The Grounded Theory Research Group is a network for Academics and Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates to share their work and ideas around the Grounded Theory research methodology and other qualitative methodologies.  The group promotes grounded theory and other forms of qualitative research by discussing specific aspects of the methodology with leaders in the field, sharing resources, ideas and expertise of the research methodology and methods, and showcasing our research to the Charles Sturt and wider academic community. Our members are at all stages of research, including HDR candidates, Early Career Researchers (ECR) and experienced researchers and research supervisors. We host quarterly online meetings (via Zoom) showcasing the research of members, including HDR students, as well as featuring presentations from prominent national and international grounded theory researchers.

Our Aim. The Grounded Theory Research Group aims to build and support qualitative research at CSU, with a particular focus on grounded theory, by providing a forum for discussion and peer learning, particularly in terms of supporting our HDR candidates and mentoring our ECR colleagues.

Our Objective. The Grounded Theory Research Group objective is to be an important Australian centre for research, publication, teaching, mentorship and collaboration in terms of grounded theory and other qualitative research methodologies. As a research group, we are well-placed to support opportunities and pathways to publication in journals across a range of disciplines and foster cross-disciplinary research among CSU researchers and beyond.

Our Philosophy. The philosophy of the Grounded Theory Research Group is to utilise grounded theory and other qualitative methodologies in researching individual and community wellbeing. We express this as being the environmental, physical, financial, social, cultural, psychological, and organisational factors that contribute to a meaningful life for individuals and that promote the public good. This is envisaged as a network of multi-disciplinary and complementary research activities across a range of research areas that are linked through their use of grounded theory.

We would like to acknowledge the Wiradjuri, Ngunawal, Gundungurra and Biripai (or Biripi) peoples of Australia, who are the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which Charles Sturt University’s campuses are located, and we pay respect to their Elders, past and present.