Content Analysis and Grounded Theory in Qualitative Research

Content Analysis and Grounded Theory in Qualitative Research

Date & Time

21 April 2010, 00:00




Office of Education Research (OER)



Events Details

Time: 9.30am – 11.30am

This workshop will explore when and how to use both content analysis and grounded theory in the interest of credible qualitative research. Interestingly, content analysis is more often used as a research tool within quantitative research. For this reason the workshop will involve a consideration of some fundamental issues associated with research - the ontological, epistemological and theoretical frameworks within which particular methods and techniques are applied. As such, the workshop will examine the meta-issues of coherence and validity in the use and limitations of both content analysis and grounded theory within a qualitative research paradigm. It will also involve consideration of specific examples of content analysis and grounded theory, as well as suggestions on how to achieve publication of findings based on their use.  

Prof Peter Taylor of the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice is an experienced user of both grounded theory and content analysis, and conducts most of his research from a qualitative perspective. Peter’s research has an applied focus and has often addressed questions arising within the context of his own professional practice.  

Please register your interest to attend this workshop with Mr Aaron Chong, Office of Education Research at email: by 14 April 2010.

Please note that this event is for NIE Staff only.