and comparison between knowledge and experience: an international group that, over the years, chose Pisa as an international reference point around the topics of qualitative methodology, Grounded Theory, and Symbolic Interactionism.

Fee info

EUR 470: 500 euro (full): Professors, Researchers, Professionals (enrolled in Universities, Institutions and Companies)
425 euro: PHD Students
375 euro: Undergraduate and Postgraduate students

Late registration additional fee (after May 15th, 2019): 50 euro
EUR 360: Undergraduate and Postgraduate students

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