GROUNDED THEORY METHODS
Course level: "Graduate"
"This course is designed to provide advanced graduate students with instruction in higher level qualitative approaches that was originally applied to social science research; but can now be found in the fields of business, education, and health care, where the research objective is the development of theory through data saturation. Building upon an existing understanding of qualitative inquiry, students explore the concept of data within grounded theory as well as the techniques and processes traditionally found within grounded theory, such as the constant comparative method and situational analysis. Focus is placed on the steps and procedures for analyzing data primarily through interviews and focus groups within the grounded theory context. Competency A: Demonstrate understanding of the philosophical and historical background, concepts, and multiple theories pertaining to grounded theory. Competency B: Distinguish between the current theories and the application of grounded theory. Competency C: Recognize the importance of data collection, preparation, and analysis to identify different techniques pertaining to various grounded theory methods. Competency D: Explain the process of developing a grounded theory design using one of the theoretical models. Competency E: Apply the principles of grounded theory to data collection, preparation and analysis processes. Competency F: Produce an original grounded theory research study framework."
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What you'll learn
What you’ll learn