The Grounded Theory Institute.
The official site of Dr. Barney Glaser and Classic Grounded Theory.
The Grounded Theory Institute is dedicated to helping people learn about authentic Grounded Theory (otherwise knows as Glaserian, Classic, or Orthodox Grounded Theory). It is a place where scholars come together to aid each other in the pursuit of a better understanding of GT. From the novice to the GT teacher, there is always a deeper level of understanding possible when it come to the procedures and the power of GT.
From Grounded Theory Online:
GT Coffee Connect 24 February, 2023
The next GT Coffee Connect will be on Friday 24th February, 2023. We welcome novice and expert researchers using any variety of grounded theory. If you would like to join us for an informal GT chat, please sign up.
Friday 24 February, 2023 at 07.00 GMT/UTC London/Dublin; 15.00 for Manila and Perth; 18.00 for Sydney; and 20.00 for Aukland . Please register here
Friday 24 February, 2023 at 13.00 GMT/UTC Dublin/London; 08.00 New York; 14.00 Berlin. Please register here
Friday 24 February, 2023 at 12 Noon for San Francisco; 14.00 Chicago; 20.00 GMT/UTC Dublin/London;Saturday 25 February at 09.00 Auckland . Please register here
Troubleshooting Seminar 20/21 April
The next Grounded Theory Troubleshooting Seminar will be held online on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 April, 2023. This highly practical, troubleshooting seminar is for novice and established grounded theory researchers. During the seminar we aim to progress each grounded theory study to its next stage. For more details of how to register see https://www.groundedtheoryonline.com/services/seminars/.
If you would like to discuss the seminar please email Helen Scott at email@example.com to arrange a short Zoom.
Above are upcoming Seminars/Conferences on Classic GT conducted by GTI Fellows.
See Seminars for further information on all the upcoming seminars.
2023 International Congress - Qualitative Research and Theory Methodologies (ic-QRTM)
After two successful conferences, the Classic Grounded Theory International Virtual Conference is now the International Congress for Qualitative Research and Theory Methodologies (ic-QRTM). Registration for the 2023 ic-QRTM is now open. This virtual event will be held from April 28-30, 2023 and registration is now open. Ic-QRTM will have a number of sessions on grounded theory, included various sessions that cover each step in the process of conducting a grounded theory study. We will also have session on systematic reviews, qualitative description, naturalist inquiry, and mixed methods. We will have sessions related to COVIDS impact on research and researchers and multiple questions and answer panels. To register visit:
Those who use the code 2023Early will get 20% off the regular cost of $75 USD during early registration. Act now because early registration is only available until March 14, 2023.
Grounded Theory Review is an open access journal! Please check it out, at its new website: https://groundedtheoryreview.com/
Are you undertaking a classic grounded theory study, but have no one to mentor you? Contact Helen Scott at http://www.groundedtheoryonline.com/. She can connect you with a Grounded Theory Institute Fellow who can offer you tailored support.
Congratulations to editors Vivian Martin and Astrid Gynnild on the publication of Grounded Theory: the Philosophy, Method, and Work of Barney Glaser.
This anthology brings together a collection of articles on classic grounded theory organized around the concept of mentoring the method. The four sections for the book are: "Teaching Grounded Theory", "Doing Grounded Theory", "Historical and Philosophical Grounding", and "Advancing Grounded Theory".
With 19 contributors, most of whom have studied with Barney Glaser; the book is a wonderful tribute to both the man and the method. It does a great job of explaining the roots of GT (exploring the life, philosophies and influences on Barney Glaser), correcting some misunderstanding about the method, and looking at advances in the method. It is useful to both the novice and the experienced researcher.
Check out these video clips from one of Barney Glaser’s Grounded Theory troubleshooting seminars. He talks about the literature review, grounded theory as a jargon, high impact variables, conceptualization, and more.
The world of GT is constantly expanding. Doing Grounded Theory is now available in Swedish:
Att göra grundad teori
It has been translated by GTI Fellow Hans Thulesius, and Thomas Åström. It is available at www.sociologypress.com
Also, if you are a memeber of the GTI, you can join a discussion in Swedish on the GTI forum.
Did you know that if you go to Google Scholar and type in "Barney Glaser," You will see over 7,000 results. According to this site, Discover of Grounded Theory is cited in over 27,000 books/articles. Theoretical Sensitivity is cited in over 3600 books/articles.
Announcing the launch of a wonderful new website for GT researchers. It is called Grounded Theory Online. Its goal is to offer online:
- tailored support to research students;
- support to PhD supervisors and research committees; and
- consultancy to industry, post doc and professional researchers
Check it out!
Basics of Grounded Theory Analysis is now available in Mandarin
Go to sociologypress.com to order
Also, you will soon be able to order
DOING GROUNDED THEORY IN MANDARIN translated by Dr Foster Fei (2010), ISBN 1-884156-22-3, 进行扎根理论研究：论题与探讨, 巴尼 G. 格拉泽（著） 费小冬 （译） 社会学出版社，美国.
Discovery of Grounded Theory has been translated now into Polish, and is being published by the "Nomo's" Publishing Company in the next year. To order a copy go to:
Discovery of Grounded Theory has also been published in Italian and can be purchased directly from the publisher http://www.armando.it/cms/sito/prodotto.asp?id=2237.
A Recently Discovered Article!
An article written by Dr. Glaser in 1965 (before Discovery of Grounded Theory) is now available on the forum. It demonstrates that Dr. Glaser already had conceived and written about all the basic principles of grounded theory before his work with Anselm Strauss. If you are a member of the GTI you can read it now on the forum.
Grounded Theory PhDs
Dr. Lee Yarwood-Ross RN PhD
PhD from Manchester Metropolitan University, March 19, 2020
Facing losses in combat-related limb-loss: A classic grounded theory study
PhD from University of Liverpool Management School, UK, January 5, 2018
Professor at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
PhD from De La Salle University, December 15, 2016
Initialising Responsibility: Grounded Theory of Becoming a School
University College Cork, Ireland, February 12th
Accommodating Interruptions: a Classic
Grounded Theory of nurses working within constraints in caring for patients
following a stroke.
University of Ottawa, October 30th, 2015.
Potentializing Wellness through the
Stories of Female Survivors and Descendants of Indian Residential School
Survivors: A Grounded Theory Study
John Michael Leger
Exerting Capacity: A Grounded Theory
Study of the Perspectives of Bedside Registered Nurses about Patient Safety in
the Adult Acute Care Environment
Regina (“Gina”) L. Hale
University of Texas Medical Branch, September 9, 2015. Mentoring Up: A Classical Grounded Theory Exploring the Protégé’s
Perceptions of Nurse-to-Nurse Mentoring.
Kelly C. Cowling
University of Texas Medical Branch, August, 2015.
Problem Food Cravings: A Cycle Fed by
Stigma and Shame A Classical Grounded Theory Exploration of the Experience of
Food Cravings in Obese and Formerly-Obese Women.
Dr. Alvina Gillani
Cardiff University, UK, 2014.
Reconciling Demands of Conscious: A
Grounded Theory of Consumer Behaviour in the Fairtrade Context
Dr. “Trish” L. Carr, PhD, RNC-NIC
University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, June 2014
Being Heard: A Classical Grounded Theory
Exploring the Experiences of Bedside Nurses Working in Children’s Hospitals
with Established Shared Governance Models.
Walden University, January 2015.
Seducing Engagement: A Classic Grounded
Theory Study of Virtual Leadership.
Ruth T. Naylor
Self-Balancing Sanctuarying: a
Grounded Theory of Relaxation and Autogenic Training. It is available for
free dowload at http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?did=1&uin=uk.bl.ethos.569815.
Accommodating Interruptions: A Grounded
Theory of Young People with Asthma.
National University, October.
Optimising Professional Life: A
grounded theory of doctors' careers.
Dr. Karen Koerber-Timmons
University of Phoenix, July 16th, 2014.
Value-based Teaching: A Grounded Theory
of Internalizing Accountability in Teaching Documentation.
Dr. Kathryn Hinsliff-Smith
The University of Nottingham School of Education.
Failure is not an option: Leaner
Persistence amongst Access to higher Education learners on a DipHE/BSc nursing
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, Ireland
Anticipatory Vigilance: A Classic
Grounded Theory of Risk Reduction and Management in the Perioperative Setting.
Dr. Wade H. Cockburn
The Somatic Relationship Between Mind-Body
Therapists and Their Parents: A Grounded Theory Study.
Edge Hill University.
Finessing Incivility: how student nurses
respond to issues concerning their status and learning: A grounded theory.
Jennifer Klimek Yingling
Negotiating Emotional Order: A Grounded
Theory of the Survivorship Process in Women Who Have Completed Treatment for
Behaving Collaboratively and Getting
Along: A Classical Grounded Theory of Certified Nurse Midwives Collaborating
With Physicians in U.S. Hospitals.
University of Cape Town (South Africa).
Cultivating Recognition: A Classic
Grounded Theory of E-learning Providers Working in East Africa.
October 8th 2012 in Cork, Ireland.
De La Salle University in Manila, July 2012.
Becoming Selfless for Others: a Grounded
Theory of Commitment to Service.
Dr. John Collins
Dublin City University, Ireland, January 9th 2012
New Normalizing: a Grounded Theory of the
transition for migrant health care professionals.
Dr. Bruno Felix
Dignity in the relationship between
organizations and communities.
Dr. David Harris Smith
"Theorizing Avatar Sexualities".
Stephanie Richardson, EdD
Driven by Meaning: A Classic Grounded Theory
of Personal Entrepreneuring.
Dr. Keith Woodman
Old Dominion University, March 23rd
Toward an organizational strategic
vitality theory: A study of a public sector board of directors.
available at http://gradworks.umi.com/34/55/3455289.html
Case Western Reserve, June 7th
Changing Poison into Medicine through
Social Processes of "Finding Pathways Out": The Rwandan Construction
of a New Destiny in the Aftermath of the 1994 Genocide.
Dr. Stephanie Griffin
University of Victoria, May 12, 2011
Negotiating Duality: A Framework for
Understanding the Lives of Street-Involved Youth.
Dr. Carla Wells
February 16th, 2011
Orchestrating Healing: A Grounded Theory
of Registered Nurses Caring for Patients with Diabetic Foot Ulcers.
Dr. Brent MacWilliams
Through the Eyes of the Clinical
Preceptor: A Grounded Theory.
Being Person Driven in a Service Driven
Organisation: A Grounded Theory of Revisioning Service Ideals and Client
Rutgers University in Newark, NJ, December 15th
Creating a Protective Picture": A
Grounded Theory of How Medical-Surgical Nurses Decide to Follow a Charting-by-Exception
Policy ona Day-to-Day, Patient-by-Patient Basis.
Dr. Kim Trahan
PhD from Saybrook
Grounded Theory of Building Capacity in Organizational Leadership Through the
Cultivation of Awareness, Attention, and Caring.
PhD in Business Organization
Making a Difference: A Grounded Theory
Study of Employee Involvement in the Workplace.
Linnaeus University Press, May
Deciphering Unwritten Rules: Patients,
relatives and nurses in palliative cancer care
Dynasting Across Cultures: A Grounded
Theory of Malaysian Chinese Family Firms.
Dr. Patricia Wright
PhD in December
Dr. Evelyn Gordon
Dublin City University.
Her dissertation was on "Re-vitalizing Worthiness" in relation to
Dr. Johanna Cornelia van Niekerk
Cost and reward as motivating factors in
distributed collaborative learning assignments: A grounded theory analysis.
Dr. Janet Wood
University College London, Nov. 6th
Advancing Agendas: a Grounded Theory of
engagement with interagency meetings
His dissertation was on the Native American Church as a treatment and
support for drug/alcohol addiction.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
His field of study is Consumer Behavior and his dissertation looked at
interaction with mobile technology producers.
Ed.D. in July 2008.
His dissertation was on the information-seeking behavior of people in the
PhD in June of 2006.
Untenable Accountability: No Principal
Left Behind, Everyday Professional Development under No Child Behind.
Dec. 1, 2008
Perceiving and Communicating Love: A
Grounded Exploration or Recalled Leader-Follower Interactions From
Stockholm, June 2008
Facading in Transcultural Caring
Relationships: Healthcare Staff and Foreign-born Parents in Childhood Cancer
Survivalising Among Homeless People With
Tuberculosis: A Grounded Theory Study
Interim Director, College of Liberal Studies School of Education, University of
Taira St. John
A Grounded Theory of Domestic Violence
Perpetration: Normalizing the Abnormal.
Christchurch, New Zealand
From Unknown to Known: A Grounded Theory
Study Among Those Who Have Learned About and From Their Depression.
Commodifying Self: A Grounded Theory of
the Senior Year of Undergraduate Study.
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