• Application Deadline
  • 4 days
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By participating in the International Summer School on Grounded Theory and Qualitative Methods at the University of Pisa, it’s possible to belong to a scientific community based on the continuous exchange and comparison between knowledge and experience: it is about an international group that, over the years, chose Pisa as an international reference point around the interactionist issues.

About

The International Summer School on Grounded Theory and Qualitative Methods at the University of Pisa is an intensive 5-day course (with morning and afternoon sessions), where exercises and work groups alternate with lectures. Qualitative researchers often experience common problems such as getting lost after collecting and coding data, overlooking possibilities for developing their ideas, and producing disjointed and mundane reports. Grounded Theory methods help you expedite analyzing data and writing a report. This Summer School focuses on improving skills in using Grounded Theory strategies to help you increase the incisiveness, clarity, and creativity of your work. 

The Summer School best serves participants who are in the midst of a qualitative research project or have engaged in qualitative coding for an earlier study, whether or not it was a Grounded Theory study.  Qualitative reportage relies on art and science – image and analysis. Yet analysis does not stop when we move to drafting our reports. We will briefly discuss how to create an artful rendering of the participants’ work that increases the power of their analysis. 

We will also cover strategies for developing arguments, writing literature reviews and theoretical frameworks, and constructing abstracts, titles, and introductions.The Summer School hosts the most of internationally renowned scholars in the Grounded Theory – Qualitative Research traditions (the first Edition was opened by the lectures of Kathy Charmaz and David Altheide), and national teachers whose contribution is particularly relevant in the study of qualitative methods.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 4 days
    • Duration description

      03-07 June

  • Credits
    6 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

The course is mainly devoted to introducing participants to Grounded Theory and Qualitative Methods with a practical approach and with the aim to giving answer to questions such as “how to do research”, “how to collect, analyze and interpret qualitative data”, “how to write a research report” basing the results on your findings, and using CAQDAS softwares as RQDA.

Audience

Undergraduate and Postgraduate students, PhD candidates, professors, researchers, professionals operating both in public and in private fields.

Lecturers

  • Prof. Andrea Salvini

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Identity Document (*Passport in case you are a foreign student*)
  • Enrolment Form
  • Curriculum Vitae

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    500 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 4 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    500 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 4 days.
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Living costs for Pisa

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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