Italy, Pisa

Grounded theory and qualitative methods

when 5 June 2017 - 9 June 2017
language English
duration 1 week
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 470

This Summer School focuses on improving your skills in using Grounded Theory strategies to help you increase the incisiveness, clarity, and creativity of your work. These school 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.

Application Deadline: 22/05/2017

Course leader

Prof. Andrea Salvini

Target group

The Summer School best serves participants who are in the midst of a qualitative research project or have engaged in qualitative coding for an earlier study, whether or not it was a Grounded Theory study. Qualitative reportage relies on art and science – image and analysis. Yet analysis does not stop when we move to drafting our reports. We will briefly discuss how to create an artful rendering of the participants’ work that increases the power of their analysis. We will also cover strategies for developing arguments, writing literature reviews and theoretical frameworks, and constructing abstracts, titles, and introductions.

Course aim

It will be an 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, analyse and interpret qualitative data”, “how to write a research report” basing the results on your findings.

Fee info

EUR 470: 470 euro: Professors, Researchers, Professionals (enrolled in Universities, Institutions and Companies)
420 euro: PHD Students
360 euro: Undergraduate and Postgraduate students
Application Deadline: 22/05/2017
EUR 360: Undergraduate and Postgraduate students

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