Sendai JALT:

Grounded Theory in Applied Linguistics Research: A Method for Good Research Practice

Date: Sunday, May 27th, 2018 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Gregory Hadley (Kellogg College, University of Oxford)

Although widely-used throughout the social sciences today, the Grounded Theory methodology (GTM) has been frequently misused by graduate students in Applied Linguistics and related fields, leading some scholars and thesis supervisors to question its suitability. This seminar dispels some common misconceptions about GTM, and explains the procedures, purposes, relative strengths, and unique weaknesses of the methodology. Resources and dispositions vital for successful graduate thesis completion will be discussed. When used in an appropriate and informed manner, GTM can support graduate research, and stimulate new insights related to human discourse and social interaction.

Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Sendai JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen (500 yen for students)

Venue: Talk Net Hall Sendai (formerly Sendai Shimin Kaikan)

Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan


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