Grounded Theory

Institution: see Organisers & Acknowledgements

Program of study: International Research Workshop

Lecturer: Maike Andresen (Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg)

Date: 03.10.2012, 09:30 – 17:30

Room: n.s.

Max. number of participants: 25

Semester periods per week: n.s.

Credit Points: 5 CP for participating in the whole IRWS

Language of instruction: English/German (depending on participants)


The workshops aims at establishing a theoretical and practical understanding about the key concepts, strategies and steps in Grounded-Theory-Research, i.e. the constant comparative method, open, axial and selective coding, theoretical sampling, theoretical saturation, and theoretical sensitivity. In addition, common pitfalls in grounded theory research will be discussed.

Current research projects and materials of participants can be considered and discussed in case of interest.

Glaser, B., & Strauss, A. (1967). The discovery of grounded theory: Strategies for qualitative research. New York: Aldine de Gruyter.
Strauss, A., & Corbin, J. (1998). Basics of qualitative research: Grounded theory procedures and techniques (2. Aufl.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

You have to register for the 6th International Research Workshop to participate in this course.