GROUNDED THEORY AND CONSTANT COMPARATIVE METHOD IN STUDYING EVERYDAY LIFE – VARIANTS AND ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES
Workshop led by
Łukasz Marciniak, University of Lodz
The main objective of the workshop is to familiarize participants with constant comparative method for achieving theoretical saturation according to the GTM requirements. Emphasis will be given to improvement of skills of the research process designing, advanced coding and principles of the theoretical density of the created theoretical conceptualization.
The workshop is addressed primarily to all researchers already familiar with basics of the GT methodology that have attempted to gather and analyze first empirical data. The substantive contents of the workshop concentrate on techniques and principles common to the different approaches in GTM from classical up to the constructivist schools.
Skills and competences
Participants will practice different types of coding, the use of analytical tools, creating a research strategy, learn assumptions of the theoretical saturation and density, will experience different variants of conceptualization, selecting the most appropriate in terms of the requirements of the GTM. Furthermore, participants will develop sensitivity and research awareness, recognizing the consequences of their own methodological choices.
Issues discussed / practiced during the workshop:
- Basics of the Grounded Theory Methodology – reminder
- Comparision as a cognitive approach
- Constant comparative variants:
c. Category completening
- Constant comparing prop ups:
a. Coding levels
c. Theoretical sampling
- Contexsts and patterns in data analysis
- Theoretical saturation and its alternations on:
a. Coding level
b. Hypothesis level
c. Theory level