Institute for Research & Theory Methodologies

Doctoral Research Fellowship and Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships

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Classic Grounded Theory & Grounded Action

Classic grounded theory is a research method used to generate theories about patterns of human behavior that are grounded in data. Grounded action is an extension of grounded theory that is a research based approach to applying a grounded theory and evaluating the results of such action.

Phenomenology (in development)

Phenomenology is a research method used to describe and explain people's lived experience of a phenomena.


Year 1

The first year will include training in the research method while participants develop their research protocol. In addition, the program includes monthly readings and video conference calls where participants will meet in small groups to discuss the reading and the development of their research protocol with a research mentor with expertise in the specific research method.

Year 2

During the second year, participants conduct their research and write an article for publication. Participants continue to have support of an research mentor. Participants will also participate in events hosted by RTM, including conferences, symposiums, and webinars.

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