Seminar Dates and Locations

Barney Glaser's now world famous troubleshooting seminars are designed for PhD candidates to trouble shoot exactly their next question in writing, doing their GT dissertation.  The goal is to get candidates closer to finishing the PhD dissertation, by troubleshooting their current GT problem(s) and listening to other student's current GT problems in an open, supportive and noncompetitive discussion.  Seminars cover the many GT issues candidates face in completing their PhD dissertation.  All students will learn from each other, and receive invaluable help.


London, UK

Thursday, April 06, 2017 to Friday, April 07, 2017

Presented by Dr. Tom Andrews, and Dr. Helen Scott. Both are fellows of the Grounded Theory Institute. For further information, please contact Dr. Helen Scott at:

London, UK II

Thursday, April 27, 2017 to Friday, April 28, 2017

Seminar led by Dr. Helen Scott and Dr. Tom Andrews. June 2-3, 2016, London

Mill Valley, California

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 to Friday, June 23, 2017

Led by Dr. Barney Glaser. For further information please contact Jillian Rhine at:


  • How to get away from description and into conceptualization
  • How to deal with confusion
  • How to transcend your departmental restrictions, jargon and preconceptions
  • Networking/association building
  • The difference between QDA (which calls itself GT) and Classic GT
  • The chance to see that others have been where you are, and have gotten through, and gotten their degree
  • Embodiment: BGG is alive, strong, and still writing about and teaching GT
  • Inspiration
  • Empowerment
  • Confidence
  • "Credentialization": you can become the GT "expert" at your university
  • To be in a room of supportive, noncompetitive colleagues, where you can be free to ask questions, and you don't have to be constantly proving what you know
  • A few laughs


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Wednesday, May 08, 2013, Jillian Rhine