Integrating Software in the Teaching of Grounded Theory Methodology

  • Agnes Mühlmeyer-Mentzel Freie Universität Berlin
  • Ingeborg Schürmann Freie Universität Berlin
Keywords: teaching, active learning, grounded theory methodology, CAQDAS, computer assisted qualitative data analysis, ATLAS.ti

Abstract

The implementation of our hands-on seminar is based on the understanding of grounded theory methodology (GTM) as a craft that can be taught to a great extent. The successful learning process requires knowing, understanding and practising the procedural steps of this craft. It is also important to open up spaces for the development of reflexive and analytical competences. Having an orientation toward a research project within the teaching-learning process assists in deepening the understanding of GTM and provides a scope for practise and reflection at the same time. It is important for us to retain the student-centred nature of the teaching-learning process to enable active and praxis-oriented student engagement instead of focusing on the transmission of factual knowledge. The structural fit that exists between GTM and ATLAS.ti allows students to experience the software as a support in the analyses of their own data.

URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs1103171

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Author Biographies

Agnes Mühlmeyer-Mentzel, Freie Universität Berlin

Agnes MÜHLMEYER-MENTZEL, Dr. phil, Dipl. Inf., ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin im Arbeitsbereich Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie an der Freien Universität Berlin. Ihre Arbeitsschwerpunkte sind: Grounded-Theory-Methodologie aus der Perspektive von Wissensrepräsentation; computerunterstütztes qualitatives Forschen; Support bei GTM-Qualifizierungsarbeiten, Schulungen und Support zur qualitativen Analysesoftware ATLAS.ti

Ingeborg Schürmann, Freie Universität Berlin

Ingeborg SCHÜRMANN, Dr. phil., war bis April 2011 wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin im Arbeitsbereich Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie an der Freien Universität Berlin. Ihre Arbeitsschwerpunkte sind: Gemeindepsychologie, Krisenintervention, qualitative Sozialforschung, systemische Psychotherapie.

Published
2011-09-24
How to Cite
Mühlmeyer-Mentzel, A., & Schürmann, I. (2011). Integrating Software in the Teaching of Grounded Theory Methodology. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 12(3). https://doi.org/10.17169/fqs-12.3.1654
Section
FQS Debate: Teaching and Learning Qualitative Methods