“Theory building in qualitative research”
Many interpretivist research methods begin with a stage of initial coding of data – the identification of concept, ideas, themes, and categories of information in qualitative data. This presentation focuses on what happens next: How you get from initial data coding to a substantive theory (i.e. the ‘results’ of your research). Although this presentation will have a primary focus on grounded theory methods, the techniques discussed will be relevant to other interpretivist methods such as phenomenology, ethnographic, and narrative methods. Suitable for Master and PhD students, people new to qualitative research, and anyone else interested in discussing theorisation in qualitative research.