Grounded Theory in Medical Education Research



The upcoming webinar will provide an overview of Grounded Theory qualitative research and its uses for medical education research. It will provide an introduction to the aims and processes that define Grounded Theory and consider the applicability of the approach within medical education research, drawing on examples from the literature.

After the webinar, participants will be able to:

∙ Describe the origins and purposes of Grounded Theory

∙ Understand the main processes involved in Grounded Theory research

∙ Evaluate published Grounded Theory studies within medical education research

∙ Review the uses of Grounded Theory for their own research


  • Donna Luff, PhD Associate Director of the Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice, Boston Children’s Hospital & Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

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