Grounded Theory Forum

Submitted by Sarah Neill

In the first meeting of the Grounded Theory Forum, held on April 24th, we discussed the way forward for the forum and generated some exciting ideas, including a GT blog, conference and journal. A wide ranging discussion took place on the different versions of GT and we plan to take this forward to the next meeting, on June 26th, when the second half will be given over to discussing Heath and Cowley’s 2004 paper debating the differences between Glaser and Strauss (reference below).

We also agreed that the first half of each meeting will be used to address queries from members currently engaged in using GT, followed by a more structured second half which could be discussing a paper (as proposed for the next meeting) or presentation of ongoing or completed GT work etc.

The next meeting of the Grounded Theory Forum is planned for:

Time: Wednesday 26th June 2013 12noon till 2pm

Place: Room S138, Sulgrave Building, Park Campus

The agenda for the next meeting includes:

  • GT Q&A session on current working queries
  • Discussion paper: Heath & Cowley (2004) Developing a grounded theory approach: a comparison of Glaser and Strauss. International Journal of Nursing Studies 41 (2004) 141–150. Please read, then come along with your thoughts, comments or queries.

All interested parties are welcome to attend. For more information about the forum please contact

About Simone Apel

Researcher Developer for The Graduate School, University of Northampton.

Posted on April 30, 2013, in Events and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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