Lived Experiences of Early Career Researchers: Learning About and Doing Grounded Theory

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Jennings, Gayle, Kensbock, Sandra, Junek, Olga, Radel, Kylie and Kachel, Ulrike (2010) Lived Experiences of Early Career Researchers: Learning About and Doing Grounded Theory. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 17 (1). pp. 21-33. ISSN 1447-6770

Abstract

In this phenomenologically influenced study, three early career researchers share their lived experiences of engaging with grounded theory as either a ‘methodology’ or ‘method’ in their respective research projects. The three lived experiences were interpreted using a constructivist grounded theory approach. The study provides insights into their experiences associated with ‘learning about’ and ‘doing’ grounded theory. Based on these three early career researchers' experiences, learning to be a grounded theory researcher is constituted of three inter-connected processes: learning about and doing grounded theory (and qualitative research); researchers as socially situated and embodied, corporeal beings; and experiences of grounded theory learning contexts and curricula. Additionally, learning about and doing grounded theory is a multi-faceted social experience involving knowledge building, meaning making, skill development, reflexivity, axiology, conducive learning conditions, communities of practice principles as well as influences from researchers' affective domains.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7323
DOI https://doi.org/10.1375/jhtm.17.1.21
Official URL http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?...
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1506 Tourism
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Hospitality Tourism and Marketing
Historical > SEO Classification > 9003 Tourism
Keywords ResPubID20596, early career researchers, lived experiences, grounded theory
Citations in Scopus 6 - View on Scopus
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