Conferences & Institutes

Grounded Theory

June 1-2, 2017

IU School of Nursing
600 Barnhill Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46202

This intensive will provide you with an overview of the methods of grounded theory research within the context of its origins, history, and philosophical foundations.

The session is applicable to professionals and students in the health and social sciences.

Attendees will receive a didactic lecture on the tenets of grounded theory, an opportunity to frame a research question in their area of interest, a discussion of how to develop a grounded theory proposal, hands-on coding activities, and an activity focused on the critique of grounded theory research.

Participants must be able to attend both days of the intensive. Single day registration or participation is not permitted.

  • What is Grounded Theory?

    Grounded theory is a qualitative research method that uses participant narratives to construct theoretical frameworks that explicate common psychosocial processes by which persons respond to or manage health, social, or organizational challenges.

    Grounded theory is used in a wide variety of disciplines such as nursing, medicine, social work, business, education, and the social sciences to guide research on the dynamic ways in which persons and organizations respond to real-world problems. The findings of grounded theory studies often provide foundational information needed to develop psychosocial health interventions, promote strategies of social change, and initiate changes in organization practices.

  • Fees

    $599 per person

    $299 Indiana University faculty and graduate student rate (to receive this rate, faculty/staff/students should send an email from their official IU email address to cenurse@iu.edu to request registration information). 

    Parking and lunch are not included in the registration fee. 

    Advance registration is required. No walk-ins are accepted.

    Payment in full by credit card is due at the time of registration. On-site payment is not accepted. For questions about payment (only), contact Melissa Kocias at iuconfs@indiana.edu or by phone at 812-855-4224. 

    For information on cancellation, refund, and transfer policies, please see the registration and policies page.

  • Agenda

    ***Agenda is tentative and subject to change at any time.***

    Day 1 - June 1
    Time Activity
    8 a.m.  Course introduction and overview
    8:30 a.m.  Background and philosophy of grounded theory
    10:30 a.m. Break
    10:45 a.m. Basic tenets and characteristics of grounded theory
    12 p.m. Lunch
    1 p.m. Grounded theory procedures:
    Sampling, data collection, data analysis
    2:30 p.m.  Break
    2:45 p.m. Initial coding exercise
     Day 2 - June 2
    Time Activity
    8 a.m.  Building the theory
    9 a.m. Writing the proposal:
    The psychosocial process
    Constructing the problem statement and the grounded theory question

    10 a.m. Break
    10:15 a.m.  Writing the proposal:
    Describing the methodology
    12 p.m.  Lunch
    1 p.m. Discussion of grounded theory studies
    2 p.m. Focused coding activity
    2:30 p.m.  Break
    2:45 p.m.  Focused coding activity
    4 p.m.  Wrap-up

       

  • Hotel Information

    Review this list of area hotels for overnight accommodations in the area where discounts may be available. This list provided as a courtesy for IUPUI visitors. The university cannot endorse nor recommend any specific business.

  • Contact Hours

    12.5 (estimated, TBD closer to the activity date)

    Attendance at all of the institute sessions and the completion of the institute evaluation is required. 

    The Indiana University School of Nursing Center for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission of Accreditation.

  • Register

    Register

    Contact us at cenurse@iu.edu if special accommodations are needed.

    Faculty/students/staff seeking the discounted IU rate should send an email to cenurse@iu.edu from their official IU email address to request registration information prior to registration. 

    The Indiana University School of Nursing Center for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission of Accreditation.