Recalibrating society: grounded theory perspectives
The global pandemic has left a world in which most institutions, from healthcare to education and business to government, are grappling with challenges to current policies, past practices and routines. For researchers, the upheaval and efforts to create sustainable solutions provide an opportunity to contribute to the necessary recalibration of society. Grounded theorists in particular can help groups and institutions to better understand the impact of major change and support the reworking of and transitioning to the practices and structures now needed to sustain our social world. Grounded theory methodology, the most cited method in qualitative research, provides researchers with the tools to develop practical theories on issues and concerns throughout all areas of social life.
On Thursday 15th and Friday 16th, September, 2022, the International Grounded Theory Alliance will host its 1st global conference
The conference will bring together grounded theorists practicing in the key versions of the method. Our aim is to create a collegial atmosphere in which to share ongoing work and ideas about the future of the methodology.
Keynotes, symposia, oral presentations and posters
The conference will offer a mix of keynotes, symposia, oral presentations and posters, online. We welcome abstracts of grounded theories addressing ‘recalibrating and renewing’ from any disciplinary background as well as methodology papers that seek to expand and develop grounded theory. We will also accept grounded theories on major social issues and movements and other ongoing crises.
Symposia will give conference attendees the opportunity to engage with state-of-the-art discussions about the grounded theory methodology. We welcome proposals for 90-minute sessions.
Guidelines for symposia proposals
Proposals should be related to the ‘‘Recalibrating’’ theme of the conference and/or advance the methodology. To raise the conceptual level of discussion and engage as many participants as possible, symposia panels should be multidisciplinary, with no more than two participants from the same discipline. Proposers are encouraged to build their panel by reaching out to practitioners of different versions of grounded theory methodology.
Proposals should include:
Title plus a maximum of 300 words on the purpose of the session
Names of four presenters and one moderator/discussant
Presenter abstracts and brief biographies with affiliations (250 words excluding title and affiliations)
Please email symposia proposals to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sessions intended to instruct or provide training in grounded theory methods will not be considered symposia
Oral presentations and posters
We welcome abstracts of grounded theories addressing ‘recalibrating and renewing’ from any disciplinary background as well as methodology papers that seek to expand and develop grounded theory. We will also accept grounded theories on major social issues and movements and other ongoing crises.
Guidelines for abstract submissions: oral presentations and posters
Abstracts of 300-500 words are invited for oral presentations and posters to address the conference theme.
Please ensure that:
Methodological papers will be considered.
Submissions are restricted to one oral presentation per first author/presenter.
Timeline for submission
Submit your abstract or symposia proposal on or before May 30th, 2022
Notification of acceptance and rejection:
June 30th, 2022
Schedule of presentations/symposia notified:
July 15th, 2022