GPHD8990: Advanced Topics in Research: Grounded Theory

Credits 3
This course will build on the skills students learned in the Qualitative and Quantitative Research courses. Using Charmaz’s approach as the main theoretical and operational foundation for exploring Grounded Theory (GT), students will also be exposed to other theorists/researchers. Students will practice the basic concepts of GT by applying them to an in-class research project. Though readings and class discussions will cover the steps involved in a GT study, it will be impossible to practice all those steps, so this course will focus on beginning a GT study: collecting data in the form of two interviews, coding, and memo-writing.