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.


Grounded Theory Online

Thursday, October 20, 2022 to Friday, October 21, 2022

The Grounded Theory Troubleshooting Seminar


  • 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


For Grounded Theory Troubleshooting Seminars conducted by Grounded Theory Online (GTO) see 


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