Workshop on Analytic strategies for Enhancing Research Rigor:

Doing data analysis a Constructivist Grounded Theory way

May 29 -31, 2017


Constructivist Grounded Theory Design [CGTD] provides systematic, yet flexible guidelines for generating and analyzing data. Its aim is theory construction. This, however, is possible if a full journey with CGTD is made. If not, nevertheless, these guidelines could still be used to enhance the quality of a qualitative research. With these in mind, this workshop aims to discuss these analytic guidelines and render practical instances on their applications. Additionally, it provides a guided platform to apply these analytic strategies on data. 

Target students    

Graduate and undergraduate students

-        using or planning to use CGTD as their main research methodology,

-        using any qualitative research design and want to make their work more analytic,

-        using only “a certain analytic frame” but who want to make their analysis more rigorous,

-        only have data and are not yet sure how to analyze it.


The workshop will run for three consecutive days from 29th - 31st of May 2017 from 17:30 to 20:00 at Institut für Bildungswissenschaft, Sensengasse 3a. Monday, May 29, 2017 in Seminar Room 5. Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in Seminar Room 1. Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in Seminar Room 7.

Please register until the 23rd of May 2017 with Beatrix Palka ( Due to limited places, participation will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. The workshop will take place through the medium of English.

Lecturer / Facilitator: Tewodros Geatchew Woldeselassie (MA, BA).

Tewodros is a doctoral scholar at University of Vienna, Department of Education, Inclusive and Special Needs Education Research Unit. Constructivist Grounded Theory Design is one of his training areas and main methodology in his project.

Organizers: Tewodros Geatchew ( and Simon Reisenbauer ( For further information write to the organizers.