QUT Design Lab Seminar Series:
Doing Grounded Theory: Reflections, Issues & Strategies
When: 3-4.30pm, Thursday 28 September
Where: QUT Kelvin Grove Campus, Z2 Building, Room 226 “The Hall”
A Personal Journey with Grounded Theory Methodology
Emeritus Professor Kathy Charmaz
The value of grounded theory in anti-colonial research
Professor Roxanne Bainbridge
Two distinguished speakers will share their experiences with grounded theory research, followed by an interactive conversation with attendees about potentials and perils. At 4.30pm, we move to ground floor of Z9 for the opening of Living in Aged Care. A photographic exhibition of laughter, loss and leisure, networking and wine reception.
About the Speakers
Kathy Charmaz is Professor Emerita of Sociology at Sonoma State University and has written, co-authored, or co-edited over 50 articles and fourteen books on qualitative inquiry and grounded theory, including Constructing Grounded Theory (2014). She is currently working with Antony Bryant on the second edition of The Sage Handbook of Grounded Theory. She was chosen for the 2017 Leo G. Reeder career award for the Medical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. Kathy travels across the globe to give lectures, classes, and workshops on grounded theory, writing qualitative research, social psychology, and the sociology of health and illness.
Professor Roxanne Bainbridge is a Gungarri woman from South-Western Queensland. She is the Director of the Centre for Indigenous Health Equity Research at CQUniversity. The Centre combines capabilities in public health equity research, impact assessment and evaluation, health economics, health services and policy research, evidence synthesis and translation/advocacy with research capacity strengthening education. Projects respond directly to the expressed needs and priorities of Indigenous communities. Roxanne’s interest is in improving the integrity and quality of research evidence as a contribution to raising the health and prosperity of Indigenous Nations. She holds a 4 year Career Development Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council and is an Atlantic Fellow for Social Equity. Roxanne’s talk will contemplate how the utility of grounded theory methods can provide a fresh perspective and maximise the value of research for Indigenous nations in an anti-colonial framework.
The seminar convener is Associate Professor Evonne Miller, Director of the QUT Design Lab.