1st Edition

An Introduction to Grounded Methodology for Emerging Educational Researchers

By Simon Hayhoe Copyright 2021
    92 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    92 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Introducing the reader to grounded methodology and its ethical approach, this book explores the theory behind the method as well as how to use it to develop and evaluate learning and education projects.

    Grounded methodology is designed to challenge traditional educational research methodologies, and in doing so questions the notion of the need for highly formal research in institutional settings. In this respect, it is also a simple way of planning an educational project that needs an evaluative element. Covering data collection techniques used in the course of education research such as observations, interviews, course development, participant diaries and online data collection, this book investigates the practical realities of researching in education contexts and the differences in educational, national and cultural backgrounds.

    It is ideal reading for students and academics looking to update and increase their knowledge on grounded methodology, especially students who are researchers in final-year undergraduate or post-graduate level programs, or instructors planning to teach grounded theory or grounded methodology to their own emerging research students.

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    Chapter 2: From Grounded Theory to Grounded Methodology

    Chapter 3: Grounded Methodology and Field Research
    Simon Hayhoe, Helena Garcia Carrisoza, Jonathan Rix, Kieron Sheehy, and Jane Seale

    Chapter 4: Grounded Methodology and Developing Education

    Chapter 5: Grounded Methodology and Systematic Literature Reviews

    Chapter 6: Conclusion


    Simon Hayhoe is a Reader in Education at the University of Bath, UK. He is also a Centre Associate in the Centre for the Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, London School of Economics, an Associate of the Scottish Sensory Centre, University of Edinburgh and Temporary Advisor to the World Health Organisation. Simon’s current work focuses on qualitative and visual methodologies, visual impairment and education, disability arts, access to cultural heritage and accessible and inclusive technology.