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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.


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.



From Grounded Theory Online

          see all services at https://www.groundedtheoryonline.com/

GT Coffee Connects:   at end of month and friendly to various time zones

Europe/USA friendly times twice each day on the last Friday of the month

1) 1300 UTC and  2) 1200pm PT/300pm ET/2000 UTC

          January 26th, February 23rd, March 29th, 2024

Australia, New Zealand friendly times
at 0600 UTC on Thursdays: 

            January 18th (to avoid Australia Day on 26th Jan), February 29th, March 28th, 2024

Keep updated about Coffee Connects at https://www.groundedtheoryonline.com/resources/coffee-connect/ 

Other from GTO:

GT Workshop: Introduction to grounded theory - planning a grounded theory study This 2.5 - 3 hour workshop is being held at 9.30 a.m. GMT on Friday 12 January  and 18.00 GMT on Monday 15 January, 2024. Please email helen@groundedtheoryonline if you would like to register. 

Grounded Theory Troubleshooting Seminar 16/17 May, 2024

Participate online or face to face in Petersfield, UK

See more GTO activity at https://www.groundedtheoryonline.com/conference/

Need Help? 

Are you undertaking a classic grounded theory study, but have no one to mentor you?  Contact Helen Scott at helen@groundedtheoryonline                  


Foster Fei and Andy Lowe will hold a seminar on Classic Grounded Theory in China January 29-31 2024.  See PDF and for more information write to fosterfei@outlook.com




FROM Institute for Research and Theory Methodologies (RTM)


The Glaser Center for Grounded Theory at the Institute for Research and Theory Methodologies provides exciting opportunities in 2024, including resource support sessions, webinars, courses, and micro-credentials for classic grounded theory researchers across disciplines!            see: https://www.mentoringresearchers.org/s/pages/glaser-cgt

See training and microcredentials offered on this page: https://www.mentoringresearchers.org/s/pages/news-events 

The Glaser Center for Grounded Theory is excited to host the 2024 Classic Grounded Theory International Virtual Conference on April 26-27, 2024. 


This conference brings together classic grounded theory researchers from around the world to present research using classic grounded theory, provide training and support for new classic grounded theory researchers, and build a community of researchers interested in classic grounded theory.

This year’s theme is “Building Community: Connecting Grounded Theorists Worldwide.”  Early registration opens on January 15, 2024.  We hope you will join us in being part of the grounded theory community meeting at this year’s event.



Congratulations to Dr. Odis E Simmons for publication in 2022 of his book: 

Experiencing Grounded Theory: A Comprehensive Guide to Learning, Doing, Mentoring, Teaching, and Applying Grounded Theory   

See the GT Books tab  for more information. 

Purchase on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Experiencing-Grounded-Theory-Comprehensive-Mentoring/dp/159942634X







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Tuesday, February 20, 2024, Jillian Rhine