International Summer School On Grounded Theory and Qualitative Research 2018 at VMU

June 11-15 2018, the Institute of Education at Vytautas Magnus University and the School of Social Researcher in collaboration with the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI) organized the 3rd International Summer School On Grounded Theory and Qualitative Research 2018. This event is continuous as the first two in 2016 and 2017 took part in Pisa University, Italy.

The event lasted five days, in which major Scholars from United Kingdom, Poland and Italy provided the intensive courses on grounded theory, body phenomenology and sociology, symbolic interactivism and social constructivism within the qualitative research methodologies and practices. The practical approach with the aim of giving answers 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 particular scholar’s / researcher’s  findings was important to discuss to lecturers and learners.

The 3rd  International Summer School on Grounded theory and Qualitative Research 2018 in Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas was rich with key teachers  and very active and conscious participant learners. Key teachers were the most renowned scholars in the Grounded theory and Qualitative Research in Europe – Prof. PhD Tony Bryant (Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom), Prof. PhD Krzysztof Konecki (University of Lodz, Poland), Prof. PhD Andrea Salvini (University of Pisa, Italy), PhD, Senior Lecturer Thaddeus Muller (Lancaster University, United Kingdom), Prof. PhD Vilma Zydziunaite (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania).

Participants in the International Summer School were from different countries such as Australia, Hong Kong, Italy, Iceland, Germany, United Kingdom, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Netherlands, South Africa, Norway, Lithuania. This International Summer School was the possibility to meet interesting people and discuss topics of particular  interest concerning grounded theory, qualitative methods, theoretical approaches, technical implementation of qualitative data analysis, to ask questions and receive answers, and making decisions in regard to qualitative research-research problems.

The organizing team from Institute of Education, Vytautas Magnus University: Prof. PhD Vilma Zydziunaite, PhD, Post-Doc Judita Kasperiuniene, PhD student Vaida Jurgile,  PhD student Ramune Bagdonaite-Stelmokiene.