Successful management of a multi-site bilingual team-based grounded theory study requires overcoming key challenges associated with implementation of a large-scale, multi-faceted project. This article retrospectively reviews the methodological strategies employed during a multi-site bilingual team-based grounded theory study that investigated the professional adaptation experiences of migrant social workers in Canada. The article presents the strategies that the research team engaged to overcome numerous challenges and successfully work together across a variety of contexts and systems, including (a) provincial contexts, (b) languages, (c) university systems, (d) virtual spaces, and (e) epistemological perspectives. The findings highlight the importance of leadership and teamwork as central to successful project completion.
Grounded Theory, Team-Based Research, Bilingual Research, Multi-Site Research
The authors are grateful to the migrant social workers who participated in the study. They also wish to thank those who helped with the recruitment of participants, including the ACSW, NSASW, and the OTSTCFQ. The research presented in this article was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada / Conseil de recherche en sciences humaines (SSHRC/CRSH Grant number 435-2012-0391).
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Pullen Sansfaçon, A., Fulton, A. E., Brown, M., Graham, J. R., & Ethier, S. (2018). Multi-Site Bilingual Team-Based Grounded Theory Research: A Retrospective Methodological Review. The Qualitative Report, 23(11), 2817-2834. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2018.3362