The Institute for the Advancement of Classic Grounded Theory

Classic grounded theory makes your research

Join us at the inaugural Classic Grounded Theory International Virtual Conference
April 16-18, 2021

We cordially invite you to participate in the inaugural Classic Grounded Theory International Virtual Conference hosted by the IACGT on April 16-18, 2021!

This year’s theme is supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

We welcome work that features the use of classic grounded theory in all academic disciplines. In addition to presentations employing classic grounded theory in single disciplines, we are interested broadly in issues related to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals to Transform Our World.  The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action by all countries – poor, rich, and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. The goals recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection. More important than ever, the goals provide a critical framework for COVID-19 recovery.

This year’s conference will have three tracks. To accommodate participants across the globe, there will be synchronous and asynchronous sessions available. The Presenting Classic Grounded Theories sessions and the Learning Classic Grounded Theory sessions will be recorded, and participants will have access to the recordings and discussion boards for 2 months following the conference.  Details for extended access will be provided following the conference.   

The Three Conference Tracks

Presenting

The Presenting Classic Grounded Theories track aims to bring together researchers and research scholars to share their experiences and research results from a variety of academic disciplines. These sessions will focus on the theories generated from classic grounded theory research and discuss how they relate to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals to Transform Our World, as applicable.  Presenters will have the opportunity to have their work peer reviewed and published in the Grounded Theory Review. 

Learning

The Learning Classic Grounded Theory track will provide an overview of classic grounded theory and each step of the process of conducting a study from start to finish. This track will be useful for novice and student researchers, academics who are interested in learning more about the method, and dissertation committee members who are serving on dissertations using classic grounded theory. Participants will also have the optional opportunity complete a micro-credential.

Poster

The Poster track provides researchers the opportunity to share their researcher in poster form. Conference participants will have the opportunity to sample a variety of research by reviewing the posters and watching short pre-recorded micro presentations on the poster presented by the researcher.  Posters will focus on classic grounded theory research and discuss how they relate to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals to Transform Our World, as applicable.

Why should I attend?

Featured Presenters

Come learn from the most established names in grounded theory!

Dr. Kara Vander Linden

Dr. Kara Vander Linden has been a classic grounded theory researcher and educator for over 15 years. She currently teaches and chairs classic grounded theory dissertations at Saybrook University. She is a peer reviewer for the Grounded Theory Review and mentors other researchers interested in learning about classic grounded theory. Dr. Vander Linden received her doctorate in education from Fielding Graduate University with specializations in classic grounded theory and higher education.

Dr. Odis Simmons

Beginning in 1970, Odis E. Simmons had the fortune of being one of the few sociology Ph.D. students who were able to study simultaneously under the tutelage of Barney Glaser and Anselm Strauss, the originators of grounded theory. Since then he has centered his professional activities on grounded theory, particularly what is now referred to as “classic grounded theory.”

Dr. Pat Hendrickson

Dr. Pat Hendrickson presents workshops at schools, colleges, universities, consortia, and conferences in the US and internationally. In addition classic grounded theory, her interests include media, gaming, and simulation with an emphasis on behaviors within virtual worlds. Hendrickson was awarded a research fellowship with The Institute for Social Innovation at Fielding Graduate University and is currently focused on retirement in Baby Boomers. She earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Change with a concentration in Grounded Theory/Grounded Action at Fielding Graduate University, CA.

Dr. Regina Hale

Dr. Regina Hale is the Director of Undergraduate Nursing Studies and Director of Student Retention for the JoAnne Gay Dishman School of Nursing at Lamar University. She conducted a Classic Grounded Theory research study for her dissertation exploring nurse-to-nurse mentoring. She attended The Grounded Theory Institute Seminar led by Dr. Barney Glaser in 2015 which inspired and prepared her for her dissertation work. Dr. Hale received her PhD in nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2015.

Dr. J. Michael Leger

Dr. J. Michael Leger was introduced to classic ground theory during his Ph.D. program. Intrigued by the data he uncovered using this method, he conducted his dissertation research into patient safety using CGT. He currently teaches at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) – Galveston where he serves as a committee member for Ph.D. students using qualitative research methods, particularly CGT. Dr. Leger received his Ph.D. in nursing research and education from UTMB in 2015. A highlight of his research career thus far was being selected to attend the 2015 Grounded Theory Seminar led by Dr. Barney Glaser.

Dr. Elizabeth Kellogg

Elizabeth Kellogg, PhD, received her doctorate in Psychology with a specialization in Consciousness, Spirituality, and Integrated Health from Saybrook University. She is a clinician, DEI facilitator, and an adjunct professor in the Expressive Arts Therapy graduate program at Lesley University. Research interests include equity and inclusion, empowerment, and embodied cognition.

Earn a micro-credential

Conference attendees will have an opportunity to earn a micro-credential in classic grounded theory.

Learning Classic Grounded Theory

Developed by Kara Vander Linden, EdD, Research Faculty, Saybrook University


Program Dates:
 April 16- May 2
Micro-credential: Digital badge
Program fee: $44 General, $34 for TCS students, staff, faculty, and alumni (includes TCSPP, PO, SAY, COL, and KHSC)
Requirements:
Participants must:

  • Attend 4 virtual sessions of the Classic Grounded Theory International Virtual Conference
  • Participate in online discussion boards
  • Complete an assessment
  • Time commitment: Learners should allot 4-6 hours for the conference sessions and an additional 2-4 hours for online discussion and assessment.

The Learning Classic Grounded Theory micro-credential will provide an overview of classic grounded theory and each step of the process of conducting a study from start to finish. This program will be useful for novice and student researchers, academics who are interested in learning more about the method, and dissertation committee members who are serving on dissertations using classic grounded theory. Participants will need to view 4 sessions from the Classic Grounded Theory International Virtual Conference (either live on April 16-18 or view a recording), participate in online discussion, and complete and assessment to receive a badge.

Interested in being a session presenter?

Proposals are no longer being accepted for this year's conference.
Check back next year!

Interested in being a poster presenter?

Proposals are no longer being accepted for this year's conference.
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