Philosophical positioning in grounded theory: Striking the balance

Hello and welcome to this introductory blog for the webinar ‘Philosophical positioning in grounded theory: Striking the balance’.

We are looking forward to discussing with you concepts relating to philosophical positioning of the researcher. In preparation for this webinar, we are posing the following questions. Philosophical concepts can be complex and so we encourage you to post your responses to these questions to promote discussion and enhance understanding from different perspectives. Remember – there are no right or wrong answers!

  1. What is philosophy? Ontology? Epistemology?
  2. How do you define reality? How do you gain knowledge of the world?
  3. What is theoretical sensitivity? How do you get it? Once you have it, what do you do with it?

We look forward to meeting you at the webinar.


About IIQM

The International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) is an interdisciplinary institute based at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, but serves qualitative researchers around the world. IIQM was founded in 1998, with the primary goal of facilitating the development of qualitative research methods across a wide variety of academic disciplines. Today IIQM offers a wide variety of training and networking opportunities through our annual conferences, courses, workshops, and programs. We have provided this YouTube Channel and video clips as a resource for the qualitative research community at large in order to advance qualitative inquiry. Email: Twitter: @theIIQM Facebook: @IIQMUofA LinkedIn: International Institute of Qualitative Methodology Youtube: International Institute of Qualitative Methodology (IIQM)
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