Lived Experiences of Early Career Researchers: Learning About and Doing Grounded Theory

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Title Lived Experiences of Early Career Researchers: Learning About and Doing Grounded Theory
Author Jennings, Gayle Ruth; Kensbock, Sandie Leonie; Junek, Olga; Radel, Kylie; Kachel, Ulrike Erika
Journal Name Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Editor Dr Brent W. Ritchie, Prof Margaret Deery
Year Published 2010
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Australian Academic Press
Abstract In this phenomenologically influenced study, three early career researchers share their lived experiences of engaging with grounded theory as either a ‘methodology’ or ‘method’ in their respective research projects. The three lived experiences were interpreted using a constructivist grounded theory approach. The study provides insights into their experiences associated with ‘learning about’ and ‘doing’ grounded theory. Based on these three early career researchers' experiences, learning to be a grounded theory researcher is constituted of three inter-connected processes: learning about and doing grounded theory (and qualitative research); researchers as socially situated and embodied, corporeal beings; and experiences of grounded theory learning contexts and curricula. Additionally, learning about and doing grounded theory is a multi-faceted social experience involving knowledge building, meaning making, skill development, reflexivity, axiology, conducive learning conditions, communities of practice principles as well as influences from researchers' affective domains.
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Volume 17
Issue Number 1
Edition March
Page from 21
Page to 33
ISSN 1447-6770
Date Accessioned 2010-05-03
Language en_US
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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