Workshop “Grounded Theory” for Doctoral Students and Young Researchers


Ilia State University’s International Doctoral School offers a workshop on Grounded Theory (GT) for doctoral students and young researchers. This workshop interactively examines the basic ideas and concepts of GT methodology in theory and practice. In the first phase, we will discuss GT’s philosophical origins as well as its main methodological perspectives. Then we address key issues such as what is a GT research question and how to phrase questions that are appropriate to the GT imperative of openness in order to discuss the main features of a GT study design. In a third phase, we will analyze potential challenges and pitfalls of the research practice. GT concepts that might seem blurry, e.g. “saturation of data” and “theoretical sampling”, will be clarified.
Upon completion of the workshop, an attendance certificate will be issued for each participant.

Mandatory Reading: Corbin, Juliet/Strauss, Anselm (1990): Grounded Theory Research. Procedures,
Canons, and Evaluation Criteria. In: Qualitative Sociology 13/1, pp 3-21.
Participants of the workshop will be provided with a copy upon registration.

Venue: Ilia State University, E Building, E-207, Cholokashvili Ave. 3/5, 0162 Tbilisi

Dates and Times:

  • Monday, February 10, 2020; 10:00-14:30
  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020; 10:00-14:30
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020; 10:00-14:30

Instructor: Dr. Yvonne Franke (Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Faculty of Social Sciences)

Language of Instruction: English

Maximum Number of Participants: 20

Registration: Prior registration is required and the principle of priority applies. The registration deadline is February 5, 2020, 18:00. For registration please use the registration online form:

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