Elizabeth Creamer - Mixed Method Approaches to Developing Grounded Theory
March 13, 2018 at 3:30pm MDT
Researcher often approach evaluation and intervention research by generating a theoretical or conceptual model that lays the foundation for an argument for why and under what circumstances an intervention is and is not effective. Grounded theory analytical procedures were primarily conceived as a methodological avenue to generate theory through an inductive process, but there has long been an openness to considering it as an approach that
can combine qualitative and quantitative data and analytical strategies in synergistic ways. This WEBINAR extends the conversation about mixed method approaches to grounded theory development by conceptualizing a fully integrated mixed method approach as a holistic methodology where there is an on-going interactive exchange between qualitative and quantitative components throughout many phases of a research project.
The WEBINAR should be useful to researchers attempting to envision what that stages of theory development can look like where there are multiple sources of data. Using data from a recently completed dissertation involving the undergraduate research experience as an example, questions addressed include the following:
1. In what ways are grounded theory and mixed methods compatible?
2. What does a grounded theory look like?
3. What steps are involved in theory development using a grounded theory and mixed method approach?
4. How can qualitative and quantitative data be linked in theoretical coding?
5. How can qualitative and quantitative data be linked in theoretical sampling?
6. How can joint displays advance the development of theory?